Synopses & Reviews
Is Paganism a women's religion? What is the role of men in Paganism and Wicca? Priest, summoner, student, teacher, how can men fulfil these roles and worship the Pagan God by themselves, in groups of men, and in groups of men, women and children? The Flowering Rod explores these questions, looking at the earliest Pagan beliefs in the Antlered God and the Father Sky-God, at the men who worshipped the Lord of the forest in Britain and the Goat Footed God of Greece, and at the role of Priest and teacher in today's Pagan Circles. The Flowering Rod traces the history of men's involvement with Pagan religions, from the dim past to the Pagan men of today. The book explores the God worshipped by modern Pagans, and the role of men in Wicca and other Pagan practices. Included are rituals that can be done by circles of men or by groups of men and women. The flowering Rod is an excellent book for men who are searching for a masculine identity in Paganism and for women who wish to understand the Pagan God and the role of men in their religion.
Klein looks at the earliest Pagan beliefs to trace the history of men's involvement. The text is an excellent book for men who are searching for a masculine identity in paganism and for women who wish to understand the Pagan God and the role of men in their religion.