• Secret Societies of America’s Elite   by Steven Sora  © 2004  Destiny Books  ISBN  0-89281-959-6    324 pages  Paperback         $20.00 (U.S.)   $28.95 (Canada)

    If you are hoping for an overview of modern “secret societies” in America, you are liable to be disappointed by this book.  Although the Skull and Bones, a notorious society claiming…[Read more]

  • The Secret History of Freemasonry  by  Paul Naudon  © 2005  Inner Traditions  ISBN  1-59477-028-X   paperback  308 pages  includes notes and index  $16.95 (U.S.)  $24.50 (Canada)

    This is the first U.S. printing of a book originally published in France in 1991.  This presents one problem to the American reader as most of the works cited in the…[Read more]

  • Sea, Land, Sky: A Dragon Magick Grimoiore by Parker J. Torrence  © 2002     Three Moons Media  ISBN 0-9725164-4-1    183 pages  Includes Appendices   paperback  $14.50  (U.S.)
    The body of this book contains, in addition to the text, fifty-four pages of lined paper (I assume to make notes and record the start of your own Dragon Book of Shadows). …[Read more]

  • Sea Switch  (Book Three in the “Strange Encounters” series)  by  Linda Joy Singleton  © 2005  Llewellyn  ISBN  0-7387-0712-0   254 pages        paperback  $4.99 (U.S.)  $6.50  (Canada)  Novel for ages 8 to 12
    Cassie Strange really gets involved in this story – to the extent of finding herself in the body of an undersea inhabitant.  And i…[Read more]

  • The Sea Queen and the Shore Witch   by  Jamie Grandy  (Illustrated by Gail M. Nelson)  © 2004  Abzu’s Fountain Press   ISBN  0-9760268-0-5  paperback  48 Pages  $
    Available from or wholesale (5 or more copies) from

    Okay, first off this is an extremely high price for a very short book, but once you hold it in you…[Read more]

  • Sacred Sounds of the Female Orisha  collected by Raul Canizares  CD ©2005   Destiny Recordings  ISBN  1-59477-071-9    60 Minutes      $12.95  (U.S.)

    This CD consists of nine tracks to separate orishas (the Santerian designation of Christian saints/divinities).  A couple of these tracks might seem a bit surprising to those outside of he re…[Read more]

  • A Rosicrucian Notebook by  Willy Schrodter        ©  1992   Red Wheel/Weiser   ISBN  0-87728-757-0   320 pages  paperback         $21.95 (U.S.)
    I have been dealing with translations of foreign language texts which presents certain difficulties.  I need to rely on the integrity and ability of those responsible for the translations.  I have no re…[Read more]

  • The Roots of Desire  by  Marion Roach  ©  2005  Bloomsbury   ISBN  1582343446  Hardcover  256 pages  $22.95 (U.S.)   $27.96  (Canada)
    And now for something completely different…a book about redheads.  How, you may ask yourself, did a reviewer of Pagan/Wiccan themes books get talked into reviewing a book about redheads?  That would be a very goo…[Read more]

  • Riding Out the Storm  by  Claudia Jones   © 2006   Llewellyn  ISBN  0-7387-0867-4         234 pages Paperback            $8.95 (U.S.)     $11.95 (Canada)

    This is a novel for the 12 and up crowd.  But it is a novel with a major difference from  most of the occult-themed juvenile novels I have read.  Ms. Jones is a teacher and an author of two boo…[Read more]

  • The Reflexology Atlas by Bernard C. Kostler, M.D. & Astrid Waskowiak, M.D. © 2003 (English Translation © 2005)  Healing Arts    ISBN  1-59477-091-3   Paperback  256 pages includes Index                   $24.95 (U.S.)
    This book is oversize (10 inches wide by 13 inches tall) and profusely illustrated, which was good thing for me, as I am only m…[Read more]

  • The Rede of the Wiccae  by Robert Mathiesen and Teitic  © 2005  Olympian Press  ISBN  0-979013-2-1   Paperback   167 pages             $22.95  (U.S.)

