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Gary Varner

South Beach, Oregon, United States

Email: paganessays@yahoo.com

I have a background in archaeology and anthropology and have written two books, Essays in Contemporary Paganism was published in 2000 by iUniverse and has been reissued with a new cover in 2002. My new book, Sacred Wells: A Study in the History, Meaning & Mythology of Holy Wells and Waters is available from Publish America Book Publishers, bookstores and all online retailers. I have written for contemporary pagan magazines such as New Moon Rising and Circle Magazine as well as the University of Bath sponsored journal, Living Springs Journal. I have traveled extensively in Britain, Yucatan, and Canada to research my writing.

I have received the Book Review Cafe Outstanding Author Award in 2002 and have been included in the 2003 edition of Who's Who in America. I also belong to the Sacramento Publishers & Authors Association.

My web page is found at www.authorsden.com/garyrvarner

Interests: ancient history, photography, rare books, development of religions, ethnic studies, travel

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Essays in Contemporary Paganism
  • Sacred Wells: A Study in the History, Meaning & Mythology of Holy Wells and Waters
  • Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore & Magic of Sacred Stone
  • Water of Life--Water of Death: The Folklore and Mythology of Sacred Water
  • The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature