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Thread: What's currently in your personal collection of Pagan books?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    What's currently in your personal collection of Pagan books?

    Mine is pretty small at the moment, but I plan on expanding as soon as money allows it.

    Natural Witchery by Ellan Dugan
    Practical Protection Magickby Ellan Dugan
    The Chakra Bible by Patricia Mercier
    The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
    The Norse Myth by Kevin Crossley-Holland
    Mythic Voices: Reflections in Mythology by Celia Barker Lottridge and Alison Dickie
    The Elemental Encyclopedia of Mythical Creatures by John Matthews and Caitlin Matthews

    And the books I plan on getting soon are:
    The Druidry Handbook by John Michael Greer
    The Path of Druidry by Penny Billington
    Everyday Moon Magic by Dorothy Morrison
    Last edited by Somnious; November 23rd, 2011 at 06:57 PM.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2011
    Olympia, Washington, United States
    I have only 4 books. On the first is in physical print, the others are on my Kindle.

    To Ride A Silver Broomstick - Silver RavenWolf
    Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions - River and Joyce Higginbotham
    The Kitchen Witch Guide to Timeless Art of Herbal Tea - Mimi Riser
    The Kitchen Witch Glossary of Cooking Herbs & Spices - Mimi Riser

    I would have more, but with my husband's layoff we don't have the money for books :/
    "The magnificent, marvelous, mad, mad, mad, mad Madam Mim!" ~ Madam Mim, Sword in the Stone

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    Oct 2011
    WV, USA
    Herbs: Medicinal, Magical, Marvelous! by Deborah J. Martin
    Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism by Edred Thorsson
    Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic
    by Edred Thorsson
    Enclyclopedia of 5000 Spells by Judika Ildes

    That's all of them.
    Last edited by Ula; November 23rd, 2011 at 07:57 PM.

  4. #4
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    Oct 2011
    Olympia, Washington, United States
    Quote Originally Posted by Ula View Post
    Herbs: Medicinal, Magical, Marvelous! by Deborah J. Martin
    Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism by Edred Thorsson
    Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic
    by Edred Thorsson
    Enclyclopedia of 5000 Spells by Judika Ildes

    That's all of them.
    Did/do you enjoy this one?
    "The magnificent, marvelous, mad, mad, mad, mad Madam Mim!" ~ Madam Mim, Sword in the Stone

  5. #5
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    Jan 2011
    Haha, ya'll are making me feel like my library is pretty huge at the moment. But, I suppose with how much information there is on the internet for free, buying books isn't as necessary as it might have been a while ago. But, I'm too much of a bibliophile to pass up buying more books in topics I'm interested in.

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    Jul 2011
    Grimoire for a Green Witch - Ann Moura
    Cottage Witchery - Ellan Dugan
    Old World Witchcraft - Raven Grimmasi
    Walking Between the World ~ Techniques of Shamanism Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Phil Hines
    The Reformed Druid Anthology (1-10) - Various Authors
    Irish Witchcraft and Demonology - St John D Seymour
    Magical and Ritual Uses of Common Herbs - Richard Alan Miller
    The Basics of Magick - K. Amber
    Art of True Healing - Israel Regardi
    Book of the Witch Moon - Michael W Ford
    Aradia - Charles D Leland
    Wiccan Warrior - Kerr Cuhulain
    Treading the Mill - Nigel Pearson
    The Little Book of Big Magick - DJ Conway
    Witch Alone - Scott Cunningham

    The books are a mix of hard copy and ebooks.

    Next on the list is Guises of the Morrigan and probably Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch.

  7. #7
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    Apr 2004
    here's some of my books.

