Win some books!

Winsome books that can be won.

I have three books to give away!

Make Magic of Your Life by T. Thorn Coyle. make magicIf you are a student of Feri or of Thorn’s this book may be a bit rudimentary for you. You’ve probably already heard her say these things many times before. For those not familiar with Thorn’s work or for those looking for a fresh perspective on integrating their passions into their lives, regardless of their spiritual tradition, I think this book could be very helpful. Thorn has a conversational tone to her writing, but don’t let that lull you into complacency! Thorn expects that you put in the work of self-reflection and commitment to your self. I think this book could be appropriate for a person from any liberal spiritual tradition (I’m guessing readers of this blog fall into that category). Thorn is using a pagan framework to support her ideas, but again, I think any lover of religious tradition will be able to connect with the wisdom here.

Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies by Christine Hoff-Kraemer. This is a small, introductory level book on the many kinds of pagan theologies (yes, plural) currently in use. It is by no means comprehensive, but is a rock solid start for the student of religions, for pagans wanting to dive deeper into their own tradition, for a professor who needs a text for their religions studies class, or for any person who thinks that paganism is just worshiping the devil and/or dancing naked in the forest. Whereas Thorn’s book above is written at a very simple level (I think a bright middle school student could easily read it), this book is written for the undergraduate student or very bright high school student. I highly recommend this book, and I helped edit it!

Kali: The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar by Elizabeth U. Harding. This is a fantastic book on Kali, her cult, her symbols, as well as the history and practices of a specific temple devoted to Kali. While this book is written by some one with a deep love of Kali, it is not a ‘how-to’ worship book. However, I think it is essential for Western lovers of Kali.

All three books are like brand new.

How to enter: comment below or on the blog’s Facebook page. I’ll need a name/handle and which book or books you’d like (yes, you can enter for more than one). If you are willing, I’d love to know where in the world you are. I’m a geography nerd and I think it’d be cool to see from where in the world you are reading. You can enter only once and I’ll stop taking entries at 8 am PST on Friday. Sometime Friday afternoon I’ll draw names out of a bowl for each book and will post winners that evening. I will send the books anywhere in the world, so anyone (including my family and friends; except you, Adam) from anywhere can enter. I will send books the way that is least expensive for me. I assume no responsibility for the quality or reliability of any postal service.

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  • Ealasaid

    Ooooo! BOOKS! :D I’m very interested in Seeking the Mystery and Kali: The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar. (I already have two copies of Thorn’s book, my working one and a loaner, hee hee.)

  • http://gravatar.com/happydog1960 happydog1960

    Well, I would like the Thorn Coyle book – I already have the other two! And of course I am in New Orleans, LA.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu Ambaa

    I’m interested in the Kali book and the Make Magic of Your Life! :)

  • http://jodymarx.com jodymarx

    Hi Niki! Nice to (kinda) meet you. I met Adam at the WordPress Camp. I love the tarot cards he is working on. I read your blog whenever I have time, fascinating.

    I’m very interested in your book “Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies”.

    (I LOVE that your daughter wanted her head shaved!)

    Thanks,

    Jody

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awitchsashram myownashram

      Wonderful! Welcome!

  • http://gravatar.com/silentgoddess silentgoddess

    Hello!

    I would love to get my hands on the copy of “Seeking the Mystery!”

    Glad I found your blog (I got here by way of A Sense of Place).

  • silentgoddess

    Hello!

    I would love to get my hands on the copy of “Seeking the Mystery.”

    I discovered your blog by way of A Sense of Place.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awitchsashram myownashram

      Oh wonderful! I’ve taken a hiatus, probably permanently from that blog, to rest and pursue other opportunities. What a great blog that is though – welcome!

  • http://witchmom.wordpress.com Witch Mom

    Kali! Kali! Kali! (please?) I am in Columbus, OH.

  • http://achristianwicca.tumblr.com Alex

    Very cool books! I’m Alex and I’m interested in Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies by Christine Hoff-Kraemer. Georgia, USA is the location!

  • Niklas Gander

    I’ll bite. I’d like to put my name into the hat for:

    Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies by Christine Hoff-Kraemer

    It is a topic about which I am shamefully ignorant, and it seems I now have a student who is a Pagan Theologist! I guess I should get myself up to speed.

    Niklas Gander, Seattle, WA

    • Niklas Gander

      Sheesh! Theologian. My addled brain!

  • http://rosesthornesco.blogspot.com Rhiannon Bowen-Mackey

    Oooh Books!

    Make Magic of Your life or Kali :)

    Rhiannon Mackey Dacono CO

  • http://courtingtheserpents.blogspot.com/ Gwydion Blackrose

    That’s fun! :) I’d love Thorn’s book and Kali is interesting as well. :) Currently living in Göttingen, Germany.

    bb*

    Gwydion

  • http://gravatar.com/editorb Editor B

    Cool. If I’m selected I’d opt for either the Hoff-Kraemer or the Harding tome. New Orleans represent!

  • Katherine Kunz

    HI Niki! I’d love “Make Magic of your Life” – and I’m here in Berkeley. Also still being an intermittent student of religion!! :) -Katherine

  • corvus

    I’m interested in Make Magic of Your Life. I haven’t read other Coyle’s books yet. I’m in Kotka, Finland.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awitchsashram myownashram

      Hello Corvus! I have never been to Finland, but I’ve long wanted to and long had a fascination with that land! A few weeks ago I noticed a TON of hits from Finland and I thought to myself, “I must have a new reader there!” So welcome!

  • Lee Gilmore

    I’ll put my name in the hat (er, bowl) for Seeking the Mystery! Was just thinking I really need to get my hands on a copy. Oh, I think you know this, but for statistical purposes, I’m in Eugene OR.

  • http://leafshimmer.livejournal.com Leafshimmer

    I love this concept. As for winsome, Helix has a warm and winsome smile so I guess I would call her books winsome too.

    I’m not entering the contest, just expressing my support. *hugs*


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