GODS&RADICALS PRESS DIGITAL BOOK SALE
For the month of October, until the end of 1 November, all our digital books are on sale.
All digital books are now priced at either $4 or $6 US until Samhaim.
Or, you can get our entire digital catalog (17 radical pagan books) for $50 US, less than $3 a book.
No discount code is required for these reductions, and a direct download link is provided immediately by email after completion of your order.
See the below list for all our digital titles.
For more information on each title, hover over or expand the link.
Or scroll down for an expanded description of each title.
Download all 17 of our digital publications together at a greatly reduced price.
You will receive the following:
A Beautiful Resistance: Everything We Already Are
A Beautiful Resistance: The Fire Is Here
A Beautiful Resistance: Left Sacred
A Beautiful Resistance: The Crossing
Circling The Star, by Anthony Rella
Pagan Anarchism, by Christopher Scott Thompson
A Pagan Anti-Capitalist Primer, by Alley Valkyrie & Rhyd Wildermuth
Witches in a Crumbling Empire, by Rhyd Wildermuth
A Kindness of Ravens, by Rhyd Wildermuth
Your Face is a Forest, by Rhyd Wildermuth
Enchanting The Shadowlands, by Lorna Smithers
The Broken Cauldron, by Lorna Smithers
Gatherer of Souls, by Lorna Smithers
True To The Earth, by Kadmus
Gods-Speaking, by Judith O’Grady
All That Is Sacred Is Profaned, by Rhyd Wildermuth
Of Monsters and Miso (Des Monstres et Du Miso), by Alley Valkyrie
All files are pdfs except Pagan Anarchism, which is an .epub file. Simply extract the files from the downloaded folder and read on any device.
Please note: this file is over 200mb and may take some time to download. Be sure to follow the link provided by email within 24 hours to download this package.
This is the DIGITAL edition. For the PRINT EDITION, go here.
How does capitalism work (and why isn’t it working)? How do the rich use race and gender strife to divide and control the poor? What was life like before Capitalism, and what might it be like after? And what’s the relationship between Marx’s ideas about alienation and the Pagan desire to re-enchant the world?
All That Is Sacred Is Profaned is the text from Rhyd Wildermuth’s popular introductory course on Marxism, now available in print. Written for those without privileged academic experience and those too busy trying to survive to read economic theory, this book uses real-world examples to explain how capitalism operates, why it came about, and how it might be stopped.
All That Is Sacred Is Profaned isn’t just an economic or political text. Instead, Pagan and druid Rhyd Wildermuth teases out the intersections between Marx’s ideas and the core worldviews of animism and Paganism: the magical transformation of the world through labor, the inspirited nature of the things we humans create and trade, and the sacred aspects of the world crushed beneath the demands of profit.
All That Is Sacred Is Profaned in arranged in five sections:
Chapter One: What Capitalism is (and isn’t), and how it has come to control the way we see the world and each other
Chapter Two: How Capitalism works (and doesn’t), and why owners are always at odds with the people who work for them.
Chapter Three: Why Capitalism replaced feudalism and other forms of society, and how our modern image of the past is shaped by capitalism, not by history.
Chapter Four: How Colonialism and Slavery relate to Capitalism, and how racism and sexism developed as management strategies to keep the poor divided
Chapter Five: Why Capitalism cannot continue forever, how its internal contradictions are destroying nature and humanity, and how we might use Marx’s ideas to survive our current crises.
In addition, All That Is Sacred Is Profaned includes study questions, a glossary, and additional material for those who wish to learn more.
This is the Digital version (pdf) of the book. For the print version, please see this link.
“Their world lies behind ours like a bright shadow of reality: the shadow does not reflect what 'we have built (or destroyed), but what could be.”
What’s it like to speak to a god? Or more importantly, how do you know you’re actually speaking to one and not a voice you made up in your head? Why try to speak to gods at all? And what do we actually do about what they’re saying?
