Are you seeking to become more blessed and less stressed? Would you benefit from delving deeper into magic and divination in order to believe in yourself and unlock your true potential? While a spiritual journey of this sort may seem daunting at first, these five titles will help to inspire and enrich your life.
Pagan Curious: A Beginner’s Guide to Nature, Magic & Spirituality
by Debra DeAngelo
Llewellyn Publications, 292 pages, $18.99
Pagan Curious: A Beginner’s Guide to Nature, Magic & Spirituality takes you on a journey through a rich and vibrant self-reflective world full of the magic and mysticism of old. Debra DeAngelo expertly teaches spiritual and magic practices that leave you full of intrigue and keen to learn more. Methods such as meditation, grounding, and centering are used to help you become more attuned to nature and the pagan deities. Throughout the process, the self-reflection exercises enable a deeper understanding of yourself so that you can personalize your discovery of paganism. DeAngelo expertly answers all the questions that a beginner might have and also provides practical guidance. If you are looking to dip into the magical world of paganism, this book will prove to be a valuable resource. DeAngelo asks all the important questions and challenges the reader to seek their authentic self.
Cirque du Tarot
by Leeza Robertson
Llewellyn Publications, 206 pages, $31.99
For both established lovers of tarot and beginners who want to explore the world of tarot, this beautiful beginner’s deck is highly recommended. Featuring dreamlike circus imagery, Cirque du Tarot is certainly among the most eye-catching decks currently available on the market. Even seasoned readers will be drawn to this deck, and it would likewise appeal to collectors. The deck includes clear indicators of the court cards and does a good job of portraying the traditional tarot deck. It showcases the excitement of the circus and provides a glimpse at the behind-the-scenes charm of the practice while following the well-established Rider-Waite-Smith symbology. The included guidebook helps to familiarize readers with the cards. Particularly for those drawn to the magic of the circus, this tarot set will fast become a favorite and help to bring out the best of the craft.
Rise of the Witch: Making Magick Happen Your Way
by Whiskey Stevens
Llewellyn Publications, 223 pages, $16.99
For readers who have been wanting to explore witchcraft but had no idea where to start, Rise of the Witch: Making Magick Happen Your Way is really the ideal book. Whiskey Stevens covers a wide variety of topics, starting with the history of witchcraft and moving on to practical topics such as working with spells. There are also more advanced topics covered, which means the book should also appeal to seasoned witches. Stevens helps the reader to empower themselves, which is especially important for situations where Wicca is shunned and for those who are forced into secrecy. Subjects such as sex magic and shadow work, tarot, meditation, and the idea of sacred spaces and energies are covered, and the book should help to guide all readers toward their own purpose within the craft.
Winterseer Animal Oracle
by Siolo Thompson
Llewellyn Publications, 192 pages, $27.99
The Winterseer Animal Oracle is a beautiful animal-themed oracle that should appeal to any reader of tarot. The fifty-six-card oracle deck features stunning watercolor illustrations by Siolo Thompson on stark white backgrounds that make the images appear very striking. Along with the wonderfully inspired writing of the guidebook, this deck should appeal to visually oriented readers and those who are touched by the written word. Grounded in Celtic and Norse lore, the deck helps readers to deepen their knowledge of this divination practice, while the wondrous mythological designs from days of yore serve to inspire and enrich twenty-first-century life. For those looking for something different to inspire their readings, this deck should be at the top of the list.
City Witchery: Accessible Rituals, Practices & Prompts for Conjuring and Creating in a Magical Metropolis
by Lisa Marie Basile
Becker & Mayer, 144 pages, $18.99
City Witchery: Accessible Rituals, Practices & Prompts for Conjuring and Creating in a Magical Metropolis is the book for all Wiccans looking to practice magic as city dwellers. Normally, magic is associated with the natural world, rather than with built-up urban spaces, but this handy guide helps users to practice the craft effectively in places where otherworldly resources and space are normally limited. This is a book designed to assist readers in tapping into their inner resources and starting on the way to practicing graveyard rituals, tuning into city astrology, and practicing shadow work. It is possible to practice the rituals in the kitchen of any house or apartment, and readers will discover the limitations of their cities in order to tap into potentially hidden energies. It is certainly possible to be a city dweller and practice the craft, it just requires thinking about the environment in a different way.