Books that have shaped Krystal's spiritual practice, politics, and approach to tarot:
Allison, Dorothy. Two or Three Things I Know for Sure (Penguin Books 1996): A creative autoethnography about class, queerness, intergenerational cultural trauma, sexual violence, and remembering your ancestors. Required reading for fellow white working-class femmes.
Crowley, Karlyn. Feminism's New Age: Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife of Essentialism (State University of New York Press, 2011): A scholarly text worth sitting with even if you aren't an academic, especially if you're a white woman in the New Age community.
Firefox Allen, Lasara. Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality (Llewellyn, 2016): A must-read for contemporary Goddess-centric spiritual practitioners. Includes a feminist, queer revision of the three-fold goddess, best practices for building and maintaining spiritual community, and thoughts on cultural appropriation in Goddess circles.
Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossings Press, 2007 Reprinted Edition): Collected works by the infamous black lesbian feminist warrior poet. Though not a book on magick, Lorde's writing refuses to separate the political and spiritual.
Noble, Vicki. Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess through Myth, Art and Tarot (Harper Collins, 1983): One of the many companion books to the foundational feminist Motherpeace Tarot, this book offers politicized interpretation of the cards that will enrich your reading of any deck.
Sylvan, Dianne. The Body Sacred (Llewellyn, 2005): Though written from a Wiccan perspective, this book is a fantastic read for any spiritual practitioner working to heal issues of body image and self-worth. It centers ciswomen, yet Sylvan makes gender-inclusive gestures and her suggestions can be revised to fit other gendered experiences.
Tea, Michelle. Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self through the Wisdom of the Cards (Harper Elixir, 2017): An approachable, politicized, and--as the title would suggest--modern interpretation of tarot. My favorite parts are the suggested spells and activities for working with each card!
Starhawk. Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex and Politics (Beacon Press, 1982): A brilliant book at the intersection of politics and magick by one of the foremothers of contemporary feminist spirituality and Goddess worship.
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