Living Paganism picks up where Shanddaramon’s last book left off and leads the practitioner to determine how to be more fulfilled through connecting spiritual practice to the many sacred cycles of life. In this book, you will learn how to develop Pagan spiritual goals that are balanced and meaningful. Then you will learn to observe and become an active participant in the cosmic cycles of the universe so that you may learn to honor and use those cycles to live your Pagan values. Every day we experience the cycles of Earth, the moon, the sun, and the changes in life. By connecting your practice to these sacred cycles you will learn to create a meaningful and magical life.” (From the back cover.)

Writing a review of this book is going to take me perilously near the edge of being perceived as non-tolerant. I didn’t much like his first book (Self-Initiation for the Solitary Witch), and my feelings haven’t particularly changed with further reading.

Living Paganism is not ‘advanced’ anything, and Scott Cunningham did it better the first time out (Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner and Living Wicca, to be specific).

Save your money, or spend it on better options, like Cunningham, or Penczak, or even Ravenwolf!

~review by Lisa Mc Sherry

Author: Shanddramon

New Page, 2006

pp. 256, $14.99