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Brothers of the Sun: Pagan Men's Mysteries

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A book that takes an indepth look at the personal challenges and triumphs of the role of men in Goddess based religions. This book examines how modern Pagan men experience the God force through rites of passage and initiations and in so doing learn how to commune with the Goddess within.
Paperback, 238 pages
Published March 28th 2011 by Hekahouse Publishing
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Feb 08, 2012 Sean rated it it was amazing
Not because Terry and I are friends, but because the book has great information, is well researched and reads as if you were sitting at the kitchen table listening to him talk.
Davin Raincloud
Jul 31, 2013 Davin Raincloud rated it it was amazing
Note: This is an old review I did on my old Good Reads account.

'Brothers of the Sun' is a spiritual gem of a book. It is the first book in a while that I couldn't put down. I think this book will appeal mostly to Wiccans such as myself, but can provide valuable perspectives to all practising neo-pagans. As much as this book contains technical elements, it is largely commentary and teachings based on the experience and spiritual insights Rev. Terry has gained over many years as an ordained priest
Jan 08, 2014 Perry rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Perry by: none
I thought this book was a poorly written attempt at what could have been a very interesting topic.
Mr. Riley's major thrust is to be had from simply changing the female to male in this book and touted as new information(teachings)and add filler to the rest. Maid, Maiden, and Crone = Rove, Father, and Sage. Replace the male aspect with the female and you will get the gist of what I mean.
There is no new information in this book and there are many other books published that do a better job explain
Perry Parsons
Aug 12, 2013 Perry Parsons rated it did not like it
Shelves: religon
Very poorly written. This book offers nothing new to the literary Wiccan world and I would say skip this one. What it does offer is one person's insight. Mr. Riley tries to inform in a precursory way, a look at male roles in a Goddess based religion. This book has an oratory feel and implies the author has new knowledge. Unfortunately, the information in this book can be found elsewhere in better texts. Two thumbs down Mr. Riley.
Terry Riley
Jun 20, 2012 Terry Riley rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Review: "Men's Mysteries have traditionally been a intricate and important part of the male rites of passage, sadly these have been largely ignored by society. Terry Riley has done a wonderful job in presenting and explaining these long-forgotten mysteries, bringing them forth from the darkness into the light." -Kevin Gardner- author of The Handbook for Wiccan Clergy.
Alfred Willowhawk
May 02, 2013 Alfred Willowhawk rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wicca
This is an amazing book that details the stages of manhood for Pagans and non-pagans alike. It is informative, easy to understand and very thought provoking. I truly enjoyed this book.

Note: The author and I are friends and associates. This review is based on my actual reading and utilizing the information in this book.
Jul 25, 2013 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
wonderful book a must read for any pagan man
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A good book? 1 2 Sep 12, 2014 08:41AM  
Terry Riley was ordained by The Aquarain Tabernacle Church in 1993. He is the founding High Priest of The Southern Delta Church of Wicca - ATC, established in 1994. He is a professor teaching at Woolston Steen Theological Seminary.
Terry has been an active promoter of Wicca/Pagan religions. He has been featured in Newsweek Magazine, TV shows, The Jane Whitney Show and Ins
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