O Books, 2008

ISBN 978-1-84694-094-1

Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk McCain


Emma is head of the international Druid Network and the author of ten books. She teaches courses worldwide, and lectures at universities and conferences on Druidry, environmentalism, healing, and women’s spirituality.

With a knowledgeable and authoritative voice, Emma speaks from both heart and well-schooled mind about her Pagan tradition, its history and practices, and how its ethics and attitudes fit into the context of Western philosophical thought.

This book’s blurb describes it as “… a comprehensive guide to moral living from a Pagan perspective” and that it certainly is. It might just as easily have been a guide to living out of exactly the kind of ecocentric worldview that all the members of our GreenSpirit organization share, along with many other spiritually aware, green-minded people who have not thought of themselves specifically as Pagans.

A counsel of perfection it may be, but it is a beautifully articulated one and worth a place on any ‘green’ person’s bookshelf, whether a practising Pagan or not.