Best witchcraft religion & spirituality books according to redditors

We found 300 Reddit comments discussing the best witchcraft religion & spirituality books. We ranked the 129 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Witchcraft Religion & Spirituality:

u/Dullmoonlight · 62 pointsr/occult

This stone was placed in Haverhill, Massachusetts. This is my seventeen placed stone in the United States. See my history for the others, placed in different states.
I’m an over the road trucker so this is how I’m able to travel quickly.

Two people were involved in calling child protective services on my wife while I’m away traveling. My wife is a stay at home mother who has cancer. The two people spread vicious rumors that I had abandoned my wife and children, called Child Protective Services, and then claimed they were going to personally adopt our children.

  1. The 33 days to completely neutralize the two individuals involved are up. The one who was close friends with my wife lost her job. She was later seen mowing her own and her neighbors yards to have her rent reduced by her landlord.
    The second individual involved deleted her Facebook, reported to mutual friends that she was “backing down from her CPS threat” and was now “scared”.
    After completing this 33 Stone Ritual I will be solely focusing on mass healing rituals for my wife and putting this specific retribution ritual behind me. I don’t believe I will be doing revenge rituals again.

  2. Who knows about my magic practice/ curse?... Absolutely no one knows I practice any form of magic. My wife knows I meditate and thinks I’m a bit woo, but that’s it.

  3. I’m using sharpie to draw King Paimon’s sigil on a palm size stone that I find at or near the location. This is a show of appreciation for King Paimon who’s gone out of his way for me.

  4. How did I evoke King Paimon?.... I meditated into gnosis and called upon King Paimon, I do not use physical means of doing so. This is just MY method. I commented this to a fellow Redditor:
    My wife called me sobbing while I was it of town for traveling. She told me everything that was happening. After we got done talking I went into a rage where I I wanted to hurt someone. I don’t remember ever being that angry but I laid down and just meditated. I eventually called on King Paimon begging for help. This ritual flashed into my head, along with the number 3.
    I added 33 stones in 33 States to go big and I wanted plenty of time to do it, so 333 days. It just felt right.
    So I just focused all of my energy on these two people involved. I asked for them to be tormented, suck their health and energy and give it to my wife as retribution.

  5. If you think this is going to disrupt your own magical practices by me placing these sigilized stones in your neck of the woods then place your own and fight back. I’m not going to stop until this is done. And I have more rituals planned after that which will span the entire country. There are quite a few magicians talking and acting witchy, but only a handful doing something. Are you a magician or just a bum who shares edgy witchy memes?

  6. Why King Paimon? ....I chose King Paimon because he’s the most powerful entity I’ve been working with for the longest and he’s been patient and understanding with me. You go to those you know when you have a big favor.

  7. What are the basics or how to summon entities?...
    I am not an expert. I’m an eclectic magician that uses what works and tosses what doesn’t. This ritual works for me, it might not for you. If you are a beginner you need to get your basics down. You wouldn’t make a paper airplane then suddenly decide you’re ready to fly fighter jets. Please for your safety read the basics.
    But here is a very basic appetizer to give you a little edge to the machete that you’ll need to carve your own path in the jungle that is occult information:

    Start here: This is an easy comic to give you the basics and get your feet wet.

    This is kind of a text book that you can follow if you want a thelemic approach.

    Also I recommend Gems of the equinox.

    This is very beginner friendly and highly recommended:

    This is a fantastic meditation app, free, and very beginner friendly.

    I do not recommend summoning powerful entities without first summoning “safer” beings such as ancestral spirits, but you are going to do what you want. I did. And it’s worked for me. But PROTECT yourself.

    You need to get meditation and focus down pat. I’d recommend evoking an ancestor first since they should have your best interests. Then moving onto other entities.
    The Goetia can be friendly, indifferent, malevolent, or simply plain alien. (Think lovecraftian incompressible)
    *I know King Paimon and Duke Bune are friendly to beginners, overly patient and open as long as you recognize their rank, are humble and respectful.
    This doesn’t mean try to enslave them. That’s not going to work out great for you. What would happen if you blackmailed a powerful head of state of a country? It’d annoy him and in turn people would find you suicided with a double shotgun blast. Approach them like you would meeting a friendly CEO and you should be fine.

