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An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present
Doreen Valiente
July 1988
Book Description
What is the relationship of the Bible to Witchcraft? What are Fairies, and Magical Alphabets? What were the links between Druidism and Witchcraft? An ABC of Witchcraft covers these subjects and many more from the well-informed and gentle viewpoint of practicing witch, Doreen Valiente. Arranged in alphabetical order for easy reference, the book discusses over 125 subjects that may concern anyone wishing to know more about this ancient pagan religion. Other topics include Atlantis, Witches' Familiars, Dancing, Fire Magic, Flying Ointments, Horses and Witchcraft, Initiations, Love Charms, Royalty and its connection with witchcraft, etc., etc., with up to several pages on each subject.

Una vida con prop¿sito (The Purpose-Driven Life)
Rick Warren
March 2003
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The spiritual premise in The Purpose-Driven Life is that there are no accidents---God planned everything and everyone. Therefore, every human has a divine purpose, according to God's master plan. Like a twist on John F. Kennedy's famous inaugural address, this book could be summed up like this: "So my fellow Christians, ask not what God can do for your life plan, ask what your life can do for God's plan." Those who are looking for advice on finding one's calling through career choice, creative expression, or any form of self-discovery should go elsewhere. This is not about self-exploration; it is about purposeful devotion to a Christian God. The book is set up to be a 40-day immersion plan, recognizing that the Bible favors the number 40 as a "spiritually significant time," according to author Rick Warren, the founding...

Pagaian Cosmology
Glenys D. Livingstone
June 2005
Book Description
PaGaian Cosmology brings together a religious practice of seasonal ritual based in a contemporary scientific sense of the cosmos and female imagery for the Sacred. The author situates this original synthesis in her context of being female and white European transplanted to the Southern Hemisphere. Her sense of alienation from her place, which is personal, cultural and cosmic, fires a cosmology that re-stories Goddess metaphor of Virgin-Mother-Crone as a pattern of Creativity, which unfolds the cosmos, manifests in Earth’s life, and may be known intimately.

PaGaian Cosmology is an ecospirituality grounded in indigenous Western religious celebration of the Earth-Sun annual cycle. By linking to story of the unfolding universe this practice can be deepened, and a sense of the Triple Goddess—central to the...

Journey Song: A Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian
Celinda Reynolds Kaelin
June 15, 1998
Clifford Duncan
(Clifford Duncan, Tabeguache Ute Poowagudt 'Medicine Man') writes that: "Ancient American Indian prophecies foretell that our teachings will unite all human beings in love and peace and will restore our Mother Earth -- now is the time to share these teachings. ... We can only heal Mother Earth by first healing ourselves, and Journey Song offers lessons for this healing on many levels. Spirit will lead each person to find his or her own level of learning as they read this book."

Jack Weatherford
(Jack Weatherford, author of Indian Givers; Chair of the Dept. of Anthropology, Macalester College): "Celinda Reynolds Kaelin reaches far back into the depths of history in search of spiritual guidance to lead us into the future. ... We already know about native contributions to the...

Gospel of Thomas: Annotated and Explained
Stevan L. Davies
October 2002

Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children
Cait Johnson
October 1995
Midwest Book Review
This handbook of Earth-honoring activities for parents and children provides a family-oriented approach to the rituals of celebration, giving parents and adults insights into the spiritual experiences which will inspire kids and help them to understand holiday meanings. Techniques ranging from visualization to Tarot play are developed with kids in mind.

The Wellspring Guide
This is a handbook for those of us--regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs--who want to share our love of the earth with our children, who know how important this is for the future of our planet, and who use some ideas on how to do it.

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Witchcraft for Tomorrow (Illustrated)
Doreen Valiente
February 1988
Book Description
Since the publication of her previous books on witchcraft, Doreen Valiente has received many letters asking -How can I find a witches' coven? How can I become a witch?- This book gives the answers. It tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to offer the new age; how the ago-old Craft of the Wise can be practiced in the modern world; how to initiate yourself and start your own coven. The author has been a practicing witch since 1953, and in this book she gives a new Book of Shadows (the witch's handbook of rituals and instructions) based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to present times. Included are spells, incantations, witch songs, and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acquire your own collection of magical implements.

