Reviewing the Mystery

Review of Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies by Christine Hoff Kraemer

Kraemer had two goals for the book: For Pagans to understand their own religion and give non-Pagans a starting point to understanding the diverse Pagan religious movement. She accomplished both of these through a step by step look at the religion and activities. Because theology is an active study, she included suggestions for exercises and experiments at the end of each chapter to be used by individuals or groups. This is a very in depth book that at times is a thick read. However, that suits Paganism. It’s a complex belief system with people who want to forge their own spiritual pathways. The religion is not easily defined so instead of putting it neatly in a box, Kraemer takes the reader on an exploration of Paganism’s interconnected theological spirals.

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