    Ultimately realize that you can follow in the footsteps of someone else, but that’s only going to put you on the path devoid of what will really fulfill you. You eventually need to fly, baby bird, And ever off cutting your own path. Don’t get to smug when you get a little practice under your belt.
    There’s always someone better than you, mr. 3rd level armchair wizard who collects 1st edition books from the bookstore only three people in Portland know about.

  8. Thank you for all the kind words and support! And to people who disagree with this ritual, and have been amicably in their disagreement, thank you as well!
u/RomanOrgy69 · 9 pointsr/Wicca

For reliable sources:

High Magic's Aid by Gerald Gardner

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches by Charles Godfrey Leland

1: Witchfather: A Life of Gerald Gardner: Into the Witch Cult by Philip Heselton

Lid off the Cauldron by Patrica Crowther

The Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton

Foundations of Practical Magic: An Introduction to Qabalistic, Magical and Meditative Techniques by Israel Regardie

A Witches' Bible by Janet and Stewart Farrar

Witchcraft for Tomorrow by Doreen Valiente

Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts by Donald Michael Kraig

Magical Power For Beginners: How to Raise & Send Energy for Spells That Work by Deborah Lipp

Fifty Years Of Wicca by Frederic Lamond

For essential materials,

-An athame

-A wand

-A pentacle

-A chalice

-Incense and censer

> Would I be considered a true Wiccan if I hid it from those around me?

Yes, you would be considered a "true Wiccan." Most Wiccans since the inception of Wicca kept secret the fact they were witches. It's only in very recent times that people are so forward about the fact that they're witches. I myself keep it pretty well hidden. Only those in my coven and my closest loved ones know that I'm Wiccan.

>When choosing a patron/matron do you pick from literally any gods/goddesses?

The concept of a patron/matron deity is relatively new to Wicca. Originally, the Goddess worshiped by the Witches was the Lunar Goddess of Fertility - often called Diana, Aradia, Hekate, Isis, the Queen of Elphame, etc. The original God worshiped by the Witches was the Horned God of Death and Resurrection - often called Pan, Cernunnos, Janicot, etc. However, in recent times, Wiccans (myself included) have begun working with all types of Pagan deities. So in short, yes, you can pick any god or goddess you feel a connection with.

> Can you celebrate the Wiccan holidays and still celebrate things like Christmas?

Yes, most Wiccans still celebrate cultural holidays such as Christmas.

u/WhiteRastaJ · 9 pointsr/Wicca

It's a good book by good authors. If you're interested in it, purchase it.

u/armillanymphs · 9 pointsr/chaosmagick

You should check out Six Ways, though it's not exclusively a witchcraft book.

u/Thosbk · 8 pointsr/france

Il me semble que ça vient de Devenez Sorciers, devenez savants de Georges Charpak et Henri Broch.

edit : titre du livre inversé

u/EL_CHEETO_BURRITO · 8 pointsr/skinwalkers

IIRC, there was a woman in this sub a while back that said she married a Navajo and went to live on the res with him and she was given two copies of this book by some other people there. It's an interesting read.

u/wolfanotaku · 8 pointsr/Wicca

Laurie Cabat wrote a really great book on this subject called "Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays in the Pagan Tradition" it really helped things make sense for me.

The other book that helped me a lot was The Witch's Bible by Janet and Stewart Farrar. In it, they have combined two of their books into one big volume of info (the book is huge). One of those books is Eight Sabbats for Witches which is hard to find as a single book right now, but is 8 sample rituals as well as a lot of information on the different meanings to the Sabbats.

u/Gardnerians · 7 pointsr/Wicca

They wrote one of the most quintessential works on Wicca in the 70s. What Witches Do and Eight Sabbats for Witches were later combined into one work called A Witches' Bible, and it remains one of the gold standard texts of modern day Wicca.

The authors are/were initiates of Alex Sanders, who was infamous in Britain in the 60s for declaring himself/being declared in the media as the King of the Witches. He made phony claims of initiation by his grandmother, but as it turns out, he was either taught, initiated, or given the BoS by a Gardnerian priestess.

u/AllanfromWales1 · 7 pointsr/witchcraft

How deep do you want to go?

u/WalkstheSinsemillian · 6 pointsr/witchcraft

Six Ways by Aiden Wachter, it’s pretty new and my personal favorite as a straight forward intro instruction book.

u/IdaPlainsmen_E · 6 pointsr/asatru

Here is a quality tomb regarding the landvaettir, and this book will help you in understanding house wights.