    I could claim that I have waited for this book to be written, and that would be true in general.  Thirty years ago, as I began my studies of Alexandrian Craft, I had seen Lady Gwen’s original ar…[Read more]

  • Red is for Remembrance    by    Laurie Faria Stolarz    ©  2005  Llewellyn        ISBN 0-7387-0760-0   paperback   320 pages  Novel  Young Adult   $?.95 (U.S.)  $11.95 (Canada)

    Stacey is not a happy college student.  She is going to college for the first time and has one roommate who is so perky and fluffy you almost want to gag as soon as you m…[Read more]

  • Quicksilver Moon   by   Barbara Ardinger         © 2002     Three Moons Media  ISBN 0-9725164-5-X    388 pages   paperback        $18.00  (U.S.)

    I have to admit that I am a sucker for a good vampire book (okay, go ahead and groan).  I am also a big fan of fiction written, believably, about modern-day Pagans and Witches.  To find both of those…[Read more]

  • Ptolemy’s Gate (The Bartimaeus Trilogy  Book Three)  by  Jonathan Stroud  © 2006 Miramax Books  ISBN  1-4231-0116-2   Hardbound  501 pages  $17.95 (U.S.)
    Bartimaeus, the sharp-tongued, ill-tempered djinni is back in this final installment of his story.  He is still in the service of Mr. John Mandrake (nee Nathaniel).  The two previous books…[Read more]

  • The Priestess of Isis  by  Edouard Schure          © 2004   Red Wheel/Weiser  ISBN  0-89254-093-1   xxx pages    Paperback        $16.95  (U.S.)
    The author was a French occultist in the early 20th Century (1841 – 1929) who wrote a number of books.  This one is a novel set in Pompeii just before the eruption of Vesuvius which sealed the city’s…[Read more]

  • Perfect Trust (Book Three in the Rowan Gant Investigations)  by M. R. Sellars  © 2002  Willow Tree Press  ISBN  0-9678221-9-X  369  Pages   paperback         $8.95 (U.S.)
    Book Three of the Rowan Gant Investigations picks up where Book Two (Never Burn a Witch) left off.  Actually, it picks up a bit before Book Two ends
    One of the things I like…[Read more]

  • The Pagan Man  by  Isaac Bonewits  © 2005  Citadel Press/Kensington  ISBN  0-8065-2697-1  252 pages  Includes Notes, Bibliography, Resource Guide and Index  Paperback
    $12.95 (U.S.)      $17.95 (Canada)
    Every once in a while I will review a book because of an individual’s recommendation, or because I know (or know of) a particular author…[Read more]

  • The Outer Temple of Witchcraft Companion CD  by  Christopher Penczak         ©   Llewellyn  ISBN  0-7387-0532-2    4 CD set       $24.95 (U.S.)  $38.50 (Canada)

    This set of CDs is a bit different from the previous set (“The Inner Temple of Witchcraft CD Companion).  Once again the average length per CD is about an hour but the individual range i…[Read more]

  • The Oestara Anthology of Poetry   Edited by  Cynthia Joyce Clay  ©  2005  Book Surge Publishing   ISBN  1-4196-1524-6    132 pages  paperback $14.99 (U.S.)
    I’ve been interested in Pagan poetry ever since a friend and I published a small-run Pagan magazine for a few years.  I’ve also been disappointed by the lack of Pagan poetry books being…[Read more]

  • Not in Kansas Anymore  by Christine Wicker  © 2005  HarperSanFrancisco  ISBN  0-06-072-678   275 pages  Hardcover       $24.95 (U.S.)   $32.95 (Canada)

    Christine Wicker is not a Witch.  Nor is she a fanatic of any stripe.  What she is, is a reporter.  She is honest enough to be fair in her reporting.  She lets the reader know early on that she wa…[Read more]

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