Between the Worlds
Readings in Contemporary Neopaganism
By Sian Reid
Neopaganism is the fastest growing new religion in the West. Between the World: Readings in Contemporary Neopaganism provides an engaging and well-rounded introduction to this often misunderstood spiritual tradition.
This provocative new volume breaks away from the negative doomsday cult focus of existing books on new religious movements and provides a clear focus on feminist spirituality, women and religion, and goddess worship. It offers a spiritual context for paganism and introduces the "language" of paganism and earth religions. This book examines contemporary paganism — not just the "streams" from the 1970s and 1980s, but also the increasingly important "streams" of Druidry and Heathenry.
For the first time ever, this book unites essential readings by leading academics and well-known practitioners from all over the world, including Canada. It features the work of Starhawk, Ronald Hutton, Michael York, Graham Harvey, Helen A. Berger, and Wendy Griffith, alongside contemporary Canadian scholars including Lucie Marie-Mai DuFresne, Lori G. Beaman, and Barbara Jane Davy.
“This is an exciting new book that unites both classic and new work on the growing Neopagan movement. I would use this book. The editor is clearly knowledgeable of the field.”
Helen A. Berger, author of Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States
“There is a need for such a publication. This book will be useful as a complement to a conventional sociology of religion textbook.”
Saroj Chawla, York University
“The collection highlights some of the leading voices in Pagan studies. It also includes some previously unpublished work on comtemporary Paganism in Canada, which has been under surveyed.”
Chas S. Clifton, editor of The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies
“This is a very important anthology to publish. No other anthology addresses Canadian Paganism to this extent. This volume certainly reflects the need to address the growing popularity of Paganism as a new religious movement in Canada.”