Printer Friendly

To Walk A Pagan Path.

To Walk A Pagan Path

Alaric Albertsson

Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.

2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

9780738737249, $15.99,

Pagan refers to a group of historical polytheistic religious traditions - primarily those of cultures known to the classical world. In a wider sense, it has also been understood to include any non-Abrahamic, folk, or ethnic religion. The term pagan was historically used as one of several pejorative Christian expressions comparable to "infidel" or "heretic". Modern ethnologists often avoid this broad usage in favor of more specific and less potentially offensive terms such as polytheism, shamanism, pantheism, or animism when referring to traditional or historical faiths. Modern paganism, also known as contemporary paganism, and neopaganism, is a group of contemporary religious movements influenced by or claiming to be derived from the various historical pagan beliefs of pre-modern Europe. Although they do share commonalities, contemporary Pagan religious movements are diverse and no single set of beliefs, practices, or texts are shared by them all. Since the 20th century, "Paganism" (or "Neopaganism") has become the identifier for a collection of new religious movements attempting to continue, revive, or reconstruct historical pre-Abrahamic religion. "To Walk a Pagan Path: Practical Spirituality for Every Day" by Alaric Albertsson (a practicing pagan and member of the Druidic organization ar nDraiocht Fein) is a 288 page instructional guide to living in adherence to basic pagan spiritual principles in daily life including following a sacred calendar, enacting quick and easy rituals, connect with the earth by producing some of the food to be eaten, and engage in such craft projects as candles, scrying mirrors, solar wreaths, and more. Informed, informative, and thoroughly 'user friendly' in text and presentation, "To Walk a Pagan Path: Practical Spirituality for Every Day" is highly recommended for both personal reading lists and community library Metaphysical Studies collections. It should be noted that "To Walk a Pagan Path: Practical Spirituality for Every Day" is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

COPYRIGHT 2014 Midwest Book Review
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:The Metaphysical Studies Shelf; To Walk a Pagan Path: Practical Spirituality for Every Day
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Jan 1, 2014
Previous Article:Get Your Kids Hiking.
Next Article:How To Win At Gambling.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters