The Path of the Blue Raven – Mark Townsend



Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: O Books (November 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1846942381
ISBN-13: 978-1846942389 
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Mark Townsend was a Vicar with the Church of England. He is also a stage magician. Currently he stands somewhere on the religious path between Druidism and Christianity. This book is a story of how he became disenchanted with the Church. It’s also a tale about the need to re-achieve the magic that some lose, and how to regain that magic.

I found the book very interesting. The introspective look he takes at himself, I think could help anyone with a desire to be more spiritual. Like many others in the world, he sees something broken in religion or as he calls it “Churchianity”. Along his path, it seems, he’s managed to re-discover God in all the natural wonder and magic around him.

The last section of the book are essays contributed by people along various paths of religion. It covers Celtic-Christians, Druidic Christians, Pagan Druids, and Native American/Celtics. I really liked these essays, particularly the one pertaining to the correlation between the Choctaw people here and the Celtic people in Ireland.

If you can get a copy of this book, and you want to be a more spiritual person, but not follow a set pattern of rules, then pick it up. I think you’d probably enjoy it.

*Disclaimer* A review copy of this book was provided by John Hunt Publishing Unlmited. Thanks  Sarah.  It didn’t affect my review in any way.

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