#30daysofreading – get yer books here!

It’s Pagan Values month – and #30daysofreading. Here’s hoping I can bring you blogs about both each day.

To herald #30daysofreading, that kicks off today, I decided to clean out my bookshelves (sure, let’s go with that as why.) Along with finally giving up on books I’ve owned more than 15 years and have yet to crack, I also found items in books I could swear I flipped through in the past. For some reason, though, this round of cleaning revealed ticket stubs, notecards from bookstores and a somewhat homoerotic photo from a boat trip in 1983. None of these items originated from me. Sadly, my scanner is on the fritz, so I may have to arrange them in my lightbox for a photo shoot.

If you’re local to Minneapolis and you’re looking for something to read, I invite you to peruse the list below. Some of these I’ve read. Most, I haven’t.

The list:

  • The Middle East – Congressional Quarterly
  • Parapsychology and the Nature of Life by John L. Randall
  • Body, Mind, Behavior by Maggie Scarf
  • Jesus the Magician by Morton Smith
  • The Morning Magicians by Louis Pawels and Jacques Bergier
  • The Ancient Near East by Amelie Kuhrt
  • Understanding Other Persons by Theodore Mischel
  • Liminal (Spring 2006, lit mag)
  • The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • Moses and Monotheism by Sigmund Freud
  • The Last Three Minutes by Paul Davies
  • Ecstatic Ritual by Brandy Williams
  • Quantum Sorcery by Dave Smith
  • Space/Time Magic by Taylor Ellwood
  • Kernel Projects for Linus by Gary Nutt (Mike’s, obviously)
  • Fighting Invisible Tigers by Earl Hipp
  • Lonely Planet Guide to Egypt – 2002
  • Psychic Politics by Jane Roberts
  • I Come as a Brother by Bartholomew
  • Women’s Voices in Magic ed. Brandy Williams
  • The Suflower: ON the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal
  • The Four Translation New Testament
  • The Art of Sexual Magic by Margo Anand
  • Chaldean Magic: Its Origin and Development by Francois Lenormant
  • Fang Fur Blood and Bone by Lupa
  • Skin Spirits by Lupa
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  • Moonrise: the Power of Women Leading from the Heart ed by Nina Simons
  • How to Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce
  • Sacred Sage: How it Heals by Siver Wolf Walks Alone
  • A Bard’s Book of Pagans Songs by Hugin the Bard
  • Goddess Meditations by Barbara Ardinger
  • The Lightworkers’ Circle Guide by Wendy Stokes
  • Primitive Magic: the Psychic Powers of Shamans and Sorcerors by Ernesto de Martino
  • Pop Culture Grimoire by Taylor Ellwood
  • Apprentice to Power: a Wiccan Odyssey to Spiritual Awakening by Timoty Roderick
  • Witchcraft Today by Gerald B. Gardner
  • Slow Sex by Diana Richardson
  • Cultural Sciences: Their Origin and Development by Florian Znainiecki
  • Silver’s Spells for Prosperity by Silver Ravenwolf
  • The Invisible Partners: how the Male and Female in each of Us Affects our Relationships by John A. Sanford
  • The Serena Technique of Belldyancing by Serena and Alan Wilson
  • The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge
  • BulletProof Coffin comic books #4 and #5
  • The Feminine in Fairytales by ML von Franz
  • The Book of Kells (mini book with explanations of images)
  • Psychic Sourcebook: How to Choose and Use a Psychic by Frederick G. Levine
  • The Theory and Practice of Archaeology: a Workbook by Thomas C. Patterson (2nd ed.)
  • Customizing the Body: the Art and Culture of Tattooing
  • Health and the Honeybee by Charles Mraz
  • Philosophy of Religion — Steven M. Cahn ed.
  • Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft without Breaking Your Budget by Deborah Blake
  • The American Indian and the Media
  • Life After Life by Raymond A. Moody Jr.
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Spiritus Mundi: Essays on Literature, Myth and Society by Northrop Frye
  • The Passions of the Mind by Irving Stone
  • How Good Do We Have to Be by Harold S. Kushner
  • Sleep: an Active Process by Wilse B. Webb
  • Social Ministry by Dieter T. Hessel
  • Middle Egyptian – an Introduction to Hieroglyphs

If you want something, let me know when you can pick it up and I’ll set it aside for you. If you want me to mail it to you, send me a comment or an email.

As for what I’m reading? A cheater start. I’ve read the entire Protestant Bible except for the end of the Old Testament. I’ve finished Isiah, and I’m well into Jeremiah now. I also have two books to review for Facing North – and then, I will post a picture of my too read shelf, which can’t fit everything in my home I’ve yet to read.