The Cauldron and The Cross
The Feminine Face of Christianity
by Margaret Starbird; Starbird notes the early pattern of gender equality
in the early Christian community, noting the "sister-wives" who accompanied
male disciples on their missionary journeys, forging a new understanding
of the "sacred marriage" at the heart of the Christian Gospels. She also
gives us the rich heritage of stories about women’s generous service and
encouragement for the inner journey, ranging all the way from little-known
early saints to Mother Theresa.
Christ ~ Jesus ~ Yeshua
Jesus in Egypt: Discovering the Secrets of Christ's Childhood
by Paul Perry; A soon-to-be-released book that looks very interesting!
The Historical Figure of Jesus
by E.P. Sanders; A moderate's view of the evidence
Jesus the Magician : Charlatan or Son of God?
by Morton Smith; What's the difference between Magic and Miracle? Smith answers
this question in the context of Jesus' time and our own.
Jesus and The Zealots (Out of Print)
by S.G.F. Brandon; Did Jesus have a political agenda? This books makes and interesting
case (extremely scholarly -- half the book is comprised of footnotes in several
James the Brother of Jesus : The Key to Unlocking the Secrets
of Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls
by Robert Eisenman; A tome of convincing, scholarly evidence that Jesus came from
a revolutionary Jewish family and interesting details about the early Church in
Palestine, lead by James
The Jesus Movement: A Social History of Its First Century
by Ekkehard Stegemann et al; This work by two New Testament scholars is the first
comprehensive social history of the earliest churches. Integrating the historical
and social data, they locate the ancient Galileans, Judeans, and the Jesus movement
in their respective matrices.
The Messianic Legacy
by Baigent, Leigh, & Lincoln; The first third of the book contains some interesting
evidence in regards to Yeshua's earthly kingdom
Jesus Christ, Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian
by David Fideler; An introduction to the pagan sources of Christian ideas, followed
by a detailed analysis of ancient Pagan-Christian numerology.
Jesus the Man : New Interpretation from the Dead Sea Scrolls
by Barbara Thiering; More evidence that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalen.
Jesus and The Lost Goddess
by Marko Pogacnic; Pogacnik discovered this new Gospel composed of separate messages
woven into the text of the canonical Gospels. These offer perspectives sharply
different from the usual biblical interpretations.
Christ Power and the Earth Goddess: A Fifth Gospel
by Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy; Two scholars of mysticism review the Gnostic texts
and find the Goddess Sophia hidden at the heart of Jesus' mystery teachings
The Sexuality of Jesus
by William Phipps; An in-depth exploration of the question "Was Jesus Married"
in the context of his Jewish culture
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ :
The Healing of Mother Earth and the Birth of a Global Renaissance
by Matthew Fox; A look at Christ's role with Creation
Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time :
The Historical Jesus & the Heart of Contemporary Faith
by Marcus Borg; A renowned scholar comes to personal terms with new evidence about
Stealing Jesus : How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity
by Bruce Bawer; A look at Christ both before and beyond Fundamentalism
In Search of the Christ-Sophia : An Inclusive Christology
for Liberating Christians
by Jann Aldredge-Clanton; This book presents an inclusive Christology based on
this parallel between Christ and Sophia that will help Christians expand their
horizons and rethink traditional beliefs.
The Complete Jesus
by Ricky Alan Mayotte; All the sayings of Jesus gathered from ancient sources
and compiled into a single volume for the first time
The Lost Gospel Q : The Original Sayings of Jesus
by Marcus Borg, et al; All of the common sayings of Christ that the Synoptic Gospels
and the Gospel of Thomas share
Prayers of the Cosmos : Meditations on the Aramaic Words
by Neil Douglas-Klotz; Matthew Fox's feminine Gaia perspective brought to the
words of Christ. Imagine the "Our Father" beginning with "O-Birther! Mother-Father
of the Cosmos."
Jesus and Buddha : The Parallel Sayings
By Marcus Borg; Remarkably similar sayings from the two Masters presented side
Jesus in the Qur'an
By Geoffery Parrinder; A look at Jesus (Isa) as a central figure in Islam.
Jesus and the Essenes
By Dolores Cannon; This book presents channeled information, coupled with genuine
20th century research, on the origins of Christianity. Jesus' teachings, as well
as the lifestyle and learning of the Essene community, are brought into a whole
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The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
By Jean-Yves Leloup; Found in 1945 at Nag Hammadi in the Egyptian desert, it is
a short but complex Coptic text that appears to render the voice of Mary Magdalene.
This volume contains English translations of Leloup's French version of the original
and Leloup's extensive commentary, which discloses the theology that inspired
the lost gospel.
The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy
By Margaret Starbird; A key resource that focuses on The Cult of Mary Magdalene
and her role in the story of Christ and in early Christianity.
