Life Changing Books

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Life Changing Books
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Thu, 07-09-2009 - 1:34pm
Have there been any books that have changed your life? Were any of these Pagan/spiritual-centered ones?
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Registered: 11-03-2008
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 7:17pm
One book that changed my life is the memoir An Unknown Woman by Alice Koller. It showed me that you don't need the conventional life of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence and a two car garage and 2.5 kids in order to be happy. You can live your life as you see fit and it can be as unconventional as you choose.

The Pagan-centered books that changed my life were Starhawk's The Spiral Dance and Margot Adler's Drawing Down the Moon, which were both published when I was 18. These two books showed me that I was not alone in my Pagan beliefs and that there were others out there like me.

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Sat, 07-11-2009 - 12:34pm
Oh, yes! I have groaning over-full bookshelves, ROFL! ;)) Many books over the years of my spiritual seeking and journey. Here are some of my favorites:



THE ONCE AND FUTURE GODDESS

by Elinor W. Gadon



WOMEN WHO RUN WITH WOLVES

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.



THE FOUR AGREEMENTS (Toltec Wisdom)

by Don Miguel Ruiz



WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR

by Dan Millman



BOOK OF SHADOWS: A Modern Woman's Journey into the Wisdom and Magic of
Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess

by Phyllis Curott



LIVING WICCA: A GUIDE FOR THE SOLITARY PRACTIONER

by Scott Cunningham



LIVING WICCA, A FURTHER GUIDE FOR THE SOLITARY PRACTITIONER

by Scott Cunningham



CUNNINGHAM'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGICAL HERBS

by Scott Cunningham



EARTH, AIR, FIRE & WATER

by Scott Cunningham



EARTH POWER

by Scott Cunningham



THE MAGICAL HOUSEHOLD

by Scott Cunningham



THE CELESTINE PROPHECY series

by James Redfield (1993)



CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in
Everyday Life

by Rick Fields



EVERYDAY ZEN: Love & Work

by Charlotte Joko Beck



ZEN MIND, BEGINNER'S MIND

by Shunryu Suzuki



And, of course:



THE SPIRAL DANCE
by Starhawk




Blessings,

Gypsy





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"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.

It is the little shadow which runs across the grass

and loses itself in the sunset.



- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator



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Dog fighting is cruelty, which is a human activity and a human illness.

It's not the dog's fault.

All dogs need to be evaluated as individuals."

--Tim Racer, one of BAD RAP's founders



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"All things share the same breath;

the beast, the tree, the man.

The Air shares its spirit with

all the life it supports."

--Chief Seattle



"If there are no dogs in Heaven,

then when I die I want to go where they went."

~Will Rogers



"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

~~Mahatma Gandhi











Blessings,

Gypsy

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Registered: 02-23-2009
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 8:41pm

The one book that was my "bible" for quite some time was Witch by Fiona Horne, being upside down to the rest of the world it was important for me to obtain a book that considered our location, and as Fiona is Australian this was great for me.


Others: Crystal power crystal healing- Michael Gieger. Many lives mant masters- Dr Brian Weiss. Nerys Purchon's book of Aromatherapy ( West Australian author)


One novel I can recomend

Blessed Be


Willowhisp


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Registered: 11-03-2008
Sat, 07-11-2009 - 11:59pm
Thanks for your recommendation of The Witch of Cologne. I've seen it in the bookstores and thought that it looked interesting, but never got a copy of it. Now I will need to check it out for myself.
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Registered: 02-23-2009
Sun, 07-12-2009 - 7:36pm

My pleasure Nancy, I'm quite a Tobsha Learner fan. Her books are "keepers" for your bookshelf. I read on her website they're

Blessed Be


Willowhisp


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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 11:57pm

The most influential book in my life has been "The Four Agreements", by Don Miguel.