Pagan Leadership Anthology: An Exploration of Leadership and Community in Paganism and Polytheism
The words “Pagan Leadership” are often met with scorn and tales of failed groups and so-called Witch Wars. And yet, as our communities grow and mature, we find ourselves in dire need of healthy, ethical leaders. Most Pagans have seen what doesn’t work. But what does? This anthology features over thirty authors, thirty essays, and decades of leadership experience sharing their failures and successes as leaders as well as showing you how you can become a better Pagan leader.
• Why personal work will help you become a better leader
• How to become a better communicator
• When to deal with predators in the community
• How to resolve conflicts peacefully
• Why you need bylaws when you build a group
• And much, much more!Pagan communities are evolving.
To be an effective leader you need to know how to take care of your group and yourself. In this anthology you will get tools and techniques that work and help you become a better leader as we¬ll as enrich the overlapping Pagan communities. Buy here.
Bringing Race to the Table: Exploring Racism in the Pagan Community
Bringing Race to the Table: Exploring Racism in the Pagan Community is an anthology which explores the topic of racism and how it shows up in the Pagan community, as well as what we can do to discuss it and bring it out in the open. Each section of the anthology explores different facets of racism and how the Pagan community respond to it. Section 1: People of Color’s experience with Racism shares candid stories of how people of color have experienced racism in both subtle and overt forms, as well as how they have handled it. Section 2 Historical/Mythological Racism focuses on how Racism has shown up in mythological and historical contexts, as well as how it continues to show up in counter cultures. The final section: Being an Ally focuses on sharing suggestions and ideas on how white people can be better allies to people of color and how to be more aware of racism in both the Pagan and mainstream communities.
With essays from Xochiquetzal Duti Odinsdottir, T. Thorn Coyle, Crystal Blanton, Clio Ajana, Erick Dupree, Amy Hale, Lilith Dorsey, Lasara Firefox Allen and many others, this anthology explores racism and offers opportunities for us to engage this topic and proactively work to change our communities for the better. Buy here.
Rooted In The Body Seeking The Soul
One purpose of this anthology is to help people find comfort in the fact that they are not alone. Some of the authors turned to a magical practice as a way to find healing and the anthology includes rituals and stories about healing. Covens, circles, temples or any other type of magical group can use it as a resource toward understanding members or potential members with disabilities. There are interviews with professional counselors, such as Drake Spaeth, about assisting Pagans and magic practitioners that’s useful to anyone in the medical profession.
Editor Tara “Masery” Miller is a Gaian Neo-Pagan who has been practicing for eighteen years. She has a minor in Religion with a focus on mysticism from Southeast Missouri State University. Masery has Turner’s Mosaic, which caused a collapse of her endocrine system. She lives in the Missouri Ozarks with her husband Michael. Buy here.
When Gods Come Knocking: A Continuing Exploration of Relationship with the Divine
When Gods Come Knocking: A Continuing Exploration of Relationship with the Divine opens up the possibilities of what it means to be called by the Divine. Filled with personal stories and examples, this book reveals to us we are not alone in our spiritual walk. Crystal Blanton writes in her introduction, “I found much of my personal story layered within the chapters of this book.”
Seeking inspiration and understanding of our own journey is often made easier when we relate to the stories of others. In her first book, Manifest Divinity, Lisa Spiral Besnett affirmed our human experience of the Divine. Here she expands on that work, specifically addressing those instances when Deity asks for something back.
Lisa Spiral also touches on the concept of mysticism. She examines the relationship of the mystic to those whose direct service to the divine takes a more traditional path. She discusses the differences cultural perspective can make on a relationship with Deity. She also looks at spirit based activism, sacrifice and ancestor relationships. Buy here.
Many people in today’s world are searching for something to fill a spiritual need. We are yearning for a more personal relationship with the Divine. We long for the magic, the Awe of a fulfilling spiritual life.
Manifest Divinity is about welcoming the Divine into our lives. Honoring the individual’s personal relationship with the Divine, we explore the many opportunities for Divine presence in our daily lives. Not only is this book an overview of the different ways the Divine may manifest, but it is also a beginning tool to enhance the developing personal relationship between the reader and Divine.
Awe is heavily underrated, but it is a sign of Divine presence. The author’s intention with this book is to open up the readers understanding of the wide variety of Divine presence while respecting their personal religious framework. You might say she is on a mission to promote Awe-some-ness and bring enchantment back into our daily lives. Buy here.