My approach to magic can at best be politely be called eccentric but there are a lot of sources that helped me get to where I am as a third wave riot girl hearth witch. Should you ever be curious about how I got here.
Reading List for the Dilettante Hearth Witch
Our Bodies, Ourselves – I’m not going to lie, it still appalls me how many women don’t know their birth control options or how their bodies work or anything.
WomenSpirit Rising – Just blew my tiny brain open about religion and started me thinking about how to be a riot girl in religion.
The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle – This is When Shit Got Real for me as a Women’s Studies major.
A Subscription to Real Simple – It’s the perfect hearth witch mag imo – realistic recipes, how to clean just about anything, financial planning, realistic planners, gardening and essays about various real world stupid motherfucking problems. The real world guide to being a motherfucking adult.
Old Style Conjure Podcast – Oh man do I love me some Momma Starr, she just is the cat’s pajamas. I’m going to butch this horribly but when someone essentially says on a hoodoo podcast, “But you don’t just want him back, you want his money. So you’re going to Bend Him Over in Jesus’ name!” I’m going to love you forever.
White Wolf Mage: The Ascension Role Playing Game Books: Dreamspeakers, Cult of Ecstasy and Spirit Ways – As long as you understand that they are *fiction* for a *pretend role playing game*, they’re helpful as they’re well researched.
Animal Speak – a great primer on some basic Native American Shamanic concepts
Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure – Super helpful hoodoo reference book.
Compendium of Herbal Magick – Really helpful Euro magical herb compendium
Rules of the Game – teaches basic NLP techniques and I find it helpful in my glamoury work
Eat, Pray, Love – it really encapsulated my post divorce spiritual journey and helped me focus on what I’m trying to accomplish.
Evolutionary Witchcraft – This book really helped me come to terms with being a Reclaimist. The Iron Pentacle meditation has changed every group I’ve led it for, it’s that amazing.
Rune Soup – Because magically speaking, Gordon really is my better half.