Episode 8 – John Beckett Druid Priest & Pagan Author

Welcome to Weird Web Radio! I’m your host, Lonnie Scott.

This episode features John Beckett! John was wonderful to interview. I had a hard time bringing it to an end while keeping a lot of questions on the table to explore. That means a part 2 in the future for sure. In fact, John and I discussed a possible episode I think many of you will enjoy if and when we find the time to put it together. Yeah, I know that’s a little vague. Surprises must be surprises.

John Beckett’s own description from his blog: “I grew up in Tennessee with the woods right outside my back door. Wandering through them gave me a sense of connection to Nature and to a certain Forest God. I’m a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the Coordinating Officer of the Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a former Vice President of CUUPS Continental. I’ve been writing, speaking, teaching, and leading public rituals for the past thirteen years. I live in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and I earn my keep as an engineer.”

John Beckett is a modern Pagan writer and Druid Priest that dares to go deeper with questions on spirituality, the Gods, how to worship, magic, morals and ethics, politics, and challenging our worldviews.

We explore everything from breaking free from fundamentalist Christianity, Human Sacrifice, and hearing the Gods all the way to his own personal journey. I hope you enjoy the show!

Here’s some helpful links:

John’s blog – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/

John’s post about escaping fundamentalism – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2015/09/escaping-fundamentalism.html

Wild Hunt’s Review of John’s book – http://wildhunt.org/2017/03/book-review-the-path-of-paganism-by-john-beckett.html

John’s Book The Path of Paganism on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Path-Paganism-Experience-Based-Modern-Practice/dp/0738752053

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