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Introduction to Wicca

  • Drawing Down the Moon, Margot Adler
  • Natural Magic,  Marian Green
  • Idiots Guide to Wicca/Idiots Guide to Paganism
  • Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner, Scott Cunningham
  • True Magic, Amber K
  • The Craft, Dorothy Morrison
  • Wicca for Beginners, Thea Sabin
  • Witchcraft From the Inside, Raymond Buckland

Wiccan and Witchcraft Traditions

  • Alexandrian
    • Fire Child, Maxine Sanders
    • The Alex Sanders Lectures, Alex Saunders
    • King of the Witches,  June Johns
  • Cochrane (1734 Tradition)
    • Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed, Doreen Valiente & Evan Jones
    • The Roebuck in the Thicket, Evan Jones & Robert Cochrane
  • Gardnerian
    • Witchcraft Today, Gerald Gardner
    • The Meaning of Witchcraft, Gerald Gardner
    • High Magic's Aid, Gerald Gardner (fiction)
    • A Goddess Arrives, Gerald Gardner (fiction)
    • Gerald Gardner: Witch, J. L. Bracelin
    • Lid Off the Cauldron, Patricia Crowther (out of print)
  • General
    • An ABC of Witchcraft, Doreen Valiente
    • Drawing Down the Moon, Margot Adler
    • Complete Art of Witchcraft, Sybil Leek (out of print)
    • The Complete Book of Witchcraft, Katherine Paulsen
    • Diary of a Witch, Sybil Leek (out of print)
    • The Grimoire of Lady Sheba, Lady Sheba (out of print)
    • Heart of Wicca, Ellen Cannon Reed
    • Keepers of the Flame, Morganna Davies & Aradia Lynch
    • Natural Magic, Doreen Valiente
    • Philosophy of Wicca, by Amber Laine Fisher
    • Wicca, The Old Religion In The New Age, Vivianne Crowley
    • Witchcraft for Tomorrow, Doreen Valiente (out of print)
    • The Rebirth of Witchcraft, Doreen Valiente (out of print)
    • Witchcraft: The Old Religion, Dr. Leo Louis Martello (out of print)
    • A Witches' Bible Complete, Janet & Stewart Farrar
    • Books by Margaret Murray, Lois Bourne, Vivianne Crowley

Academic Views (non-Wiccan)

  • The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles, Ronald Hutton
  • The Stations of the Sun, Ronald Hutton
  • The Witch-Cult of Western Europe, Margaret Murray
  • The God of the Witches, Margaret Murray
  • Persuasions of the Witch's Craft, T.M. Luhrmann


  • The Only Way to Learn Astrology, March & McEvers
  • The Only Way...: Basic Principles, March & McEvers
  • The Only Way...: Horoscope Analysis, March & McEvers
  • The Only Way...: Math and Interpretation Techniques, March & McEvers
  • Mythic Astrology, Liz Greene

Auras and Energy

  • Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith


  • Wheel of the Year, Dan & Pauline Campanelli
  • Festivals of the Athenians, H.W. Parke
  • Aquarian Book of Festivals, J. Cooper
  • Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year, David Ewing Duncan 

Ceremonial Magick

  • Psychic Self Defense, Dion Fortune
  • Complete Golden Dawn, Israel Regardie
  • Modern Magick, Donald Michael Kraig
  • Philosophy of Natural Magic, H. C. Agrippa
  • Three Books of Occult Philosophy, H. C. Agrippa
  • Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, H.C. Agrippa

Children and Family

  • Pagan Kids' Activity Book, Amber K
  • When the Moon is Full: A Lunar Year, Penny Pollock
  • The Lady of Ten Thousand Names: Goddess Stories from Many Cultures, Burleigh Mutén
  • An Ordinary Girl, a Magical Child, W. Lyon Martin
  • Aidan's First Full Moon Circle, W. Lyon Martin
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
  • Wise Child, Monica Furlong
  • Juniper, Monica Furlong 
  • Colman, Monica Furlong 
  • Brother Wind, Sister Rain, Patricia Telesco
  • Strega Nona, Tomie De Paola
  • Seasons of Magic: A Girl's Journe, Laurel Ann Reinhardt
  • Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back A Native American year of Moons, Joseph Bruchac
  • Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions, Starhawk, Diane Baker, Anne Hill


  • Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith
  • Luscher Colour Test, Max Luscher

Comparative Mythology

  • New Larousse Encyclopaedia of Mythology
  • Witches God, Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • Witches Goddess, Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • Ancient and Shining Ones, D. J. Conway
  • Celtic Gods, Celtic Goddesses, R. J. Stewart


  • Wicca Covens, Judy Harrow
  • Positive Magic, Marion Weinstein

Craft Laws

  • The Witches Way, Farrar
  • Book of Shadows, Phyllis Curott 


  • Runes
    • Raido, Jennifer Smith (http://www.tarahill.com/books.html)
    • The Runic Reading List, Runesmith (http://www.ica.net/~runesmith/bibliogr)
    • Leaves of Ygddrasil, Freya Aswynn
    • Teutonic Magic (ISBN 0875422918)
    • Teutonic Religion (ISBN 0875422608)
      both by Kveldulf Gundarsson

  • Scrying
    • Crystal Gazing & the Wonders of Clairvoyance, John Melville
    • Scrying for Beginners, Donald Tyson
  • Divination other than scrying
    • Games of the Gods, Nigel Pennick
    • The Ancient Science of Geomancy, Nigel Pennick
    • Ouija, The Most Dangerous Game, Stoker Hunt
    • Pendulum Power, G. Neilsen
  • Tarot
    • 78 Degrees of Wisdom, Rachel Pollack
    • Royal Road, Stephan Hoeller
    • Tarot: A New Handbook for Apprentices, Eileen Connolly


  • When, Why, If, Robin Wood 


  • The Way of Four, Deborah Lipp

Gender Specific Mysteries

  • He, Robert A. Johnson
  • She, Robert A. Johnson
  • We, Robert A. Johnson
  • MotherWit, Diane Mariechild
  • To Know, Jade (out of print)
  • Blood , Bread & Roses, Charlene Spretnak


  • Polarity Therapy, Randolph Stone


  • The Master Book of Herbalism, Paul Beyerl
  • The Herb Book, John B. Lust
  • The Natural Remedy Bible, John B. Lust
  • The Herbal Tea Garden, Marietta Marshall Marcin


  • Splendor Solis, Solomon Trismosin
  • Night Battles, Carlo Ginzburg
  • Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath, Carlo Ginzburg
  • History of Pagan Europe, Pennick & Jones
  • Triumph of the Moon, Ronald Hutton

Incense and Oils

  • Magical and Ritual Book of Perfumes, Richard A. Miller
  • Wylundt's Book of Incense, Wylundt
  • Aromatherapy, Robert Tisserand
  • Golden Secrets of Mystic Oils, Anna Riva


  • The Training and Work of the Initiate, Dion Fortune

Lore (non-academic) 

  • Gospel of Aradia, Charles Leland
  • Weird Way of Witchcraft, Dr. Leo Louis Martello


  • Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabbat-Zinn
  • How to Meditate, Lawrence LeShan
  • Highways of the Mind, Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki (out of print)
  • The Way of the Goddess, Shantara Khalsa


  • The Moon and the Virgin, Nor Hall
  • Moon Madness, Paul Katzeff
  • Mysteries of the Dark Moon, Demetra George


