Mark bares his soul,
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This review is from: Diary of a Heretic: The Pagan Adventures of a Christian Priest (Kindle Edition)
There is a bit of risk in writing a biographical book. Especially when you are writing as someone who has been held up by others to a greater level of expectation. People don't want their spiritual leaders to have human failings.
As a Pagan High Priestess with over 20 years practice I know first-hand what a burden it can be when others place you on a pedestal. Eventually you will fall off!
Mark bares all, showing himself as the wonderfully human man that he is. He doesn't do it to seek redemption, nor is this an attempt to sully the reputations of others who have wronged him. Indeed, he takes great pains to make sure names are not named.
Spiritual paths are seldom easy or straightforward. It is all too easy to lose your way as you try to figure out if you are even on that path. often times the writers and so called spiritual gurus present only the positive and the good thoughts, making readers think the only way to really be doing spiritual work "right" is by not striving towards, but constantly living in a state of non-doubt, non-questioning spiritual perfection. Not all spiritual leaders are placed on pedestals by their followers. Some climb up their all on their own, and then fight tooth and nail to maintain that illusion.
What Mark provides here is hope. If he can find his way back onto his own spiritual path, then so can the rest of us. If he can have doubts and imperfections and still find solace in his personal relationship with Spirit, then so can we.