Book Review: Pagan Portals – Odin: Meeting the Norse Allfather

This is the first book I’ve read of the Moon Books Pagan Portals series, and I’m glad I picked Morgan Daimler’s work to start with! I went on a binge a couple months ago and bought a whole slew of books on Amazon. Several Pagan Portals and a few other fun ones that I’ll be reviewing as I move down my TBR pile. First, what are Pagan Portals books? These are short (sub 100 pages) intros to the title topic. I think of it as the top-10 highlight. If this was the only information you were ever going to have, […]

Drawing Down the Sun – a review and my thoughts

Drawing Down the Sun is a devotional guide for sun goddess worship, written by Stephanie Woodfield. Ms. Woodfield is a well known writer for SageWoman and The Portal and is also a founding member of Morrigu’s Daughters. Her website is I picked this book up in the Circle Sanctuary store sometime last fall. I was drawn to the cover art more than anything, and a yearning for the sun that was already fading into the Wisconsin winter. I found this book a refreshing change as someone who loves the Sun but hasn’t seen practical worship of Her as a […]

Red Hot & Holy – a review and my thoughts

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that Sera Beak’s The Red Book was one of the most influential books in developing my spirituality. Recently, I picked up her second book, Red Hot & Holy: A Heretics Love Story, and put it on the top of my TBR list. Here are some of my thoughts on it.   First, thoughts when comparing two different works by the same author. If I had to choose, The Red Book has my vote, but I actually don’t think that comparisons are possible here. The first was written as more of a how-to and the […]

Jailbreaking the Goddess – a review and my thoughts

This year, my treasure from Pantheacon was Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality by Lasara Firefox Allen. She offers a theory involving a 5-fold archetypal model for goddess connection, assisting us in unpacking the inherent patriarchy behind the triple goddess model. First and foremost, she is quick to say – both in her book and in her talks – that she is not demonizing or telling you to throw away all of your triple goddess beliefs. In fact, she acknowledges how necessary that concept was in early neo-paganism and what a beautiful story it makes for myths. […]