It would have been 12 books, 12 months, but I guess that ship has sailed. Part of my goals for the new year include reading a whole slew of books. Sure, twelve is not terribly many when compared to my reading habits of the past, but it is a good start!
I am not sure which books I am going to read, other than I want them to be relevant to my religious and spiritual interests, since I have fallen so far out of touch with that aspect of my life. (Notice the lack of posts lately?). This list is really subject to change based on my whims, but I thought having a preliminary idea might be useful! If anyone has any recommendations, or comments on those on this list, I would also love to hear them!
The list is just in alphabetical order.
1) Greek Religion by Walter Burkert
2) The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
3) Seidways: Shaking, Swaying, and Serpent Mysteries by Jan Fries
4) Orpheus and Greek Religion by William Guthrie
5) Essays on a Science of Mythology by Carl Jung and Carl Kerenyi
6) Qabalah, Qliphoth, and Goetic Magic by Thomas Karlsson
7) Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life by Carl Kerenyi
8) Hermes: Guide of Souls by Carl Kerenyi
9) Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Georg Luck
10) Thracian Magic: Past & Present by Georgi Mishev
11) The Great Mother by Erich Neumann
12) The Rotting Goddess: The Origin of the Witch in Classical Antiquity by Jacob Rabinowitz
Ooh, these all look very enticing! One book that I (almost) finished reading is “Women Who run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories about the Wild Woman archetype” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I love it so far, many great stories and lessons 🙂
I have that book sitting on my shelf, too! I debated adding it to the list, but it is on the thicker end. Not that some of these other books are not, too, but since I plan on taking a lot of notes and doing write-ups, I tried to include shorter ones, too.
I will definitely reconsider that one, though, now that I know someone is finding it good! I had not heard any reviews of it, so was not sure. (I had a tendency before I moved to hoard clearance books…)
I am feeling deeply honored to see my book in your wish list. Kindly regards from me, Georgi Mishev
And I am feeling deeply honored to see your comment here! I have your book sitting on my shelf and have been meaning to read it, but have fallen out of the habit of reading in general. That will hopefully change! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.
My pleasure 🙂 If you have some questions on the text I will be glad to help. Best wishes from Thrace!