A Deeper Well

…I found some love and I found some money
Found that blood would drip from the honey
Found I had a thirst that I could not quell
Lookin’ for the water from a deeper well…

-Emmylou Harris, “A Deeper Well”

A Deeper Well is a list of books that ignite my passion and touch my soul sending me deeper into the well of reflection.

This list will be updated periodically. Feel free to suggest others in the comment section.


Carmichael, Alexander. Carmina Gadelica

Graves, Robert. The White Goddess

Harrow, Judy. Devoted to You: Honoring Deity in Wiccan Practice

Heaven, Ross. The Sin Eater’s Last Confessions: Lost Traditions of Celtic Shamanism

Laurie, Erynn Rowan. A Circle of Stones: Journeys and Meditations for Modern Celts

Serith, Ceisiwr. A Book of Pagan Prayer

Serith, Ceisiwr. A Pagan Ritual Prayer Book

Serith, Ceisiwr. Deep Ancestors: Practicing the Religion of the Proto-Indo-Europeans

Telesco, Patricia. Cakes and Ale for the Pagan Soul


Aristizábal, Hector and Lefer, Diane. The Blessing Next to the Wound: A Story of Art, Activism and Transformation

Bennett, Margaret. Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave

de la Barca, Pedro Calderón. La Vida es Sueño

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Prince

Ross, Anne. Folklore of the Scottish Highlands

Seuss, Dr. The Lorax

Tzu, Lao. Tao Te Ching

Tzu, Sun. The Art of War

X, Malcolm. The Autobiography of Malcolm X


Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women

Cart, Michael. My Father’s Scar

Donoghue, Emma. Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

Flagg, Fannie. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Morrison, Toni. Sula

Morrison, Toni. Paradise

Oates, Joyce Carol. Solstice: A Novel

Oke, Janette. Love Comes Softly series (Haven’t actually read the books, but I’m a fan of the video series based on the books. The video series is done by Michael Landon, Jr.)

Shange, Ntozake. Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple


Au, Wayne (ed.). Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice

Burant, Terry, et al., ed. The New Teacher Book

Christensen, Linda. Reading, Writing and Rising Up

Christensen, Linda. Teaching for Joy and Justice

Daniel-Tatum, Beverly. Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed

hooks, bell. Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

Ravitch, Diane. The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Simmons, Rachel. Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

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