Reviewed by Byron Ballard
[Snip] What heady days the 70s were! Everyone was looking for freedom—gender, ethnicity and culture all came into glorious play. There were angry and righteous movements throughout the land, some having regained their footing from the 1960s. AIM, the Panthers Black and Gray, Women’s Lib—the list is long and now sad to see. So many groups fought for basic rights—rights that would ultimately have to be fought for again and again. It takes only a cursory look to see that today’s political landscape contains the same needs, the same furies.
It is sometimes hard to see how far we’ve come as a community and as a family of spiritual movements, when there is still so much work to be done. The book is filled with ideas that have long been accepted parts of the modern Pagan movements—reincarnation, karma, astrology—but they were fresh on the American scene then and intriguing to many.