Paganism in the Concrete Jungle
by Raven Kaldera, Tannin Schwarzstein
Published by Llewellyn Worldwide
offers pagans something only few pagan writers have touched on... life as
a pagan while living in a city.
While maintaining a residence
in an urban population, many pagans find it difficult to feel that
"touch" with the Earth and nature. We can seek to fill our
shelves with plants, collect items from the country and disguise our homes
in country garb. But when it comes right down to it, we know we reside in
the city and often feel frantic to distance ourselves.
Urban Primitive gives
pagans a chance and choice to find joy and live in urban communities while
feeling that glorious touch of the pagan divine. This book spells out what
is needed insofar as attitude, equipment and perspective to get along with
the concrete gods. Humor scattered throughout the book make this some of
the most enjoyable reading this reviewer has seen. The Triple Goddess of
the city is a don't-miss section of the volume, discussing offerings for
parking spaces, living spaces and more.
goes that step further to enable the city-dwelling pagan to not only come
to appreciate the city and all its foibles, but to revel in the constants
that make city-life what it is.
Any pagan feeling
"stuck" in urban living spaces needs to spend an afternoon with
this book. They will find their magical life and personal perspective
enhanced and recharged, ready for anything.