Today I'm reviewing a unique book titled Starcat's Corner: Essays on Pagan Living.
This book is different – in a good way. It’s a collection of essays the author wrote over the course of a decade, each one focused on a practical method for observing the turning of the seasons as a Pagan in a society in which that spirituality is the minority. There is a certain ritualy-ness to some of them (don’t we all like a little ritual in our lives?) but most of them focus more on deepening earth-oriented spirituality through daily life, a sort of Pagan mindfulness, if you will.
I was delighted to read the essay about Pagan homeschooling – yes, there are more of us out there than you might think. And Starcat’s thoughts on incorporating Pagan spirituality into everyday activities from gardening to journaling to working a job help ground our collection of traditions in real life in a very hands-on way. Of course, it’s delightful to gather at the Sabbats and celebrate through ritual, but it’s also important to remain mindful of our values and traditions throughout every ordinary day. We are Pagans every day, not just at the Turning Points. Starcat’s Corner shows us how to bring earth-oriented spirituality to life in a very hands-on, real-world way.
~review by Laura Perry
Author: N. Starcat Shields
Moon Books, 2013
$19.95 pb, $9.99 ebook
Note: Originally published at Laura Perry's blog, Notes from a Gentle Heart.