At the end of the day, it's about respect and discovering what works for you and yours. [UPG] Wights seem to be unique in their personalities, wants and desires. A lot like people are. Sometimes it can take some experimentation to find what works. At times, honoring some spirits can be a simple as leaving offerings of whole foods, or milk. Other wights seem to prefer something a little more formal. In either case, a regular routine seems to be about the only commonality. [/UPG] That's just my experience though. Your mileage may vary.

u/gnarlyoldman · 6 pointsr/Wicca

There is a book for that

Wicca Covens: How to Start and Organize Your Own by Judy Harrow

It might be easier to join an existing coven. Look around.

u/Rogue_Ref_NZ · 5 pointsr/bigfoot

Check out Cathy Strain's book.
Giants, Cannibals, & Monsters.

She is an anthropologist and works for the National Park Service, liaising with Native American tribes.

u/Kalomoira · 5 pointsr/Wicca

There are two main categories of practice that identify as Wicca and are sufficiently different that resources and advice that might work well for one doesn't always apply to the other.

Traditional Wicca is an initiatory pagan priesthood. It's orthopraxic, meaning there are specific ways that are maintained and passed from one initiate to the next (unlike an orthodoxy which requires maintaining a specific belief). Trad Wicca requires training and initiation via a recognized coven (or, at the very least, an elder). One example of practice within a Trad is "A Witches Bible" by Stewart & Janet Farrar ( it's actually two books in one). More of their books that are relevant to any variant of Wicca include "The Witches God", "The Witches Goddess", and "Spells and How They Work". Of course, there are also the books of Gerald Gardner who founded modern Wicca plus other classic authors up to modern day like Thorn Mooney's recent "Traditional Wicca: A Seekers Guide".

Eclectic (or Solitary) Wicca is not the above priesthood but a practice that was started externally and perpetuated by the book industry. It's the form you'll most frequently encounter as a person can declare himself one whenever they choose to. Basically, it borrows concepts from Trad Wicca (which ones and to what extent is entirely up to the individual) and blends them with influences from other sources (again, per the person's choosing) with any other personal innovation. Obviously, this creates a great deal of diversity. Subsequently, most eclectic-oriented books tend to fall into the "101" group as there isn't much authors can offer beyond basic Wiccan concepts other than their own innovations. Generally, you'll need to expand your knowledge and your practice by delving into specific subjects like herbalism, various types of magical techniques, divination types and so on.

This subreddit has a wiki that you might find helpful.

u/God-Emperor-Muad-dib · 5 pointsr/thelema

Are you a person that's into crafting, painting, woodworking, etc.? If so, studying a little about Thelemic symbols or magickal tools could give some ideas on how to create a unique item for using in a magickal ritual.

If not, Etsy is a fun place to find occult gifts like magickal tools (wands, pantacles, cups, swords, robes, tarot cards, talismans, crystals, art) from craftspeople that specialize in this kind of thing. Almost all aspiring magicians need some or all of these things for ritual in the Thelemic system.

You could also get 'blank canvas' type tools for the magician to create their own talismanic work: a nicely crafted blank notebook as a grimoire/magickal journal or large format blank art paper (and paint/markers/pens) to create sigils, seals, and pantacles.

The books of Thelema are nice for collecting as well, if she doesn't already have these:

u/GotColin · 5 pointsr/skinwalkers
u/leontocephaline · 5 pointsr/occult

You could go for something like The Pillars of Tubal Cain, Tubelo's Green Fire or The Roebuck in the Thicket. Or maybe Mastering Witchcraft.

Or you could go the other route and get her books on Chaos Magic, which would allow her to create her own witchcraft paradigm. Something like Alan Chapman's Advanced Magick for Beginners.

u/Wilgrove · 4 pointsr/Wicca
u/Nocodeyv · 4 pointsr/occult

I don't think "demons, aliens, and all things occult" are typically covered in a single, definitive work. Especially because "aliens" are usually part of UFOlogy and not occultism.

Regarding occult topics though:

- The New Encyclopedia of the Occult
- Three Books of Occult Philosophy
- Dictionary of Demons
- A Dictionary of Angels
- The Golden Dawn
- Gems of the Equinox
- The Complete Magician's Tables
- The Magician's Companion

There are literally hundreds of other resources available too, but these are the ones I could think of off the top of my head.

u/the_coffeeguru · 4 pointsr/Wicca

Judy Harrow was an amazing woman, outstanding Priestess, and phenomenal teacher. I wish she had written more books during her lifetime.