    A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk
    by Edain McCoy(one of her good books.)
    Magical Mystical Beasts by D.J.Conway
    Dancing with Dragons by "" "" "" ""
    Mystical Dragon magick by "" "" "" ""
    Sea,Land,Sky:A Dragon Magick Grimoire by Parker J.Torrance
    Magic & Witchcraft by Kathryn Paulsen
    A Complete Guide to Magic and Ritual by Cassandra Eason
    Praise of the Moon by Elen Hawke
    The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
    The Witches Qabala by Ellen Cannon Reed
    Practical Candle Burning Rituals by Raymond Buckland
    Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
    The complete Book of Incense,oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham
    A Guide to the Celtic Dragon Tarot by D.J.Conway
    Robin Wood tarot the book by Robin Wood
    Introduction to Tarot by Susan Levitt
    Everyday Tarot Magic by Dorothy Morrison
    How to use Tarot Spreads by Sylvia Abraham
    The Tarot Revealed by Eden Grey
    The Witches God by Janet and Steward Farrar
    The Witches Goddess by "" "" "" ""
    The Grimoire of Lady Sheba by Lady Sheba
    The book of Shadows by Lady Sheba
    Italian Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi
    Hereditary Witchcraft by "" "" "" ""
    Goddess Alive by Michelle Skye
    The Guise of the Morrigan by David Rankine and Sorita D'Este
    Magic of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses by Carl mcColman and Kathryn Hinds
    Irish Witchcraft From An Irish Witch by Lora O'Brien
    Animal Speak by Ted Andrews
    The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
    Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi
    An ABC of witchcraft by Doreen Valiente
    Wiccan Beliefs and Practices by Gary Chantell
    Witchcraft For Tomorrow by Doreen Valiente
    The Sacred Round by Elen Hawke
    In The Circle by Elen Hawke
    The Heart of Wicca by Ellen Cannon Reed
    Wicca by Scott Cunningham
    Living Wicca by "" "" "" ""
    Wiccan Warrior by Kerr Cuhulain
    A Witches Bible by Janet and Steward Farrar
    Wicca by Vivianne Crowley
    The Complete Dictionary of European Gods
    & Goddesses
    by Janet and Seward Farrar and Gavin Bone
    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and
    by Denise zimmerman and Katheren A. Gleason
    Witch:A Magickal Journey by Fiona Horne
    Keepers of the Flame by Morganna Davies and Aradia Lynch
    The Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton
    Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
    Sabbats by Edain McCoy
    Halloween by Silver RavenWolf (only good recommended book from her at this date.)
    Candlemas by Amber K and Azrael Arynn K
    Ostara by Edain McCoy
    Beltane by Raven Grimassi
    Midsummer by Anna Franklin (hard to find but is on Kindle as Midsummer)
    Lammas by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason (hard to find but is on Kindle as Lughnasa)
    Autum Equinox by Ellen Dugan
    The Winter Solstice by John Matthews
    The Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom by Caitlin and John Matthews
    Celtic Myths and Legends by T.W.Rolleston
    The Tain trans.Thomas Kinsella
    "" "" "" "" trans. Ciaran Carson
    Celtic Heritage by Alwyn and Brinley Rees
    Eddas or Prose Eddas by Snori Sturlson
    The Druids by Stuart Piggott
    A Brief History of the Druids or The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis
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    Jun 2005
    near Tacoma, WA
    Ebooks: (just a small selection listed)
    David Klotz - Adoration of the Ram. Five Hymns to Amun-Re from Hibis Temple
    Stephanie Lynn Budin - The Origin of Aphrodite
    Lynn E. Roller - In Search of God the Mother (it's about Kybele)
    Alain Danielou - Gods Of Love And Ecstasy - The Traditions Of Shiva And Dionysus
    Alain Danielou - Shiva And The Primordial Tradition
    Alain Danielou - The Myths and Gods of India (Hindu Polytheism)
    Albert Pike - Indo Aryan Deities And Worship As Contained In The Rig Veda
    Algirdas Greimas - Of Gods and Men, Studies in Lithuanian Mythology
    Borgeaud, Philippe - The Cult of Pan in Ancient Greece
    Brouwer, H.H.J. - Bona Dea: The Sources and a Description of The Cult
    Catherine Ludvik - Sarasvati
    Darius Andre Arya - The goddess Fortuna in imperial Rome. Cult, art, text.
    Day, John - Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan
    Britt-Mari Nasstrom - Freyja Great Goddess of the North
    Gasparro, Giulia Sfameni - Soteriology and Mystic Aspects in the Cult of Cybele and Attis
    Sigrun Freyskona - Gifts of the Golden God (about Freyr)
    Hariprasad Shivprasad Joshi - Origin & Development of Dattātreya Worship in India
    Hilda Davidson - Roles of the Northern Goddess
    June McDaniel - Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls - Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal
    Karl Kerenyi - Apollo The Wind, the Spirit, and the God
    Ken Dowden - Zeus
    Larson, Jennifer - Greek Heroine Cults
    Otto, Walter F. - Dionysus - Myth and Cult
    Rachel Fell McDermott -Singing to the Goddess- Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal
    Rankine & d'Este - Hekate Liminal Rites
    Rosemarie Taylor-Perry - The God Who Comes, Dionysian Mysteries Revisited
    Beth Cohen - The Distaff Side
    William G Dever - Did God have a Wife
    Tilde Binger - Asherah Goddesses in Ugarit Israel and the Old Testament
    Raven Kaldera - The Jotunbok
    Raven Kaldera - The Pathwalker's Guide to the Nine Worlds
    Raven Kaldera - Wyrdwalkers
    Raven Kaldera - Wightridden
    Holger Kockelmann - Praising the Goddess: A Comparative and Annotated Re-Edition of Six Demotic Hymns and Praises Addressed to Isis
    Stephen Ronan - The Goddess Hekate
    Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate
    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami - Loving Ganesha, Hinduism's Endearing Elephant-Faced God
    Wolf-Dieter Storl - Shiva: the wild God of power and ecstasy
    Baba Raul Canizares - Eshu, Eleggua, Elegbara. Santeria And The Orisha Of The Crossroads
    Susan Deacy - Athena
    Marguerite Rigoglioso - Virgin Mother: Goddesses of Antiquity
    Marguerite Rigoglioso - The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece
    Daniel Ogden - Perseus
    M. L. West - Indo-European Poetry and Myth
    Carol Dougherty - Prometheus
    Jennifer Larson - Ancient Greek Cults, A Guide
    Jennifer Larson - Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore
    Arthur Bernard Cook - Zeus - A Study in Ancient Religion - Volumes 1-3 (it's a 5 book set)
    Barbara S. Lesko - The Great Goddesses Of Egypt
    Richard H Wilkinson - Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
    H. Te Velde - Seth God of Confusion a Study of his Role in Egyptian Mythology and Religion
    Patrick Boylan - Thoth The Hermes of Egypt
    Tracy Pintchman - The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition
    H.R. Ellis Davidson - Gods and Myths of Northern Europe David R. Kinsley - Hindu Goddesses
    Stephen R Wilk - Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon
    Heinrich Robert Zimmer - Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
    Neal H. Walls - Cult Image and Divine Representation in the Ancient Near East
    S. Shankaranarayanan - The Ten Great Cosmic Powers
    Elizabeth English - Vajrayoginī: her visualizations, rituals, & forms : a study of the cult of Vajrayoginī in India

