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Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Paganism is a broad term that includes such paths as Wicca, Druidism, and Asatru, whose practitioners embrace the idea that the natural world is sacred. Introduces the beliefs, ethics, and practices of modern Pagans and answers such questions about Pagan beliefs as: What are Pagan rituals like? ; When are the Pagan holidays? ; What do Pagans believe about God? ; What is magick? ; How do Pagans view Satan? ; and What ethics do Pagans follow?
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BookwormAHN
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed about half of this book. I thought it was going to be a deep dive into the different beliefs of paganism but it was really more of an us versus them with the more mainstream religions like Christianity & Judaism. There were also a bunch of discussion questions & meditations throughout the book. Some of those were thought provoking but others seemed rather condescending & most of the meditations were just plain weird.
#PaganBuddyStudy

Clare-Dragonfly Glad I didn‘t read it. I know the whole “here‘s how we are so different from Christianity” works and is helpful for a lot of new pagans, but I get tired of it! 3mo
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hissingpotatoes
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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As helpful and thought-provoking as science and mysticism are, they are only aids. They can never substitute for your experience.

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hissingpotatoes
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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What might happen to the culture if the universe were no longer viewed as a big machine, but the unfolding of consciousness or intelligence into physical expression? What might happen to medicine and biology? What might happen to religions and social structures if the society comes to believe that the will and intention of the parts create the whole? What becomes of God? What becomes of you in this interconnected living flux?

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hissingpotatoes
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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If the scientists who believe we blink in and out of these deeper levels billions and billions of times a second are correct, then your opportunities to re-create your world are almost limitless.

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hissingpotatoes
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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If we focus upon only one part of creation,
we are not loving it too much, but the other parts too little.
Never was anything in this world loved too much.

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hissingpotatoes
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One problem with the “us and them“ worldview is that it frequently condemns the behavior of outsiders and glorifies that of insiders, even when the behavior is exactly the same.

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jenniferw88
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 🎊♥️ 4mo
KarenUK Awesome! 💕👏👏👏👏 4mo
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Cortg Fantastic! You finished The Seven Killings? It‘s on my list but it‘s a long one! 🤣 4mo
jenniferw88 @Cortg I did audio but found myself zooming to the end about 50 chapters in! 😂 4mo
Cortg @jenniferw88 I tried the audio but it took to much effort to listen with the dialect 😩 4mo
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jenniferw88
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Mehso-so

#booked2022 #aboutacultorreligion @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

3.75 🌟 on a first read, this will improve on re-reads.

Cinfhen Cool 😇 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I have this and read it years ago. I felt the same as you, and it has been a book I don‘t reference as often as others. But 🎉🎉 for checking off a prompt! 4mo
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Kenyazero
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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I love physics (and need to study it more) and was not anticipating quantum physics lessons in this paganism book. #science #spirituality #paganism

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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Good Morning Littens. I am coming to you today to see what we can do for our next book since we have about 2 weeks left of our current book. Let us know what we should read next! Should we do a wiccan one?

#PaganBuddyStudy

MoonWitch94 @AkashaVampie I missed this. Is the buddy study still a thing? Is it taking a pause? I‘d love to do this. 2mo
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hissingpotatoes
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Pickpick

4.5/5⭐ A thought-provoking exploration of spiritual beliefs, ethics, world views, etc. Includes fantastic reflective questions and activities for readers regardless of their religion or lack of. I appreciated the way the authors balanced the necessity of summarizing with the inclusion of other possibilities/exceptions. #bookspinbingo #PaganBuddyStudy

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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Journal Prompts from the tagged book!!!

#PaganBuddyStudy

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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Second set of questions to discuss from the tagged book!!!

#PaganBuddyStudy

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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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First questions to discuss from the tagged book!!!

#PaganBuddyStudy

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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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First exercise from the tagged book!!!

#PaganBuddyStudy

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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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That is so interesting about the marriages.

#PaganBuddyStudy

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BookwormAHN
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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My bored reading companion, Leia. I finished the intro of Paganism. It was interesting but I'm looking forward to getting more into it.
#PaganBuddyStudy

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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Haha I love this quote and it's so true.

#PaganBuddyStudy

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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Finally getting to start the tagged book for our #PaganBuddyStudy. I have been feeling crappy, but thinking it's taking a turn for the better.

If u are interested in joining in, you are more than welcome. Just go to the original post for the hashtag for the info.

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LitsyEvents
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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@AkashaVampie is hosting a group read for anyone interested in learning more about Paganism. See her page for sign up information.

