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Thread #20846   Message #219276
Posted By: Dani
27-Apr-00 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: More pagan stuff
Subject: RE: BS: More pagan stuff
I've recently finished reading a book called "When The Drummers Were Women" A Spiritual History of Rhythm, by Layne Redmond.

Though mostly about the use of the frame drum in spiritual practice(mostly by women) throughout history, the book contains a couple of fascinating chapters that bring alive the 'interwoven' history of pagans/Goddess-worshippers/ early Christians/atheists/ political pragmatists and all of their respective machinations. Tons of research, footnotes, references, biblios, etc., but mostly interesting for making the times come alive and sparking curiosity about how all these folks got along (or didn't) and what the current issues were that affected religious practice.

Joe, maybe there's a place for you. Though raised Catholic, I am a Unitarian Universalist, and raising my children so. However, I have many friends who celebrate Pagan holidays, and whenever I'm asked to join celebrations I do, referring to myself as a "Solstice and Equinox Pagan", like those "Christmas and Easter Catholics"!