Walk with Spirit, a Native American Approach to Spirituality
Susan Thomas Underwood
June 3, 1998
Clair Parker, Hartford
"I hope you know how deeply the words that were given to you and then to me, have touched me. The power, truth, and spirit were so strong! I can picture wolf in my mind, and smile."

Cheryl Swell, Seminole, OK
"How does one thank someone for a very special gift shared from the soul? Your book was truely what I needed, it got me through one of the worst times. With your life forces with me, I could feel the blessing surrounding me and adding to my own beliefs in myself and God's love for me".

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True Images Bible for Teen Girls: New International Version (NIV)
October 2003
Book Description
Reality Spoken Here

The Bible’s timeless truths connect directly with life today. That’s why you’ll love True Images. It’s for real teenage girls with real lives. God knows about your world and the issues you deal with. He knows all about you, and he cares about you a lot. He’s incredibly encouraging, and no one is wiser about how to make your life, your dreams and your relationships work.

True Images is packed with edgy graphics. You’ll love its personal notes, cool quizzes, challenging insights, smart advice and open discussion about the realities of life today. But don’t let the fun format fool you—this is a serious Bible that is as sincere about your walk with God as you are. Everything in these pages is designed to help you build a closer...

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches
Charles Leland
April 1990
Book Description
Originally published in 1899. The major link between ancient European witchcraft and modern practices.

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This book has been considered a missing link between ancient and modern witchcraft. ARADIA not only inpired Gerald Garner, Doreen Valiente, and other founders of twentieth century neopagan witchcraft, but it also continues to serve as a reference and inspiration for others. Please note: This book is in easy to read true text, not scanned images that can be difficult to decipher.

Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success Playbook
John R. Wooden
October 2005
Book Description
Imagine being mentored by one of the winningest coaches ever. Now you can benefit from Coach John Wooden's insights as he and Jay Carty share the building blocks and key values of the Pyramid of Success in the playbook edition of Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success. With reflection pages and key questions to personalize the principles of success to your life, this condensed version makes it easy to apply these practical, down-to-earth, biblical tips.

About the Author
John Wooden's 40-year coaching career, his high school and college teams won over 80 percent of their games. As men's head coach at UCLA from 1948 to 1975, his Bruin teams claimed 10 NCAA national championships during his final 12 years, including seven in a row, and at one time won 88 consecutive games. Wooden holds...

Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day
Meredith Gould
February 2004
From Publishers Weekly
Who better than a nice Jewish girl to tell Catholics how to celebrate their faith at home? Jews have always been known for a sensibly domestic-centered observance of their religion, and Gould, a Jewish-born convert to Catholicism, speaks from a unique dual perspective. Having lived in a Jewish home, she knows about lighting Sabbath candles, but also remembers when Catholics kept holy water and statues in their houses. In her own home, which she affectionately describes as "the Hermitage" and "Julian of Norwich goes suburban," she has revived traditions that fell by the wayside after changes wrought by Vatican II, and also established a multitude of new ones. Readers seeking to reinforce Catholic identity on the home front will find plenty of ideas, among them a how-to for celebrating Christmas when it actually...

Etruscan Roman Remains
Charles Godfrey Leland
February 15, 1999
Book Description
Leland was sixty-seven years old when he informed a family confidante and colleague that he had stumbled upon "all the principal deities of the Etruscans still existing as spirits or folletti in the Romagna area of Italy--I believe I am the first to find out this." Leland had already published five books on gypsy lore and language, including his discovery and description, with a laboriously compiled vocabulary, of Shelta, hitherto a wholly oral tongue. When the present Etruscan book was finished, Leland regarded it as his greatest work, "ten times more remarkable" than Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune-telling, his unique collection, published a few years before. Even "finding Shelta was a trifle to this," he wrote ecstatically of the Etruscan discoveries.