The Goddess in the Gospels : Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine
By Margaret Starbird; This books chronicles Starbird's personal journey in writing
Woman with the Alabaster Jar, and demonstrates with more evidence that
Mary Magdalene was understood to be the "Goddess" in early Christianity, and that
the "Sacred Marriage," embodied in Christ and Mary Magdalene, was once at the
heart of Christianity.
Magdalene's Lost Legacy: Symbolic Numbers and the Sacred Union in Christianity
By Margaret Starbird; A new book that looks at numerological evidence to further
the theory that Yeshua and Mary Magdalene were wed.
Magdalen's Way: A Journey With Mary of Magdala, Bride of Christ and Keeper
of the Way
By Arlene J. Colver ; " I have written down the stories of Jesus and the Way so
that they will never be forgotten. Teach from them, but do not forget that evolution
must continue...all things change, but the truth of Love will never change...
Above all, Love must be our great Goddess." A moving fictional account of the
disciple Jesus most loved.
The Church of Mary Magdalene: The Sacred Feminine and the Treasure of Rennes-le-Chateau
By Jean Markale ; The small church of Rennes-le-Chateau, in a remote village in
southern France, may well hold the key to the proof of Mary Magdalene's marriage
to Jesus and the bloodline they founded. Maintains that Mary Magdalene was the
high priestess who anointed Jesus into his priesthood, in accordance with ancient
The Moon Under Her Feet: The Story of Mari Magdalene in the
Service of the Great Mother
By Cysta Kinstler; Fiction. The story of Mother Mary, Mary Magdalen and Christ
re-envisioned within a Goddess Culture. Based on careful scholarly research with
extensive notes. This book changed my life!
Mary Magdalene: Beyond the Myth
By Esther De Boer; The author examines not only Gospel texts, but also writings
discovered in the Egyptian desert during the last century, to present a vivid,
fascinating, and attractive picture of Mary of Magdala--disciple, apostle, and
human being .
I Remember Union: The Story of Mary Magdalena
By Flo Calhoun; A moving, first-person account.
Mary Magdalene, The First Apostle : The Struggle for Authority
By Ann Graham Brock; Brock shows that any given early Christian writing portrays
authority as being concentrated either in Mary Magdalene or Peter, but not both.
Mary Magdalene is consistently elevated is writings from which formal leadership
roles are absent. Paul is involved in a tug-of-war between these two.
Let Her Keep It: Jesus' Ordination of Mary of Bethany
By Thomas Butler; Butler proposes a "two story line" reading of the Gospel of
John, in which chapters 11-13 are taken to be keys to Jesus' inauguration of a
new form of universal ministry. Mary and Martha are, the author concludes, included
in this new form and intent of ordination for all of Jesus' disciples.
Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor
By Susan Haskins; A fascinating journey through history and its texts (poems,
plays, paintings, films) to see the many images of Mary Magdalen. What Haskins
emphasizes as she reveals how each era has fashioned Mary Magdalen according to
its own specific interests and desires, is that these differing representations
consistently negate Mary Magdalen's powerful position in Christ's ministry.
The Making of the Magdalen: Preaching and Popular Devotion
in the Later Middle Ages.
By Katherine Jansen; Highly readable, learned, full of interesting material gleaned
from primary archival research, and amply illustrated.
Mary Magdalene: The Image of a Woman Through the Centuries
By Ingrid Maisch; An interesting, informative study!
The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene: Legends, Apocrypha, and
the Christian Testament
By Jane Schaberg; Schaberg moves from contemporary feminist concerns, through
the vast array of legend, apocryphal writing, and biblical reverberations, back
to the "real" Mary Magdalene. She concludes that Magdalene was denigrated because
she was a powerful woman, close to Jesus and perhaps to John the Baptist as well.
The Secret Identity of the Beloved Disciple
By Joseph Grassi; The 4th Gospel named John is widely believed to have been written
by an anonymous disciple, an eyewitness whom Jesus loved. Grassi presents evidence
that this disciple may have been Mary Magdalene.
Daughter of the Shining Isles: Magdalen Trilogy, Vol. 1.
By Elizabeth Cunningham; Sheer fun, sheer fiction! A Celtic Mary Magdalen meets
Jesus at the Druid college in Wales
The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect of the Feminine
By Nancy Qualls-Corbett; In antiquity, human sexuality and the religious attitude
were inseparable. The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect Of The Feminine is solidly
based on Jungian psychological principles and powerfully illustrates how our vitality
and capacity for joy depend on restoring the soul of the sacred prostitute to
its rightful place in our conscious understanding.
