My books have arrived!

They arrived today in the mail, my husband heard a noise at the door and boom, there they were. I had left to work on homework at my folk’s house, but he texted me to let me know they arrived safely.

*happy dance happy dance happy dance*

Now I have jitters to start reading them, almost like the feeling before a first date.

On a side note, I just realized in all the confusion about the books that arrived today, I forgot to share that I bought a different book from Anne from The Den titled “Cavern’s Wise Woman: The Bear Goddess, Revisited”. I have been reading a few pages here and there when I can, and I really love the book. My biggest complaint is that I wish there were more to everything, I wish I could pick the author’s mind and ask millions of questions, and basically absorb all of her knowledge.

Creepy, I know… >_<

But I know that her biggest message (repeated many, many times throughout the book) is we must learn the Path for ourselves, no amount of writing will help us create it, we must shape it with the help of Arta, and the Spirits and Beings we interact with. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a more animistic, and Work (big W and little w) based path and belief system. I enjoy the author’s frank way of writing, as well as the passion she writes about her goddess Arta with. I know I will be rereading this book often, and learning something new each time.

Reading about worshiping a Bear Goddess has really caught my attention, not only in flights of imagination where I am a part of the ancient rituals that worshiped Cave Bears (Ursus spelaeus) as I once wished I could be, but also as a modern Spirit Worker and Witch who feels a cold shiver whenever I see the bones of Cave Bears, or any other member of the Ursine family.

For the moment, I am cautiously awaiting what my next step should be, and staring longingly at replicas of Cave Bear skulls online. Maybe with practice I can sculpt a miniature version of a Bear skull, or a tooth.

About darkbookworm13

I am a proud mom to 3 beautiful girls, and married to the love of my life. I have been a practicing Witch since the summer of 2003, having studied many different paths over the years, ranging from Wicca, Goddess only worship (courtesy of StarHawk), Eclectic Paganism, Kitchen Witchcraft, Norse Paganism, Hearthcraft, Spiritual Luciferianism, and more. I have worked with the Futhark runes, Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle deck, Tarot decks, and I am currently working on a customized divination set based on collected items. I like to work with herbs, and gardening. I crochet and make handicrafts like wood burned items, paintings, drawings, toys, and hand sewn doll clothes for my daughters. The only title I call my spiritual path is Witchcraft, as using magic entwines deeply with the worship of the Gods who call me Their own. My Patron deity is Loki, who has chosen me as His kin.
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1 Response to My books have arrived!

  1. moonfire2012 says:

    There’s nothing I love more than new books. I’ve been meaning to get a few more for my own collection. The Neolithic Shaman being one of them. I love studying animism myself. I relate to cats, wolves, sea animals and birds like you do to bears. Totem animals have come into my dreams so often I’ve lost count.

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