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Our ancient ancestors did not share our modern understanding of cosmology, as evidenced by the tendency of pretty much every pre-science religion on Earth, pagan or otherwise, to locate this one tiny planet at the center of physical reality, where it surely appears to be to earthbound humans observing the circular movements of stars in the night sky, rather than where we now objectively know it to reside - on the insignificant edge of a minor galaxy nowhere near the center of anything.
Any religion that hopes to maintain its relevance in the age of quantum physics and the Hubbell Space Telescope must be able to offer meaningful spiritual insight into the real grandeur of our universe, on the smallest and largest scales, as it is revealed by modern science, as well as of the Earth's place in that grand universe, and of Humanity's role - not only in the life of the Earth, but also in that of the real physical Heavens the Earth inhabits, and of everything existing between Heaven and Earth as well. Such a religion must be flexible enough to incorporate new discoveries about Humanity, the Earth and the universe into its beliefs without surrendering its credibility, to welcome new scientific discoveries as puzzle pieces to be fit into a continuing revelation of an infinite spiritual truth.
I believe that Wicca is the one religion on Earth most uniquely equipped to face this challenge of modernity, for, in spite of even well-intentioned misrepresentations, Wicca is not now, nor has it ever been, solely an "Earth Religion." Wicca is a religion that is centered in and reveres Nature - whether that Nature be expressed in the teeming life and wind and water of our planet's biosphere, in the nuclear processes that energize our sun, or in the swirling push and pull of gravity that spins our, and every other, galaxy into being.
Wicca acknowledges that there is only one Nature, and it is everywhere...Review:
A much-needed book right now... Free sounds a call for us to "get serious" about true study in our faith, for internal consistency to our system of belief. It's a call worth answering. -- Blackhawk, Dragon's Weave Wicca Blog(www.dragonsweave.com), September 1, 2006
Ersa Free may not speak for all Wiccans, and some may not fully agree with her, but she seems to be one of the few Wiccan authors to really look deep into theology and her perspective is well thought out and makes a lot of sense. If a writer was going to convince me to become a witch it would be her. -- Jared Blackburn, Lulu.com Book Review
I recommend Wicca 404 to anyone who wants to deepen their connection to the Goddess, and for anyone who has already mastered the basics and is looking for more... The writing is mature and intelligent; a few times I had to just put it down and really THINK on some of the points--not because the content was beyond my reach, but because I couldn't get over how "deep" her thought process dove! -- Laureldarkmoon, www.goldentreewands.com
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Book Description LULU, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111430317728