This dictionary provides a readily available collection of source material for a subject which has recently become of considerable public and academic interest. It provides a point of reference for key words and concepts which have previously been available only in short glossaries, footnotes, or within a body of text. It deals with concepts shared by all Pagans, and also with those concepts unique to a particular Pagan tradition.
' ... Pearson succeeds splendidly in the endeavour she has undertaken and her ability to crystalize and make lucid a complex, messy and multiple social reality is indicative of both experience in and insight into the world of paganism.'
' ... this book will prove an invaluable aid to both the relative newcomer to Paganism and indeed to more experienced scholars ... the information supplied in the book more than withstands close scrutiny and I have no doubt that A Popular Dictionary of Paganism will live up to its title and prove to be just that.' - both by Journal for the Academic Study of Magic