I have been creating a virtual library of my Pagan books on Shelfari. I worked almost fifteen years in a bookstore, and I have acquired books from second hand stories and specialty shops. So far I have over two hundred books listed, and I am guessing that I have another hundred to go. These are just the books that I can classify as Pagan in some way. They don’t include the bulk of my science fiction and fantasy, the mystery novels, the American history, and the mainstream novels. They don’t include my “survivialist” collection or my cookbooks or political/social titles. The library will include my gardening books.
I have some basic Pagan 101 books–popular books about the sabbats and the Wheel of the Year, a couple of books on gem stones–but I don’t have many of those. I have a number of books on thealogy. I have quite a few books by Joseph Campbell and Robert Graves. I have a collection of astrology books. I have a collection of books on archeology and crypto-archeology. I have several books on sacred landscapes. I have quite a few books on Celtic history. I have some books on Christian history. And I have included fantasy novels and a few mysteries that touch on these topics.
I am hoping that by listing these books that I can reacquaint myself with the core ideas of my own Pagan education and introduce new Pagans to their heritage.