|"That which is |
"…you may be forced to have paper cups and plates on hand, but for Goddess’ sake, have them at least look dignified. Using Styrofoam is probably a sin."
This book doesn’t need my help to be read2, so instead of praising it, I’m going to give a bit of advice for potential readers.
This book is not for everyone. Somewhat light on examples, it assumes a certain familiarity with Neopagan ritual, especially group ritual, and a knowledge of some of the history of Neopaganism and magic. I would not advise this book if
- You are only just starting out on a Neopagan path3
- You live in an area without an active pagan group
- You aren’t ready to take part in the Neopagan Clergy
- You have never participated in a public/large group Neopagan Rite
- You are easily offended by occasional jibes at Christianity4
|"The Gods are watching us, so let's give them a good show!"|
- You are or plan to start leading group pagan rites, especially public ones
- You have practice with Neopagan rites and think you know what you’re doing5
- Your local Neopagan group needs to spice up its liturgy/shake up traditionalism
- You have a solid grasp of Neopagan theology/thealogy6 and history
- You want a valuable addition to any Neopagan library, personal or group
|"Remember that if you do a fall equinox rite at sunset, you will probably not be able|
to get the sun to delay setting while latecomers straggle in."