AkashaVampie Thanks for sharing!!! 6mo
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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Hello Littens! Wanted to post about the first book we will be doing for our #PaganBuddyStudy group. It is called Paganism: An introduction to Earth-centered Religions. It is 7 chapters & an introduction. This will be a 8 week study. So that breaks down to 1 week & a day per chapter. There is exercises and questions that we will be doing along with the reading.
Here is the link to our discord account, Pagan Studies
https://discord.gg/whjmBjtjM7
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AkashaVampie If you are looking for the book, u can get it on Scribd in either ebook or audiobook form. Any other questions, feel free to ask away. 6mo
jb72 I‘m looking forward to reading this. 6mo
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AkashaVampie @jb72 me too. i think i might try doing both audiobook and ebook. 6mo
sprainedbrain That is a good book! It‘s been years since I read it. I may join in! 6mo
AkashaVampie @sprainedbrain awesome. Yeah all the reviews I've seen are really good... like 4ish stars good! 6mo
BookwormAHN I'm also looking forward to starting this one 😺 6mo
AkashaVampie @BookwormAHN yay!!! So glad that I picked a good choice for first book. 6mo
HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m looking forward to reading this one! 6mo
Kenyazero This sounds like a good read. I'll have to join in! 6mo
tdrosebud I just recently ordered this book from Thriftbooks! I think there more copies if anyone is interested. I think I might be able to join,, I'm very unfamiliar with Discord though as I've never used it. 6mo
AkashaVampie @tdrosebud that's great. Most of the littens that are joining are not familiar with Discord. It's not too hard, but if u have any questions, please feel free to ask away! 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly Can you tag me when the next book is selected? I‘d like to join in! 6mo
AkashaVampie @Clare-Dragonfly sure sweetie. U are more than welcome to join in now. 6mo
AkashaVampie @MoonWitch94 hey hun. U are more than welcome to join. I have been going through some stuff so I haven't been on but feel free to come on in. 2mo
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AkashaVampie
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Hey there Littens. Would anyone be interested in some kind of Pagan Study Group? I just went looking through #Scribd to see what I could come up with for Pagan-ish books. Alot of them are Wiccan. If u are interested, just let me know. I am thinking maybe using Discord to chat about the books and we can also post here. I just need to make a Server on there. List of books in comments.

AkashaVampie Living Paganism: An Advanced Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Self-Initiation for the Solitary Witch: Attaining Higher Spirituality Through a Five-Degree System
The Wiccan Bible for the Solitary Witch: Wiccan Prayers, Beliefs, and Practices
The Solitary Wiccan's Bible: Finding Your Guides, Walking the Paths, Entering New Realms, Practicing Magic
Every Day Magic - A Pagan Book of Days: 366 Magical Ways To Observe The Cycle Of The Year
6mo
AkashaVampie Exploring the Pagan Path: Wisdom From the Elders
The Everything Paganism Book: Discover the Rituals, Traditions, and Festivals of This Ancient Religion
Paganism for Beginners: An Introduction to Pagan Beliefs
Paganism 101: An Introduction to Paganism by 101 Pagans
The Path of Paganism: An Experience-Based Guide to Modern Pagan Practice
The Big Book of Pagan Prayer and Ritual
Ancient Ways: Reclaiming the Pagan Tradition
6mo
AkashaVampie Wicca: The Practitioner's Introductory Guide
Wicca: A Beginner‘s Guide to Pagan Witchcraft
A Year of Pagan Prayer: A Sourcebook of Poems, Hymns, and Invocations from Four Thousand Years of Pagan History
Wicca: A Year and a Day: 366 Days of Spiritual Practice in the Craft of the Wise
Wicca: Another Year and a Day: 366 Days of Magical Practice in the Craft of the Wise
The Study of Witchcraft: A Guidebook to Advanced Wicca
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AkashaVampie Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America
Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft
Wicca for One: The Path of Solitary Witchcraft
Wicca for Life: The Way of the Craft -- From Birth to Summerland
Wicca for Beginners: The Ultimate Practical Magic Guide. Discover the Wicca‘s World, Learn its Mysterious Belief and History and Start Enjoying Wiccan Rituals and Spells.
6mo
AkashaVampie To Walk a Pagan Path: Practical Spirituality for Every Day
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide
Wicca: A Modern Practitioner's Guide: Your Guide to Mastering the Craft
6mo
AkashaVampie Paganism for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Nature-Based Spirituality for Every New Seeker 6mo
jb72 I‘ve read Drawing Down the Moon. It‘s very detailed and history based. It‘s a good (even though I didn‘t agree with everything the author said). I wouldn‘t consider it a beginner or pagan study book. 6mo
BookwormAHN I think it sounds great and I'm up for trying any of those books. 6mo
Chrissyreadit I think they all sound interesting and I have not read any of them. I consider my practice Wiccan but am open to Wicca or pagan. 6mo
ElizaMarie I would love to be a part of this. I haven't read any of these books, but... Let me know which ones you think should be the first? 6mo
mklong Thanks for the tag, but I am a little over committed on buddy reads at the moment. Ya‘ll have fun though! 6mo
jenniferw88 I'm going to try to join in, it may be a bit hit or miss though! 6mo
AkashaVampie @jenniferw88 ok sweetie!!! 6mo
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AkashaVampie
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I am trying to get my learning on this cool breezed morning.

