Hey everyone.

Im looking to broaden my library, and would love to hear recommendations for ANY  literature about the craft.

Books on herblism, palmistry, ritual, spells, sabbats, dreaming, self care, meditation, yoga, etc.

What are your favorites?? 

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Margaret Grieve, A Modern Herbal.



Farrer, Janet & Stewart -- A Witches Bible: The Complete Witch's Handbook (Alexandrian Tradition).

Janet and Steward Farrar, Eight Sabbats for Witches (1981).

Janet and Stewart Farrar, What Witches Do.

Curott, Phyllis: Witch Crafting.

Hutton, Ronald: Triumph of the Moon.

Russell, Jeffrey: A History of Witchcraft.

Valiente, Doreen: Witchcraft for Tomorrow.

Sorita d’Este and David Rankine, Wicca: Magickal Beginnings.

Sorita D’Este, David Rankine, Ronald Hutton, History and Western Mystery Traditions.

Raymond Buckland, Practical Candleburning Rituals: Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose.

Thanks so much! I LOVE  all Raymond Buckland's books. Ill be checking these out.

Looking forward to reading this stuff; thanks... 

My path is a bit unusual and I focus more on the sorcery than the ceremony, but here's a list of books I found very informative.

McCarthy, Josephine. Magical Knowlege: Book I Foundations / The Lone Practitioner. Oxford : Mandrake, 2012

Horn, Stacy. Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory. New York : Ecco, 2009

Ritner, Robert Kriech. The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magial Practice. Chicago : Oriental Institute of University of Chicago, 1993.

Merkur, Daniel. Becoming Half Hidden: Shamanism and Initiation Among the Inuit. New York : Garland Pub, 1992. 9780815307839.

Morgan, Lee. A Deed Without a Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft. Winchester : Moon Books, 2013. 978-1-78099-549-6.

Wilby, Emma. The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft and Dark Shamanism in Seventeenth-Century Scotland. Eastbourne : Sussex Academic Press, 2010. 978-1-84519-180-1.

Campbell, Jean. Group Dreaming: Dreams to the Tenth Power. Norfolk : Wordminder Press, 2006. 978-0972910323.

Hansen, George P. The Trickster and the Paranormal. Philadelphia : Xlibris Corp, 2001.

Kohn, Eduardo. How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. Print.

A couple of more:

Farrar, Janet, Bone, Gavin and O'Brien, Aline. Lifting the Veil: A Witches' Guide to Trance-Prophesy, Drawing Down the Moon, and Ecstatic Ritual. Portland : Acorn Guild Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1936863853.

Wachter, Aidan. Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic. Red Temple Press, 2018. Print

This link is a bibliography for witchcraft: Witchcraft Bibliography

The Illustrated Herbiary by Maia Toll is a wonderful library addition, I've found. The oracle card set that comes with is also very easy to learn and pretty astute. 

I also recommend Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes. It's expensive (like 30 bucks) but it's also almost 600 pages and super dense. If you need anything to connect to an idea for bit of spellwork, whether it's deities, herbs, animals, holidays, colors -- literally anything -- you can find a full index in this book and everything that ties to it. For example, say you look up an animal that you have been seeing a lot in your meditations; you'll find related deities, zodiac signs, important days of the week, colors, gemstones, herbs, trees, etc. I swear by this volume. 

Do you have any witches in your family?

None that know they are witches. My mom does so many withcy things, she just hasent embraced her inner witch. Which is okay!

lol that’s funny. What types of things does she do?

Yeah haha, I love it. She does a lot involving plant life. She talks to her plants, and she always says she can tell if their lonely. Shes obsessed with cats, and shes super empathetic, like me.

"The Magick of Chant-O-Matics" by Raymond Buckland is a book worth considering. I start almost every morning with a chant from this book. This book has also helped
inspire my own personal chants.

This may fall under meditation as chanting can be used to move into an altered state depending on how it's done.


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