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Pan, the Greek god of forests, shepherds and fertility, has long represented the pagan gods in general. With the advent of the Christian church communication with the pagan gods was very heavily suppressed by priests who have a vested interest in eliminating religious competition, by any means required, including, but not limited to lying, stealing, cheating, murder, mayhem, extortion, torture and blackmail. As a result, general public attention to the pagan gods disappeared about 2,000 years ago. PAN-God of the Woods assumes that the pagan gods may still be active, living beings. If any of the ancient gods are still around in the 21st century, what are they doing now? If they are here now — still watching, still powerful, still immortal — where or how might we contact them? If Pan is still around which of us mortals could not use the helping hand of a friendly god once in awhile? — Lawrence R. Spencer


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“Attribute all to the gods.  They pick a man up, stretched on the black loam and set him on his two feet firm.  Then again, they shake solid men until they fall backward into the worst of luck, wandering hungry, wild of mind.”  

 Archilochus of Paros ( c. 648 BC )  Greek poet of Paros, notable for using his own experience as subject matter.

— From the Introduction to Chapter 1 of the book PAN – GOD OF THE WOODS

by Lawrence R. Spencer

(Painting by Frank Frazetta © 1976.  All Rights Reserved.)