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1Nillatje
Jun 21, 2007, 4:25pm

Hello,
Any books anyone can recommend about anything around Paganism and magick??

2soaring_eagle Primeira Mensagem
Jul 5, 2007, 11:33am

If you're looking for a first book, try The Wicca Handbook, by Eileen Holland. It was the first book I read and I enjoyed it!

3Morphidae
Jul 5, 2007, 11:37am

4Nillatje
Jul 5, 2007, 4:54pm

#2. No, I'm not a beginner. I'm looking for more advanced books.

5Morphidae
Jul 5, 2007, 5:05pm

Is there a specific area of Paganism you are looking for?

6lupagreenwolf
Editado: Jul 6, 2007, 5:53pm

I highly recommend *against* Holland's "Wicca Handbook", for reasons I expand upon in this review:

http://lupabitch.wordpress.com/2007/01/10/the-wicca-handbook-eileen-holland-bbbr...

(The review is on my book review blog, which has more of my recommendations, good and bad.)

As for getting started, I suggest two books:

Contemporary Paganism by Graham Harvey: This is an excellent study of some of the more popular neopagan religions. It's not so Wicca-centric as Adler's "Drawing Down the Moon"

The Four Powers: Magical Practice For Beginners of All Ages by Nicholas Graham: Introduces the reader to the models (energetic, spiritual, cybernetic, etc.) and paradigms (neopagan, ceremonial, Afro-Caribbean, etc.) of magic. Also includes exercises to help the reader figure out where s/he'd like to focus hir studies, since ther's a LOT of information out there.

EDIT: I totally missed the later comment that you were looking for advanced books. Check my book review blog above; I'll leave the 101 book recommendations I made in case someone's interested. (Teach me to not read all the way through before replying ;)

7Magelet33
Jan 31, 2008, 3:59pm

I really like starhawk's the spiral dance as a more begining book, but I still read it now. One of the few "advanced" general books I've found is her the twelve wild swans, which I'm still in the middle of reading the first time, but it is sort of an interesting expansion on the spiral dance. Mostly, for more advanced books, you won't find general books on wicca or paganism, but in more specific things: gardenwitchcraft, divination, meditation, totems, spells, rituals...

8Sile
Jan 31, 2008, 11:20pm

Pagan Paths by Pete Jennings is a great starting point on various traditions within paganism. From there, he gives places to read further on the path of your choice.

9lindall
Mar 24, 2008, 3:28am

i just finished Green Magic by Ann Moura and even though i've been a wiccan practioner for 20 years i found it very helpful!

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