As I write this post, I sit next to my shelf of pagan and herb books. They are well loved and have been read a million times. Authors like Scott Cunningham and Starhawk have been with me since the beginning of my path. While I strongly believe that faith is personal, these books augment personal worship and growth.
But damn they are expensive! Obviously Amazon is great to find used books, and libraries are wonderful places to find books on myths and sometimes basic Wiccan tomes. And the internet is a fantastic tool for finding information, but it is so easy to falsify. For example early in my path, everything I found was about the need to get the tools and do a full ritual every time. And I mean EVERYTHING. Mind you, pagans have been way more proactive about getting good information out there. But in my opinion books are still the best way to educate yourself.
Access is also an issue for some people for a variety of reasons. Teenagers don’t usually have the freedom to buy more than a couple books. Twenty-somethings (myself included) can’t necessarily start pagan personal libraries because of financial reasons.
So a few days ago I had a thought. Can’t we share?
I would like to start a project for pagan readers to share our books. I am posting a poll below to see if there is any interest. If anyone is in to exploring this idea and helping out, let me know.
© Ariadne Woods