Sunday, January 28, 2007

Reading

Now that I have a little more time to pursue my goal of reading books other than texts, I have been able to start a few of the books on my list. These books have influenced the posts that I will be making over the few days.

So far, I have started reading:

Pagan Theology by Michael York
Toward a Psychology of Being by Abraham Maslow

Ordered and waiting on my bookshelf are:

Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice by Catherine Bell
The Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton

And of course, being the bookworm that I am, I have added a few more psychology books to the list that I am currently reading as well. They are:

The Individual and His Religion by Gordon Allport
Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences by Abraham Maslow

2 comments:

Gin said...

Interestingly enough, just last night I was leading a Pagan chat in which we were talking about the value of books, and their importance to our learning about The Craft.

One of the questions I asked was "how do you choose the books you read?" Most of the chat participants stated they went into bookstores and began thumbing through books and reading excerpts to get a feel for it, and decide if they want to buy it.

I told the group that the internet can be a great resource - check out various sites and blogs and the like for recommended readings, etc. and make a list of those that sound interesting, then you can always go to the bookstore and check them out.

I've looked through your blogs under the category of "Readings" and have in fact found a few that do sound interesting and which I might follow up. I have also browsed through your bookstore.

The information you have posted has been quite helpful, and I will be mentioning it to my own students as a valuable resource for developing their own libraries.

Thanks, and blessings!

~ Ocean

(I enrolled with Blogger as "Gin" which is my mundane nickname, but you may refer to me as Ocean, or "Osh" for short.)

Sojourner said...

I think that the internet is a great resource for finding books - any books! :)