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Old 03-27-10   #11
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So did I, and so did most of our generation. But I find that Uncle Buck's Big Blue Book and the Farrar's Wiccan Bible are the best basic books out there IMHO. British Traditional Wicca is what many if not most pagans base their practices upon. The Reconstructionists are in a separate category of course. But most solitaries tend to be wicca-ish and use methods from BTW whether they acknowledge it or not and most pagans seem to be solitary eclectics anymore.
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I want this book so baaaaaaad.
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I would highly suggest any books by Liz Pilley.

She has written-Thoughtful Pagan living and Solitary Eclectic Witchcraft which are both written from a non Wiccan perspective.
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Lately I've been looking at my book collection. There is alot to be said for books totally not Occult based but useful all the same. The books I find most helpful are: books on wildcrafting, edible hedgerows, Country traditions, Edible plants, native ethnobotany, herbalism, trees, gardening. Also to fulfill the kitchen witch in me I've started to buy old Household manuals, and household traditions. I've learnt more unbiased, open minded tips and got so much help from these books
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Whilst I was trawling around, found this thread too - given that I *bumped* the one about blogs / links etc, thought I would *bump* this too... and maybe go and have a look at Liz Pilley - has anyone else read her stuff?
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What books would you suggest to one studying Shape-Shifting/Shift-Shaping, Necromancy, and Ancestral Workings?
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What books would you suggest to one studying Shape-Shifting/Shift-Shaping, Necromancy, and Ancestral Workings?
This is going to sound strange but the best books dealing with shift-shaping / shape-shifting are epic tales and stories. Many of them you have to sort of dig through as it is an element of the story but not the main purpose of the story. Some deal with magical potions that cause the change, some because of furs or skins worn, some because a teacher shows them how to become something else.

Lycanthrope stories hold lots of elements of skin-walking as do berserker stories from more Nordic / Teutonic influences. Many Native American legends have aspects of shape-shifting in them as well though they maybe hidden.

I have not found any formal books about shape-shifting or shift-shaping, however, it has been a few years since I really looked for any. You may also want to look into regalia's as that is another aspect that deals with shape-shifting.

Most of my stuff is still in storage so can't go through the titles. Will see what I can come up with though.
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These might interest you. Some are downloadable others read on line or intro.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/3208892/Sh...Stephen-Grundy

http://www.scribd.com/doc/86420542/T...imals-of-Japan

http://www.scribd.com/doc/103213470/history-of-werewolf

http://www.scribd.com/doc/161057477/...hifting-Beings

http://www.scribd.com/doc/82335829/M...n-Two-Cultures

http://www.scribd.com/doc/92050296/T...an-Mac-Cairill
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Thank you! I will do that.
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