The Path of Paganism: An Experience-Based Guide to Modern Pagan Practice

The Path of Paganism: An Experience-Based Guide to Modern Pagan Practice

by John Beckett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738752051
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 05/08/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 250,877
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Beckett (Fort Worth, Texas) is a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin. Locally, he serves as the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and is a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. His blog Under the Ancient Oaks is part of the Pagan Channel of the multifaith website Patheos. John has been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals since 2003. Visit him at www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments xi
Foreword by Kristoffer Hughes xiii
Introduction 1

PART 1: BUILDING A FOUNDATION
Chapter 1: Foundations 13
Chapter 2: Contemporary Paganism 35
Chapter 3: Nature 55
Chapter 4: The Gods 73
Chapter 5: The Ancestors 99
Chapter 6: Being Spiritual in a Materialist Society 113

PART 2: PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE
Chapter 7: Daily Spiritual Practice 129
Chapter 8: Altars 153
Chapter 9: Faith and Fear 161
Chapter 10: Ethics 173
Chapter 11: Magic 187
Chapter 12: Living in Troubled Times 203

PART 3: INTERMEDIATE PRACTICE
Chapter 13: Intermediate Practice 219
Chapter 14: Group Practice 231
Chapter 15: Rituals 251
Chapter 16: Initiation 273
Chapter 17: Priesthood 289
Chapter 18: Publicize, Don’t Proselytize 297

PART 4: LIVING AT THE EDGE
Chapter 19: Continuing Education 303
Epilogue: Finding Your Place in the Circle 307
Bibliography and References 311

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