Like reading something that isn’t online? (And don’t worry, Kindles and e-readers don’t count!) Here are some really good reads to get you going. And yes, I have read them all. I’ll only put up things I’ve actually read and feel worth it to share.
- The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Tain Bo Cualnge (free on Kindle) – read your histories*
- Celtic Tree Magic by Danu Forest – amazing intro into the ogham
- Celtic Lore and Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess by Stephanie Woodfield – amazing intro book into the Dark Goddess
- Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magic by Phil Hine – a really great go-to for many different bits about making magic
- Corpus Hermeticum “by” Hermes – read your histories*
- The Path of Druidry by Penny Billington – a really nice intro into modern druidry
- The Younger Edda, also called Snorre’s Edda or The Prose Edda (free on Kindle) – read your histories*
- Pretty much anything by Paulo Coelho. My favorites are: The Witch of Portobello and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
*It’s important to note that when I say to, “read your histories”, I’m saying that these are things modern pagan scholars will have read to derive information from. While these are not by any means reliable sources because they have been altered throughout the ages and written by biased parties, they are considered important readings by the scholarly pagan community.
**As with anything else you read, whether on paper or digitally, use your discretion and common sense, and take away from sources with good vibes what feels good to you, and ignore that which doesn’t. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a look over first to decide whether or not to accept the information, but it’s ultimately up to you.
Trust your heart and your gut.
Fantasy and Fiction
Sometimes, stories get it pretty close…here are some awesome reads that give you some food for thought.
- The Dragon and the Unicorn by A. A. Attansio – An interesting take on the King Arthur saga
- The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne – I am a HUGE fan of these books. They’re funny and gripping and relatable. They just make me happy. Thank you, Mr. Hearne. 😀
- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley – A classic where the movie doesn’t even hit all the good bits
- The Mythago Wood Series by Robert Holdstock – Intense and beautiful!
Magazines and the Like
- http://druidmagazine.com – Okay, I know I said “things that aren’t online”, but I wanted to list a few things. This is enjoyable and social and you can download it onto whatever you like to read on.
Just in case you missed where I put them, here are the pages to some of my favorite online resources to things I’ve discussed:
Have any recommendations? I love a good read.
Read anything I’ve listed? Let me know what you thought. 🙂