Good morning all In browsing through past topics here and in various other sites (Pagan's mostly) I've noticed that many people post good books to read and articles that deal with being a Pagan Parent. So-I propose that this thread be solely devoted to that! Here's what I picked up:
Ruthie suggested Wicca 2000 by Patricia Telesco
Jazz noted Raising Witches by Ashleen O'Gaea
Stephanie M. told us about Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children by Cait Johnson and Maura D Shaw
And last but certainly not least... Kali (Bella) posted this article: Plastic Swords and Pentacles: Chivalry and the Rearing of Pagan Boys
Many thanks to Ruthie, Jazz, Bella, and Stephanie! And I look forward to reading other books/articles that are recommended!
Books, Cd's, etc...for children February 16, 2007 7:09 PM
My favorite children's book is "THE RAIN BABIES", but I can't read it without crying. (I'm sort of mushy I guess)
This is the site, I believe their is a book also, but we have the CD, "Circle Round And Sing"-'Songs for family celebrations in the Goddess traditions'.
My children and I just LOVE it. We play it at least once a day. It's fun and celebration for all ages.
ABC BOOK OF SHADOWS
This is a fabulous board book written by my friend Katie Lydon Olivares. The illistrations are beautiful and colorful. My little witch LOVES it!
Blessed Be, Lauren
What are your favorute books, music, etc..?
February 16, 2007 7:49 PM
I used to play a loop of "We All Come From the Goddess" from Robert Gass and Wings of Song on a tape player for my granddaughter to help her sleep at night. She love it, it is soothing and the sounds of the ocea in the background made it perfect sleeping music.
February 16, 2007 7:20 PM
1. All I See Is Part of Me by Chara M. Curtis and Cynthia Aldrich (Hardcover - Sep 1, 19943. A Walk to the Great Mystery: A Cherokee Tale by Virginia A. Stroud (Hardcover - May 1, 1995) The Way to Start a Day by Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall (Paperback - May 31, 1986)
This Lady is a prolific and inspired author for kids....ANYTHING she has written is solid gold in my opinion....and her illustrator is fabulous as wellCircle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk (Paperback - Feb 1, 2000)
just blowing my own trumpet here
I have wirtten a book being published by capall bann in sommerset,UK called natures children - a pagan parents guide to celebrating the seasons with your family. It covers the main 8 festivals with activities and ideas to do with your kids, a bit about coming of age, birthdays and dealing with loss etc. Should be out soon, perhaps enquiries will make it sooner!!!!! anyway- hope if anyone here gets a copy they enjoy it. I loved writing it.
I also get a good magazine based here in the UK. Called the green parent, there is a resident pagan/wiccan who writes about the seasons and the festivals, all kinds of ideas and interesting things for you and your family. And theres an insert called green kids, with ideas, articles and games for the children. Find on www.thegreenparent.co.uk
love rachel x
Oh Rachel..Its All So Very Exciting..I am So Happy For You..It sounds Like a wonderful Book..I MUST Have a Copy!! Its Fantastic That you are using your Gift to Help Others!!
thank you for such lovely encouragement. The website for the publishers is www.capallbann.co.uk
Im not sure exactly when it will be out for sale. Ive signed the contract but I know it takes a while to get out in the bookshelves. Best thing is to contact them and find out.
Im really excited though
thanks for your interest
Stephanie....... sorry I've taken so long to answer you; I've only just seen your post, re. The Triple Spiral. You said you wanted to enquire about international rates...... try the following email address which is Germaine Knight's addy - she is the editor.
just heard from the publishers that my book is now available. so inspired ive started writing the next one!!!
hope you'll all have a virtual glass of champagne with me!!
thank you stephanie and jenna.
its available from the 1 august on www.amazon.co.uk - and direct from the publishers www.capallbann.co.uk I think you can order it from bookshops too but as its only just out it may be a few week before its available to order from shops.
called Natures Children - Celebrating the seasons in a pagan family ISBN 13 978186163.
thanks for everyone else who has been sending me green stars and messages for this. I really appreciate everyones good wishes. Its really touched me.
stephanie what a lovely thing to do - thank you so much!
thanks to everyone who has sent me messages - there are so many lovely people on care2.
This post was modified from its original form on 02 Aug, 3:18
its taken a while but im finally being reviewed in various magazines now. The next one I know of is to be in a magazine called Green Parent Magazine - next issue april/may.
thanks for everyone who has hit my website and sent me emails. your support is greatly appreciated.