The rise of the modern mystic has been a theme for the past few years, but especially now. If you’ve been feeling a little lackluster, know that you’re not alone.
We’re in the midst of a massive shift and modern mystics are coming out of the closet to better serve the collective.
What Is a Modern Mystic?
A modern mystic is someone who is firmly rooted in the wisdom of the ancient past and reflects that timelessness into the modern world. They are in tune with their intuition, make magic and plans with the moon, and inspire others to find and follow their truth.
If you’re reading this, you’ve likely heard the call from your soul and you too are a radiant modern mystic.
The thing about being a modern mystic is that, in the information age, we are gifted with the opportunity to develop and express our mysticism in a multitude of ways.
A modern mystic is firmly rooted in the wisdom of the ancient past and reflects that timelessness into the modern world.
There are courses, retreats, webinars, summits, podcasts, unlimited videos, and tons of support. And while this can be a great thing, it can also be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re just beginning your path of mysticism.
To elevate all the modern mystics out there, here’s a list of must-read books that will tickle your soul, open your heart, and make you tingle from head to toe.
A modern mystic, by definition, has one foot in the practical and one foot in the ethereal – and these books have both the woo-woo and the real world.
Here Are 16 Must-Read Modern Mystic Books:
From strengthening your intuition to working with the moon, loving yourself, creating a container to grow within, purposeful wealth, working with the elements, and so much more, this list of books will surely feed your soul.
1. Soul Magic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Mystics by Morgan Garza and Arizona Bell
If you have ever hungered for a more meaningful or satisfying life journey, this comprehensive collection of all things spirit-nourishing is your soul’s true companion.
Soul Magic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Mystics is a gorgeously designed book full of modern ways to incorporate ancient wisdom.
Topics include astrology, tarot, shadow work, manifestation, crystal healing, spirit communication, and much more. This is the perfect book for anyone just starting their spiritual path to ignite their soul magic.
2. 21 Days to Feeling Gorgeous: Finally Love the Skin You’re In and Be the Badass Goddess You’re Meant to Be by Jessica Smith
In 21 Days to Feeling Gorgeous: Finally Love the Skin You’re In and Be the Badass Goddess You’re Meant to Be, international dating coach Jessica Smith will inspire you to fall in love with yourself first.
This 21-day workbook takes you through self-acceptance, celebrating yourself, and loving yourself deeper. No matter how confident you think you are, there’s always room for improvement!
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3. I Am Diosa: A Journey to Healing Deep, Loving Yourself, and Coming Back Home to Soul by Christine Gutierrez
Diosa is the Spanish word for goddess, and psychotherapist and spiritual leader Christine Gutierrez delivers embodiment and healing practices to transmute pain into purpose.
I Am Diosa: A Journey to Healing Deep, Loving Yourself, and Coming Back Home to Soul is both modern and ancient, gentle and fierce.
There will be so many “aha!” moments as you read this book and discover parts of your soul that have been hidden away for too long. This book is a must-read for all modern mystics.
4. Lightworkers Gotta Work: The Ultimate Guide to Following Your Purpose and Creating Change in the World by George Lizos
Knowing your life mission and purpose is crucial to live a fulfilling life.
In Lightworkers Gotta Work: The Ultimate Guide to Following Your Purpose and Creating Change in the World, you’ll receive practical guidance to nurture your spirituality, hone your gifts, integrate your shadow, and gain all the confidence you’ll need to make change within yourself and, subsequently, the world.
This book contains spiritual practices, techniques, rituals, meditations, and manifestation practices to align your life with your soul. A wonderful read for the seeking soul on the path to discovering their life purpose.
5. Positively Wealthy: A 33-Day Guide to Manifesting Sustainable Wealth and Abundance in All Areas of Your Life by Emma Mumford
Emma Mumford is a force of nature and this book is nothing short of remarkable.
There are so many ways to be wealthy and Positively Wealthy: A 33-Day Guide to Manifesting Sustainable Wealth and Abundance in All Areas of Your Life details not only how to attract and magnetize abundance, but also how to create sustainable ways to maintain abundance.
Over 33 days, you’ll receive no-nonsense advice to reclaim your wealth and ensure it stays in your life for years to come.
6. Finding Feminism: A Memoir by Rachel Overvoll
The plight, struggle, and triumph that many women experience in our modern world lives on the pages of this power memoir by Rachel Overvoll.
Finding Feminism: A Memoir is a thought-provoking, coming of age memoir that is relatable for everyone, not just women.
From an elusive engagement, a traumatic experience in the Evangelical Christian church, surviving sexual assault, and so much more, you won’t be able to put this book down. Rachel is a champion for anyone who has experienced living in an oppressive culture.
7. Learn Grow Shift: 30 Days of Personal Growth by Ashton August
Making a change in your life can be hard, but Learn Grow Shift: 30 Days of Personal Growth is truly a companion that will guide you to lasting change.
