Hey there 🙂 This is the blog I use specifically for book reviews. You can find my primary personal blog over at Therioshamanism and my Livejournal is over here. I’m also on Facebook, deviantArt, and Tumblr.
I don’t read as much as I used to due to being very busy, and I don’t have as much time to write reviews as I did years ago when I started this. Therefore I have asked a number of people in the pagan community to contribute reviews of books I provide them, as well as other books they’ve read; you can read about these fine folks here. And I still like to maintain this site as an archive of reviews; it can be incredibly helpful to have someone else’s thoughts on a book prior to buying or borrowing it, though to paraphrase Levar Burton, “you don’t have to take our word for it!”
I’m also enough of a bibliophile that I write books of my own. My first book, Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic goes beyond the usual totem animal dictionary to explore all sorts of new territory. My latest book, A Field Guide to Otherkin, studies the Otherkin subculture, was published in April 2007. I’m also the author of DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems, a sequel to Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone which deals with taking animal totems out of the dictionary format and into personal spiritual/magical practice. My newest solo book is Skin Spirits: The Spiritual and Magical Use of Animal Parts, based on over a decade of incorporating bones, hides and other animal remains into artwork and spirituality. I also edited Talking About the Elephant: An Anthology of Neopagan Perspectives on Cultural Appropriation. My newest book, New Paths to Animal Totems, is due out from Llewellyn Publications in December 2012.
I’ve been studying and practicing paganism and practical magic since the mid-1990s; while my primary focus is animal magic, I have worked with a variety of other paradigms. I have a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and I’m working on my ecopsychology certification. Currently I work full time as a self-employed author and artist; you can see my writings and art at my Etsy shop, and there’s more information on all things Lupa on my main website.