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Who are the new Pagans, and what do they stand for? From Margot Adler, an NPR reporter and author of Drawing Down the Moon, to Oberon Zell, founder of the Church of All Worlds, the people interviewed in this book express the rich diversity of modern Paganism. Ellen Evert Hopman draws on her own experience as a Pagan and Druid and on extensive research to describe the origins and activities of modern Paganism. The authors examine the influence of Paganism on society-and society's influence on Paganism-with particular attention to how Pagans address such issues as childrearing, organized religion, and politics. People of the Earth unites many Pagan voices in a panoramic view of one of today's most dynamic spiritual movements.
People of the Earth is the first book to provide a forum in which a variety of Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words their beliefs and practices.
After centuries of suppression, Pagan traditions are re-entering the mainstream, as many people rediscover ancient philosophies that honor the environment and the spiritual power of each individual.