This post consists of a list of books that will be beneficial for you on your journey. There’s nothing like having knowledge at your fingertips and feeding the Goddess within.
Remember that this is a journey that’s meant to be savored. Don’t feel the need to rush or cram. Indulge in these books as they call out to you and enjoy them.
I will update this list as I come across more books that I think will be of value to you.
I own all of these books.
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Burning Woman by Lucy H. Pierce
This book is newer to the mystic community but it has become an instant classic. This book is perfect for not just understanding who you are as a Goddess but understanding how it connects you to other Goddesses as well.
When you’re done with this book, you’ll feel like you can walk through fire and ignite the fire in others.
Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
This is an absolute classic. The author is a Jungian analyst and she uses folklore, fairy tales, and dream symbols to help restore our often neglected intuitive and instinctive abilities. According to Estes, women and wolves share a psychic bond in their fierceness, grace and devotion. This book will put you back in touch with your “Wild Woman.”
This wasn’t an easy read for me but it was a necessary one. You will need time to digest this, so take your time and enjoy.
Moonology: Working with the magic of Lunar Cycles by Yasmin Boland
This is one of the easiest books to understand when it comes to the moon. You don’t have to be an astrology guru to grasps the concepts of this book. You can create your personal moon chart and follow the plans that are laid out for you.
This book takes the guess work out of harnessing the power of the moon cycles.
This is a must read for women of color. Luisah weaves personal narratives of her journey with spirituality and practical rituals. As a woman of color who has felt very disconnected from the diaspora, I felt like I was reading the narrative of a family member who was giving me my family’s history and passing down rituals.
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza
I can’t say enough good things about this book. No, it’s not “mystical” or “witchy” but the principles here will stay with you forever. This book is magical without even trying.
The author breaks down quantum theories and uses it to teach you how to uproot your limited thinking and create new habits. This is a MUST READ.
Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded by Judy Hall
Tired of wondering about which crystals do what? Grab this book. It’s should be a staple for any budding crystal enthusiast.
Moon Time: Harness the Everchanging Energy of Your Menstrual Cycle by Lucy H. Pierce
For Goddesses that are still experiencing a period. Moon time will help you morph it into the divine experience it truly is. No more floundering and wondering why you’re feeling the way that you do during certain times of the month. This book clears all of that up for you and gives you ways to embrace this part of your experience. Excellent knowledge to pass down to the Goddesses in your life.
Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Llewellyn’s Sourcebook Series) by Scott Cunningham
Want to cast spells with herbs? Then you NEED this book in your life. This book is a staple in my magical practice. Every herb listing contains a black-and-white sketch of the herb, the scientific name, gender of the plant, the planet and element associated, magical powers the plant possesses, and magical uses. With most, but not all herbs, other common names associated with the herb are listed. Each listing is sorted alphabetically making it easy to quickly find a plant.
See, you need this.
Ready to get acquainted with candle magic? This will give you the start you need. This book gives the pagan version of the spells as well as the Christian version. So it’s perfect for those that hold a hybrid belief system.
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, and Brews (Llewellyn’s Practical Magick) by Scott Cunningham
Another one that I recommend for your collection. Cunningham explains things well enough for beginners to understand. He includes a chapter on creating your own recipes and gives helpful lists of ingredients to keep in stock, substitutions, and simple uses for single ingredients. There is a wealth of knowledge in this book. It’s another staple.