Something I hope to become a regular feature here on the site is reviews of books I’ve read on a Pagan or similar theme, including ecology, science, mythology, poetry and more.
I’ve heard it said that if Christians are “people of the book” then Pagans are “people of the library” and it’s true that we do tend to read a lot. Part of that, I think, is the fact that Paganism is wonderfully open and also quite challenging; it makes you think for yourself, question received dogmas and search for your own answers – if there are any answers.
As a Druid Apprentice with Druid College UK, I have a reading list, as any student might. I also tend to read around the subject of Paganism simply because it interests me and I enjoy it. I usually have around three books on the go at any one time, because I like to be a stereotypical librarian sometimes, and hey, I’m a Ravenclaw so go figure.
I’m currently working my way through iPagan, an “anthology of Druidry, Shamanism, Witchcraft and Goddess Spirituality from some of the world’s leading Pagan voices”, edited by Trevor Greenfield and published by Moon Books, who are the publishers of the excellent Pagan Portals series. As the name suggests, iPagan is only available as an e-book so it’s a good excuse to try out my new Kindle!
In the meantime, I’ve created a page for all my previous reviews, including those archived from my former blog at Endless Erring. So, check those out by going to the Reviews page at the top of the site.
Do you have a favourite Pagan book or author? Let me know in the comments!