I posted this as a response to one of HedgeWitchMagic’s videos on YouTube, but, as always, I thought that I should also post this here in my blog since I really love this book!
As a science teacher, whenever I see, hear or read about metaphysical subjects being backed up by scientific evidence and knowledge, my geek-brain shouts for joy! Although I’m not always looking for empirical evidence when it comes to my spiritual beliefs, a good scientific reference is always much appreciated.
I would like to recommend a great academic-style book called Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by Joyce and River Higginbotham. They cite their sources and have an extensive bibliography in addition to mentioning a lot of science that backs up much of their writing. The book is also required reading for several university religious studies classes. OK, beyond the boring stuff, if you would like a book explaning the many branches of Paganism, here’s your book. It also explains what role magick plays in Paganism and, of course, how science plays its role in it all. Its a book that really makes you think. Amazon has much better reviews than any I could give so take a look if you’re interested: