This will hopefully be the first in a host of book and item reviews. Please remember that these reviews are done of my own volition, and I am not compensated for reviewing these items. I pay for them just like everyone else does, and this review reflects my own, unbiased opinion on the item. So, without further ado…
While I’m not from a small town anymore, I picked up this book based on description alone. What particularly interested me are topics about starting a coven or study group, how to find and make ritual tools, and pagan home decor.
I found the book to be easily readable and the content to be practical. If you’re a small town pagan – and by small town they sometimes mean really small – the author makes paganism easily accessible. There’s even suggestions on how to acquire your ritual supplies from your local super stores, if your tiny town doesn’t have an occult store anywhere nearby. As mentioned before, I bought some small glass votive candles at our local Target for $.99!
Another suggestion the book gives is how to integrate your spiritual needs into a daily practice. If you do even a little something each day to connect with your divinity, you will feel closer to the divine, no matter how small your town is. This is a great idea, and Small Town Pagan gives awesome advice on how to add this to your practice.
Lastly, there’s an entire section on networking online. A lot of pagans and witches find that their first steps on the path are found online, or that much of their inter-connectivity with like-minded people is best found on the internet, especially if you’re in a small, Christian-based town.
In conclusion, I feel that this book was really worth the investment, whether you’re in a small town of 3,000, or a bigger city, like here in Tampa. There’s a lot of different kinds of information packed in 238 pages, and Bronwen Forbes did an excellent job of making an easily understandable and fully applicable book.
I give this book a 4 out of 5.
Question of the day: Have you read “Small Town Pagans”? If so, what did you think of it?