A very enjoyable and extremely readable book by Robin Merrill that I flew through today, including while with butterflies at Magic Wings in Deerfield, MA today.
But, as a pagan, I have big, big problems with the book.
We aren’t in a war with Jesus, or working with demons.
Most pagans I know are cool, spiritual people. In fact, a lot of them including some teachers like Jesus a lot.
There is nothing evil about Wicca or being a witch, of a lover of nature or trees.
I do think a lot of pagans are seekers of spirituality so that is true. But, I have met very, very few pagans who tried to convert people. It’s of course part of Christian tradition. A part which led to horrible atrocities around the world with conversion of the native peoples of the Americas, Africa and around the world. The horrible things that people who were Christian have done for Christ in history are legion. If you are beating native people or torturing them to convert them, the savage person is the abuser.
But, again a very enjoyable book. And I am planning to continue reading Robin Merrill’s work. I have loved her poetry for a long time and really enjoyed “Shelter”. I actually flew through this one faster, I am planning to read “Daniel”, the sequel to “Shelter” next.