She clarifies this ‘own path’ practice from the word go and continues to confidently explain to the reader throughout the book, about the inevitable questions that arise out of it… This is done with the skill of one who has learned by experience and understanding that the path we walk is one of our own choice and that ultimately we create it for ourselves, as a reflection and expression of the soul.
Why Paganism isn’t really a religion is thoroughly explained in the first chapter, with further unravelling leading to an insight into formalised religion and its limitations. Again, the author demonstrates a sound knowledge of a well - researched subject and the wisdom earned through experiencing it. She goes on to explore spirituality as an emotional experience, building a personal philosophy, community without dogma and the chapter on ethics; I found extremely helpful on many levels. In fact, I learned much from the book as a whole and am all the wiser for it.
Dissecting spirituality is no easy feat in words. It requires a higher perspective as its very nature demands it. To boldly proclaim ~ I believe the desire for power is driven by fear and that it is inherently destructive ~ is to move towards reclaiming that power both personally and collectively.
But this writer does it. She does it with grounded reasoning, a self-enquiring honesty that endears and a level of spiritual awareness which will inform and inspire all who delve into this invaluable work.
Very well done to Nimue Brown. A fascinating read for the free spirit.