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Women in Christianity
The Feminine Face of Christianity
by Margaret Starbird; Starbird notes the early pattern of gender equality in the
early Christian community, noting the "sister-wives" who accompanied male disciples
on their missionary journeys, forging a new understanding of the "sacred marriage"
at the heart of the Christian Gospels. She also gives us the rich heritage of
stories about women’s generous service and encouragement for the inner journey,
ranging all the way from little-known early saints to Mother Theresa.
The Women Around Jesus
by Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel; A look at the biblical texts, artwork, and contemporary
responses of Christian women to the women in the new testament through a freeing
psychological point of view.
Mary Magdalene and Many Others: Women Who Followed Jesus
by Carla Ricci; Ricci addresses an overlooked but significant presence in the
Gospels--that of the women who followed Jesus. Citing Luke 8:1-3, Ricci describes
a group of women who unswervingly followed Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem, through
his passion and death, to become messengers of the resurrection.
Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women
in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books and the New Testament
By Carol Meyers; This splendid reference describes every woman in Jewish and Christian
scripture--with or without names-- plus female dieties and personifications. Amonumental
reference work that resurrects women from anonymity, this is essential for all
public, academic, and seminary libraries
Ancient Sisterhood: The Lost Traditions of Hagar and Sarah
By Savina J. Teubal; In this scholarly feminist study of the Genesis stories of
Sarah and Hagar, she explores the matriarchal tradition in the Bible, which may
have been covered over by succeeding patriarchal traditions. Teubal also explores
what the female led religious traditions were.
Sarah the Priestess : The First Matriarch of Genesis
By Savina J. Teubal; Recommended by one of our readers as an insightful look into
Genesis and into Sara.
When Women Were Priests : Women's Leadership in the Early
Church and the Scandal of Their Subordination
By Karen Torjesen; Torjesen examines multiple sources of ancient data to show
evidence that women were preachers, prophets, pastors and patrons in the early
Christian movement. Some of these can be found in the Bible itself.
Enduring Grace : Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics
By Carol Flinders; Reflections seven women mystics (Saint Clare of Assisi, Mechthild
of Magdeburg, Julian of Norwich, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Catherine of
Genoa, Saint Teresa of Avila, and Saint Therese of Lisieux), intimate yet objective.
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter:
A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine
By Sue Monk Kidd; The author takes the reader on her journey from traditional
Christian wife and mother to a woman who argues for a feminine face of God. Kidd
comes to the Goddess through Jungian practice instead of through Wicca, creating
her own icons and rituals along the way.
Womanchrist: A New Vision of Feminist Spirituality
By Christin Lore Webber; The author leads us on her journey as she "re-envions
and re-constructs a Christian spirituality of women's mysteries."
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The Bible ~ Religious Texts
The Lost Books of the Bible : Being All the Gospels, Epistles and Other Pieces
Now Extant Attributed in the First Four Centuries to Jesus Christ, His Apostles
and Their Companions
A must-read for all students of early Christianity. Includes the Protevangelion
of James with the story of Mary's infancy, and much much more.
The Other Bible
By by Willis Barnstone (Editor); For the first time in one volume, a comprehensive
collection of "alternative scriptures" including: The Gnostic Gospels, The Dead
Sea Scrolls, Visionary Wisdom Texts, Christian Apocrypha, Jewish Pseudepigraphia,
and The Kabbalah. A must for every serious scholar!
The Gnostic Gospels
By Elaine Pagels; Valuable commentary on and text from these "secret gospels,"
including the Gospel of Mary.
Beyond Belief : The Secret Gospel of Thomas
By Elaine Pagels; Thomas shares with other teachings a belief that Jesus is not
God but, rather, is a teacher who seeks to uncover the divine light in all human
The Hidden Book in the Bible : The Discovery of the First
By Richard Friedman; Friedman uncovers a seamless "novel" that has been interspersed
with other texts overtime. This novel is readily available in any Bible -- if
you know how to look for it! Convincing and lovely.
The Biblical Ciphers Unsealed: A Revival of the Hebrew Goddess
By Dale Robertson; It has long been believed that the Bible contains secrets that
were encoded into it by its authors. Friedman believes this was to preserve subversive
teachings or "wisdom" from censorship. Through the translation of the extensive
name-lists found in the Bible, this book reveals the existence of deliberately
Psychic and Paranormal Phenomena in the Bible: The True
By Ted Martin; Martin does a thorough and excellent job of taking us through the
Bible and showing us, instance by instance, the many times when psychic and magickal
gifts where used by god-fearing Jews and Christians with full approval from the
Who Wrote the New Testament? : The Making of the Christian Myth
By Burton Mack; The author traces the New Testament's sources from the earliest
Jesus sayings, through various Jesus movements that grew up, to the gospel writers
later on, believing only the teachings of Christ have historical accuracy.
