After Worship: Learning More About Paganism

I promised some book recommendations for those of you who would like to learn more about Neo-Paganism. There are thousands of Pagan books out there, with many, many, many designed to be introductory. These are just a few of my personal favorites:

Wicca by CunninghamWicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham. This is the first book I ever read about Paganism, and it remains a favorite. Provides good introductory information and conveys the poetry and beauty that attracts many people to Pagan practice.

Paganism by HigginbothamPaganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham. Some of our Unitarian Universalist congregations use this book to teach introductory classes on Paganism. Comprehensive and accessible.

Drawing Down the MoonDrawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today by Margot Adler. This is a wonderful history of Neo-Paganism as it has developed in the United States. Considered a classic, this book was originally published in  1979 and has been revised and updated several times, most recently in 2006. Adler was an NPR reporter and a Unitarian Universalist.

 

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