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Posted July 24, 2005
I am a soldier fighting in Iraq for the third deployment. If you feel like all hope is lost and your enemy has finally won. This book could give you new hope in the midst of chao's. The one's that rate this book low do so out of the lack of knowledge of what the strife of war truly is.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2004
Good book for a libary use I wouldn't buy it however, it gives you a new approach to Wicca. The back of this book it is labled philosophy and that is the best word to describe part one of this book. It doesn't mean this book should be ingored however because it was useful. It is a lot of just talking about martial artists and budda traditions. Except for the last five chapters they gave me a new insight of raising energy principals of magick and intiation. (second part of the book). The main topics are good block building ideas for your own ideas on spirtuality.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 12, 2000
Biased but still worth reading
Regarding one's mental, spiritual and social deportment as a Neo-Pagan/-Witch, this book presents some interesting ideas which are unfortunately hampered by the author's dislike of trad-oriented groups and people, to which he attempts to apply the label 'old guard' as a faddishly derogatory epithet; he fails to recognize this 'old guard' as the original impetus for his studies, and the reason that a book such as this can be made available to the public today. Considering the reference to 'a sometimes hostile world' in the book¿s subtitle, one is unprepared for the author's hostility toward others' traditions. That said, the book is well-written by an articulate author, and is still worth a read by mature Pagans who are able to ignore unnecessarily inflammatory material: it offers a brief reminder of the origins of NeoPaganism and of the pervasive influences of JudeoChristian thought within it; and pulls together some helpful concepts which here-to-fore were scattered across different philosophies (e.g. that everyone is ultimately responsible for his/her own behavior, that strength comes from knowing who we are, that every attendant at a ritual should participate fully in that ritual regardless of gender or sexual preference, that male mysteries are best learned from men just as female mysteries are best learned from women, that at heart of NeoPaganism lies not just the quest but also questioning and reasoning).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 15, 2000
Words of Wisdom
This book is a must read. It takes the reader on a journey that examines Wicca in an insightful, introspective way that allows us to see oursselves, and wicca with renewed freedom. Every Coven should have it on their 'Required Reading' list.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.