This week, Goddess Elite is offering all of our books at a 20% discount. From guides to spells, our collection has something for everyone. We also have books that can teach you new skills and information. As we roll into a new year, now is the perfect time to start learning something new! To help you along, we’ve made a list of five fun things to learn about in 2022.
Spiritual Alchemy Books
Also known as the science of making gold from other materials, this precursor to modern science has been rehashed and used as a trope in countless different shows, books, and films. While the vast majority of alchemical practices have been debunked and serve little practical use, that doesn’t mean it’s irrelevant!
Sarah Durn’s The Beginner’s Guide to Alchemy is an introspective, in-depth look at the history, practice, and modern applications that this ancient art can teach us. Instead of turning coal to gold, however, Durn leads readers on an insightful journey of refining their inner self. As such, it’s a dualfold look into a slice of history and a piece of you!
Folk Magic Books
As nerdy as it may sound, learning about other cultures is an amazing way to broaden your perspective on the world and people around you. There are so many different folk practices and religions out there. The popular conception of this subset of magic tends to focus on shamanic practices of the West, but there are far more options to choose from than Slavid, Nordic, and Celtic traditions.
For a fascinating look into the intricate world of American folk magic, look no further than Ray Hess’ Backwood Shamanism. For a more specific slice of America, try Jake Richards’ Backwoods Witchcraft, which focuses on Appalachian folk practices. If Mesoamerican folklore is your thing, try Erika Buenaflor’s Cleansing Rites of Curanderismo.
Spelling Lessons Books
Here’s a whopper of a topic: new spells! There are so many spell books out there, and Goddess Elite stocks many of them. There are books for every type, occasion, and setting. We surely can’t name them all here, but we’ll try and highlight a few.
For the goth types, we have some wonderful lunar picks in Michael Herkes’ The Complete Book of Moon Spells. For the ivory tower loners, Eileen Holland’s Spells for the Solitary Witch might be more appropriate. Even still, you might be an animal lover. If that’s the case, check out Marla Brooks’ Animal Spells and Magic. Like we said, there’s a book for everyone!
Also known as chirosophy or chiromancy, the mystical art of palmistry has muddy origins. It’s uncertain where the modern practice truly originated from; there are historical records of variations of modern palmistry existing in ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Green, and Mesopotamian societies (among others). It’s generally believed that the palmistry commonly practiced today developed within the Roma tradition, but we’ll likely never be sure of that!
Nerdy history aside, the actual ability to read palms is a noble pursuit. In addition to the potential insights this divination practice offers, it also happens to be a fun party trick. For those looking to learn about palmistry, the search ends at Aracaria Guides’ beautifully illustrated Palmistry Guide.
Books About Spirit Boards
Whether you believe in it or not, spirit boards have fascinated people for generations. Popularized by the spiritualism movement of the late 19th century, these objects of intrigue are meant to be a link between this world and the next. Since their creation, they’ve been at the center of controversy, conspiracy, and hoaxes.
Interested in learning more? We recommend you take a peek inside Alexandra Chauran’s Spirit Boards for Beginners. Another viewpoint on the topic and practice is offered in Raymond Buckland’s tome, Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communications.
If any of these topics happened to strike your fancy, then now is the perfect time to start learning! Crack open one of these books and indulge in some self-care and mental stimulation. Our 20% off sale is valid both in-person and through our online store, so be sure to check out our stock!