Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today (2nd Edition)
More than 60 pagan leaders and teachers describe in their ownwords what they believe and what they practice.• Addresses how Pagans view parenting, organized religion, andpolitics.• Introduces the wide range of possibilities within theneo-Pagan movement.• By Ellen Evert Hopman, author of A Druid's Herbal for theSacred Earth Year; Walking the World in Wonder: A Children'sHerbal; and Tree Medicine, Tree Magic.Who are the pagans and what do they stand for? Why would some ofthe members of the best educated, most materially comfortablegeneration of Americans look back to mystical traditions manymillennia old? During the last few decades, millions of people haveembraced ancient philosophies that honor Earth and the spiritualpower of each individual. Ways of worship from sources as diverseas the pre-Christian Celts, ancient Egypt, and Native Americantraditions are currently helping their followers find meaning inlife while living in the Information Age.In this book Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their ownwords what they believe and what they practice. From Margot Adler,an NPR reporter and author of Drawing Down the Moon, toIsaac Bonewits, ArchDruid and founder of a modern neo-Druidicorganization, those interviewed in this book express the richdiversity of modern Paganism. Hopman's insightful questions draw onher own experiences as a Pagan and Druid as well as on herextensive research. With coauthor Lawrence Bond, she examines howPagans address such issues as parenting, organized religion, andpolitics. The resulting dialogues illuminate the modern Paganrevival.