That said, one of the books she wrote is on the subject.

u/AllanfromWales · 3 pointsr/Wicca

Look harder. It's out there, it's just not so easy to find as it doesn't sell well to a more general market. Amazon is a better bet than local spirit stores, which tend to be very 'white light'.
Slightly off-topic for r/wicca, but you might find this interesting if your curiosity runs that sort of way. A fascinating read.

u/belk · 3 pointsr/Wicca

Buckland's book is huge and essentially reads like an encyclopedia. You might not subscribe to a subset of the material, but it's great to get ideas.

I can attest that Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham is a good read. That might have been the one you read. Also, Wicca for Beginners is pretty good if you're still looking for intro material.

I've also found Full Contact Magick to be useful, though there isn't really anything about altars in there.

u/Larktoothe · 3 pointsr/Wicca

Welcome to the community! There's really no right or wrong way to start, but as far as a "newbie"/beginner goes, there are a couple beginner's guides that I'd recommend any interested novice pick up. Wicca For Beginners is a great place to start for a general overview of the practice. A more extensive guide would be A Witch's Bible, and if you're looking for more Druidic/"Green Witch" type material, the Grimoire for the Green Witch is pretty extensive.

That should about cover basic/introductory stuff. I've been practicing Wicca my entire life, so feel free to PM me if you've got any questions. I'd be more than happy to introduce you to Paganism.

u/greybeard45 · 3 pointsr/Wicca

Probably the best Wicca beginner book ever written is True Magic, A Beginner's Guide by Amber K.

You can get the 1st edition used from Amazon starting a 1 cent plus shipping.

u/CrazyCoat · 3 pointsr/Wicca

...How exactly did you find out about this book?

I looked into it, and it looks like this is his first ever book, published just two days ago, and the only things I can find online about the author are an Instagram with less than fifty followers and a half-finished website. The guy doesn't even have a blog as far as I can see, so I'm surprised you were able to find the book among the hundreds of beginner witchcraft resources floating around on Kindle.

I'm not trying to be a jerk, but this seems suspiciously like a plug, and unless this guy has some seriously groundbreaking advice, $10 for a 52 page book is pretty pricey.

If it's not a plug, and you're looking for an affordable beginner book that's available for Kindle, I'd recommend either Grovedaughter Witchery ($8.99, 226 pages, non-denominational) or A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner ($10.99, 240 pages, slightly modified Wiccan).

Or heck, a lot of the basic beginner info can be found for free online! If you have any specific questions about different areas of witchcraft, there are lots of us who'd be willing to share our thoughts/experiences with you. :)

u/Nobillis · 3 pointsr/Tulpas

There is quite a tulpa community in Japan, but they are largely non-communicative outside Japan (my opinion) :

u/mrsbunnyy · 3 pointsr/Wicca

Hi! I'm new here :o And new to paganism in general. I have ordered Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy and Practice so I'm waiting for that to come in. I've been doing research on the internet while I wait.

I don't think I will try anything until I've done enough research to be comfortable.

Anyway, just kind of rambling at this point. Good luck on your interview! :)

Btw, does anyone use tumblr? There are some pagan and wicca focused blogs that seem to be decent resources, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to tell if it's BS or not.

u/EnvySweet · 3 pointsr/Wicca

Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice

And of course Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

u/JackXDark · 3 pointsr/casualiama

Okay this is something I wrote that explains some of the origins of Wicca and British paganism in general that you might find interesting.

The only 'beginners' book that I would recommend is Where to Park your Broomstick by Lauren Mannoy. This is actually an excellent book written in a very accessible style.

After that, then you should try Doreen Valiente's stuff. She's the most important figure in Wicca and modern witchcraft, as she wrote much of its material and despite wanting to find ancient sources, was completely honest about what she did and didn't find. I'd start with Witchcraft for Tomorrow which is a massively interesting book even if you're not Wiccan.

