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Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today

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More than 60 pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice.

• Addresses how Pagans view parenting, organized religion, and politics.

• Introduces the wide range of possibilities within the neo-Pagan movement.

• By Ellen Evert Hopman, author of A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year; Walking the World in Wonder: A Childr
Paperback, 392 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Destiny Books
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Mar 09, 2014 Claire rated it it was amazing
This was a study of Pagans done in the mid-90's, very comprehensive and well-written. It captured a large array of viewpoints and worldviews, and showed the differences and the similarities among modern Pagans well.
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Aug 06, 2013 Tommy /|\ rated it liked it
I would give this 4 stars out of 5 -- but the material is quite dated. Written in the 1990s, the entire book is a series of interviews with various folks within the wider-ranging Pagan community. Some of the interviews are very revealing in nature - and others, well...let's just go back to the descriptive of "dated". Personally, I would like to see an updated version of the material....
Nov 11, 2013 Anastacia rated it liked it
Very outdated. The interview with the trad that deflowers virgins ritualistically is very disturbing. I hope they disbanded. The other interviews were interesting, and it's funny to see how every tradition think they are the "right" path, much like Christianity.
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Aug 30, 2011 Terry Riley rated it it was amazing
Ellen Hopman is a great author. This book lets new people coming into paganism know who has gone before in them in Modern Paganism. I have met Ellen and she was the guest speaker at one of our festivals. I especially like the chapter in this book that I am in. LOL
Apr 22, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
A very interesting read that gives you a different perspective on what it's like to be a Pagan in a growing, modern, society. A lot of insight that you can't really get from less personal sources.
Nov 05, 2009 Holly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People searching for a new spiritual path, new pagans
Quiet good. This book speaks clearly to the Pagan community and about the pagan community.
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Ellen Evert Hopman is a Master Herbalist and lay Homeopath who holds an
M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling. She is a certified writing instructor
through Amherst Writers and Artists. She is co-chief
of the Whiteoak Druid Order (Ord na Darach Gile) and was Vice President of
The Henge Of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years. She
is the
founder of the Whiteoak internet mailing list, a
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