The Well-Read Witch: Essential Books for Your Magickal Library

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Here's help for anyone with a sincere interest in Wiccan ways find the best books to read. With reviews of over four hundred books, this will be an essential handbook for anyone interested in reading about the magical world of Witchcraft-as well as related topics of interest to any Wiccan practitioner. Informative introductory chapters provide a basic overview of Wiccan spirituality, as well as a thoughtful look at the role of the written word in this originally oral tradition. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced Wiccan books are included, as are general books on paganism, magic, and Celtic spirituality. The author reviews books related to topics such as herbalism, mythology, environmentalism, psychic development, spiritual healing, and raising a family in the Wiccan tradition. All in all, the books highlighted make up a lifetime's worth of reading, for both beginning and seasoned Witches, as well as anyone else with an interest in nature spirituality.

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Hundreds of books have been published on the subjects of Magick, the Occult, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Some of these books are filled with wisdom, insight and mystical truth. Others are mostly "fluff." How can someone interested in Wicca figure out which are the best books to read, and the ones to ignore. The Well-Read Witch is a guide to the essential books on these, and related topics. Written by Carl McColman, an author with years of experience in the mystical and nature spirituality community, in consultation with numerous Wiccan priests and priestesses of various traditions. The Well-Read Witch can help anyone with a sincere interest in Wiccan ways find the best books to read. With reviews of over 400 books, this will be an essential handbook for anyone interested in reading about the magical world of Witchcraft, as well as related topics of interest to any Wiccan practitioner. Informative introductory chapters provide a basic overview of Wiccan spirituality, as well as a thoughtful look at the role of the written word in this originally oral tradition.

As for the book itself, beginning, intermediate, and advanced Wiccan works are included, as are general books on Paganism, magick, and Celtic spirituality. For those interested in a more in-depth approach, the author reviews books related to topics such as herbalism, mythology, environmentalism, psychic development, spiritual healing, and raising a family in the Wiccan tradition. All in all, the books highlighted in The Well-Read Witch make up a lifetime's worth of reading, for both beginning and seasoned Witches, as well as anyone else with an interest in nature spirituality.

About the Author:

Carl McColman lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where he is the member of the Lay Cistercians of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit a contemplative community under the spiritual guidance of Trappist monks. He is a member of the Atlanta Shambhala Center and is active in the Atlanta interfaith community. Carl frequently leads workshops and retreats on contemplative spirituality at churches, seminaries, monasteries, and retreat centers.

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