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Posted: 26-Nov-2003, 12:03 PM
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While browsing at Barnes and Noble last night I came across "Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia." It is described on the B&N website:
Although clanship as the basis of Highland society was virtually destroyed after the Battle of Culloden, clans remain the single most distinctive feature of Scottish history. Compiled and edited by the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs (and published with the approval of this influential organization), this book provides the histories and heraldic details of more than 300 of the most famous clans and families of Scotland. Beginning chapters provide information on the history of the clan system, the law of the clan, tartan and Highland dress, and heraldry. Beautifully illustrated with tartans, crests, and coats of arms, with appendices listing important dates in history, Scottish monarchs, and Scottish names associated with clans and families as well as information of genealogy.

See http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearc...760711208&itm=1 for reader reviews.
Aside from the background chapters, it's not the sort of thing you would read from cover to cover, but seems like a worthwhile addition to the library of anyone interested in Scots families and clans. At a mere $20, it's also something of a bargain. (Or is mentioning thrift in connection with a book about Scots being overly stereotypical:>)?)

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  Posted: 26-Feb-2009, 05:33 PM
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These are books I recommend to newcomers to paganism.


"Pagan Paths" by Pete Jennings
"Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft" by Ronald Hutton, quickly followed by his other works including "The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy" and "Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain"



"The Ancient Celts" by Barry Cunliffe
"Book of the Cailleach: Stories of the Wise Woman Healer" by Gearoid O Crualaoich
"The Celtic World" by Miranda Green
"Gods of the Celts" by Miranda Green
"Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch" by Lora O'Brien
"The Keys of Knowledge - Ogham, Coelbren and Pagan Celtic Religion" by Kevin Jones
"The Otherworld Voyage in Early Irish Literature" by Jonathan Wooding
"The Sacred Isle" by Dáithí O hOgain

and the following should then be undertaken:

"Early Irish Myths and Sagas"
"Tales of the Elders of Ireland" by Ann Dooley
"The Voyage of Bran" translated by Kuno Myer
"The Mabinogion" by Sioned Davies
"The Making of a Druid: Hidden Teachings from the Colloquy of Two Sages" by Christian J. Guyonvarc'h
"Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain" by Rachel Bromwich

Anglo-Saxon Heathen

"The Way of Wyrd" by Brian Bates
"The Northern Tradition" by Pete Jennings
"Understanding Wyrd: The Norns and the Tree - An Introduction to the cosmology of Northern Europe spiritual practice" by Jenny Blain
"Wights and Ancestors" by Jenny Blain
"The Prose Edda: Tales from Norse Mythology"by Snorri Sturluson
"The Poetic Edda"
"Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic" by Bill Griffiths

and the following should then be undertaken:

"Dictionary of Northern Mythology" by Rudolph Simek
"Beowulf" as translated by Seamus Heaney
"Eyrbyggja Saga"
"Elves, Wights, and Trolls" by Kveldulf Gundarsson
Tacitus: "Germania"
"Gods and Myths of Northern Europe" by Hilda Ellis Davidson
"King Harald's Saga: Harald Hardradi of Norway from Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturluson, Magnus Magnusson, and Hermann Palsson
"The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe" by Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
"Northern Mythology" by Benjamin Thorpe and Jacqueline Simpson
"Njal's Saga"
"Orkneyinga Saga"
"The Saga of Grettir the Strong"
"The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki"
"The Saga of the Volsungs"
"The Vinland Sagas"


"Creative Visualization" by Shakti Gawain
"The Art and Practice of Creative Visualization" by Ophiel
"The Art and Practice of Astral Projection" by Ophiel
"The Art of Conversation with the Genius Loci" by Barry Patterson
"Liber Noctis" by G. St.M. Nottingham
"Natural Magic" by Doreen Valiente
"13 Moons" by Fiona Walker-Craven
"Treading the Mill: Practical CraftWorking in Modern Traditional Witchcraft" by Nigel G. Pearson

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Posted: 26-Feb-2009, 08:24 PM
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As I list an Author it is for any books by that Author.

1. Raymond Buckland
2. Scott Cunningham
3. Silver RavenWolf
4. Edain McCoy
5. Ly De Angeles

these are who I read...
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