For many contemporary Pagans the relationship between bodymind and place is fundamental, but that relationship has rarely been explored in any depth. Paganism is often described as being polytheistic, animist or about ‘nature worship’, and while that’s all true in a vague and anodyne way, it’s of limited value.
Fortunately, there’s progress; I’m very much looking forward to the publication of The Wanton Green, a collection of essays from 20 Pagans about the wisdom that emerges from their relationship with place. The Wanton Green is due for publication in the autumn of 2011, but meanwhile the blog will offer selections from the book to get your juices going.
A sample of my own contribution – A Life in the Woods: Protest Site Paganism – will be on the Wanton blog in due course, but I’ll be commenting on other postings.
I’m delighted to be included in such a damn fine collection; it includes work from Barry Patterson, (whose work I’ve already referenced here), Susan Greenwood, Jan Fries, Emma Restall Orr, Gordon MacLellan, Graham Harvey … the list goes on!