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First year list of books:
(Prices come from the website amazon.ca and some of the books are available in audible format.)
(April 18th) History: “The Rebirth of Witchcraft” by Doreen Valiente
$9,99 kindle - $15,52 paperback
Since 1951, when the last of the Witchcraft Acts was repealed, many books have been written about the reappearance of witchcraft and the development of a pagan theology. Churchmen have denounced it. Sociologists have wondered at it. Journalists have penned sensational stories about it. But until the publication of this book, no one had told the real story of it from the inside as frankly as it is told here. Doreen Valiente, one of witchcraft's most widely known figures, was a close friend of the late Gerald Gardner, generally regarded as the founder of present-day witchcraft. Initiated by him and for a time High Priestess of his coven, Doreen Valiente helped him rewrite his seminal Book of Shadows.
(May 16th) Nature: “Magical Herbalism” by Scott Cunningham
$14.99 kindle & $20,99 paperback
Natural magic utilizes the world around us for magical purposes. Herbs are one of the most important tools for natural magic, and the best introduction to this system is found in Scott Cunningham's Magical Herbalism.
(June 20th) Spirituality: “Mother Earth Spirituality” by Ed McGaa, Eagle Man
$11,99 kindle & $21.99 paperback
"A rich panorama of our native heritage which allows the seeker access to the heart of the Path of Beauty. Ed McGaa has walked this path so that all people may live in harmony."
Samie Sams, Hancoka Olowanpi, author of Midnight Song: Quest for the Vanished Ones
(July 18th) Dream: “Dream Alchemy” by Ted Andrews
$13,86 kindle & $23.64 paperback
Discover safe and easy methods for gaining control of the transformative energy of dreams. Join bestselling author Ted Andrews as he shows you how to stimulate greater dream activity, experience the power of lucid dreaming, discover controlled out-of-body experiences, awaken your inner self, and much more.
Using dream totems and mandalas, exercises in metamorphosis, and ancient dream guardians, this guide to dream alchemy presents the process of becoming a shapeshifter―someone who can shift between the waking and dreaming worlds. When you control your dream state, you can unveil your inner potential, clear the debris from your subconscious, and be inspired to reshape your life for a better future.
(August 15th) How to: “Moon Magick” by D.J. Conway
$22,95 kindle & $19,99 paperback
Each month your energy levels wax and wane just as the Moon does, sometimes urging you to start new projects and other times easing you towards quiet and contemplation. Whether the Moon is making you feel adventurous and productive or dreamy and lethargic, you can use its energy to work for you instead of against you.
In this enduring classic, bestselling author D.J. Conway explains how each of the 13 lunar months is directly connected to a different type of seasonal energy flow. With 79 modern Pagan rituals for tapping the Moon's energy and celebrating its phases, you'll improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being when you align yourself with the natural strength of the Moon.
(September 19th) Legend: “From the Cauldron born” by Kristoffer Hughes
$16,27 kindle & $22,95 paperback
The tale of Taliesin and the magical cauldron of Cerridwen speaks from the heart of the Celtic Pagan tradition. In From the Cauldron Born, you are invited not only to read the story but to live it. You are invited to resonate with the magic of the witch mother Cerridwen and her cauldron of inspiration. You are invited to become Taliesin, the prophetic spirit with the radiant brow. You are invited to awaken to a lucidity of spirit born from the archetypes of sacred myth.
Join Kristoffer Hughes on a yearlong journey of rituals based on one of Wales's most profound legends. With deeply transformative exercises and lyrical wisdom, you will experience beauty and knowledge, imagination and creation as never before.
(October 17th) Druid: “Druidcraft – The magic of wicca and Druidry” by Philip Carr-Gomm
$9,99 kindle & $19,17 paperback
Druidry and Wicca are the two great streams of Western Pagan tradition. Both traditions are experiencing a renaissance all over the world, as more and more people seek a spirituality rooted in a love of nature and the land. Increasingly, readers are combining the ideas of both traditions to craft their own spiritual practice. In this down-to-earth, inspiring guide, Philip Carr-Gomm offers a name for this Path that draws on the common beliefs and practices of Wicca and Druidry: Druidcraft. Druidcraft draws on the traditions of scholarship, storytelling, magical craft, and seasonal celebration of both the Craft and Druidry to offer inspiration, teachings, rituals, and magical techniques that can help you access your innate powers of creativity, intuition and healing.
(November 21st) Biography: “Being a pagan by Ellen Evert Hopman and Lawrence Bond”
$19,95 kindle & $24,95 paperback
More than 60 pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice.
(December 19th) Fiction: “The Sea Priestess” by Dion Fortune and Gareth Knight
$23,95 paperback & $7,19 kindle
The Sea Priestess is the highly acclaimed novel in which Dion Fortune introduces her most powerful fictional character, Vivien Le Fay Morgan a practicing initiate of the Hermetic Path. Vivien has the ability to transform herself into magical images, and here she becomes Morgan Le Fay, sea priestess of Atlantis and foster daughter to Merlin! Desperately in love with Vivien, Wilfred Maxwell works by her side at an isolated seaside retreat, investigating these occult mysteries. They soon find themselves inextricably drawn to an ancient cult through which they learn the esoteric significance of the magnetic ebb and flow of the moon tides.
(January 2024) Gems: “The magic of Crystals and Gems” by Cerridwen Greenleaf
$15,99 kindle & $25,87 paperback
Practice Practical Magic: Did you know that wearing an amulet of green jade on an interview will help get the job? Have you heard that an amethyst ring can help break bad habits and even encourage sobriety? Anyone looking for love can place two pink quartz crystals in the bedroom; you’ll not be alone for long! These are just a few of the hundreds of secrets shared in The Magic of Crystals and Gems. Semi-precious stones and gems have long been known for their magic as well as their beauty. In this book of charms, readers learn everything there is to know about the powers of crystals from birthstone magic to gem divination to jewelry spells. This is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening book that will appeal to everyone who's ever worn a birthstone, kissed the ring of a lover for luck, or bought a crystal for good energy.
Learn Amazing Things About Crystals: The Magic of Crystals and Gems is a treasure chest filled with the ancient wisdom of crystals. It is also a handy how-to filled with little-known lore along with the myth, meanings, and specific magical qualities of hundreds of crystals, both common and very rare, including many meteorites. Author Cerridwen Greenleaf shares secrets to how and why crystal balls work, scrying with obsidian, crystal astrology, divination, healing, psychism and connections between the stars in the sky and gems of the earth. This one-of-a-kind work on the power of crystals belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in the magical gifts of Mother Nature.
(February 2024) Occult: “Qabalistic magic: talisman, psalms, amulets, and the practice of high ritual” by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
($19,99 kindle & 24,85 paperback)
A comprehensive guide to practicing the magic of the Qabalah.
Spells for everyday problems related to health, love, prosperity, and protection.
Rituals for advanced high-level magic, such as invocation of angelic powers or spiritual vision.
(March 2024) Healing: “You are the medicine: 13 moons of indigenous wisdom, ancestral connection, and animal spirit guidance” by Asha Frost
$15,99 kindle & $23,99 paperback
Indigenous Medicine Woman Asha Frost invites readers to learn the healing medicine of the 13 Ojibway moons and the spirit animals that will guide their wisdom journey.