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A Pagan Testament: The Literary Heritage of the World's Oldest New Religion

A Pagan Testament: The Literary Heritage of the World's Oldest New Religion (Paperback)

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Pagans often claim that their spiritual inspiration comes not from a written scripture but from personal experience and original creativity. Yet, there are many written works which also constitute its testament. Some of them are thousands of years old, such as the "Descent of Ishtar", and "The Homeric Hymn to Demeter". Others are more recent, such as "The Charge of the Goddess". "A Pagan Testament" collects these original works together, along with the poetry and prose that inspired the founders of the modern Pagan movement. It also includes the largest collection of circle songs and wisdom teachings ever published, which are the Pagan equivalent of the Biblical Psalms and Proverbs. They were collected by the author in a survey of Pagan folklore, from almost 2,000 people in twelve countries around the world. They show that Paganism is continually expanding and developing. Finally, the book includes an original and valuable philosophical commentary and interpretation.

Mind, Body & SpiritMysticism, magic & ritualShamanism, paganism & druidryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsContemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sectsReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalComparative religionReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalInterfaith relations Publisher: John Hunt Publishing Publication Date: 13/11/2008 ISBN-13: 9781846941290  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Brendan Myers was inspired by Celtic culture, taught to him by his Irish parents. He has a Ph.D in ethics and philosophy and contributes regularly to Pagan and general media. He lives in Canada.

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