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4thhouseontheleft
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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I noticed some people posting their witchy shelves for the #witchpleaseswap! This is more a mythology shelf, with a few witchy books thrown in, because my collection is scattered throughout the house!

DivineDiana Love! The books on magic remind me of Mr. Norrell! 😉 4y
Ddzmini Are those pieces from a chest set or did you buy them separately there great my husband is Norwegian 4y
4thhouseontheleft @ddzmini Not from a chess set! I found them on Etsy, they are made in Ukraine. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSlavicWay 4y
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shellleigh33 I ❤️ your pieces. They are unique 4y
DimeryRene I bought my boyfriend the Odin one from that same shop. It was a Christmas present, but arrived in like March! It had a long way to come and I ordered it mid-December. 🤦🏽‍♀️ 4y
Ddzmini Thank you 😊 4y
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Books-and-coffee
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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I don‘t purchase physics books often since I read from my kindle but we went to Half Priced Books last night and decided to shake things up a little this year in our homeschool. The big kids are getting bored so we are gonna be exploring new and exciting things! I‘m excited to get started!

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4thhouseontheleft
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With Rosh Hashanah and Mabon (fall equinox) back-to-back this year, I'm enjoying planning out our joint holiday decor and feast! 😃 I thought a pumpkin spice latte was apropos for the task at hand. 🌽🍂🍁🌾🍎

Cinfhen That's cool 🌞I'm not familiar with Mabon....what rituals/ customs do you have?!? 5y
julesG I have neglected my pagan side during the last years. I think I'm going to throw together a Mabon altar this year. @Cinfhen, for me, Mabon is a sort of thanksgiving for the food the earth/mother nature has provided this summer. 5y
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen I only celebrate loosely, because I am agnostic more than anything else, but I value recognizing/honoring the flow of the seasons. Mabon is a time of harvest, reflection, and transition. I've always thought it ties well with the High Holidays and Sukkot. I put together a table (others would call it an altar) that has features of both Holidays. (edited) 5y
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Cinfhen I'd love to see your photos 😍it sounds a lot like Sukkot (edited) 5y
Cinfhen I love that @julesG would love to see how you celebrate/ mark the change of harvest 💕💕 5y
4thhouseontheleft @julesG me too! Most people are confused by me, lol, because we keep a Jewish home (hubby is Jewish, and we are raising our daughter Jewish), I'm generally agnostic, but there are a lot of pagan ideas that I can really relate to, and I incorporate that into my life as well. Most people just guess that I'm Jewish and I typically leave it at that, because it's easier than explaining everything else. 😆 @Cinfhen (edited) 5y
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It is (maybe why I love sukkot so much)! So, my table/altar this year will have red/orange table coverings, a bowl of apples with a small jar of honey, acorns, red candles, a kiddush cup, quartz and amber stones, and a cornucopia with a few small winter squash or dried corn if I can get them (it's still a little early to find them here). (edited) 5y
Cinfhen Sounds fantastic 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Love this! 💜 5y
monalyisha @4thhouseontheleft We celebrate the Equinox, too! Are you planning any special rituals? 5y
monalyisha Oh, just caught @Cinfhen 's query! My bad! 🙊 5y
BookishMarginalia That sounds lovely and life-affirming. 💜 5y
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4thhouseontheleft
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An interesting chapter to read in conjunction with Dog Whistle Politics. 😊

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4thhouseontheleft
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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A rare quiet summer morning, perfect for some reading and note-taking! Oh, and tea. There must always be tea. ☕️📒📖