The Wanton Green – Pagan places

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.

Protest site camp in the woods

Life in the woods

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!

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2 Responses to The Wanton Green – Pagan places

  1. What a gorgeous picture at the top of the blog. (And the forthcming book sounds interesting too!)

  2. Administrator says:

    Thanks Caroline. The picture is cropped from my photo of the Lila Falls in the Blue Mountains, Australia. I suspect you may have been there! I’m going to put up a selection of my photos from that trip soon.

    I’m very much looking forward to the book coming out – I think it’ll be a cracker!

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