  • Celtic
    • Celtic Gods, Celtic Goddesses, R. J. Stewart
    • Pagan Celtic Britain, Anne Ross
    • Celtic Heritage, Alwyn & Brimley Rees
    • Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend,  Miranda J. Aldhouse-Green 
    • Celtic Goddesses, Miranda Green
    • The Gods of the Celts, Miranda J. Aldhouse-Green 
    • The Apple Branch, Alexei Kondratiev
    • The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles, Ronald Hutton
    • See also Irish and Welsh, below
  • Egyptian
    • Ancient Egyptian Religion, Stephen Quirke
    • The Book of the Dead (Faulkner Translation), Raymond Faulkner
  • Greek
    • Light in Extension, David Godwin
    • The Iliad, Homer
    • Theogony, Works & Days, Hesiod
    • The Odyssey, Homer
    • Greek plays by Aeschylus
  • Irish
    • Early Irish Myths and Sagas, Jeffrey Gantz
    • Myth, Legend & Romance: An Encyclopedia of the Irish Folk Tradition, Dáithí Ó hÓgáin
    • Mythic Ireland, Michael Dames
  • Norse
    • Poetic Eddas
    • Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe, H. R. Ellis Davidson
    • Teutonic Magic, Kvendulf Gundarsson
    • Teutonic Religion, Kvendulf Gundarsson
  • Roman
    • The Aeneid, Virgil
    • On The Nature of the Universe, Lucretius
    • Metamorphoses, Ovid
  • Sumerian
    • Mesopotamian Myths, Henrietta McCall
    • Ancient Mesopotamia, A. Leo Oppenheimer
    • Sumerians: Their History, Culture and Character, Samuel Kramer
  • Welsh
    • The Mabinogion, trans. Jeffrey Gantz

Nature Spirituality and Lore

  • Natural Magic, Doreen Valiente
  • Full Circle, Lone Wolf Circles
  • Sacred Land, Sacred Sex, Dolores LaChapelle
  • Folklore of Birds, Laura Martin
  • Sharing Nature with Children, Joseph Cornell
  • Thinking Like A Mountain, Seed, Fleming, Macy & Naess
  • Dictionary of Symbolic and Mythological Animals, J. Cooper
  • Lady of the Beasts, Buffie Johnson
  • Confessions of an EcoWarrior, Dave Foreman
  • Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, J. Lovelock
  • Petersen's Field Guides to...


  • The Benham Book of Palmistry, William G. Benham


  • Devoted to You, Judy Harrow et al.
  • A Guide to the Gods, Marjorie Leach
  • The Witches' Goddess, Janet & Stewart Farrar
  • The Witches' God, Janet & Stewart Farrar

Public Relations and the Law

  • The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca, Kerr Cuhulain
  • The Truth About Witchcraft Today, Scott Cunningham

Principles of Magic

  • Spells and How They Work, Janet & Stewart Farrar
  • Path to Power, Roger Heisler
  • Natural Magic, Marian Green
  • Good Magic, Marina Medici


  • Adam and the Kabbalistic Tree, Z'ev Ben Shimon Halevi
  • Kabbalah for the Layman, Rabbi Berg
  • The Mystical Qabalah, Dion Fortune
  • The Shining Paths, Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki (out of print)

Ritual Construction

  • Celebrating Life, Tzipora Klein
  • Magical Rites From the Crystal Well, Ed Fitch
  • First Steps in Ritual, D. Ashcroft-Nowicki
  • The Elements of Ritual, Deborah Lipp


  • The Magickal Year, Diana Ferguson
  • The Sabbats, Mike Nichols
  • Eight Sabbats for Witches, Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • Wheel of the Year, Dan & Pauline Campanelli
  • Aquarian Book of Festivals, J. Cooper


  • The Wicker Man, Allan Frewin Jones
  • The Hero Within, Carol S. Perason
  • The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks, M. Detienne

Song and Chant

  • Circle of Song, Kate Marks
  • Carpe Noctum, Tamarra James (http://www.indiecanada.com/tamarrajames)


  • The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones, W. Fernie
  • Precious Stones, May Bauer
  • Book of Sacred Stones, Barbara Walker


  • Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault (out of print)


  • Magical Alphabets, Nigel Pennick
  • The Complete Book of Amulets and Talismans, Migene Gonzales-Wippler
  • Secrets of Magical Seals, Anna Riva

Tool Making

  • Tree Medicine, Tree Magic, Hopman
  • The Complete Metalsmith, Tim McCreight

Good General Books

  • The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, John Michael Greer
  • Lucid Dreams in 30 Days, K. Harary
  • The Practical Guide to Psychic Self Defense and Well-Being, Denning & Phillips

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