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Between the Worlds: Readings in Contemporary Neopaganism
by Sian Reid
This volume investigates the trend toward pre-monotheistic worship and focuses on neo-paganism practitioners' desire to find the female in the divine. It includes the work of Starhawk, Ronald Hutton, Michael York, Graham Harvey, Jenny Blain, Helen A. Berger, Wendy Griffith, and more.
Paperback, 387 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Canadian Scholars Press
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Aug 27, 2012 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
This book is an excellent introduction/overview of some of the various neopagan religions in the US and UK. It's a nice balance of writings by pagans about their beliefs and writings by academics (some also pagan) about paganism as a spiritual movement. The section of the book is on the feminist spirituality movement and how the feminist spirituality movement in many ways joined forces with the neopagan movement. The final section of the book would be an excellent resource for teaching feminist ...more
Oct 14, 2011 sjams rated it really liked it
You know, I wish I'd read this four years ago when I started thinking that I should be something. Because rather than forcing myself into something that wasn't coming easily to me, I would have seen that neo-paganism is much broader than the fluffy books on Wicca would have you believe. This is an academic take on neo-pagan communities and practices, much more anthropological than practical, and really satisfied me, personally. It took me a while to get through the latter half of the book, but I ...more