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Robert MoonShadow
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: Any suggestions on books? Reply with quote

I'm going to Lewiston in a week or so, which has a Hastings bookstore. I'd like some suggestions on what are good books to get - I just can't seem to 'connect' with the two I have. I study them, then try to work it, but still have yet to "feel" anything when I try to ground/center. I need some basic stuff, still. I'm thinking perhaps Buckland or Cunningham? I'm more into Celtic, Germanic, things focused more on herbs or what I've heard described as "hedge-" or "kitchen-" witches.
I'm not really into the Wiccan philosophy/beliefs, so not sure if these two authors would fit, but the subject matters they cover seem to fit?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any thoughts on these?

Green Magic: The Sacred Connection to Nature Paperback
by Ann Moura (Author)


Green Witchcraft II: Balancing Light & Shadow Paperback
by Ann Moura (Author)


The Manual (Green Witchcraft, Book 3) Paperback
by Ann Moura (Author)


The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development (Penczak Temple Series) Paperback
by Christopher Penczak (Author)

books by Ellen Dugan

*these are the ones I'm looking at on Amazon*
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmf. No input at all?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not read any of them, Robert, so I have no real advice to give you. I basically learn by the seat of my pants, trial and error and talking with people that know more than I do.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the works of Christopher Penczak...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Abbye & Narn.
Penczak, huh? Any particular one(s)?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will look into the works of Penczak next. they all sound very interesting. but when I look at the titles you chose about nature and magick, then I doubt his books are what you would seek right now......

oh btw, on the weekend I will be in the USA, so I can finally send out your jar of plum butter Very Happy
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Robert MoonShadow
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lady Midnight Moon wrote:
I will look into the works of Penczak next. they all sound very interesting. but when I look at the titles you chose about nature and magick, then I doubt his books are what you would seek right now......

oh btw, on the weekend I will be in the USA, so I can finally send out your jar of plum butter Very Happy


Thanks...and thanks. What do you mean about his books?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got this while in town Thursday -
Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)
I like it, so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert, if you are still looking for lists of books:

Here is a list of Wicca and Witchcraft books:
http://www.wiccantogether.com/profiles/blogs/advice-for-people-just-starting-out?xg_source=activity

If you have any interest in Druidism or Celtic religion, mythology & lore, I received the following list of books from a Druid Priestess and author (this is the book list they use in her Druidic Order):

Historical Resources ~

Nora Chadwick, THE CELTS

Barry Cunliffe, THE CELTIC WORLD

Otto Hermann Frey, Venceslas Kruta, THE CELTS

Miranda Green, THE WORLD OF THE DRUIDS

John Haywood, THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE CELTIC WORLD

Fergus Kelly, A GUIDE TO EARLY IRISH LAW

Fergus Kelly, EARLY IRISH FARMING

Bruce Lincoln, DEATH, WAR AND SACRIFICE

Alwyn and Brinley Rees, CELTIC HERITAGE

Anne Ross, PAGAN CELTIC BRITAIN

Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, GODS AND HEROES OF THE ANCIENT CELTS

Peter Wells, BEYOND CELTS, GERMANS, AND SCYTHIANS: Archaeology and Identity in Iron Age Europe

Aids to creating Druidic rituals ~

Alexei Kondratiev, CELTIC RITUALS: AN AUTHENTIC GUIDE TO ANCIENT CELTIC SPIRITUALITY

Janet and Colin Bord, EARTH RITES: Fertility Practices in pre-Industrial Britain

Janet and Colin Bord, SACRED WATERS

Alexander Carmichael, CARMINA GADELICA

Cross and Slover, ANCIENT IRISH TALES

Ellen Evert Hopman, A DRUID'S HERBAL FOR THE SACRED EARTH YEAR

Ellen Evert Hopman, A DRUID'S HERBAL OF SACRED TREE MEDICINE

Ellen Evert Hopman, trilogy of Druid novels; PRIESTESS OF THE FOREST, THE DRUID ISLE, PRIESTESS OF THE FIRE TEMPLE

Morgan Daimler, BY LAND SEA AND SKY

Morgan Daimler, WHERE THE HAWTHORN GROWS

Suggested texts for further study;

Nerys Patterson's "Cattle Lords and Clansmen", any of MacNeill's material--especially the "Silver Bough" volumes and the "Festival of Lughnasadh", Gregorson's "The Gaelic Otherworld", Enright's "Lady with a Mead Cup", and Brunaux's "The Celtic Gauls", “Celtic from the West”.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, John. Very interesting list.
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