If you want something that's really in depth about Wicca and what it is and where it came from, the only thing worth looking at - and something that's utterly essential is Professor Ronald Hutton's Triumph of the Moon. This is a very academic book, however, so maybe you can leave it for a while. If you want to take Wicca seriously though, it's absolutely essential. There are some people who claim to be Wiccans who don't like it and can't accept what it says, but I'd stay away from them, as they tend to prefer the fantasy of it being an ancient religion rather than being willing to be open minded about where it really came from and what it is.

Avoid Silver Ravenwolf's books completely. They're rubbish and contain some very bad advice, especially for young people. Despite what she might claim, she's not highly regarded by actual Wiccans at all.

Other advice - well... don't believe anyone who promises you anything or says they can sort out problems for you using Wicca or Witchcraft. If they claim to be part of a group of a High Priest or Priestess or anything like that, then ask what their lineage is or for proof of this and to talk to other people who can back it up. If they're genuine, they won't mind in the slightest. If they're a bullshitter, they'll take offence, but that's when you walk away. If they know who Doreen Valiente and Ron Hutton are and can get into a conversation with you about their books, they've probably got a clue. If they dismiss them or don't know who they are, then they probably don't.

The other thing to say is that even though it's secretive and private, there's a massive difference between privacy and secrecy. You can and should tell someone else whereabouts roughly you're going, if you're going to meet up with groups, or people.

In the main, Wiccans and pagans are pretty nerdy, pretty friendly, but occasionally somewhat damaged, which can lead to interpersonal issues within groups that aren't much fun to deal with. The Wiccan and pagan scene can be a playground for attention seeking folk with ego issues and the problems relating to that are far more likely to cause difficulties than the chances of running into any dangerous animal-sacrificing sex-cult that'll put your soul and life in danger.

So - do a lot of reading, and make sure you establish some boundaries of your own before getting involved with anything or anyone else.

u/Zeldashu · 3 pointsr/Tulpas

  I need to make a few points before I start:

  I'm a Chinese user, and I use about four translators when I read(Including Google translation.).To be honest, all four translators are different for the same sentence. This is very common.

  Let me start. I only read this book at the moment.

  The article gives a brief summary of the development of Japanese tulpa from David neal to the 1980s. In the 1980s, relevant books about tulpa began to appear in Japan. Different authors had different understandings of tulpa, which paved the way for tulpa on the Japanese Internet today.

  It is worth mentioning that Japan's tulpa is not quite the same as the English community's tulpa understanding.

  Later, the author began to explain that the tulpa he introduced was not the tulpa on the Japanese Internet, which was closer to David neal. You can see some buddhist terms there.

  The author thinks that tulpa is just one stage of something that can develop into a better existence. He then introduced this method of creation by tulpa, in which the concept of "thoughtform" was mentioned several times. I just wanted to learn about history, and I didn't have much interest in it. So I'm not going to go into specifics.

u/DormiensVigila108 · 2 pointsr/pagan

For what it is worth, it may not be a large standing temple. Tributes, sacrifices, and worship of Hekate were done largely outside of a temple context. She is the goddess of the crossroads; which is where many of her ceremonies would have been done, typically under cover of night. You would have also found her likeness on doorways and on crossroads stones. She is a gatekeeper, a cthonic goddess, a guide through darkness - her veneration would not have been done in large temple complexes. If interested in the history of Her worship, read "Hekate Liminal Rites: A historical study of the rituals, spells and magic of the Torch-bearing Triple Goddess of the Crossroads". It gives a good read on historical worship and the Dark Goddess's manifestation.

u/StevenM67 · 2 pointsr/bigfoot

Podcast sources#

  1. - direct link


  3. The Hoopa Project
  5. David Paulides (02-19-13) Missing 411 & Bigfoot DNA
  6. Sasquatch genome project
    (a) The DNA Study In A Nutshell
    (b) Sasquatch Genome Project Press Conference - October 1, 2013
    (c) Coast to Coast AM - Dr Melba Ketchum - source
    (d) How the Bigfoot field has discouraged serious scientific inquiry
    (e) David Paulides talking about the reception of the paper (Coast to Coast, March 17, 2013)
    (f) Melba saying it was "angel" DNA
    (g) The Ketchum DNA Study - One Year Later - by Christopher Noël
  7. Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture written by Kathy Moskowitz Strain, one of the interviewers of the podcast.
    (a) Author info - "Kathy Moskowitz Strain received her B.A. in Anthropology (1990) and M.A. in Behavioral Science (emphasis Anthropology; 1994) from California State University, Bakersfield. She is currently the Forest Heritage Resource and Tribal Relations Programs Manager for the Stanislaus National Forest. Kathy has been a professional archaeologist/anthropologist for 20 years, and conducting research and fieldwork on 'Hairy Man' for nearly as long."
    (b) Where to buy: Amazon, Hancock House (publisher)
    (c) Endorsement by David Paulides:
    "[can you point us to a definitive source for the Native American myths you discussed earlier in the thread?]
    Yes; Giants, Cannibals and Monsters, by Kathy Strain.
    She is an archeologist for the Department of the Interior and a good friend.
    She spent years developing the book, its good!"

    About the people interviewed#

  8. Harvey Pratt
  9. David Paulides
u/drascus · 2 pointsr/Wicca

Well first of all Bless you for taking on the responsibility. My experience has been that it is tough to assume leadership roles in these types of groups. You might want to consider switch off the leadership roll yearly or something like that otherwise you will get burnt out. Especially where none of you are formally trained or have initiations under your belt. You will want to make sure that you monitor your energy levels and also try to keep drama at a minimum. I suggest the following book to help you out [Wicca Covens] ( Also there is this book that will help you take your studies to the next level the second circle I hope that helps.

u/LiliedHart · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi I'm Lily, this is under 5$.

u/Napex13 · 2 pointsr/occult
u/LavanSithis · 2 pointsr/Wicca

It's not necessary, and it's based on hermetics, thelema, whatever. It's been a while since I looked into it, and I'm honestly so tired of most of the information out there being only on one very specific, heternormative, type of Wicca. There are a lot of different perspectives on Wicca. There are even Wiccans who are not witches.

Wicca varies greatly by tradition, and if you are solitary, you can make your own practice.

Wicca is about practice, not belief. If the belief of male/female masculine/feminine doesn't jive with you, leave it out. I despise it, actually. My concept of the divine is everything. There is no split for me. Some Wiccans are polytheist, henotheist, monotheist, duotheist, even atheist.

Dianic Wiccans only have a goddess.

Yvonne Aburrow has a book and a group about Inclusive Wicca (

This has even been asked before:

Seriously, spend some time on a search engine. You can even type "gender" in the search bar for this subreddit.

I hope you find what you're looking for. Just be aware there are a lot "fundie" Wiccans online.

u/Vanye111 · 2 pointsr/pagan

I found Hekate Liminal Rites to be a really good read. It seemed well researched.

u/dreamsoffreedom · 2 pointsr/Wicca

I've never made my own but I heard this book is helpful.

u/WitchDruid · 2 pointsr/witchcraft

The Following list is taken from the Witches & Warlocks FB page. (This is Christian Day's group)

Witches and Warlocks Recommended Reading List
This is a collection of books recommended by our admins and participants in the group. Books must be approved by the admins so if you'd like to see one added to the last, please post it in the comments at the bottom of this list and, if it's something we think is appropriate, we'll add it! We provide links to Amazon so folks can read more about the book but we encourage you to shop at your local occult shop whenever possible! :)


Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft
by Raymond Buckland

Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America
by Margot Adler

Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch: Mastering the Five Arts of Old World Witchery
by Raven Grimassi

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development
by Christopher Penczak

The Kybalion: The Definitive Edition
by William Walker Atkinson (Three Initiates)

Lid Off the Cauldron: A Wicca Handbook
by Patricia Crowther

Mastering Witchcraft
by Paul Huson

Natural Magic
by Doreen Valiente

Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick
by Ellen Dugan

Old World Witchcraft: Ancient Ways for Modern Days
by Raven Grimassi

The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells and Rituals
by Christopher Penczak

Power of the Witch: The Earth, the Moon, and the Magical Path to Enlightenment
by Laurie Cabot

Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation
by Silver RavenWolf

Spirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft
by Raven Grimassi

Witch: A Magickal Journey
by Fiona Horne

Witchcraft for Tomorrow
by Doreen Valiente

Witchcraft Today
by Gerald Gardner
The Witches' Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft & Magical Transformation
by Raven Grimassi
The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill
by Robin Artisson


Aradia or The Gospel of the Witches
by Charles Godfrey Leland

Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints & Sages: A Guide to Asking for Protection, Wealth, Happiness, and Everything Else!
by Judika Illes

The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Etruscan Roman Remains
by Charles Godfrey Leland

