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A Pagan Testament: The Literary Heritage of the World's Oldest New Religion (New)
by Myers, Brendan
Publisher: O Books
Book ID: 9781846941290, 1846941296
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Wiccans often claim that their spiritual inspiration comes not from a written scripture but from personal experience and original creativity. While this is true, there are also many written works which constitute Wicca’s “testament”, or its central literary expressions of spiritual identity. Some of them are thousands of years old, such as the Descent of Ishtar, and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. Others are more recent, such as the Charge of the Goddess. These written works have not been brought together, in the same book, since the movement began.
A Pagan Testament collects these original works, along with the poetry and prose that inspired the founders of Wicca when it all began. It also includes material of more recent origin, like the lyrics of ritual chant-songs, and the mottos and teachings of contemporary Pagan leaders. These together form something like the Wiccan equivalent of the Biblical books of Psalms and Proverbs. They show that Wicca is continually growing and being contributed to. Finally, there are several chapters of original philosophical commentary and interpretation, and reflections on what the future of Wicca may be.
Endorsements and Reviews
A remarkable resource for anyone following the Wicca/Pagan path. It gives an insight equally into wiccan philosophy, as well as history and practise. We highly recommend it. A useful book for the individual witch; but an essential book on any coven's bookshelf.
- Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, authors of A Witches Bible, The Witches Goddess, and Progressive Witchcraft
Brendan Myers is one of the most important Neopagan voices now alive.
- Isaac Bonewits, author of Real Magic; founder of Ar nDraoicht Fein, America's largest Druidic association
Brendan Cathbad Myers, Ph.D., is from a small town in southern Ontario, Canada. His interest in mythology and ethics was inspired by Celtic storytelling and culture, as taught to him by his Irish parents as a child. His doctorate is in ethics and philosophy. He has appeared on many US radio stations and half a dozen podcasts, and writes a regular column in several Pagan newsletters and journals.
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