Daily Archives: September 9, 2017
There is a 30 day Pagan journaling challenge for the month of September set up on Instagram and I thought it would be fun to do it – and would get me back into the swing of things as well.
And back into blogging here as I answer the posts. (I’m not much of an Instagram person.)
Today’s question is:
What are my top three resource books? Why?
This question is a lot harder than I thought it would be when I first read the list of prompts. I haven’t bought any new Pagan books in ages and rarely refer to the ones that have been sitting on the shelves for years.
Why is that?
I think it’s because after a while you stop relying on books and start relying on your own intuition and knowledge and observation and understanding and…
Still, there are some things that it’s good to have a reference for, so I think I’m probably going to go with books that I used a lot – and still do pull when I need to find something specific.
Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, and Brews (also by Scott Cunningham)
Aw, heck. Just books by Scott Cunningham. I just looked through his bibliography and I’m not going to try to pick a third.
Why his books?
Well, because the first book on Paganism I read was his book The Truth About Witchcraft Today. It’s what led me home.
And because his style of writing is approachable and… soothing somehow.
Will my list of books change?
Probably. I have some books on Hellenic practice that I need to read – and a list of some that I need to get. And I have a friend who is into more traditional witchcraft and she has some recommendations for me.
But for now, I’m sticking with that list.