Revised and expanded, this comprehensive manual clearly interprets neo-Pagan religious beliefs and practices for non-Pagans, such as professionals in law enforcement, education, social services, and the media. Educating the general public by providing a strong introduction to these alternative spiritual traditions, this updated reference explains the festivals, symbols, tools, and history of Wicca, presents new chapters on the practices of Druidism and Ásatrú, and demonstrates how oppressive religious doctrine has maligned modern Pagans. Written in an accessible style, this overview is tailored for believers as well as skeptics, scholars, and the idly curious. A glossary of neo-Pagan terms and an extensive bibliography are also included.
Kerr Cuhulain is a former police detective who was involved in antidefamation activism and hate crimes investigation for the Pagan community for nearly 20 years. He is the author of Full Contact Magick, Magickal Self Defense, Walking a Spiritual Path in a Sometimes Hostile World, Wiccan Warrior, and Witch Hunts. He lives in Surrey, British Columbia.
"This new handbook can serve as a solid intellectual vaccination against misinformation about Pagans. . . . An instant classic and should be required reading for anyone training to work in the police and emergency services." “Online Pagans Magazine