Bookshelf Update: Witchy Books #1

Things came together early and I was able to get some of the books on my Amazon Wishlist for my spiritual studies!

The first book on my reading list is The Spiral Dance by Starhawk and then Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham. Wicca is not my first choice as a belief system. There are some core aspects to it (and how it came to be) that Iโ€™m not really keen on. However, I havenโ€™t read extensively on it and I want to be as informed as possible. I’m also still looking for a really good primer on all the varieties of paganism and polytheism.

I find myself drawn to the Egyptian pantheon and the history of Egypt in general. Thatโ€™s another area Iโ€™m exploring and discovering. There are some other traditions Iโ€™ve grown up around/adjacent to that speak to me and I want to learn more about them. While I did get a book on Yoruban religions, finding a 101 book focused specifically on Santeria is next on my to-do list.

Do I have to pick a religion or belief system in order to grow spiritually and be connected? No. But I was alienated for so long by the Catholic Church that I truly miss community worship and practise.

I’m a big fan of The Serpent Cast and I canโ€™t wait to read Women Who Run with the Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Estes, which has been recommended a few times on their podcast.

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Tarot Spread: The Ocean Spread by Kiki’s Cauldron

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The last month or so I have been healing and resting by the ocean. This spread was inspired by that. This is a longer, more in depth reading for self discovery. I have found it to be a playful and soothing read. This tarot spread will be featured in the July 2018 edition of Witch Way Magazine, along with articles Iโ€™ve written on Florida Water and shell divination. I hope you enjoy!

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My gosh, what an amazing spread! And with Cancer season round the corner!

Iโ€™ve always felt super connected to water and sea life. While Iโ€™ve never lived super far inland, the times that Iโ€™ve lived further away from the coast than what would allow me to visit it regularly severely hampered my ability to recharge. In fact, during those parts of my life I would find a similar (though much less potent) effect by watching videos of waves on beaches or HD scuba exploration. I was taking a lot of long hot baths and visiting the pool also to just float and feel the water envelop me.

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