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    The Horned Altar by Tess Dawson.
    I would have never known about Canaanite Gods until I read this book. Very good introduction and also very good information.

    Hittite Myths (second edition) by Harry A. Hoffner, Jr.
    Scholarly translations of ancient texts of the Hittite myths.

    For both, it's worth knowing about lesser known pantheons.

    I also recommend Persian Myths by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis. Includes both ancient myths and stories from Zoroastrian religion. Also scholarly translations.

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I don't think I clarified what I was thinking very well. I'm not interested in instructional books, or 'advanced magic' - I was more thinking along the lines of the prose Edda, as Shahaku suggested. Or environmental activism. Or non-fictional memoirs, or fictional books, or scholarly history articles. Things which are not exactly pagan (or are), but which deepen your understanding and appreciation for the world, other religions, other cultures, nature, etc.

    I didn't know Damh the Bard was still doing stuff. I'll check that out!
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    All the books I listed helped me learn and understand ancient Middle Eastern Gods & myths. Never knew about them beforehand. Very moving.

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    I have wrote a 23,000 word true story,it details a very powerful coven from the late 1950,s,i was a child then and met the high priestess under bad circumstances.My book tells the life of a woman that migrated from England to America,bought land and built a lake and island and two story covenstead.My book describes the initions,sabbaths,use of summoning table on island,circle casting with hot cauldron broth.As soon as moderator will allow me i will post the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven View Post
    I have wrote a 23,000 word true story,it details a very powerful coven from the late 1950,s,i was a child then and met the high priestess under bad circumstances.My book tells the life of a woman that migrated from England to America,bought land and built a lake and island and two story covenstead.My book describes the initions,sabbaths,use of summoning table on island,circle casting with hot cauldron broth.As soon as moderator will allow me i will post the name.
    We don't allow a new person to market their products, because it comes off as phishing, and that's not what this forum is about. Once you've introduced yourself in the Introductions forum, and contributed to the community as a whole (by posting non-spam content), then we have a section called Plugs that we allow you to post to. Links are not allowed until you've made 15 posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    Thanks for the recommendations. I don't think I clarified what I was thinking very well. I'm not interested in instructional books, or 'advanced magic' - I was more thinking along the lines of the prose Edda, as Shahaku suggested. Or environmental activism. Or non-fictional memoirs, or fictional books, or scholarly history articles. Things which are not exactly pagan (or are), but which deepen your understanding and appreciation for the world, other religions, other cultures, nature, etc.

    I didn't know Damh the Bard was still doing stuff. I'll check that out!
    I've been listening to ancient history audiobooks so I can stay ahead of my 6yos history book. Since it's a Christian source, I'm always double checking for factualness. This year is ancient history, so I've read a few books on that topic.

    When Women Ruled the World explores ancient Egyptian women Pharaohs. I really enjoyed that one.

    Ancestral Journeys is a book about the settling of Europe and what we can learn from DNA and archeology. It goes through to the days of the Vikings. It's dry, but heads good information.

    I think books like this give you a solid foundation to pick out what's true and not (like there whole Christians stole Easter from Ostara thing).

    Mary Pope Osborne has a series called Tales from the Odyssey. It's intended for children, but I've found it interesting to listen to with my daughter.

    Other source materials:
    The Illiad
    The Egyptian Book of the Dead
    The Tibetan Book of the Dead
    A copy each of the Bible, Torah, and Koran
    Aesop's fables
    Plutarch
    Gilgamesh
    Beowulf
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    The witching ways of the hollow hill by Robbin Arteson, i probly spelled his name wrong.All of his books are very interesting,he calls his craft traditional.

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    The book that inspired me the most was The Encyclopedia Of Witchcraft and Demonology, so much information. I read it when I was a kid, I am 60 now and will never forget it, it covers witchcraft and occult.

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    I think it important to add The Path Of The Greenman by Michael Thomas Ford for any gay beginners - it is much more a "experience" book than text book - it is a very subtle intro to paganism for men without getting clubbed over the head with the 101 stuff...

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    hey thanks for that recommendation! It looks like an interesting read.
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