Hypatia Book Fund and Library Project
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Dear Library Staff,

During recent years, increased interest in alternative spirituality has greatly expanded the number of titles available in this field. Because we understand that all libraries have a limited budget and cannot afford to buy *every* book that comes out, the members of the Pagan Leaders mailing list have developed a list of books, magazines, and other resources. Collated from many different recommended reading lists already in use, this list features those titles recommended most often by experienced practitioners and scholars. The resources listed here offer an accurate, positive presentation of the contemporary Pagan movement, related history, and the diverse nature religions we

For your convenience, a copy of this resource list is enclosed with this letter; you can also view an expanded version on several Websites including those of Whiteoak, the WyrdWeavers Collective, the
Beaded Amazon, and BAPA. Please feel free to duplicate the list and share it with other librarians, as long as you keep it intact. We hope you will find this resource useful in selecting which Pagan materials your library chooses to offer its patrons, as well as answering the questions of those patrons who express curiosity about Earth-centered belief systems.

This resource came about through the collective efforts of the Pagan Leaders membership; organized by Tara Miller and Elizabeth Barrette, this project also enjoys the support of the Pagan Educational Network. We have chosen to publish the recommended resource list in March to honor Hypatia of Alexandria, a famous Pagan scholar and mathematician of the ancient world; some Pagans observe Hypatia's Day (March 10) by making donations to libraries. This is our contribution to knowledge, through which we hope to encourage understanding and cooperation among people of different spiritual traditions. Our organization is not a publicity group per se, we do not work for any specific publisher, and we are not doing this for money; this is just a way for us to spread some accurate information about who Pagans are and what we do.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We appreciate your efforts to provide the public with information. If you have any questions about this project in particular, or about nature religions in general, please contact us.


Elizabeth Barrette, SageWoman columnist
P.O. Box 318 Charleston, IL 61920 ysabet@worthlink.net http://www.worthlink.net/~ysabet/index.html

Tara Miller, Earth Spirit Newsletter co-publisher
PO Box 458 Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-0458 mmiller@ldd.net

Cairril Adaire, National Coordinator, Pagan Educational Network, Inc.
PO Box 1364 Bloomington, IN 47402-1364 pen@bloomington.in.us http://www.bloomington.in.us/~pen

Rev. Robert Brown, United Pagan Ministries, Cornell United Religious Work
Anabel Taylor Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 http://www.rso.cornell.edu:8000/UPM/

Danielle Ni Dhighe, President, IMBAS
1412 SW 102nd St. #139 Seattle WA 98146-3770 president@imbas.org http://www.imbas.org/

Tom "Walking Stick" Dixon and Rose "Owl" Wise, Stewards, Ozark Avalon Land Sanctuary
Columbia, Missouri

Dana D. Eilers, Attorney (Illinois, Massachusetts, and Missouri), creator and facilitator of

Steve Foster, WADL President
wadl@webworks2000.net http:/members.tripod.com/~Elderpaths/wadlhome.html

Michelle Greenway, Council for Alternative Spiritual Traditions
St. Louis, MO

Ellen Evert Hopman M.Ed. Founder of the Whiteoak list (www.technovate.org/whiteoak.html), founding member of The Whiteoak Druid Order, author of Pagan books, articles, and videos
Judith Lewis Spec. Hons. BA, Director - New Moon (Enterprises) Ltd,
Chair - Shinnenkai, Elder Tradition of Scal Dare, High Priestess -
Coven of the Mists Oxford, England

Rev. Victoria Mieth, RN, ArD; Chief Elder, Celtic Traditionalist Order of Druids; founder, Pagan Genealogy Project merlyn@goodnet.com
Celtic Traditionalist Order of Druids: http://www.goodnet.com/~merlyn/ctodmain.htm
Pagan Genealogy Project: celticroots@geocities.com http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/9696

Aislinn Morgana, Priestess Caer Avalon; Owner, The Beaded Amazon http://www.pandorasbooks.com

Searles and Deborah O'Dubhain, Chief Brughaidh, The Summerlands, Inc. http://www.summerlands.com

Maryam Povey, M.Ed
Post Office Box 390992 Mountain View, CA 94039-0992
Co-Director & Networking Coordinator, WyrdWeavers Collective http://www.primeval.com/wwc.html
Vice President, Bay Area Pagan Assemblies (BAPA) http://www.conjure.com/BAPA/bapa.shtml

Jane Raeburn, journalist, Portland, Maine
Maine Pagan Resource Page: http://www.celticweb.com/users/jane

Kat Steingraber, PACT, WADL, Pagan Nation
1373 Dunbarton Road Montgomery, Alabama 36117

Jhenah Telyndru, Founding Mother, The Sisterhood of Avalon; Publisher and Assistant Editor, The Tor Stone; Hearth Holder, Rhosyn Du Hearth
Atlanta, Georgia