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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism
by Carl McColman (Goodreads Author)
You're no idiot, of course. But finding the perfect expression of your spirituality can prove long and challenging. You might already be attracted to paganism, but considering the variety of traditions and paths that fall in this category, you need a spiritual guide. Seek no further! Whether you're interested in following the pagan path or just curious to know more, 'The C ...more
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While interesting at times, the book can be a little dry at times as well. If you are someone who does not know much about paganism and how it lives on today, then this book provides a pretty good start. Rather than reading it through, like I did, I think readers would be better off just reading the first chapter or two, then skimming and browsing through the parts that interest them. A strength of this book is that it provides a very good bibliography for further reading as well as a pretty goo ...more
I checked the first version of this book out from the library almost a week ago and haven't put it down since! I knew a lot about Paganism before I read this,but it opened my mind to many other things.I just wish he explained all the differen't European pagan groups in more detail.Most of that chapter is Dedicated to Druidism.
This is seriously my bible. If you are just delving into the world of Paganism, I highly recommend this book. It covers all the basics of the ins & outs of Paganism, and is a great place to start learning about the religion. I will continue to refer back to this book time, and time again, until I don't need to anymore.
Carl McColman writes about various aspects of the spiritual life, particularly mysticism, contemplative prayer, and monastic wisdom. His early books explored topics such as paganism (nature spirituality) and Celtic wisdom. In 2005 he entered the Catholic Church and shortly thereafter became a student of Cistercian (Trappist) spirituality. Since then, his books include The Big Book of Christian Mys ...moreMore about Carl McColman...