    I also have a bunch of books about Sufism, Jainism and other faiths, but they're not Pagan, so I didn't list them.

    Actual books I have:
    Guilhem Olivier, Michel Besson - Mockeries and Metamorphoses of an Aztec God: Tezcatatlipoca, Lord of the Smoking Mirror
    A. K. Ramanujan - Speaking of Shiva
    Stella Kramrisch - The Presence of Siva
    Hilda M. Ransome - The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore

    And a few more I can't recall. I actually donated some when I converted to Islam, at the time it seemed like the reasonable thing to do.
    (I also have Islamic books, but again, they're not Pagan).
    Last edited by Agaliha; November 24th, 2011 at 09:40 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    I'll definitely be looking through these in more detail when I have more time and badgering you all about what you thought of them! :D

    Here are mine, in no particular order:

    Earth Power by Scott Cunningham
    Wicca by Scott Cunningham
    The Complete Book of Incence, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham
    Living Wicca by Scott Cunningham
    All One Wicca by Kaatryn MacMorgan-Douglas
    Wicca 333 by Kaatryn MacMorgan-Douglas
    The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
    Earth Magic by Marian Weinstein
    Llewellyn's 2012 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac
    The Grandmother of Time by Zsuzsanna E. Budapest
    Jaguar Wisdom: Mayan Calendar Magic by Kenneth Johnson
    The Haitian Vodou Handbook by Kenaz Filan
    The Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak
    The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis
    Early Irish Myths and Sagas translated by Jeffrey Gantz (Penguin Classic)
    The Guises of the Morrigan by David Rankine & Sorite D'Este

    I also have a few left in my parents' house that I didn't bother bringing because I'm not so keen on them or don't use them anymore; a Kate West book, a book on candle magic that I can't remember anything much about, and DJ Conway's Celtic Magic which just makes me angry because it contains so many inaccuracies...

    Oh and I've dipped into all of them, but I haven't read all of them cover-to-cover yet as I'm ridiculously busy these days.

  10. #10
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    Oct 2011
    WV, USA
    Quote Originally Posted by MrsLynch View Post
    Did/do you enjoy this one?
    Yes, my husband likes it too. It has the medicinal use, magical use, male/female. On each herb and has them organized by illness and scientific name. She is not only a witch but a Master Herbalist. It's a great book for herbs.

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