You can learn a lot from pagans
, Mark Townsend suggests: “I’m actually a priest of the Church of England – but with a difference. Though I’m still in “holy orders”, I now work full time as a magician, writer and retreat leader. I’ve been described as a “priest at the edge”. My latest book, The Path of the Blue Raven
, describes my own encounters with the Pagan traditions of this land and what great treasures I’ve learned from them.”
“I’ll always be a priest. It’s where it all began, and the beauty of the unpolluted Christ-message is still enough to send shock waves of love rippling down my spine. But when I spend time with pagans
and absorb the openness, warmth, magical-power and sheer delight in being human, I catch a glimpse of what the church ought to, and (perhaps) could be like.”
See also: Neo-Paganism: Is Dialogue Possible?