Pagan Every Day: Finding the Extraordinary in Our Ordinary Lives

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $7.45   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ardinger's latest contribution to pagan literature is a short-essay book of days jammed with facts about goddesses and saints, alongside an assortment of random pop culture references and personal musings. The author of several books including Finding New Goddesses, Ardinger is a regular encyclopedia of knowledge not only about paganism but more broadly about significant women figures and goddesses in history (think Julian of Norwich, Mother Teresa, and Isis, all of whom make appearances among the 365 days). Loosely organized into monthly themes with, for example, January taking up "home and community" and July and August taking up "water" and "fire" respectively, Ardinger attempts to give some rhyme and reason to the plethora of information. Chocolate lovers will surely delight to learn the story behind Lady Godiva (July 10) and those uninitiated into the history of Sophia (December 16) will be happy to learn of her illustrious past. But the real question for general readers is whether a calendar of random, though often interesting, reflective paragraphs, with a lot of comments directly to the reader and casual prose thrown in here and there, is worth the investment. For readers looking for pagan trivia, though, Ardinger's book of days is the ultimate find. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Ardinger (Practicing the Presence of the Goddess: Everyday Rituals To Transform Your World) has filled her pagan book of days with deft prose and wry observations inspired by seasons, traditions, and cultural imperatives. Blessedly, there is no attempt to find a perfect match for each day of the year to an ancient pagan holiday or event. Instead, the daily essays roam through classical and popular literature, well-researched history, personal experiences with pagan ritual, and the mighty influence of Miss Piggy. Even the most careening of the short essays is pulled together with a keen insight or thoughtful challenge to the reader. While typically waxing poetic, Ardinger is not above giving some practical advice (Be nice! Be open-minded! Go to church with your parents on Christmas Eve!), somehow making it warm, wise, and inspiring. Warning: you'll want to read ahead. Recommended for public libraries with a desire to have thoughtful, inspirational prose on the shelves regardless of the philosophical or religious bent.-Janet Tapper, Western States Chiropractic Coll., Portland, OR Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578633326
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Pages: 379
  • Sales rank: 1,107,935
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)