Looking for new material to read on your spiritual journey? Look no further.
I started my journey into the Craft over 20 years ago and since then, I’ve amassed quite a book collection.
However, over the years, I’ve given away books, lost books during moves, and repurchased some through e-book apps. Many of the authors that I’m familiar with, go way back to the early 90s and some of them even before that.
When you start your path in the Craft (and even if you’re more experienced), it’s ideal to read as many different resources and types of traditions of the Craft to expand your horizons and repertoire.
In time you’ll find which authors you resonate with, which materials you like or dislike, what works for you, and what aligns with your own personal beliefs.
The Craft is unique that it accepts eclectic solitaries who can “mix and match” their beliefs to form their own spirituality as opposed to a religious doctrine or specific tradition.
For the solitary witch, books and online resources are where most of the information is received and learned.
This has grown dramatically as social media has evolved and expanded, and now more and more witches can share their practices, spells and traditions more freely (if able to and not oath-bound.)
I’ve read about 95% of all of these books listed in the list below; the ones that I haven’t read are from authors whose works I know and trust, but haven’t managed to find the time to read them just yet. (This list is therefore my reminder to do so!)
Each of these books has their pros/cons, which some will work for you better than others.
Some of the books listed are reference books, guidebooks, spell books, instructional books, documentary and history of Witchcraft as a religion/spirituality, and even poetry.
A few of these books may be hard to find, but most can be ordered from online retailers like Amazon and Chapters/Indigo (Canada), as well as in e-book apps like Kindle and Kobo.
So, in no particular order, here are 50 Books about Witchcraft:
50 Books about Witchcraft
- To Ride a Silver Broomstick by Silver RavenWolf
- To Stir a Magick Cauldron by Silver RavenWolf
- To Light a Sacred Flame by Silver RavenWolf
- HedgeWitch: Spells, Crafts & Rituals for Natural Magick by Silver RavenWolf
- Silver’s Spells for Prosperity by Silver RavenWolf
- Halloween: Spells, Customs, Recipes by Silver RavenWolf
- A Witch’s Notebook: Lessons in Witchcraft by Silver RavenWolf
- Teen Witch: Wicca for a New Generation by Silver RavenWolf
- Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation by Silver RavenWolf (This book is best as a paper copy, not an e-book. It’s full of charts and lists that are just easier for reference as a hardcopy, plus it’s at least 450 pages in length.)
- The Witch in Every Woman by Laurie Cabot with Jean Mills
- Power of the Witch by Laurie Cabot with Tom Cowan
- Celebrate the Earth by Laurie Cabot with Jean Mills
- Solitary Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
- Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
- Earth, Air, Fire & Water by Scott Cunningham
- Re-Riting Woman: Dianic Wicca and the Feminine Divine by Kristy S. Coleman
- The Goddess is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch by Deborah Blake
- Everyday Witchcraft by Deborah Blake
- The Study of Witchcraft: A Guidebook to Advanced Wicca by Deborah Lipp (This book really prompts you to do more research on your own, with further lists of books and reading materials based on topics mentioned in the book to further enhance your practice and study of Witchcraft. Highly recommended for the serious practitioner.)
- Witch by Lisa Lister
- The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
- The Earth Path by Starhawk
- The Charge of the Goddess: The Poetry of Doreen Valiente by Doreen Valiente
- A Witches’ Bible by Janet and Stewart Farrar
- Spells and How They Work by Janet and Stewart Farrar
- The Witches’ Goddess by Janet and Stewart Farrar
- The Witches’ God by Janet and Stewart Farrar
- How to Become a Witch: The Path to Nature Spirit & Magick by Amber K
- Coven Craft: Witchcraft for Three or More by Amber K. (This book may be hard to find as it was published in the early 2000s, but it’s an excellent resource on starting a coven.)
- The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander
- The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book by Skye Alexander
- The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells by Skye Alexander
- Where Witchcraft Lives by Doreen Valiente
- Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess by Demetra George
- The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition by Dianne Sylvan
- Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
- Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
- Buckland’s Book of Saxon Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
- Wicca for Life: The Way of the Craft – From Birth to Summerland by Raymond Buckland
- Celtic Magick by DJ Conway
- Norse Magick by DJ Conway
- Maiden, Mother, Crone by DJ Conway
- The Ancient Art of Faery Magick by DJ Conway
- Wicca: The Complete Craft by DJ Conway
- Moon Magick: Myth & Magic, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals &Spells by DJ Conway
- Gardnerian Book of Shadows by Gerald Gardner
- Spirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi
- Old World Witchcraft: Ancient Ways for Modern Days by Raven Grimassi
- The Pagan Book of Days: A Guide to the Festivals, Traditions and Sacred Days by Nigel Pennick
- The Wicca Handbook by Eileen Holland
Have a good witchcraft / magick book not listed here? Tweet me @tarotpugs or share the name/author of a recommended book in the comments! 🙂
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4 thoughts on “50 Books about Witchcraft”
I just recently read Witch by Lisa Lister… amazing ! I love Deborah Blake’s books as well. I would add The Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak. I’ve learned alot from this book… it has suggested exercises at the end of every chapter and everything is explained very well. As soon as I’m finished, I’ll move on to The Outer Temple of Witchcraft.
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Awesome! I’ll have to check out Christopher Penczak’s books. 🙂
I am super new to all this in terms of a spiritual journey. I have always been interested but I’ve had a crazy christian mother. I stumbled upon your posts on pinterest and I am super excited!
I just ordered a whole Wicca series by Monique Joiner-Siedlak. Have you heard of her?
I am definitely going to be following you on all your outlets!
I’m so glad you enjoy the posts! I haven’t heard of that series yet, but I’ll have to have a look at it. 🙂 Thanks for following! ♡