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Pagan Leadership Anthology – a review by a contributor

Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press, is one of the newer go-to sources for a plethora of worthwhile reads in the Pagan world. January and February 2016 saw the release of two anthologies that have been long anticipated by certain segments of the Global Pagan Community. My hat is off to both the editors of these anthologies and to the contributors. Not an easy task to read, edit, read again, continue to edit, and work with a large number of authors to create as cohesive a collection of articles as possible within the two anthologies. The first to be released was Pagan Leadership Anthology edited by Shauna Aura Knight and Taylor, the second was Finding the Masculine in Goddess’ Spiral edited by Erick DuPree.

Pagan Leadership coverLet me be perfectly clear from the beginning. I am one of the contributors to this anthology and thus I may be a bit biased in this review. My contribution to the book is called “Take a Break or Burn Out”. I am not writing this review to talk about myself or my contribution. So… On to the review!

Many in the Pagan community have been anticipating the release of this anthology. Shauna and Taylor put a couple of years into the editing process. Some of that time was spent waiting for late contributors, like myself, to send in their final edits. Some of that time was also spent handling their own lives. We often forget that the editors of these anthologies have lives outside the books. The wait was well worth it.

With contributions from some of the movers and shakers of the modern Pagan movement, recognized leaders within the community and up-and-comers, as well as those who never thought of themselves as leaders until they set down to write, the Pagan Leadership Anthology brings you voices from all walks of life and many different flavors of Paganism. You will read articles from Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Pagans of many kinds. What you won’t read is someone telling you that their brand of leadership is the only way.

With contributions from:

  • Rev. Bill Devendack
  • Kenn Day
  • Phoenix
  • Manny Tejeda
  • Sable Aradia
  • Raine Shakti
  • Rev. Judith Laxer
  • Sophia Kelly Shultz
  • Peggy Johnson
  • H. Byron Ballard
  • Rev. Catharine Clarenbach
  • KaliSara
  • Christine Hoff Kraemer (with Selina Rifkin)
  • Selina Rifken
  • Syren Nagakyrie
  • Shauna Aura Knight
  • Jhenah Telyndru
  • Taylor Ellwood
  • Sam Wagar
  • Melanie Howard
  • Jade
  • Diana Rajchel
  • Melissa Hill
  • Cat
  • Lisa Spiral Besnett
  • Annika Mongan
  • Rev. Dr. Karen Tate
  • Romany Rivers
  • Rev. David Oliver King
  • Julia Maupin
  • Lisa McSherry
  • Crystal Blanton
  • Margo Wolfe
  • Philipp Kessler
  • Courtney Weber

If there is one thing you take away from this anthology let it be that all voices are valid. All leadership styles can work, and they can fail. The only really bad way to lead is to ignore your instincts and ignore those who look to you to lead.


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