Although many of the roots of Paganism come from the lands of people of color, much of the color of Paganism is forgotten in the cultural mainstreaming that happens to ethnic cultures. This forces many people of color within Paganism to walk between the worlds of their birth ancestry and culture, and that of their spiritual culture.
Shades of Ritual: Minority Voices in Practice is the second installment of the Shades of Faith series. This anthology is a collection of pieces that challenge traditional perceptions of Eurocentric Paganism, and gives the reflections of people of color within their practice of Pagan spirituality. Its contributors address some of the complexities of practice, for those who are both part of an ethnic minority and also a practitioner of a minority religious path. Shades of Ritual offers insightful, beautiful and genuine reflections of the practices of people of color within our community. The authors practice a variety of traditions, including Wicca, Voodoo, Umbanda, Shaman, and other Pagan paths.
Join us once again while we celebrate the beauty of diversity within Paganism, giving a voice to the practices, writing, poems, and wisdom of Pagans of color in our community. Let us continue to explore the range of experiences and practices of those who add a little color to our Pagan landscape.
Contributors include: Nadirah Adeye, Clio Ajana, Crystal Blanton, Flame Bridhesdottir, Leslie Brooks, Janet Callahan, Alexandra Chauran, Dr. Katharyn Privett-Duren (Seba O’Kiley), Yutaka Furuki, Abel R. Gomez, Olivia Haynes, Yvonne E. Nieves, Luna Pantera, Nathaniel Puckett, Rt. Rev. Anniitra Ravenmoon, Sandra Santiago, Szmeralda Shanel, Rose Skye, Jayde Van Ter Pool, Pablo Vazquez III, Heaven Walker, Cecily Joy Willowe, M.Div., and Alisa Kuumba Zuwena
Review of 'Shades of Ritual' on Patheos.com