Ashton August, founder of YogiApproved.com, has created a unique offering with this popular personal development workbook that distills complex spiritual concepts into a digestible and applicable 30-day journey.
You’ll dive into the depths of your soul and work through what you discover along the way. The perfect blend of mind, body, and soul.
8. Witch, Please: Empowerment and Enlightenment for the Modern Mystic by Victoria Maxwell
This brilliant guide for anyone on the spiritual path, especially witches, is easy to read, connect with, and apply to your life.
Witch, Please: Empowerment and Enlightenment for the Modern Mystic is an all-inclusive and gentle introduction to the world of being a witch in the 21st century.
You’ll learn how to bring magic into your everyday life and be inspired to honor the modern mystic within. With the loving guidance of Victoria (Vix), you will “find your own way, find your own magic, and find yourself in the process.”
9. Luna: Harness the Power of the Moon to Live Your Best Life by Tamara Driessen
The moon is our ancient celestial companion who holds mystical power and magic. Working with the cycles of the moon can help you flow more easily through life, manifest, love your cycle, and tap into the divine feminine within us all.
Luna: Harness the Power of the Moon to Live Your Best Life is a beautiful and accessible beginner’s guide to learn about all the ways the moon can transform your modern life.
10. The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care by Emma Loewe and Lindsay Kellner
Each season has a specific energy and magic all its own that you can work with to flow with the natural cycles of the earth.
Divided by the four seasons, The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide to Ancient Self-Care is an exploratory handbook to help you align with the earth’s energy through ceremony, ritual, and gratitude.
This beautifully illustrated book also features guidance from a science-based perspective with the input of spiritual leaders on various practices. Learn how to ritualize your life and connect with the wisdom within.
11. Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities and Relationships by Colin Bedell
Astrology is primarily shared in a heterosexual way that completely excludes the queer community, so Colin Bedell decided to flip the script.
Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities and Relationships is a contemporary take on astrology, relationships, compatibility, and self-awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community.
By delivering complex astrological insights in a relatable, digestible, and fun way, Colin has created an inclusive and incredibly applicable astrology book for an entire community who has previously been left out of the conversation.
12. Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within by Rebecca Campbell
This book is so much more than a guide, it’s a remembering. Womxn all over the world are awakening to their power, their purpose, and to the wild that has always lived within.
Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within will have you howling, crying, laughing, nodding your head, and covered in goosebumps.
This book is required reading for the modern mystic and will leave you feeling more aware of your powerful nature than ever.
13. WTF Is Tarot? . . . And How Do I Do It? by Bakara Wintner
If you’ve been drawn to tarot but don’t know where to start, WTF Is Tarot? . . . And How Do I Do It? is the perfect anecdotal book to help you get familiarized with the different meanings of the cards.
Bakara Wintner is a witch and owner of popular metaphysical shop, Everyday Magic. You’ll learn how to use tarot in a practical way with an understanding of the archetypes and symbols of the cards.
This modern mystic book is fresh, accessible, and witty, which is hard to find in the tarot world.
14. Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams by Mike Dooley
No modern mystic book library is complete without this classic by leader and writer of daily email newsletter “Notes from the Universe,” Mike Dooley.
Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams is a timeless book that drives home the fact that we create our reality and have the power to make our dreams come true.
Through straightforward advice, real-world examples, and all the love in the universe, this modern classic will leave you feeling empowered and inspired to take control of your life.
15. Angel Numbers by Kyle Gray
Do you see 11:11 everywhere? Numbers are the law of the universe and spirit speaks to us through mediums that are accessible, like numbers!
In Angel Numbers, life-long spiritual seeker and angel communicator, Kyle Gray, offers a deeper insight into the meaning of seeing numbers and the message the universe is trying to share.
This super easy-to-use guide can live in your purse, your car, or your pocket for easy access when you see something you know has a deeper meaning.
16. Bewitching the Elements: A Guide to Empowering Yourself Through Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit by Gabriela Herstik
There is so much to learn from Gaia and the elements. Each day we are surrounded by nature, but are we tapping into the magic available to us?
Bewitching the Elements: A Guide to Empowering Yourself Through Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit is a beautiful and practical modern mystic book full of ways to connect to each element through tarot, breathwork, journaling, crystals, meditation, and ritual.
Gabriela Herstik offers guidance and tools to connect to your inner light and the world around you.
Embody Your Magic With These Modern Mystic Books!
There’s so much to learn from all of these modern mystic books, but the main lesson already lives within you. You are so powerful, so magical, and so capable of living the life of your dreams.
No matter where you are on your spiritual path, this list of modern mystic books will infuse your journey with the tools you need to be an explorer of your inner and outer worlds.
Open each book with an open heart and your soul will shine with the light of a thousand suns.