Books on Witchcraft_Recap

#WiccanChat Recap: Books on Witchcraft

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Books on Witchcraft Twitter Wiccan Chat Recap

Icebreaker: What was the first Witchy book you ever read?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “Celtic Magic” by DJ Conway [Buy now!]
  • “Wicca: Guide for the Solitary Practitioner” by Scott Cunningham [Buy now!]
  • “Be a Goddess” by Francesca DeGrandis [Not in print]
  • “Wicca: the Complete Craft” by DJ Conway [Buy now!]
  • “Teen Witch” by Raven Silverwolf [Buy now!]
  • “The Witch In Every Woman” by Laurie Cabot [Buy now!]
  • “The Wicca Handbook” by Eileen Holland [Buy now!]
  • “A Witch Alone” by Marian Green [Buy now!]
  • “The Teen Spell Book” by Jamie Wood [Buy now!]
  • “Wicca for Beginners” by Thea Sabin [Buy now!]

Q1: What beginner books do you recommend to a Witch that’s just starting on their path?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “The Inner Temple of Witchcraft” by Christopher Penczak [Buy now!]
  • “Teen Witch” by Raven Silverwolf [Buy now!]
  • “Grimoire of the Green Witch” by Ann Moura [Buy now!]
  • “City Magick” by Christopher Penczak [Buy now!]
  • “How to Do Psychic Readings Through Touch” by Ted Andrews [Buy now!]
  • “Ancestral Medicine” by Daniel Foor [Buy now!]
  • “Modern Guide to Witchcraft” by Skye Alexander [Buy now!]
  • ” Wicca: A Year and a Day” by Timothy Roderick [Buy now!]
  • “Wicca for One” by Raymond Buckland [Buy now!]
  • “Witchcraft for Tomorrow” by Doreen Valiente [Buy now!]
  • “The Spiral Dance” by Starhawk [Buy now!]
  • “Elements of Ritual and Magical Power for Beginners” by Deborah Lipp [Buy now!]
  • “Call of the Horned Piper” by Nigel Jackson [Not in print]
  • “A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan [Buy now!]
  • “The Pillars of Tubal Cain” by Nigel Jackson and Michael Howard [Not in print]
  • “Liber Nox” by Michael Howard [Buy now!]
  • “Traditional Witchcraft” by Gemma Gary [Not in print]
  • “Craft of the Untamed” by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold [Buy now!]
  • “The Witch’s Book of Power” by Devin Hunter [Buy now!]
  • “Book of Shadows” by Phyllis Currott [Not in print]
  • “Wicca: Guide For The Solitary Practitioner” by Scott Cunningham [Buy now!]
  • “Life Magic” by Susan Bowes [Not in print]
  • “Natural Witchery” by Ellen Dugan [Buy now!]
  • “The Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft” [Buy now!]
  • “Wicca for Beginners” by Thea Sabin [Buy now!]

Q2: What books do you recommend for budding herbalists?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “Peterson Field Guides’ Medicinal Plants and Herbs” for your region [Buy now!]
  • “The Herbal Arts” by Patricia Telesco [Not in print]
  • “Herbal Rituals” by Judith Berger [Buy now!]
  • “Magical Herbalism” by Scott Cunningham [Buy now!]
  • “Lone Pine: Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast” by Jim Pojar and Andy MacKinnon [Buy now!]
  • “The Witching Herbs” by Harold Roth [Buy now!]
  • “The Herbal Medicine-Makers Handbook” by James Green [Buy now!]
  • Any book by Ellen Dugan [Buy now!]
  • Any book by Susan Weed [Buy now!]
  • “Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs” by Scott Cunningham [Buy now!]
  • “The Book of Master Herbalism” by Paul Beryl [Buy now!]
  • “Herbal Magic” by Gerina Dunwich [Buy now!]

Q3: What books of spells do you feel are the most traditionally or historically accurate?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “The Long Lost Friend” by John George Hohman [Buy now!]
  • “The Long-Lost Friend: A 19th Century American Grimoire” by Daniel Harms [Buy now!]
  • “The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses” by Joseph Peterson [Buy now!]
  • “Hoodoo, Conjuration, Witchcraft, Rootwork” by Harry Hyatt  [Not in print]
  • “Magic and Fetishism” by Alfred Haddon [Buy now!]
  • “Mules and Men” by Zora Hurston [Buy now!]
  • “A Century of Spells” by Draja Mickaharic [Buy now!]
  • “America Bewitched” by Owen Davies [Buy now!]
  • “Taking Up the Runes” by Diana Paxson [Buy now!]

Q4: What books do you recommend to academic-natured Witches?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • Anything by Christopher Penczak [Shop now!]
  • “A Witches Bible” by Stewart and Janet Farrar [Buy now!]
  • “Drawing Down the Moon” by Margot Adler [Buy now!]
  • “A History of Witchcraft” by Jeffrey Russell [Buy now!]
  • Anything by Carl Jung [Shop now!]
  • “7 Days With A Witch” by Don Allen Jr. [Buy now!]

Q5: How do you classify your favorite authors?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • Is the advice good advice?
  • Is the magical system they are describing compatible with the magical system I practice?
  • Is their cosmology compatible with what science tells me is true?
  • Is their history accurate.

Q6: What’s your favorite Witchy book of all time?

Answers from the Wiccan Community: 

  • “Three Sisters trilogy” by Nora Roberts [Shop now!]
  • “Garden Witchery” by Ellen Dugan [Buy now!]
  • “Black Jewels Trilogy” by Anne Bishop [Buy now!]
  • “Herbal Rituals” by Judith Berger [Not in print]
  • “A Witches Bible” by Stewart and Janet Farrar [Buy now!]
  • “Wicca and Witchcraft for Dummies” [Buy now!]
  • “Natural Witchery” by Ellen Dugan [Buy now!]
  • “Seasons of Witchery” by Ellen Dugan [Buy now!]
  • “The Spiral Dance” by Starhawk [Buy now!]

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us! If you missed it, we look forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

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