Spiritual Soul Food

Looking for a way to deepen your spiritual journey? Or are you just taking your first steps down the pagan path? Here are some resources to help, no matter where you are!


Starting Out

Taking the first steps down any new spiritual path can be exciting, and sometimes a little scary! Here are some books to help guide your way:

Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by Joyce and River Higginbotham

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak

Woman Most Wild by Danielle Dulsky

The Holy Wild: A Heathen Bible for the Untamed Woman by Danielle Dulsky (while I’m not a particular fan of the retelling of some Christian stories, it did bring up some deeper things for me and I liked some of the other concepts in it)

Soul Coaching by Denise Lynn

Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland

To Walk a Pagan Path by Alaric Albertsson

Magical Housekeeping by Tess Whitehurst


Deeper Dives

The Path of Paganism by John Beckett (advanced beginner/early intermediate)

Trance-portation by Diana L. Paxson

Paganism in Depth: A Polytheist Approach by John Beckett (advanced intermediate)


Fiction

Sometimes you can learn just as much (if not more) from fiction!

The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk

The Tiffany Aching Series (part of the Discworld) by Terry Pratchett, including:

  • The Wee Free Men
  • A Hat Full of Sky
  • Wintersmith
  • I Shall Wear Midnight
  • The Shepherd’s Crown

Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (and the Immortals Quartet) – YA Fiction

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Circe by Madeline Miller

Moonheart by Charles de Lint


Lore

Bulfinch’s Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch (though the introduction has a Christian bent, the actual lore in the bulk of the book is good)

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Fairy Tales of the Fiercer Sex (audiobook) – read by Alison Larkin

Metamorphoses by Ovid (very long, but good if you can get through it)


Empathic Abilities

The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff


Blogs

Under the Ancient Oaks by John Beckett

Tess Whitehurst

Witch on Fire by Heron Michelle

Patheos Pagan – A collection of Pagan blogs (including some of the above)


Podcasts

The Priestess Podcast by Julie Parker

Truth Telling with Elizabeth DiAlto (not always about spiritual topics, but still a lot of good stuff)

Myths and Legends by Jason Weiser and Carissa Weiser