The God of the Witches
by Margaret Murray

The Weiser Field Guide to Witches, The: From Hexes to Hermione Granger, From Salem to the Land of Oz
by Judika Illes


Blood Sorcery Bible Volume 1: Rituals in Necromancy
by Sorceress Cagliastro

The Deep Heart of Witchcraft: Expanding the Core of Magickal Practice
by David Salisbury

Teen Spirit Wicca
by David Salisbury

Enchantment: The Witch's Art of Manipulation by Gesture, Gaze and Glamour
by Peter Paddon

Initiation into Hermetics
by Franz Bardon

Letters from the Devil's Forest: An Anthology of Writings on Traditional Witchcraft, Spiritual Ecology and Provenance Traditionalism
by Robin Artisson

Magical Use of Thought Forms: A Proven System of Mental & Spiritual Empowerment
by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowick and J.H. Brennan

Magick in Theory and Practice
by Aleister Crowley

The Plant Spirit Familiar
by Christopher Penczak

Protection and Reversal Magick
by Jason Miller
Psychic Self-Defense
by Dion Fortune
The Ritual Magic Workbook: A Practical Course of Self-Initiation
by Dolores Ashcroft-Norwicki
The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition
by Evan John Jones, Robert Cochrane and Michael Howard

The Satanic Witch
by Anton Szandor LaVey
Shadow Magick Compendium: Exploring Darker Aspects of Magickal Spirituality
by Raven Digitalis
The Tree of Enchantment: Ancient Wisdom and Magic Practices of the Faery Tradition
by Orion Foxwood
The Underworld Initiation: A journey towards psychic transformation
by R.J. Stewart


A Compendium of Herbal Magic
by Paul Beyerl

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
by Scott Cunningham

The Enchanted Candle: Crafting and Casting Magickal Light
by Lady Rhea

The Enchanted Formulary: Blending Magickal Oils for Love, Prosperity, and Healing
by Lady Maeve Rhea

Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents
by Carl F. Neal

Magickal Formulary Spellbook Book 1
by Herman Slater

Magickal Formulary Spellbook: Book II
by Herman Slater

Crone's Book of Charms & Spells
by Valerie Worth

Crone's Book of Magical Words
by Valerie Worth

Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells
by Judika Illes

Everyday Magic: Spells & Rituals for Modern Living
by Dorothy Morrison

Pure Magic: A Complete Course in Spellcasting
by Judika Illes
Utterly Wicked: Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions
by Dorothy Morrison
The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook
by Denise Alvarado

The Voodoo Doll Spellbook: A Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals
by Denise Alvarado

The Cauldron of Memory: Retrieving Ancestral Knowledge & Wisdom
by Raven Grimassi

The Mighty Dead
by Christopher Penczak

Speak with the Dead: Seven Methods for Spirit Communication
by Konstantinos
The Witches' Book of the Dead
by Christian Day

78 Degrees of Wisdom
by Rachel Pollack

u/HoodedClown · 2 pointsr/occult

Your Other Self? Heard that one too. Im sure theres a name for it, but i cant think of it off the top of my head.

Not Chaos mgaic, but in witchcraft (certain types) the familiar is said to represent the 'other you' and there are rituals in which the witch essentially invokes the familiar thereby becoming 'Complete' through the combination of all that they are/not. Ill check and see if i can find the book title if you like.

Edit. I think This was the book:

u/Vaidurya · 2 pointsr/pagan

I have found Amber K's True Magick invaluable. Books on herbology would probably also suit you well, as it can't hurt to be a green witch growing medically viable herbs as part of your practice. If you have any other questions, I'm never far from reddit, so PM me. c: I'd be glad to help.

u/WeoftheThing · 2 pointsr/pagan
u/Coraon · 1 pointr/Wicca

Ok, having been down this road many years ago there are a few things I would do. First invest in this book. It will help answer a large amount of the questions you are about to get.

Two, remember that all paths are valid. With this in mind attacking your parents belief isn't going to win you points, rather explaining that "While Christianity may be right for you, I don't feel it's right for me." Will most likely get you a little farther.

