I have heard a lot of arguments about which books have “proper” information to learn a Pagan religion. There are others who believe that you cannot learn anything from books other than the author’s point of view or beliefs.
In many mainstream religions, the belief is that there is only one way to God, one deity and Jesus. No other path makes any difference and to follow or learn about other religions is wrong or worse, Satanic.
Unfortunately, there are fundementalists in every religion, and yes, even some Pagans who believe their way or one way is the only way to be Pagan, or Wiccan, or a Witch. Not so.
One of the most important things I have learned, is there is no one, true method of learning about your personal spirituality. Why are there so many varous religions in one world? Because these are the doors that you can open to learn and discover who you are, and who everyone else is - including the Divine.
We should all read books, listen to elders, talk to ministers, teachers, and High Priests and High Priestesses. But most important, listen to intuition and experience for your own self what information speaks to you - and live it. Don’t let others tell you how it should be done or what is the only way. If you don’t do the work, none of what you can get out of books or teachers will do you a damn bit of good. Do it. Experience it. That is your knowledge, that is your spirituality.
Spirituality is a very personal, very deep part of your life, this and the next. What you believe is for you and you alone. Yes, you may have a similar spiritual path that you walk with others, but it will never be identical. Just like there are many different personalities in the world, and no two are exactly alike, so to is spirituality.
Don’t just walk another’s path, live your own. Don’t be book smart, be smart. Listen to your soul and what the god’s say to you, and you will learn. Don’t listen to another’s opinion of an author, for in most cases, it is their opinion, and not yours. Read everything you can, learn everything you can from anyone who will teach you. There are pieces of truth in all books and all teachings that add themselves to a better understanding of the Universe around us. Listen. The doors will open.