A list of books. Alphabetical by faith/category and author’s last name. Please note, these are not necessarily reviews. This is only a presentation of books which may or may not be helpful. Do not believe everything you read, but read everything you can. Reader discretion is advised.
Almanacs and Calendars.
This almanac is was created in 1971 by Elizabeth Pepper and is published in house. It follows a more traditional almanac format with history, archaeological findings, lore, beliefs, holidays, mythos, stories, weather predictions, horoscopes, book reviews, a small marketplace section, and a calendar divided, not by months, but astrological signs. Can be purchased directly from the website, but also found at Barnes & Noble brick and mortar stores. Not to be confused with Llewellyn’s Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac.
Paxson, Diana L.
Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism. Citadel Press (Kensington Publishing Corp.) Broken into three parts: Heroes and Ancestors, Gods and Goddesses, and Toasts, Boasts, and Oaths. An excellent overview for those who are new or needing to help others understand their faith.
Shelmerdine, Susan C.
The Homeric Hymns. Any edition or translation will be helpful. This edition has extensive notes and a pronunciation guide for the names of the Gods. Focus Classical Library.
Pike, Sarah M. Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves: Contemporary Pagans and the Search for Community. A scholarly work using ethnography to critically examine the Neo-Pagan and Pagan movement in the United States. University of California Press.
- Garden Witchery: Magick from the Ground Up. Llewellyn Publications.
- Garden Witch’s Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism, and Spirituality. Llewellyn Publications.
- Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home. Llewellyn Publications.
Sylvan, Dianne. The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition. Llewellyn Publications.