Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America

Clifton, Chas S.  Her Hidden Children The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America.  Lanham: AltaMira Press, 2006. Many of us come to Paganism with an interest in ancient history.  We wonder who and how our ancestors worshiped and we attempt to follow in their footsteps.  I can speak for myself when I say that when I began studyingContinue reading “Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America”

A Brief History of the Druids

Ellis, Peter Berresford.  A Brief History of the Druids. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003. Each Summer Solstice the news media releases a handful of articles on a modern group of Druids worshipping near Stonehenge.  The photos are of regular looking people wearing long white robes and sometimes white head coverings that look more akin toContinue reading “A Brief History of the Druids”

A History of Pagan Europe

Jones, Prudence, and Nigel Pennick.  A History of Pagan Europe.  New York: Barnes & Noble, 1995.   A side of history that has remained silent for many years is finally revealed in Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick’s work A History of Pagan Europe.  Through exploring the tomes of history, lore, and archaeology, the authors have put together an impeccableContinue reading “A History of Pagan Europe”

Reconstructionist Ideas and Environmentalism

“Pagan” and “environmentalist” don’t always go hand in hand, but I believe that a majority of Pagans at least claim to care about the environment.  I am no exception as you should know by now.  I do my best to keep abreast of the latest environmental issues.  As you can imagine, this can become depressing.Continue reading “Reconstructionist Ideas and Environmentalism”