Thousands of documents and sites exist on the Internet on the broad subjects of present-day Earth-centered religions, Goddess-based theology, and Paganism. Following are just a few, which are intended to give an idea of the breadth of the subject. None of the external links on this page are are associated with Hawthorn Grove, but they all contain good reading.

A readable scholarly literature review entitled Witchcraft, magic and religion: some discursive reconstructions of belief and practice, by Jenny Blain, Ph.D. of the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax, was presented at the conference on The Middle Ages in Contemporary Popular Culture, McMaster University (March 1996). An even broader overview is contained in the wide-ranging repository of Pagan information and links at the Neopagan Archive at Lysator. The Ecole Initiative has a summary of the ancient Eleusinian mystery drama, about which Homer wrote, "Happy is he among men upon earth who has seen these mysteries; but he who is uninitiate and who has no part in them never has lot of like good things once he is dead, down in the darkness and gloom." [1]

Some larger Pagan denominations and churches, in some cases based upon reconstructions or restorations of ancient rituals and traditions, include Ar' nDra'iocht Fe'in: A Druid Fellowship, an American-based group founded in 1983 by P.E.I. Bonewits; the Church of the Four Quarters operates a Pagan retreat in the Allegheny mountains of Artemis, Pa.; the Church of All Worlds, Inc., based in Ukiah, California, founded in 1962 by Otter Zell and others who were influenced by teachings of psychologist Abraham Maslow and inspired by the works of Robert A. Heinlein. CAW publishes The Green Egg -- A journal of the awakening Earth. The Covenant of the Goddess is an international organization of cooperating, autonomous Wiccan congregations and solo practitioners. The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans is an independent affiliate of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Mugwort Grove, ADF is a local congregation of ADF based in Washington, DC. There are many more out there. Look around.

A few recommended personal web sites include that of P.E.I. Bonewits (or its mirror), author of Real Magic and other publications and founder of ADF; Starhawk, author of The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing; and Jennah Silverwing.

Of interest to some might be Pagans in recovery, offering several links for Pagan 12-steppers.