Answering the Call of the God

“Thor” tapestry hanging by Polly Lind

Why do we seem to reluctant to embrace the Pagan God?

Is it because of some deep rooted psychological hangover from a repressed Christian past that we desperately wish to avoid, or is it what the Sacred He could actually do to us?

Do we fear he will bring out our “uncontrollable” side?

Do we fear that he will lead us to places we are not able to properly understand or experience?

Have we truly forgotten how to interact with the Divine Masculine or are we now ashamed to embrace the testosterone fed energy in this modern age?

Now is the time for the true essence of the Divine Masculine to be reclaimed, especially due to the rise in popularity of Paganism and other alternative spiritual practices.

Now is the time to rightfully honour not only the warrior and chief, the leader and protector, but also the healer, the nurturer, and the wise teacher.

Like the departure of a lover, the scent of testosterone lingers in the air with the sound of hooves pounding on the earth, echoing in the distance.  Now is the time to prepare ourselves for the return of the Divine Masculine, the God, in all his glory.

Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine within modern Paganism is a showcase of personal depictions of the Pagan God from all around the world.  Many of the essays, poems and artwork that grace the 290 odd pages which make up this anthology have been contributed by some highly respected Pagan authors and artists, including:
* Michael Howard (the late editor of The Cauldron as well as some 38 books),
* Pete Jennings (author of books including Blacksmith Gods: Myths Magicians and Folklore and Pagan Paths: A Guide to Wicca, Druidry, Asatru Shamanism and Other Pagan Practices)
* Anna Franklin (author of 30 books and decks including The Pagan Ways Tarot and The Sacred Circle Tarot),
* Tony and Candia McKormack from British Pagan band Inkubus Sukkubus,
* Frances Billinghurst (author of Dancing the Sacred Wheel, In Her Sacred Name and editor of this book),
* Shauna Aura Knight (mixed media artist and co-author of The Pagan Leadership Anthology),
* Polly Lind (New Zealand based tapestry artist),
* Peter Coughlin (writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction),
* Patrick Larabee (artist and author of Whisperings from the Void),
as well as contributions from many others.

Call of the God: An Anthology Exploring the Divine Masculine within modern Paganism can be purchased through Amazon.com and all affiliated online stores.

 

 

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