In modern society there is plenty which seems to take us away from our spiritual paths. Perhaps the last thing we need is to disagree with another simply because his or her chosen path is not ours. That is why I feel Pagans & Christians by Gus diZerega is such an important book.
In Pagans & Christians you will find a remarkable feat: a book that is both lively and entertaining as well as scholarly and eloquent. The author's analysis of Christianity and Paganism offers, for the first time, a true basis for interreligious discussion. The more we talk and share, the more we will understand each other and be able to live in peace.
Within these pages you will find a clear picture of what Paganism really is; what its real roots are. The practices and beliefs of the modern Pagan are presented as they contrast and harmonize with those of their Christian counterparts. You will discover how Pagans relate to the Divine, and why Nature plays such a central role in their faith. The book explains what Pagans believe about evil, suffering, and the devil.
You may be Christian, Pagan, or of any other spiritual path. Whatever you choose to believe, if you take to heart the commandment "Love one another," Pagans & Christians will help you clear away the roadblocks of fear and misunderstanding.
Sarah is creating a healing pouch to give to a friend who has been ill with a respiratory infection as of late. In the tiny, blue, cotton drawstring bag she crumbles some dried cedar bark she took off a nearby tree and shiitake mushrooms from the store, along with a few chips of amethyst bought at the local New Age shop. She then gives this to her... read this article