Paganism is a collection of spiritual paths that have their roots in the ancient religions of the world. Thousands of Pagans today share a love of Nature and a reverence of the Divine, but how they express their beliefs differs according to the path they follow. This ground-breaking guide to Paganism explains--the main issues involved in setting out on the Pagan path --the beliefs and practices of Wicca, Hedgewitch traditions, Druidry, Shamanism, Asatru, Mystery Groups, Ecletic Paganism and some foreign traditions--the Pagan approach to magic--the significance of sacred sites--how to be a practical Pagan - celebrations and organisations --the growing role of Paganism in today's world - Eco-Paganism and Cyber Paganism
Pete Jennings was born in Ipswich, Suffolk England in 1953. He has been a telephone engineer, sales manager, care worker and more latterly a qualified social worker. He is also qualified as a counsellor & psychotherapist.
As a Pagan of the Heathen path, Pete is High Gothi of the Odinshof organisation and a past President of the Pagan Federation. He enjoys re-enacting with Ealdfaeder Anglo Saxons, and until recently was a guide of ghost tours in Ipswich He is also a member of Old Glory Molly Dancers & Musicians as well as acting and storytelling. In the past he was in both folk and rock bands, and made albums with WYSIWYG and PYRAMID of GOATS
For over 20 years Pete presented folk shows for both BBC Radio Suffolk and Radio Orwell. He continues to lecture both home and abroad on both Pagan and Folkloric topics, and has had over a dozen books published.
"PENDA, Heathen King of Mercia: his Anglo Saxon World" & "The Wild Hunt & its followers" are his latest works. (2013) Pete has a low boredom threshold! Pete is currently working on a book about blacksmith Gods, Magicians, folklore etc. Expect to see it around the end of 2014.
His own personal website is www.gippeswic.demon.co.uk and his re-enactment website is www.ealdfaeder.org You can also find him on Facebook