Sorry to completely disagree with previous reviewers, but to me this book starts as a rant against 'religion' and descends into a how to do it 'my way' handbook with regard to paganism. Evidently all you have to do is one quick ceremony and hey presto, there you are 'a bona fide witch, Pagan and a practitioner of the Old Religion'.
The author appears to have a troubled past with regard to Christianity and whilst the assertions he makes may be valid, his hatred and venom spill off the page. It left me hoping that no-one seeking to understand what paganism is about ever finds this book and thinks we are all Christian hating fundamentalists with a side line in muttered rites that must include 'thee' and 'thou' at every turn. His pantheon of choice is Roman, asserting that 'The Romans anthropomorphized ideal and perfect human concepts such as love, maternity, courage and joy in the images of the gods; this ensured that every individual could relate to the ideal being sought.' These presumably are the same Romans that marched around the world, conquering and subduing the locals whilst enjoying a bit of gladatorial action and crucifixion on the side?
I hope that the author manages to work through whatever it is that is causing him such angst, but I shan't be adding to his coffers by buying any more of his books - thank goodness it was cheap via Kindle and I only wasted a couple of pounds.