Interviews & Reviews
Interviews and Reviews of Gede Parma’s work:
Copper Moon E-zine Founder, Wiccan author Gwinevere Rain interviews Gede Parma:
Author of The Wiccan Mystic, Ben Gruagach, interviews Gede Parma for the Mysticwicks Magazine:
Spiral Community Founder Manny Molecular interviews Gede Parma:
Interview with Gede Parma by occultist VoodooChild on her blog:
Interview with Gede Parma by Tricia Szirom of Gaia’s Garden (look in podcasts):
Gede Parma speaks on the ‘Australian Pagans Speak’ panel at the Parliament of the World’s Religions 2009 in Melbourne, Australia:
Interview with Gede on Llewellyn.com concerning his book By Land, Sky & Sea:
Interview with Gede on The Modern Witch Podcast with Devin Hunter:
Interview with Alternative Religions Educational Network:
Interview with Gede conducted by Rev. Donald Lewis:
Book review of ‘Spirited’ at ‘The Magical Buffet’:
Book review of ‘Ecstatic Witchcraft’ at ‘My Craft and Sullen Art’:
New Age Retailer review of Spirited:
If you have a young clientele, especially one that is diverse/alternative, this is a book you will want to stock and call attention to. It is written by a twenty-something who began actively practicing Paganism at the age of 12. While Gede Parma writes with maturity about topics of universal interest, his target audience is teenagers who are interested in pursuing Paganism as a spiritual path. His intent is to share with them the joys, pitfalls, and challenges of being a young Pagan in today’s world. The cover design, however, doesn’t indicate the book’s youthful perspective, so you will need to point that out to potential customers. The book will also be of great value to adults who are interested in understanding the mindset of proactive, creative young people.The writing is imbued with a quiet confidence and self-respect, as well as a sophistication of thought. “Honor yourself, others, your environment, and the universe with sincerity and humility, and swift comprehension will follow. Remember, it is not how we dress or what jewelry we wear that defines who we are but our thoughts and our words and how we compose them.”Parma also makes the case for the pagan world as an inclusive social network. “As a gay Pagan myself, I’d like to think that the Pagan community is one of the safest places to be open about sexuality.”Woven through the writing is a treasure trove of visualizations, spells, and rituals that speaks to Parma’s years of serious participation in the pagan world.
Anna Jedrziewski, Spirit Connection New York, New York, N.Y.
Spellcraft Magazine’s Joanne Lock reviews Spirited in Issue 12 – Winter Edition 2009:
“Spirited is Gede’s first book and it explodes the stereotype that young people are ‘apprentice pagans’, whose age precludes them having anything of value to teach their Elders. This is the work of a young man who clearly has both a sharp mind and a wise, compassionate spirit. Spirited is written as a guide to incorporating spiritual beliefs into all the important areas of life – with excellent practical advice on spellcraft ethics, coven and solitary work and dealing with discrimination and negativity.
We particularly enjoyed the section dealing with so-called ‘fluffy bunnies’ and applaud Gede for pointing out the hypocrisy that underlies the issue. The Out and About section of the book is also valuable, particularly for young pagans, providing some very valuable tips on living your truth without compromising your safety.
It’s also quite special that Gede requested his American publisher Llewellyn preserve the Australian English in the text – we love that!
This book is refreshing, contemporary and quite delightful all around. It blows the cobwebs away and gives the reader (young, old or in between) information that is Australian, fresh and lively. Definitely one for the bookshelf.”
Elfmage reviews Spirited:
Amy Christensen reviews By Land, Sky & Sea:
Mio’s wonderful YouTube review of Spirited:
Aine’s double book review of Spirited and By Land, Sky & Sea: