National Book Lovers Day

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To celebrate National Book Lovers Day, here is a list of my top ten favorite magical books.

Drumming at the Edge of Magic by Mickey Hart (Drummer for the Greatfull Dead)

The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune
Through this fictional work, Dion was one of the first people to teach the general public about Hermeticism.

Psychic Self-Defense by Dion Fortune

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The World Atlas of Divination, consulting editor John Matthews, and The Book of Alchemy by Francis Melville
These two books offer a lot of information along with beautiful images.

Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

The Orphan’s Tale series by Catherynne Valente
Valente uses prose to paint the most vivid images of an orphan girl telling wonderous tales about princesses saving monsters and high seas adventures.

Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham

Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts Second Edition by Donald Michael Kraig

What are some of your favorite magical books?

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  • AnantaAndroscoggin

    You might also add the “Magic series” by Andre Norton — let’s see if I can remember most of them:
    • Steel Magic
    • Octagon Magic
    • Fur Magic
    • Red Hart Magic
    • Lavender-Green Magic
    • Dragon Magic
    and I think 1 or 2 others. Also, Jean Rabe, who co-authored some books with Ms Norton wrote at least one additional “Magic series” book, Dragon Mage. I don’t remember if there’s any particular order for reading them.
    • Geodyssey series by Piers Anthony (also his “Incarnations of Immortality” series)
    • Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher (the one-season TV show is quite different, but also fun)
    • Traveler in Black by John Brunner

    I’ve also come to like the Manga and Anime versions of :

    • Oh My Goddess!
    • Kamisama Kiss
    • xxxHOLiC

    Some of these books contain “teaching” stories, as they expose the reader to concepts and viewpoints they may have never run across before. Some are just fun reads. Many are both.


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