With earthly prose and her often hilarious wit, Druid and writer Judith O’Grady offers answers to these questions, along with deeply profound insight into the implications of modern animism in an overly-industrialized (and dying) world. Greatly expanding upon her earlier work (God-Speaking), Judith recounts her own experiences and rituals—from cleaning trash along river-banks to awakening sleeping spirits in abandoned urban places. Gods-Speaking narrates a world full of meaning in a time where we’ve forgotten humans are not the only beings with something to say.
“If you’ve ever just wanted to know how to talk to gods and change the world, and you’d rather learn how to do it from a kind elderly Druid woman (rather than some dense and overwrought esotericist who’s like 25 years old and can’t tell the difference between a Birch and an Alder), I think this book will mean as much to you as it meant to me.”
-Rhyd Wildermuth, from the Foreword.
(this is the purchase link for the digital edition. Please see this link for the print edition).
Much more than traditions and customs are lost when an animist culture is suppressed or destroyed. Into the abyss of forgetting goes also an entire way of seeing humans, animals, gods, and the rest of nature, as well as the relationships these things constantly forge with each other.
These were also the worldviews of ancient Pagan cultures before the dominance of writing and monotheism supplanted them. Organic pluralism, an embrace of multiple, conflicting truths, and a deep understanding of the interconnection between humans and the natural world: all were core values of oral and animist cultures.
As global climate change and the collapse of Empire throw the earth and our modern societies into crisis, these core values are what humanity and the nature it destroys desperately need again.
In True To The Earth: Pagan Political Theology, author and professor of philosophy Kadmus weaves a narrative from the lore of Celtic, Greek, Norse, and indigenous traditions to show us how we once saw the world and how we can see it again. He unveils the modern assumptions which blind us from seeing the past and what we've lost, challenges the core foundations of literal, universalist thinking, and shakes us free from the unseen bonds monotheism has placed upon our understanding of ourselves and the world.
Well-researched and erudite, yet written in an engaging and accessible manner, True To The Earth offers back to us what we have lost, and gives us fertile soil from which a new earth-centered political understanding can arise.
(Read an excerpt here)
About the Author:
Kadmus is a published academic with a Ph.D. in philosophy teaching at the college level. He is also a practicing ceremonial magician with a long standing relationship to the ancient Celtic deities.
“The Empire under which we all suffer, under which we are all ruled, was born upon the factory floor and upon the witch’s stake. But in the char of those burnings and the soot from those smokestacks we can see its impending death…”
Beauty stolen in a tavern of a Scottish port. A dead Cathar’s caress as a man waits for bootsteps that will drag him away. Rain-drenched grief over iron bridges. Plastic fairies littering an ancient stone circle. Sex amongst bones and the howls of the Hunter.
A new collection of essays, mystic prose, and poems from Gods&Radicals co-founder Rhyd Wildermuth, including the expanded and previously un-released text of his speech, “Witches In a Crumbling Empire.”
Witches In A Crumbling Empire weaves together love, resistance, and magic into a ritual not to hold up the pillars of Empire as they fall, but to dance as they collapse.
The third collection of prose and poems by awenydd Lorna Smithers, Gatherer of Souls lures the reader into the mist-veiled forests of time to meet Gwyn Ap Nudd.
Chasing the chaser into his myths, hunting with the hunter into the place from which dreams and reality are both born, Lorna leads the reader into the wet caverns below the coal mines, across the ice fields long-since melted into sea, into a time long before witch-blood and wolf-blood could ever be stolen to build Empire.
As with her other books (Enchanting the Shadowlands and The Broken Cauldron), Gatherer of Souls seems at first to be an innocuous collection of prose and poems. Part of Lorna’s particular magic (and her path as an awenydd), however, is to lull the reader into a serene sense of wonder and familiarity before moving the earth beneath their feet. Like walking through a forest shrouded in mist, her narrative voice feels safe, close, quiet, but veils from your sight until it is time the unearthly truths she wants to show you.
