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There are some really wonderful Pagan books out there, written by fabulous authors who chose to share their knowledge with the world. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of people who have written books just to mess with people’s heads or make a buck. You never know what you’re getting when you buy a new book.
I wish I could tell you to trust every author, but I can’t. If you want to know what authors are worth reading, I suggest that you do some online searches and find threads about favorite Pagan authors, and go from there. You have to keep in mind that everyone’s got their own opinion, but it can help you avoid the bad seeds in the writing world.
When it comes to Paganism, or anything else really, you can never assume that because someone published a book about it, they’re an authority and telling the truth. The same is true of websites. Use your gut and judgement when taking in new information, and see what others in the community have to say if you need help sorting out the truth.
*Disclaimer: I no longer practice Paganism, but I’ve left these Pagan Myths articles active because I believe they’re still valuable in helping people to understand Paganism and reduce negative stereotypes.*