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Can anybody recommend a basic book about paganism, covering all the basic essentials? It has interested me for a while and I’d like to have a real ( non google ) reference to look to .

Thanks in advance.


SAHM to DS 8 years. DS 7 years and DS 3 and a half years and DD 3 months
Breastfeeding ( exclusively pumping ) , babywearing and very interested in all things green and good.

Pagan in the city is pretty good. I’ve recently accquired circle round which is fantastic too. Daughters of the earth is a good one but more goddess based. X

Pagan Paths by Pete Jennings is a good all rounder.  It covers the basics of most of the pagan traditions (Wicca, Druidry, etc) and is reasonably impartial.

Mamma to Hannah, age 8 and Jonas, 2


I really like Glennie Kindred’s Sacred Celebrations. She deals with the Sabbats - the eight pagan festivals of the year - gives a good background to each as well as plenty of ideas for celebrating and marking them. It’s clear and accessible and a good introduction I think to living closer to the earth and it’s rhythms.

The Modern Pagan by Brian Day is brilliant - it gives some history and background and applies pagan values to modern living.  I found it inspirational and exciting and made me realise how miuch more can be fitted into our modern living which might sometimes seem quite removed from old ways.  Much love X

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am
thankful that thorns have roses

Mamma to Zander River nearly 5, Gaia Arwen Sky nearly 3

Just seen this, Glennie Kindred, Brian Day, Carole Carlton, Silja, Cassandra Eason,

For a quick look online: Carole Carlton

Glennie Kindred I always end up going back to for anything and everything!
L xx

I would agree with Modern Pagan by Brian day if you’re interested in themore down to earth, living.  if its the reigion you’re interested in, I’m partial to the classics:  anything by Doreen valiente or Starhawk.

Mother to Harry (6) and Oliver (4) and Hannah who arrived at 5.57pm on Friday 10th May 2013 - our new blog, Three Little Monkeys

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