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message 1: by Foxy (new)

Foxy Grandma (FoxyGrandma) If the moderator approves, I am thinking about starting a book Discussion in this group. I know we can have some very interesting discussions here. I need some suggestions from you guys of books you would like to see discussed. All I ask is that the discussions stay civil....LOL


message 2: by Mawgojzeta (new)

Mawgojzeta I think books will have to be chosen based on how available they still are. Outdated pagan-friendly books may be far more scarce than general books. Although, if other library systems are like mine, these days you can almost get any book from any other library, if you are willing to wait.

Another suggestion would be to alternate fiction and non-fiction each month.


message 3: by Ancestral (last edited Aug 06, 2009 11:46AM) (new)

Ancestral Gael Why not choose from the group's bookshelf? As all members or the group can add books there, it should make a book of the month a bit easier to organise, especially since there appears to be the possibility of creating a new folder for books read by the Book of the Month members.


message 4: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (ChristyLeighStewart) We should have people suggest books and we can take a vote on the ones entered.


message 5: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 32 comments One good way I've seen done in other groups is to create a poll listing the books and do the voting that way. May I suggest The Triumph of the Moon A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft? It's been suggested many times to me as a must read and I must admit I still have yet to read it.


message 6: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (ChristyLeighStewart) Well, to do a poll a mod will have to put it up. Maybe we should make a new group so we can do those things.


message 7: by Joseph (last edited Aug 10, 2009 06:47PM) (new)

Joseph  (BlueManticore) | 32 comments Christy wrote: "Well, to do a poll a mod will have to put it up. Maybe we should make a new group so we can do those things."

Actually, Christy, anyone in the group can create a poll. See here http://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/21...



message 8: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (ChristyLeighStewart) I'll be damned.


message 9: by Ancestral (new)

Ancestral Gael I am going to choose from the "to read" bookshelf and nominate " Blood and Mistletoe The History of the Druids in Britain " by Ronald Hutton.


message 11: by Mawgojzeta (new)

Mawgojzeta I just got Magia Sexualis Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericismfrom my library, so I am going to suggest this book. I read the first page and it looks to be quite interesting.


message 12: by Linda (new)

Linda (RevLinda) | 7 comments Ancestral wrote: "I am going to choose from the "to read" bookshelf and nominate "Blood and Mistletoe The History of the Druids in Britain" by Ronald Hutton."

I second this book, as I am currently reading it in my Celtic Studies discussion group, and it is quite excellent.




message 13: by Urd (new)

Urd (voluspa) I want to suggest A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry into Polytheism by John Michael Greer.


message 14: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (TripleGoddessMatriarch) | 6 comments Frigg wrote: "I want to suggest A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry into Polytheism by John Michael Greer."

This one sounds interesting.


message 15: by Urd (new)

Urd (voluspa) Indeed! It's one of the view books written on polytheism and I thought it was quite good.


message 16: by Ancestral (last edited Apr 08, 2010 12:05PM) (new)

Ancestral Gael Starting in May, I hope to start a "Book of the Month" discussion within the group.

So, for the month of May, I have chosen " Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain " by Professor Ronald Hutton.

For June, I suggest we review, " A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry into Polytheism " by John Michael Greer.

I'm hoping a book a month might be manageable, but I am flexible in terms of time, not everyone can read at the same rate at the same time, to am prepared to engage in a book every two months, or a book every three weeks, depending on the activity in "Book of the Month" discussions.


message 17: by Kendra (new)

Kendra (RavenAcres) Cool, will try and find the books.


message 18: by Ancestral (new)

Ancestral Gael I have started a poll which lists three suggestions from the above thread for "Book of the Month".

As I personally had very little time these past three months to participate in the discussion of the last "Book of the Month", and am unlikey to be overly active in the next three months, the discussion leader will be chosen from those who nominated the book that wins the poll.


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Books mentioned in this topic

The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft (other topics)
Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain (other topics)
Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey Into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism (other topics)
Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism (other topics)
A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry Into Polytheism (other topics)
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Authors mentioned in this topic

Ronald Hutton (other topics)
John Michael Greer (other topics)