BOOKS WE LOVE
High Magick | Damien Echols
We love this book!!! There are so many magick books out there that feel dry and inaccessible. This is written in easy, modern language that flows, empowers, and invites the reader into a rich, fulfilling exploration of the beautiful and enlightening practice of magick as a spiritual path leading one towards Ultimate Love. Damien doesn't talk down to you, he lifts you up, puts it all out there, and trusts in your ability to embrace magick and step fully into your power! The path of magick is an excellent one for gaining mastery of your energy body and utilizing the energies in your environment to align with your Higher Self and grow spiritually. From the inside cover: "Magick is not a path for followers: it is a path for questioners, seekers, and anyone who has trouble settling for dogma and preformulated answers. Magick is for those who feel the desire to peel away the surface of reality and see what lies beneath." Yes please!!!
The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach | Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian
This is the most in-depth, thorough, and inclusive book we have found on gemstones. These are powerful energies that have been unbelievably transformative, healing, and truly life-changing for us. If you are interested in acquiring a huge set of super powers, we highly recommend picking up this book and start working with these amazing beings now. The thorough index makes it easy to find the perfect stone for any purpose. They will support your body, mind, and spirit in profound ways. Get ready to level up! This book is a must-have for crystal and stone enthusiasts at any level - beginner to advanced!
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One | Dr. Joe Dispenza
We are so totally all about empowering ourselves to create our own reality with love and positivity - this book strengthens our ability to do so and validates what we have come to know as true for ourselves. We create our reality with our thoughts, behaviors, and mindset. Negativity breeds negativity ~ positivity breeds positivity. It really is that simple. Simple, but not exactly easy to embody and master. It takes work (A LOT OF WORK!!!) to deprogram all of our negative thought processes and habits - this book helps with that!!!! "Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!" Amen to that!
Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body | Riane Eisler
Recommended by Saidi
An extremely empowering and insightful book that opened my eyes to the depth, complexity, history, and far-reaching implications of living in a patriarchal world. Gloria Steinhem writes, "Sacred Pleasure makes the links between sacralizing pain and justifying war, between child abuse and sado-masochism, between patriarchy and the war of the sexes, between the intimate and the political. Only by sacralizing pleasure can new links be forged to peace, equality, and empathy." This is a really important read.
Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit
Recommended by Saidi
Eye-opening and powerful, this book raises awareness of issues women deal with every day that have become so normalized that we don't even think twice about their repercussions or even realize they are happening - but we need to - we absolutely need to! From the inside cover: "Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note - because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, "He's trying to kill me!"
Angels and Archangels: A Magician's Guide | Damien Echols
We would say this is a perfect companion to Damien's book that we recommended above: HIGH MAGICK. This book is an easy to digest guide to working with Angels and Archangels and a very good resource for those just starting out on the path of magick. Damien speaks clearly and direct about working with these powerful beings and the practices that he shares are great starting points for anyone looking to get started on a magickal path and for those looking to start working more consciously with energy.
Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts | Donald Michael Kraig
This book is a great wealth of information on the practice of true Ceremonial Magick. D.M. Kraig covers everything from creating and consecrating magickal tools, Qabalah, protecting your energy and your space, planetary magick, yoga and so much more. In an age where everything is online and there is an overload of information out there, its nice to know that there are a few very reliable books out there that give good usable easy to understand information on the subject of magick. This is one of those. Excellent book for understanding how you can take control of your own personal energy and start working more intentionally with the energy in your environment. Super empowering!