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post #241 of 259
Especially for environmentally minded Pagans, I'd recommend Starhawk's Earth Paths, it's fantastic and really got me into gardening and composting.

Read a kind of obscure fiction book by Marion Zimmer Bradely called Ghost Light that used the last names of many well know pagan authors in character names with no real explanation for why. Has anyone read this?
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x-posted in the May Pagan Circle thread....

Has anyone read "Living With Honour: A Pagan Ethics" by Emma Restall Orr ?

Just curious if anyone had and their thoughts on it.
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Read a kind of obscure fiction book by Marion Zimmer Bradely called Ghost Light that used the last names of many well know pagan authors in character names with no real explanation for why. Has anyone read this?
Not so obscure. The "Light" series (Ghost Light isn't the first in the series) deal with pagan/occult themes in a modern setting and there are a number of "in jokes", like the names. The books focus more on the philosophy/practice of the occult movements and "classical" religions than on the "white light and happy thoughts" of the new age movement. This is a problem for some readers who feel these books play into steretypical images of pagans (human and/or blood sacrifice being a theme in many of the "Light" books) although she does try to explain the use of these practices and it's hard to deny that these things did play a specific role in certain historical periods and religions.

Personally I enjoyed the books as religious "fantastic fiction" and found the questions they raised about balance interesting and thought provoking. But IMO they are not great in terms of introducing the general public to the modern pagan worldview, any more than the Peretti or the Brown novels would make for a realistic introduction to Christianity.
post #244 of 259
Recently read Juniper, Wise Child and Coleman by Monica Furlong. I believe they would be considered young adult fiction. I found them really wonderful and delightfully pagan. All you Kitchen witches and Herb lovers will really enjoy them!
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Recently read Juniper, Wise Child and Coleman by Monica Furlong. I believe they would be considered young adult fiction. I found them really wonderful and delightfully pagan. All you Kitchen witches and Herb lovers will really enjoy them!

Is there another one in this series? I think Dd and I started in on Juniper but never finished for whatever reason. Maybe we'll get into it after she's done with the Twilight series.
post #246 of 259
I think there are only those three in the series- I'd love it if there was another, though! The author died a few years ago- she sounds like she was a fascinating woman!
post #247 of 259
For Young Adult fiction, I really loved the book (as a Catholic pre-teen) The Spellkey by Ann Downer. I looked it up again last year and re-read it. I still really like it. Turns out that there's actually a trilogy. Now I have to read that too! But it's a good read, and certainly pagan in nature.
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Love this thread. I will be back to check it out!
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Yay for Pagan Summer Camp 2008! Thank you to all the mamas who organized, hosted, contributed brilliant links and cool conversation, tested crafts and rituals, shared stories and ideas, and worked together to make camp so much fun! :

The Pagan Summer Camp Theme for 2008 was "The Pagan Home" and each week focused on bringing spirituality and awareness into every room of the house and every activity of the day. Cool, huh? For future reference, here are links to the individual weeks.

ENTRY : Opening. What we're doing and why. Introduction of a Pagan Home & Family Binder. Hosted by dawningmama & Aoife

KITCHEN : Cooking, etc. Hosted by BurtsGirl and Indigo73

ATTIC : Divination. Hosted by Rhiannon Feimorgan

LIVING/FAMILY ROOM : Family fun and entertainment. Hosted by saphire and CariOfOz

BED & BATH : Romance. Relaxation. Self care. Hosted by wombatclay

GARDEN : Growing food, herbs, flowers, etc. Hosted by brendon

HEARTH : Closing. Sharing of what we've learned and pictures of binders, if desired. Hosted by BurtsGirl & Sage_SS (hosting in spirit!)

Thank you all! :
post #252 of 259
Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist by Sharman Apt Russell
post #253 of 259
This is a great idea!

I was wondering though if any one could tell me about this book:
Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture
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Bumping This Again

Just giving this thread a bump. I am gathering resources for Samhain.
post #255 of 259
Natural Prayersby Chet Raymo

"Natural Prayers is one man's rapturous account of his effort to locate himself on the surface of the earth, in the cycle of the seasons, in the wheeling universe."~Scott Russsell Sanders
post #256 of 259
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Daughters of Copperwoman is the stories that Anne Cameron grew up hearing in the Northwest, or maybe West? {I'm not up on Canadian geography as much}, Coastal Indians.

They're presented in a fictionalized context, and so it's classified as fiction, which I think is a shame. But it's an excellent book. Just don't make it a religion.That comes from a comment in one of the stories "Warrior Women". Granny says "some women will make a religion of it."

A new edition has just been published, or so I've heard, and I'm dying to get my hands on it. There is supposed to be material included that she had to leave out of the original.

LOL.. after I hit the "reply" button I saw the date on this and realized I'm about 6 years too late!
Ah well... anyways I was replying to say that I know the last Copperwoman. She's an amazing woman. The author of the book used my friend as a reference guide. The book doesn't do the traditions justice, but its still a good book.
post #257 of 259
I was just reading through this and thought I would bump it.

My 8 year old daughter has really enjoyed the Little Fur series, about a half-elf, half-troll eco warrior - a sweet read, with elements of herbal healing and guerilla gardening in it!
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nocturnal practice here !!! anyother out here who do there witcherys underneath the moon ?

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