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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2002

    Wonderful Resource Book!

    This is the book that I reach for if I need a quick answer to a question about Paganism. Such as "Why are you Pagan" or "What is a Pagan". Mr. McColman answers just about every conceivable Pagan question in this book, and has it all put together in a very reader friendly manner. I HIGHLY recommend it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    Wonderful 'beginner's guide'

    Reading through this book, I was impressed by the author's depth of subject knowledge and philosophy. He covers a wide range of topics related to Paganism and does so in a way that is neither preachy or on a level above most people's understanding. And also reading this book caused me to notice how much of Paganism seems to appear in other religions, from the various Pagan holidays (Sabbats) to customs (most Christmas traditions originated in the Pagan Yule holiday). And the author correctly points out when it comes to rituals, that most people in our culture already obey some forms of rituals in their own lives (things like weddings or observances of major holidays like Thanksgiving or July 4th). The book covers a wide ranging variety of topics, everything from 'Pagan basics' (shamans, druids, and the so-called 'Pagan path') to information about the Spirit World, Pagan rituals, to 'living the Pagan life.' And the list of related books and resources in the back of the book offers much more information to those wishing to learn more. Another important section is the one dealing with magic. Most non-Pagans and those new to Paganism see magic as some mysterious thing. And it can be, but yet the author takes great pains to explain that magic, like everything else with Paganism has its own set of rules, and that it is something to be approached with care, that while its goal is to promote healing, done in the wrong way can evoke some results that were not intended! This is an excellent introductory book, one that a 'Pagan novice' can learn quite a bit from.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Great Teacher!

    This book was a wealth of information! Teaches you exactly what you need to know without being overwhelming. Good reference for everyone!

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