NLS Library project, tabulated list

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NLS Library project, tabulated list

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Editat: feb. 12, 2009, 2:36pm

National Library Service books for the blind and partially sighted, pagan book project

The following is a list of the most requested books, in order from the number of times they were requested, then by alphabetical order by author, book. Following those is a longer list (may require a new post, not sure) of the titles that were submitted by single individuals without any one else requesting them. About 27 people submitted entries, most submitting 10, and several submitting more or less than that. All titles that were submitted were entered into the spreadsheet.

PLEASE NOTE: these are not MY picks, or the LIBRARY'S picks, or even my HUSBAND'S picks. They are offered up without judgement as to their suitability or likelihood to be selected. There are books that are scholarly, fluffy, historical and devotional. Everyone had a reason for submitting what they did, and I respect fully those reasons.

From here they go to a longer process of review and selection by the NLS
A Survey of Titles of Interest to the Pagan Community, (27 respondents)

multiple requests (by quantity then alphabetical by author, book)

12
Drawing Down the Moon
Margot Adler
history of paganism, analysis of modern pagan beliefs

9
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
Ronald Hutton
history of paganism, roots of modern pagan belief

9
The Spiral Dance
Starhawk
Modern pagan witchcraft

7
A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches Handbook
Janet and Stewart Farrar
Magical practice for the serious practitioner

5
The Way of the Shaman
Michael Harner
insight into shamanic practices, aimed at the beginner

4
Wicca A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Scott Cunningham
a very usable introduction to Wicca

3
Animal-Speak
Ted Andrews
Animal Lore

3
Psychic Self-Defense
Dion Fortune
psychic hazards and remedies

3
Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain
Ronald Hutton
historical analysis of the roots and development of modern celebrations

3
Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions
Starhawk
Aimed at pagan parenting

3
When God was a Woman
Merlin Stone


3
The Prose Edda: Tales from Norse Mythology
Snorri Sturluson
The Eddas were originally in Old Norse, there are lots of translations available in both poetic and prose versions. Some popular ones include Sturluson, Bellows, and Hollinger

3
An ABC of Witchcraft
Doreen Valiente
basic explanations/definitions of terms often used by those who follow Wicca and similar paths

3
The Poetic Edda
The Eddas were originally in Old Norse, there are lots of translations available in both poetic and prose versions. Some popular ones include Sturluson, Bellows, and Hollinger

2
Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations
Alexander Carmichael
classic anthology of early scottish chants

2
The Druid Renaissance
Philip Carr-Gomm
modern druidry, collected essays

2
Modern Magic
Donald Michael Craig

2
Magick in Theory and Practice
Aleister Crowley


2
Magick Without Tears
Aleister Crowley


2
Wicca: the Old Religion in the new millenium
Vivianne Crowley


2
The Mabinogion
Sioned Davies
classical welsh lore

2
The Solitary Druid: A Practitioner's Guide
Robert Lee Ellison
celebrated holidays, a number of rituals, and several organizations. Also helps dispell a lot of fluff-bunny beliefs about Druidic practices.

2
The Golden Bough
James Frazer
classic anthropological work of the evolution of magical and religious beliefs (roman, europeen)

2
The Once and Future Goddess
Elinor Gadon


2
A Witch Alone
Marian Green


2
The Druidry Handbook
John Michael Greer
Written by a member of OBOD and highly recommended for it's technical information.

2
The Pagan Religions of Ancient British Isles
Ronald Hutton


2
The Malleus Malificarum
Heinrich Kramer & James Sprenger, translated by Montague Summers 15th century work that influenced and fueled the practices of the Inquisition

2
Aradia: Gospel of the Witches
Charles G. Leland
Leland’s 19th century account of a conversation with an Italian witch

2
The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom
Caitlin & John Matthews
compilation of the origins of celtic belief and bardic/druidic training

2
Lost Goddesses of Early Greece
Charlene Spretnak


2
13 Moons
Doreen Valiente


2
Natural Magic
Doreen Valiente



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