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Re: Mount TBR
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 06:28:00 pm »

  • The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism by Daniel C. Matt (I have skimmed, quoted, and recommended this book, but never properly finished it)

After seeing your post, I spotted this at the thrift store and it followed me home. I'm not even into Kabbalah. (Side note: the cashier had a pentagram necklace on and started skimming the book while ringing it up, LOL)[/list]

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Re: Mount TBR
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 11:07:12 pm »
You do not need to share your entire list! (Mine is also overwhelming that front). Pick one or two that you're particularly interested in, or think would be cool to mention, or whatever else is not as overwhelming.

In that case... here's my attenuated list of books:
  • The Homeric Hymns. Second Edition. Translation, Introduction, and Notes by Apostolos N Athanassakis. ISBN: 0-8018-7983-3
  • The Orphic Hymns. Translation, Introduction, and Notes by Apostolos N Athanassakis and Benjamin M Wolkow. ISBN: 978-1-4214-0881-1
  • The Complete World of Greek Mythology. By Richard Buxton. ISBN: 978-0-500-25121-8
Those are the top three on my list - mainly because I'm trying to incorporate more Hellenismos into my practices, and also to see what works in said practices. Hopefully I'll get some insight with the upcoming Full Moon.
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Re: Mount TBR
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 11:17:50 pm »
After seeing your post, I spotted this at the thrift store and it followed me home. I'm not even into Kabbalah. (Side note: the cashier had a pentagram necklace on and started skimming the book while ringing it up, LOL)

Oh, excellent.

I find it is a very readable book, full of bite-sized chunks of fascinating mysticism, so I'm not surprised. :)
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Re: Mount TBR
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 04:09:16 am »
I'm sure I'm not the only person with a pile of things on my to-be-read list. What's on your's?

(This is in the religion and philosophy portion of the forum, so specifically, what's on your list that's related to your religious or spiritual life or practices or magic, or anything else along those lines, broadly defined.)

I'm totally living in a mini library of my own making. Though Ebooks have given me room to breathe, there's nothing like holding a book and that smell that wafts up from the pages and cover. Mingles well with tea. Though there is a characteristic scent when paired with things like brandy or whiskey.

I've already added two or three things at least that people have mentioned to Mount TBR.

Currently, I'm reading Lovecraft for a break. Then going back to Strategic Sorcery by Jason Miller.

Magical Use of Thought Forms: A Proven System of Mental & Spiritual Empowerment by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki and J. H. Brennan.

Communing With the Spirits: The Magical Practice of Necromancy by Martin Coleman. For some reason I want LeVar Burton to be reading for the audiobook version(if one exists).

Greek and Roman Necromancy by Daniel Ogden.

Picked up a lot of mythology books lately as well.

There's also a big pile of texts on Taoist magical practices and many things Tao. Let's not talk about my Ebook stash. That has gotten so out of hand.  I forgot to mention that I usually have an arsenal of folklore to read and didn't even bother including it.
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Re: Mount TBR
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 06:43:57 pm »
I'm totally living in a mini library of my own making. Though Ebooks have given me room to breathe, there's nothing like holding a book and that smell that wafts up from the pages and cover. Mingles well with tea. Though there is a characteristic scent when paired with things like brandy or whiskey.

For me, it's being able to get into a really comfortable reading position and not having to worry about battery life/cable length/screen lighting.  ;D

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