Local Authors on Huffington Post’s Pagan List
June 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
Today, May 31, 2012, the Religion section of the Huffington Post released a list of 27 books that Pagans should have on their shelves. This book list was created as a call for Pagans to compile titles of books that Pagans should read. With the help of David Dashifen Kees, this list was put together and released for the public. The author of the article, Jahnabi Barooah , posted a list that includes many notable books within the community and others that are from newer Pagan authors.
With well over 200 comments posted from community members so far, this article has generated a lot of discussion around books, authors and definitions of Paganism. While some community members make note of the lack of Pagan focused news from the Huffington Post in the past, others are upset over several books that are not on the list. Most widely discussed books missing from this list of 27 essential Pagan books include Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Alder, The Spiral Dance by Starhawk and the Pagan Book of Living and Dying by Starhawk and M. Macha Nightmare.
Several of the books highlighted in this list include bay area writers. Books coming from the bay area included T. Thorn Coyle’s Evolutionary Witchcraft, Diana Paxson’s Essential Asatru and the Shades of Faith anthology edited by Crystal Blanton.
The list can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/31/pagan-books-27-essential-_n_1556931.html?ref=religion
Crystal Blanton reporting, Bay Area Pagan Newswire Collective