Three, your parents are going to be upset, but only if you make it a fight and dig your heels in. Approach it slowly, give them time to get used to this idea. Let them know you will still respect their holy days, if they insist that you go to church tell them that you are willing to go on holy days (Christmas/Easter) for the family, not because your christian anymore (after all if your secure in your faith what harm will it do to make your family happy?) In the mean time though do things that include your family in your choices, make a nice dinner for your family on December 21st. Use a yule log as the center piece at Christmas dinner. At Easter, play up the bunny and eggs.

I was a lot like you once. My mother and I both dug our heels in and fought about this for a long time. It was only later after years that my mother and I reconciled and it took her learning about Wicca, and me willing to accept that just as I loved craft, my mother loved Christianity and despite what the church has turned it into overall the original intent of Jesus was for everyone to try to get along and love each other even though sometimes people are jerks. Remember to see beyond today and tomorrow, take it slow, let people get used to it and don't become ridged, this is a time to be like the willow, not the oak.

u/UrbanHeathen · 1 pointr/asatru

Elves, Wights, and Trolls

The Tradition of Household Spirits

Demons and Spirits of the Land: Ancestral Lore and Practices

Theodish Houserites

Become familiar with reddit's search function, it will save you a lot of time! This sub has been around for a few years now, so there are plenty of very helpful posts archived.

u/mel_cache · 1 pointr/Wicca

There are a couple of books out there on setting up a coven. Try Wicca Covens, by Judy Harrow, and Coven Craft by Amber K.

u/Vitols666 · 1 pointr/occult

I was in a very similar position. These are my favorite books, modern and very practice based.

Aidan Wachter - Six Ways

Jason Miller - The Sorceror's Secrets

u/DownWithThat4 · 1 pointr/occult

Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic

u/deathlyWhimsical · 1 pointr/witchcraft

I've heard some good things about Grovedaughter Witchery. I know the author tried to make a book that was specifically non theistic, because they're hard to find.

u/NobodyNoOne · 1 pointr/Wicca

I'm late to the party but I do have a suggestion for you. Carl McColmac did a book on probably exactly what you are looking to delve into. At least at the beginning.

Now not everything in this book is going to match her 100% but if you are interested it should give you a good overview and platform that you could ask her questions about.

u/gregmo07 · 1 pointr/france

Oui :


>La photo est apparemment issu d'un livre :


>Il est sorti en 2003, pas vraiment un buzz donc...

>Cependant, je n'ai moi même pas lu le livre, donc source à vérifier.

>bon courage!

La source du bouquin avait été donné par un redditeur.

J'avais demandé l'avis au modo pour savoir si il y avait des préconisations sur ça, il m'avait dit non à l'époque! (ouais y a 2 mois quoi)

u/Velvetrose · 1 pointr/Wicca

Good luck...oh and a good book to get them is When Someone You Love is Wiccan

It is very helpful

u/Wodgar-Inguing · 1 pointr/asatru

This might help. And this and definitely this

u/Ouachita_Sasquatch · 0 pointsr/bigfoot

Like what?

My statement was probably overly strong, but the point is that chimeric legendary creatures are fairly rare. There's obviously tons of supernatural powers in North American Native mythology - shapeshifting, spirits, etc. But most creatures or spirits are man-like or animal-like or abstract (the wind, the dawn, etc.) Sometimes giant or otherwise unnatural, but rarely chimeric like winged horses, lions with man heads, etc.

A great example is Lakota mythology. Everything is spirit or ethereal or is represented by a known animal - eagles, frogs, beavers, bison, etc. The only abnormal ones are usually human - having two faces, for instance.

This runs directly opposed to a lot of Eurasian Mythologies that are full of fantastical creatures like the Manticore, the Chimera, Dragons, Qilin, Phoenix, Simurgh, etc. etc.

It would be very, very odd that 90%+ of the spirits, gods, etc. of native american tribes are represented by known animals except for ones that strongly represent Sasquatches.

The only other example I can think of off the top of my head are 'horned serpents' - snakes that have horns growing out of their head. And most of those, iirc, are tribes that were closer in proximity to Mesoamerican tribes which did have a lot of fictional creatures in their pantheon.

Lastly, I'm not an expert in Native American folklore and there are a lot of various tribes on the continent. Could definitely be some legends I'm not aware of. But I have heard the same argument before by people more knowledgeable than me, especially about tribes that traditionally inhabited places that are now strongly associated with 'bigfoot'.

Kathy Strain, an anthropologist, has a great book about the wealth of Native American legends that strongly tie into the Bigfoot legend.