From the introduction: "As you turn the pages of this book, I would like you to feel as if you are forcing open an ancient church door, to find not dusty pews, but an old-growth forest, moonlight glancing off the holly leaves as gauzy spirits dart among the boughs. I hope you, the reader, will be as surprised as I was at some of the discoveries I have made int he course of my own journey through this forest."
I often wonder how customs and traditions have grown and changed over time, and so here was the book for me. This book is so full of fun discoveries—and a some crafts too (I even successfully made a couple!).