Reading Basics — Authors I love!
Abraham Joseph Heschel
I love this man. He was a visionary genius. His writing is lyrical, poetic, and profound. I find myself so continually moved that I take notes as I read. So far I’ve read Sabbath, Man’s Quest for God, and I Asked for Wonder. I plan on adding all of his books to my collection. He does use masculine imagery for God, but — trust me — you’ll get over it quickly.
The main book most people talk about when then refer to Marcia Falk is The Book of Blessings. It is a reinterpretation of the traditional Jewish services. Rabbi Falk is a poet as well, so her writing is unique and thoughtful. It uses a good deal of nature and feminine imagery, so Jewitches will feel right at home.
Magic of the Ordinary was a book I avoided reading for a long time. I don’t know why. It’s a fantastic book by one of the leading proponents of Shamanic Judaism. Rabbi Winkler writes a fantastic book that will speak to anyone interested in Shamanic, Earth-based, or any alternative form of Judaism.
Poppy Palin Ms. Palin isn’t exactly Jewish. Okay — she’s really not Jewish. She’s a British woman, who is a natural pyschic and tattoo artist. She’s also create an extraordinary tarot deck, Waking the Wild Spirit Tarot, that I have used for about a year now. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books as I have the chance.