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Book Review: "To Perfect This Feast: A Commentary on Liber XV, The Gnostic Mass"

To Perfect This Feast: A Commentary on Liber XV, the Gnostic Mass James and Nancy Wasserman; Bishops Tahuti and Mara

Book reviews are strange territory- they stand only as opinion, and yet pretend to objectivity, influencing the reception of the text. They habitually disclose little of the nature of the reviewer's thought process in arriving at Hir conclusions. As this is the first book review I've posted here, I'm going to start with a bit of disclosure, in hopes that it benefits the reader.

Closing: First Church of Wicca

According to the website it seems that the First Church of Wicca has lost it's High Priestess to to the Christians.
This at first, seems to be a Bad Thing for the pagan community in general, and in Massachusetts in particular. I'm less convinced that this is as horrible as a lot of commentators seem to think. Let me try to explain some of my thoughts, and while I'm at it, look at some of the reasons why I think unloading Reverend Kendra is a pretty good deal.

Eschatological Ideologies in Action

First, read this article from Take a moment and think about how often you hear statements like this being made recently. Take another moment to think about where statements like this appear historically. Try to understand the mindset that the statements Gingrich is making requires: the kind of orientation, ideology and reasoning involved.

Consider now the words "self-fulfilling prophecy".

Are you scared yet? You should be, and the reasons cut fairly deeply. Let me explain my thinking to you...

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