The Contemporary New England Witch

The Contemporary New England Witch
Ms Faith

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Magickal Library

 Good Evening,

Perhaps you've noticed I've changed the look of the 'blog post', as I do believe its called.  I do need to get my computer lingo up to speed!  I've received some really nice, very complimentary emails and correspondence that are sent directly and so can't be posted as comments and this change in appearance is in response to just such an email.  

The reader suggested that the black background with white letters was difficult to read.  I tend to look at the aesthetic and hadn't considered the ease or difficulty of the reading of the post. I also create the post on a template with black letters on white, so I am viewing it a bit differently from you.

I chose black letters to make it easier to read and instead of a white background, so typical and I'm not your typical witch!,  I placed it against a soft gray background. Please let me know if you like it or dislike it.  I really do write and tend this website for you, the reader.  Your input is seriously respected and will be considered.  Now, onto tonight's discussion.


I briefly mentioned my magickal library in last night's discussion and I have been asked to elaborate on what I have on my personal bookshelf.  Really? Hmmm. Actually, I get this, I really do. I've often found the most interesting thing you can first tell about a person is the reading material they have on their shelves.  What do other people like to read, and is it like what I like?  For me specifically, do they have something on their shelves I haven't read before and now I must get a copy of that book so I can?!  I don't know how interesting my choice of reading material will be to you, but since you asked so nicely here it is. These are some of the books I have in my personal bookshelf at home:

* The following titles are listed as they are found on the shelves of my bookcase, not in any particular order.

An ABC of Witchcraft - by Doreen Valiente
What Witches Do - Stewart Farrar
A Witches Bible - Janet & Stewart Farrar
Wicca - Vivian Crowley
Power of the Witch - Laurie Cabot
Modern Sex Magick - Kraig
Advanced Celtic Shamanism - Conway
Witchcraft Today - Gerald Gardner
Coversations with God - Neale Donald Walsh
A Gift of Fear - Gavin De Becker
The Cauldron of Memory - Raven Grimassi
The Witches Goddess - Janet & Stewart Farrar
Natural Magic - Valiente
Progressive Witchcraft - Janet Farrar & Gavin Bone
Love Signs - Linda Goodman
Culpepper's Complete Herbal & English Physician c 1814
Gray's School and Field Botany c 1887
Magic and Medicine of Plants - Reader's Digest
Life in a Medieval Castle - Gies
Life in a Medieval City - Gies
Life in a Medieval Village - Gies
10,000 Garden Questions answered by experts - F.F. Rockwell edition
Indian New England before the Mayflower - Howard S. Russell
Communicating with the Archangel St. Michael - Richard Webster
The Code of 1650 a compilation of some of the first laws in America
Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
Buckland's Book of Spirit Communication - Buckland
Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi
Moon Tides, Soul Passages by Maria Kay Simms
Glastonbury Avalon of the Heart by Dion Fortune
Oxford Dictionary of Superstitions - Opie & Tatum
Medicine Cards - Sams & Carson
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Scottish Witchcraft and Magick - Raymond Buckland
The Family Herbal - Theiss
The Path to Love - Dr. Deepak Chopra
The Book of Secrets - Dr Deepak Chopra
 Weaponry - An Illustrated history - Wills
Ladies Retold Tales of Goddesses and Heroines by Boris and Doris Vallejo
Norman Knight 950 - 1204 a.d. - Gravett & Hook
Women Warriors - Mayer & Heller
A Modern Herbal by Mrs. M. Grieve
Sexy Witch - LaSara Firefox
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Lady of Avalon - Zimmer Bradley
The Forest House - Zimmer Bradley
Priestess of Avalon - Zimmer Bradley & Paxson
Food For the Dead On the trail of New England's Vampires - Michael E. Bell


These are just some of the books I have at my fingertips when I need to research or just refresh my memory on a point. Many of these authors I consider to be magickal masters and they have influenced me greatly and taught me a lot. It is possible that many of these titles are out of print today, but with the modern magick of the computer age I believe copies or reprints, if not originals can be found for resale via the Internet.


Peace and Happiness





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5 comments:

  1. Much easier to read - thank you!

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  2. Love the new look. Now, when I look away my eyes aren't all "funky", lol, thanks!

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  3. Yes!Love the change!!! Thanks

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  4. Both ways look nice :)

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  5. Many of these are already on my shelf, but others I definitely want to look into. Thank you for the suggestions and I love the new look.

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