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Alawashka: The Original Language and Vibrational Source of Creation
April 1, 2000
Springs Romano, Reverend and Doctor of Metaphysics - Hawaiian Islands
"It is with the passion of Truth that I can say that Alawashka is "The Bible of the Millenium." It will restore all apprentices of Spirit to fullness of purpose, truth and heart. Our search is over! ALAWASHKA leads us back to this healing place. ALAWASHKA is an inspiration and source for anyone who wishes to restore their conscious wholeness and re-align with the forgotten sound of the creative core of the Universe. Gracious Aloha to Lumari for feeling the sound of creation, having unwavering trust in Her voice and the knowing that the time for restoration of spiritual sovereignty is upon us."

Maria Guilliano, New York
"Wow. This book keeps on expanding my awareness. I've read it four times. Each time, I perceive something...

The Star That Never Walks Around: A Native American Tarot Package
Stella Bennett


Volunteer Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Everybody
Bill Hybels
September 2004
Book Description
The future of the local church is directly tied to its ability to attract, equip, and unleash the potential of volunteers in the church

Pastor Bill Hybels sees a new reality on the horizon. There is unprecedented spiritual openness in today’s society, and at the same time, increasing economic pressure on the resources of local churches. The solution lies squarely on the able shoulders of God-gifted volunteers. And they are ready for the challenge! Once trained, empowered, and inspired, record numbers of volunteers will take on all new levels of responsibility in the local church, creating a volunteer revolution that will transform churches and communities.

The Volunteer Revolution reveals how all of this can happen and how churches can unleash vast amounts of untapped potential. Through...

WindWalker : Journey into Science, Self, and Spirit
Darrell G., Ph.D. Yardley
May 1, 2000
Magical Blend Magazine, July 2000
"...This book is a tremendous catalyst, causing the readers to re-examine their life, decisions, and spiritual path. I know I did."

Alan Seale, author of On Becoming a 21st-Century Mystic: Pathways to Intuitive Living
"Darrell Yardley shares with us his challenging journey to insight and enlightenment....-- an easy read into a powerful subject."

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The Slumber of Christianity: Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth
Ted Dekker
July 2005
From Publishers Weekly
In his debut nonfiction work following a plethora of successful novels (White; Three), Dekker exhorts Christians to wake up and find genuine happiness in cultivating a deep desire for heaven. Although he argues that Christians should enjoy the pleasures of earth as a "foretaste" of heaven, he cautions that these pleasures should not be mistaken for the real thing. Relying heavily on C.S. Lewis and the Apostle Paul, he makes a case for hope as the "engine of life." Satan, he says, has redirected our obsession away from God and heaven by filling our minds with earthly things. With the relentless zeal of an evangelist, Dekker illustrates many of his points with excerpts from his novels and from scripture, but his thought flow is sometimes problematic. He offers three practical ideas for setting one's mind on...

Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft
Denise Zimmermann
September 2003
Book Description
A revised edition, updated with magickal concentration exercises, magickal ethics, expanded coverage of Wicca and its deities, and loads of new spells and recipes.

€ With the integration of witchcraft into pop culture (e.g. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed on TV) interest in these topics is going ever more mainstream € According to, Wicca is growing on college campuses...Lehigh and the University

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This guide offers a beginner's look at the history of paganism, Wicca, and witchcraft, from the Druids and Celts to the witches of today who practice an earth-based religion, cast spells, and perform natural magic. The book, written by a practicing witch, reveals details of the witches' Sabbaths, ceremonies, and altars.

Songs for Earthlings: a Green Spirituality Songbook
Julie Forest Middleton
June 21, 1998
Pete Seeger, Musician and Musicologiest
"You should buy this book!"

"A beautiful and useful resource for all who love the Earth."

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