The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism

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by Carl McColman
     
 

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You’re no idiot, of course. But finding the perfect expression of your spirituality can prove long and challenging. You might already be attracted to paganism, but considering the variety of traditions and paths that fall in this category, you’ll need a spiritual guide.

Seek no further! Whether you’re interested in following the pagan path or

Overview

You’re no idiot, of course. But finding the perfect expression of your spirituality can prove long and challenging. You might already be attracted to paganism, but considering the variety of traditions and paths that fall in this category, you’ll need a spiritual guide.

Seek no further! Whether you’re interested in following the pagan path or just curious to know more, The Complete Idiot’s to Paganism will enlighten you on this fascinating array of nature-based beliefs and practices. In this Complete Idiot’s , you’ll learn about:

  • The basic principles of shamanism, druidism, Wicca, and more.
  • How to deepen your connection to the Goddess, the God, and nature.
  • The fundamentals of meditation, magic, divination, and spiritual healing.
  • Tips on incorporating pagan rituals into your modern lifestyle.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028642666
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

CARL McCOLMAN is a freelance writer and spiritual teacher based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of several books including The Well-Read Witch and The Aspiring Mystic. A practitioner of nature spirituality for more than a decade, he is the co-founder and former leader of a druid grove and currently is the co-leader of an interfaith pagan meditation circle.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Azmodeous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book if your new to paganism. It gives you a good introduction to three major paths of paganism, and most of the different practices generally affiliated with it. It is simple and easy to read.

Those of us who already have a good grasp on paganism may find this book to be "beating the dead horse" so to say, but still can be a good reference guide, and who knows when that opportunity may arise to help someone else look into paganism as their chosen path.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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mysticCW More than 1 year ago
Very informative book and easy to read and understand
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