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Diary of a Heretic: The Pagan Adventures of a Christian Priest Paperback – September 7, 2013
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Mark Townsend is a combination of priest, magician and writer, who uses seemingly opposing forces as equal gifts in our search for the meaning of life. He lives in Leominster, UK.
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Mark strips himself bare and with naked honesty reveals his deepest self to the reader, leaving himself open to adoration or judgement, whatever the case may be. It takes one with a lot of guts and faith to do such a thing. When one writes a book such as this, it is like opening a can of worms and throwing away the lid. There is no turning back.
I eagerly recommend this book to any and all who find themselves at a crossroad on their spiritual path, for those who lack fulfillment, for those who still question and those who are still seeking reconciliation. As you dive into the pages of this beautiful journey, you will realize....you are not alone.
The book is the diary of one year in Mark's life which charts his struggle to balance, integrate and assimilate his dual callings along Christian and Pagan pathways. For me, it describes the process of a man who, like a bonsai tree being freed from its binding-wires and tiny pot, rediscovers its essential tree-ness and slowly, awkwardly and often painfully begins to grow - his roots down into Paganism, and his branches up into Christianity (or vice versa!): for Mark, both the roots and the leaves of the branches provide him with life, nutrients and light.