Best Pagan Non Fiction Reads

The best pagan NON-FICTION reads. If you have anything that is fictional or that isn't witchcraft or pagan themed books, please refer to my other lists.
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3.94 avg rating — 887 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 1,321 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 4,523 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 334 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 89 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 1,265 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 750 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 1,182 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 240 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 117 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 1,672 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 415 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 959 ratings
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4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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4.68 avg rating — 22 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 275 ratings
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202 books · 192 voters · list created August 26th, 2008 by mathilda_craft (votes) .
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message 1: by Rowena (new)

Rowena I'm adding my own books to get this list started. It may not be good form to say so, but I crack myself up.


message 2: by Rowena (new)

Rowena This is another of mine. I don't think it's my funniest, but the scene where the human, Grievous, tries to explain Montezuma's revenge to his alien girlfriend... and considers mime, amuses me. So does the scene where Djetth pretends that a fish bit his wedding tackle.


message 3: by Rowena (new)

Rowena My first book... which was intended as a loving spoof of a certain type of Historical romance. Therefore, I think it is my funniest, simply because of what it is, and because it was my first crack at cultural differences between an alien prince and a human renegade soldier.


message 4: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Never heard of most of these.


message 5: by Billie (new)

Billie Williams There are many I haven't heard of - but Rowena is a funny lady - and she knows how to write with wit and humor. Good Luck lady!
Billie
www.billiewilliams.com


message 6: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn ??? Book about the Nisei in which an interned child's death from lack of medical attention is a main focus. Perhaps 30 years old.


message 7: by Adam (new)

Adam Hunger Games, Anne Frank, and Bridge to Terabithia.


message 8: by Adam (new)

Adam And The Giver.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Those books are all on the list, if you would like to vote for them.


message 10: by Adam (new)

Adam I know, I was just saying what I voted for.


message 11: by Loveliest (new)

Loveliest Evaris Good books, they seem like. I don't know where to start.. Which books would be best to read for someone like me who likes to read of different religons as a hobby, not necessarily for instructions on how to do certain things?... Hm..


message 12: by mathilda_craft (new)

mathilda_craft Adam wrote: "Hunger Games, Anne Frank, and Bridge to Terabithia."

? Is this a joke or from earlier votes and was removed later?


message 13: by mathilda_craft (new)

mathilda_craft Thom wrote: "??? Book about the Nisei in which an interned child's death from lack of medical attention is a main focus. Perhaps 30 years old."

Not sure what you are saying here. Are you saying this book is on the list? Or was?


message 14: by mathilda_craft (new)

mathilda_craft Talyn wrote: "Good books, they seem like. I don't know where to start.. Which books would be best to read for someone like me who likes to read of different religons as a hobby, not necessarily for instructions ..."

Talyn-
The best books to start with are your basic teachings and knowledge of wicca/witchcraft (some will argue with me on combining the two there, but it's basically the same thing; some are just stick more to one or two pantheons whereas others grasp many or all).

Pagan Ways: Finding Your Spirituality in Nature by Gwydion O'Hara is a good place to start to introduce yourself to the whole collective that encompasses many poly religions and wicca being a large diverse off shoot of it.

Another basic is The Truth About Witchcraft Today by Scott Cunningham. Honestly, this is the first book I ever bought before walking down this path myself. It doesn't give much history (some background in there, but not a ton), but it talks about how it has transformed over the years and grown.

History-wise, there are many books that are good references. Some unbiased, but some just plain either talk of witchcraft as evil or magic as nonexistent. Therefore I recommend The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft by Denise Zimmermann and Katherine A. Gleason. Yeah, I know, it's one of those idiot guide books, but it's actually very helpful and makes the views of witches clear in terms of our faith, practices, beliefs, rituals, some history, and it has a glossary in the back that helps break down the terms we use in our everyday practice. It does have casting spells in it, but you don't have to do that if you don't want to. See it as a view through their eyes.

Another good reference book, in general, is The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism by Raymond Buckland. You can always trust Raymond Buckland. He knows his shit. (hehehe) =)

I have no idea if you'll get this or not, but I hope you find this helpful, if not for you, then for someone else out there.


message 15: by Heather (new)

Heather Sprouse Talyn,

I strongly recommend the second book on this list, Drawing Down the Moon, by Margot Adler. It's how I began my investigations into what's going on in modern Paganism.


message 16: by mathilda_craft (new)

mathilda_craft Okay, everybody. This is a list intended for nonfiction reads only. If you want to advertise or list books that are fictional, please refer yourself to the pagan fiction list. This is only for nonfiction.


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