Library at the Groves
This library is my personal collection of books, gathered together over the years since about 1970 c.e. They are not all books directly dealing with modern Paganism. They are not all books dealing with either 'magic' or 'magick' or any of the goofier spellings people have adopted. They are not all books which go on-and-on about the supposed (and seldom exhibited) 'virtues' of the Abrahamic religions. They are not all books attempting to explain Eastern religions to the thick-witted peoples of the West. They are not all Classic works of Literature with deliberate or unintentional connections to questions involved in concepts about Pagan spirituality. They are not all of them incomprehensibly dense tomes of philosophy. Nor are they all dry-as-dust recitations of who did what to whom and when in the annals of history, ancient or modern. There aren't even that many by rabid fem-libbers or even their somewhat friendlier kin. There are, however, many books in the collection which cover one or more of the areas described above. Unfortunately, neither are they all books that happen to have good and valuable information to a modern Pagan.
But they are all sources which can contribute in one way or another to a person's self-education. The admonition to 'know your enemy' is as valuable in warfare as it is when in more civil times you can amend it to read 'know your opponent,' or even 'know your self-proclaimed friend.' They can aid in learning about the things which happened in our world to make it what it is today.
Donations of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other items along the lines of the library's collection as described above are gratefully welcomed.
My intention is to will this collection, upon my own death, to either the result of my "insane writing project", or failing any results from that, the closest Pagan seminary with a physical campus to Maine.
Pagan Community Access
In the first place, I must make the 'unfortunate' announcement that this is not a lending library. I've had a few too many loaned-out books fail to return over the years to be willing to permanently part with more of them in the same way. Where is my Tibetan Book of the Dead ? and Lord of the Rings slipcased paperback set ? among others. Some of them are now hard to find, or very expensive to replace IF you can find them at all. Many of you will know just what I mean.
I am, however, quite willing to share my collection of books, whether with a Pagan visitor or Pagan-friendly seeker from our local communities, who chooses to read in the library space itself, the chapel room, or out in one of the Groves (in nicer weather). Just don't take any of the materials away from these premises unless you really wish to try turning me into some sort of Cerberus.
( wow ! what a weird concept ! )