Who Wrote the Bible?
By Richard Friedman; Friedman carefully sifts through clues available in the text
of the Hebrew Bible and those provided by biblical archaeology searching for the
writer(s) of, primarily, the Pentateuch. An exploration of "J," "P," "E," and
"D," the names scholars have given to some authors of the Bible.
Let There Be Light: The Seven Keys
By Rocco Errico; The Bible is more than anything else a Near Eastern account of
spiritual events and teachings. This book opens the door to the ancient Aramaic
world from which the Bible emerged. Bypassing doctrinal creeds and rigid interpretations,
Dr. Errico presents a broader understanding of Scripture without the restrictions
of literal explanations.
And There Was Light
By Rocco Errico; Like it's predecessor, Let There Be Light, this book takes us
through the heart of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament by working with Aramaic—the
language spoken by the Patriarchs, Jesus, his apostles and their contemporaries.
A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
By Karen Armstrong; This scholarly tome includes evidence for Biblical borrowings
from earlier (Pagan) texts. Especially recommended: Chapter 1, In the Beginning,
Chapter 2, One God, and Chapter 4, Trinity: The Christian God.
The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read
By Tim Leedom, Ed.; This book serves as a basic introduction to the non-historical
bits of the Bible and of Christianity. It is a bit offensive in tone and doesn't
provide many scholarly refererences, but it is valuable for someone new to facts
like these: Christ wasn't the first "crucified savior" in world religion; December
25th is a pagan holiday; Constantine worshiped The Sun not The Son; and so forth.
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The Holy Grail
Holy Blood, Holy Grail
By Michael Baigent; An interesting read that links The Grail to a bloodline of
ancient kings who may be descended from Christ
Genesis of the Grail Kings : The Explosive Story of Genetic Cloning and the Ancient
Bloodline of Jesus
By Laurence Gardner; In-depth scholarly look at The Grail and the Bloodline of
Bloodline of the Holy Grail : The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed
By Laurence Gardner; A continuation of his earlier work
The Holy Grail : Its Origins, Secrets, & Meaning Revealed
By Michael Godwin; A beautiful art book that ties together all the divergent theories
about The Grail. Highly recommended
The Crafted Cup : Ritual Mysteries of the Goddess & the Grail
By Shadwynn ; Highly recommended by one of our site visitors. One of the only
books I know of that includes detailed ChristoPagan rituals.
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By Billy Graham; One of the most popular and famous books on this topic, Angels
gives ringing assurance that we are assisted and defended by a powerful order
of invisible beings.
We Are the Angels : Healing Our Past, Present, and Future With the Lords of Karma
By Diane Stein; Highly recommended by one of our site visitors!
A Dictionary of Angels : Including the Fallen Angels
By Gustav Davidson; A complete reference work. Highly recommended for anyone works
Angels : Companions in Magick See Below
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A Word to the Wise: Many of the books listed here advocate manipulative magick
and other unethical practices, including the unethical use/treatment of animals.
However, I still believe these books are valuable additions to any magickal library,
and all of them do incorporate Christian elements in Magickal practice. So rip
out a few pages or black out a few passages if you so desire, but don't pass up
these remarkable texts!
Magic in Late Antiquity : Pagans, Jews, and Christians (Religion in the First
By Naomi Janowitz; Using in-depth examples of "magical" practice such as exorcisms,
love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, Professor
Janowitz shows that "magical" activities were integral to late antique religious
Ancient Christian Magic
Eds. Meyer and Smith; Literate and entertaining translations of a variety of early
Christian magical incantations
Practical Candleburning Rituals
By Raymond Buckland; How to incorporate Psalms into your candle magick
Charms, Spells, and Formulas
By Ray Malbrough; A Lousianna-Catholic's guide to magick with a section of Christian
ritual at the back of the book
The Magical Power of the Saints : Evocation and Candle Rituals
By Ray Malbrough; A comprehensive guide to incorporating the saints into your
magickal practice, again, Lousianna-Catholic style
Mountain Magick : Folk Wisdom from the Heart of Appalachia
By Edain McCoy; Folk magick often incorporates Christian elements, as seen here.
This book focuses on an ancient Scottish heritage that survives in present-era
American Folk Magick : Charms, Spells and Herbals
By Silver Ravenwolf; This book presents the Pow-Wow form of magick and healing
which heavily relies on Christian elements
Angels : Companions in Magick
By Silver Ravenwolf; A complete how-to book of Angel Magick, including the popular
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Christian Influenced Tarot Decks
Connolly Tarot Deck
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Master Tarot Deck
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Masonic Tarot Deck
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The Angels Tarot
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Tarot of the Saints
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The Alchemical Tarot
view it here
The following decks are not available through Amazon, but are available
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The White Moon