This is the digital edition of Gatherer of Souls. The print edition is available direct from the author. Gods&Radicals Press also offers a digital package containing all three books by Lorna Smithers here.
The fourth issue of the Gods&Radicals journal, A Beautiful Resistance: The Crossing features the works of 29 writers and artists from four continents.
Edited by Lia Hunter and Lorna Smithers, with a foreword from Peter Dybing, with the cover and design brilliance of Li Pallas.
(this is the digital edition. For the print edition, see this link)
With your freedom, what would you make of this world?
Gods&Radicals Press is pleased to announce our newest release: Circling the Star, by Anthony Rella.
Circling The Star is a practical journey into the esoteric wisdom of the Iron Pentacle for activists, witches, rebels, and mystics seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and of the world they wish to transform.
Circling the Star offers the seeker a spiritual philosophy which will empower their resistance to capital and Empire. Weaving together psychology, Egyptian polytheism, queer and occult theory, Kabbalah, intersectional feminism, and Feri witchcraft, witch and therapist Anthony Rella offers us a powerful manual for personal and political liberation.
All digital books are available for immediate download after purchase. This edition is a pdf, which preserves all the original formatting of the print edition.
Digital version of Christopher Scott Thompson's book, Pagan Anarchism
AUTHOR PACKAGE: LORNA SMITHERS
In this digital package, you can purchase together:
Enchanting The Shadowlands
The Broken Cauldron
Gatherer of Souls
Each book is in .pdf form. Each is separately $6 US but you can purchase them together here for $12 US
A dead bard on a desolate hill, giants on a cliff-edge, a heroin-addict in a dumpster, blood-soaked shattered glass on a window-ledge, and midwinter sunlight streaming through the tomb of Newgrange...
A Kindness of Ravens is a collection of forest-edged words arrayed against the theft of meaning and the death of dreams. Find within essay on civilisation and its end, poems on gods & love, and journals from an unlikely pilgrimage each haunted by the songs of the Singers in the Darkness and the rage of the Raven King.
This is the second edition, now published by Gods&Radicals Press
This is the digital version of our second journal.
This is the digital version of our first journal.
The tea-soaked and rain-drenched musings of a nomadic punk bard. Encounters with the gods, the dead, and the spirits of forest and stream. Musings for the dreaming rebel in the leaf-strewn tavern, the urban poet following the course of buried rivers beneath her feet, and all those who await the return of the gods and the uprising of the trees.
This is the second edition of Your Face Is a Forest, now published by Gods&Radicals Press
“What lies in the cauldron now you have done away with the knowledge of wise women? Split the witches in half? Killed the giants? Driven to the seas the most ancient of boars? You are on the wrong quest, looking for the wrong grail, the cure-all that does not exist.”
Gods&Radicals is pleased to host the digital version of Lorna Smithers book, The Broken Cauldron.
At the centre of ancient British mythology stands the cauldron; a symbol of inspiration, wisdom, rebirth, the womb of Ceridwen, Old Mother Universe. What happens when it lies shattered, the universe fragmented, the world out of kilter?
Read Rhyd Wildermuth's review of The Broken Cauldron here.
This is the digital edition of Lorna's book (PDF, 112 pages).
To order the print version, see this link (offsite).
"Few of her poems do what you think they’ll do; none of the paths she leads you down go where you expect, and each time you’re left a little breathless, a little surprised at yourself, and looking around for the guide you thought you were following." ( From Rhyd Wildermuth's review )
Gods&Radicals is pleased to host the digital version of Lorna Smithers' first collection of works, Enchanting The Shadowlands. Poems and short stories gathered from the local landscape in response to an imperative from Gwyn ap Nudd, Enchanting The Shadowlands does precisely what its title suggests.
This is the digital version (PDF, 113 pages). The print version can be ordered here (offsite).