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#1 Dawn

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:58 AM

Someone mentioned to me over the weekend that my collection of witch craft books are pretty shit, which, as much as it pains me, i have to agree with.

So come on i need some suggestions. I like historical stuff, i like interesting stuff, books that move me and propel me into that time, old folk lores etc.

So any sugestions would be welcome so i can get my book cred back ;) x


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:44 AM

Gaw, the cheek of some people! lol

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:58 AM

I know some people are soooooo rude :deadhorse: ;)....

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:37 PM

Surely we'd need to know just what you have in your collection.....or we could just recommend the very books deemed shit!......trouble is we are all very different in our outlooks so therefore our book choice is going to ......clash!
I know I often see authors or books recommended that I am sat at home going.....nooooooo not that one!!!
Hi ho!
How about, Earth Wisdom by Glennie Kindred?


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:34 PM

Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:35 PM

Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton



Got that....so maybe its not that shit then ;)


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:40 PM

It is probably one of the most scholarly books out there at the moment on witchcraft.

So what other books do you have?

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:43 PM

Some ly de angels, nocturnal witchcraft, dark nights of the soul, a witch alone , but it may have been based on my wicca ones that i still have hanging around. I just have a major book hoarding thing going on ;)

However in saying that i do want to read some really old folk lore, old herbal remedies.


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:53 PM

I obviously picked out the better ones there ;)

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:05 PM

A book I like which some people may think is shit.
Witchcrafting by Phyllis Curott. Yes she calls herself wiccan, but this book is written with the 3 fold law, and wiccan rede omitted.

Some others
Diary of a witch by sybil Leek

The way of wyrd by brian bates

The witching way of hollow hill by robin arttison

Power of the witch by Laurie Cabot (I know some people groan at her name, but I found the book useful in some areas)

Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic by catherine yronwode

That's just a few off the top of my head


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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:07 PM

Hi have the phyllis curott one and the Laurie Cabot one lol!

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:08 PM

well then maybe I am not the one to give you book suggestions! LMAO
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:09 PM

PMSL!!!!!!!!!!! Funny though!!!:applause:

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:20 PM

what does PMSL mean?
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 07:20 PM

Oh Raven how to kill it dead ! Piss my self laughing love!

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:51 PM

And who , if I may ask, deemed them Shit?

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:52 PM

Lol a good friend. I shall take him to task the next time we meet ;)

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 09:47 PM

If you're interested in herbs and history:

Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plantlore & Healing by Stephen Pollington

Look thru the threads on the book reviews. Ancestral Celt posted a list a couple of years back that may interest you (although she says now she'd probably edit it down a bit).

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:18 AM

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder...I would venture to say that "shit books" are also in the eye of the reader. If a book held your interest enough to make it to your keep shelves, then it wasn't really shit for you. We all probably have books that others would groan at. I go through my shelves every now and then to re-evaluate what is worth keeping and I seldom end up getting rid of many. Matter of fact, it is about that time for me to do the edit again.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:19 AM

I was thinking about this thread throughout the day. and came to the conclusion your friend may be what i call an elitist asshole. Someone who thinks things they enjoy are the only good things, adn anything they don't like they call shit. Be it books, movies, tv shows, etc....
These are the people I have learned to say piss off to.

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