Book Reviews of The Practical Pagan: Commonsense Guidelines for Modern Practitioners

The Practical Pagan: Commonsense Guidelines for Modern Practitioners
The Practical Pagan Commonsense Guidelines for Modern Practitioners
Author: Dana D. Eilers, Dana Eilers
ISBN-13: 9781564146014
ISBN-10: 1564146014
Publication Date: 9/5/2000
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: New Page Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I found this book to be kind of a bore and rather insulting in places. Eilers starts out by defining what a Pagan is, and then begins to lecture Pagans on how they should behave (after saying that there are no hard and fast rules to what it means to be a Pagan!) And the things she mentions are really silly--like, "bathe daily, dress neatly, say please and thank you, obey the laws of the land" and the like. Huh? Those are commonsense things for ANYONE and at age 48, I'm sorry, if I haven't learned them by now, I'm probably not going to.

Glad I didn't pay money for this book. I admit to only skimming the last half of it, thinking maybe it would get more advanced or somehow better, but I can't say that I really found much to be gained from it as a Pagan nor as a human being! I sent it along via PBS to someone else who wanted it. Hope they get more out of it than I did!
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Book Description
Offers suggestions, hints, and down-to-earth help for seekers and believers of Paganism to understand and find their place in the community. Included are discussions about what it means to be Pagan, getting involved in the Pagan community, myths about Paganism, and coming out of the broom closet. The book also gives valuable information about choosing a specific path, joining an organization and deciding to be a solitary practitioner. The book also contains common sense guidelines of conduct, Paganism and the family, love and relationships and educating yourself about Paganism. This book encourages all seekers and followers to follow their own inclination and it will serve as a guide and a resource to those just starting out or those who are still seeking answers.