82 Books about Witchcraft: Magick, Spells, Fiction, Non-Fiction & History

More books about Witchcraft! 82 Books about Witchcraft: Magick, Spells, Fiction, Non-Fiction & History of Witchcraft.


Witchcraft is growing at an ever accelerating rate, thanks in part to social media, independent publishers, bloggers, fashion, magazines and the media.

The amount and variety of books about witchcraft has grown so much nowadays compared to 50 years ago or even 20 years ago.

New authors are coming onto the mainstream market making a name for themselves as the authors that I grew up reading their books over 20 years ago have (for lack of a better term, yet quite respectful) become the Elders in the global Witch / Pagan / Magickal community.

The witchcraft/pagan community has lost a few of the leading authors and pioneers of our time in the past 40 years, most notably: Gerald B. Gardner, Alex Sanders, Doreen Valiente, Scott Cunningham and Raymond Buckland. (Written as of February 2018.)

Most of the books listed here may be readily available on Amazon, your local bookstore or metaphysical shop or even your library.

However, some books may be harder to get the longer they are in print.

For example, books by Zsuzsanna Budapest become increasingly difficult to find (since most were published between the 1970s and mid-1990s).

Zsuszanna Budapest’s literary works are iconic and fundamental to the Dianic Witchcraft tradition. If you manage to find one of Budapest’s books for purchase (and it’s available), hold on and get it!


Witchcraft & Books


This is a continuation of 50 Books about Witchcraft that was written previously, as the world of witchcraft / pagan / Wiccan books keeps growing.

Most, if not all, of these books are new on this list and aren’t included in the previous book list.

Included in this list are some fiction and non-fiction books, as well as books about the Salem Witch Trials.

Witchcraft isn’t only about performing rituals, spells and magick.

It’s also about understanding the history, lineage and learning about the founders of the witchcraft movement and practice, including what has become of witchcraft and the troubles that have surrounded it.

And then, what’s not to love about having some fiction about witches, which many novels are now depicting witches in a more accurate (albeit embellished) light.


82 Books about Witchcraft: Magick, Spells, Fiction, Non-Fiction & History


Books about Witchcraft (Spells, Magick, Practice):


  1. Craft: How to be a Modern Witch by Gabriela Herstik
  2. Wicca Books of Spells: A Book of Shadows for Wiccans, Witches, and Other Practitioners of Magic by Lisa Chamberlain
  3. Wicca for Beginners: A Guide to Wicca Beliefs, Rituals, Magic, and Witchcraft by Lisa Chamberlain
  4. Wicca Elemental Magic: A Guide to the Elements, Witchcraft, and Magic by Lisa Chamberlain
  5. The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils and More by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  6. Witchcraft: A Handbook of Magic Spells and Potions by Anastasia Greywolf
  7. Witchcraft: A Beginners Guide to Witchcraft by Sophie Cornish
  8. Of Witchcraft and Whimsy: A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Witchcraft by Orriculum Rose
  9. The Book of Shadows: White, Red and Black Magic Spells by Brittany Nightshade
  10. 1001 Spells: The Complete Book of Spells for Every Purpose by Cassandra Eason
  11. The Good Witch’s Guide: A Modern-Day Wiccapedia of Magickal Ingredients and Spells by Shawn Robbins
  12. Moon Spells Magic: Invocations, Incantations & Lunar Lore for a Happy Life by Cerridwen Greenleaf
  13. The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews (Llewellyn’s Practical Magic) by Scott Cunningham
  14. The Witches’ Book of the Dead by Christian Day
  15. Encyclopedia of 5,000 spells by Judika Illes
  16. Wicca Herbal Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Wiccan Herbal Magic, with Simple Herb Spells by Lisa Chamberlain
  17. Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena
  18. Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The A-Z for the Entire Magical World by Judika Illes
  19. The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft: Shadows, Spirits and the Healing Journey by Christopher Penczak
  20. Wicca Kitchen Witchery: A Beginner’s Guide to Magical Cooking, with Simple Spells and Recipes by Lisa Chamberlain
  21. Wicca Crystal Magic: A Guide to Practicing Wiccan Crystal Magic, with Simple Crystal Spells by Lisa Chamberlain
  22. Witchcraft: (includes Beginner’s Guide, Book of Shadows, Herbal Magic. Candle Magic, Wicca Altar by Valerie W. Holt
  23. Celtic Witchcraft: Modern Witchcraft Meets Celtic Ways by Mabh Savage
  24. Wicca Moon Magic: A Wiccan’s Guide and Grimoire for Working Magic with Lunar Energies by Lisa Chamberlain
  25. Wiccapedia: A Modern-Day White Witch’s Guide (The Modern-Day Witch) by Shawn Robbins
  26. The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells for Modern Problems by Lady Passion
  27. Wicca Living a Magical Life: A Guide to Initiation, Self-Dedication and Navigating Your Journey by Lisa Chamberlain
  28. The Little Book of Witchcraft by Astrid Carvel
  29. Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft (Green Witchcraft Series) by Ann Moura
  30. Wicca Candle Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Wiccan Candle Magic, with Simple Candle Spells by Lisa Chamberlain
  31. Wicca Essential Oils Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Working with Magical Oils, with Simple Recipes and Spells by Lisa Chamberlain
  32. Wicca Altar and Tools: A Beginner’s Guide to Wiccan Altars, Tools for Spellwork, and Casting the Circle by Lisa Chamberlain
  33. The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak
  34. The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells and Rituals by Christopher Penczak
  35. Wicca Finding Your Path: A Beginner’s Guide to Traditions, Solitary Practitioners, Eclectic Witches, Covens, and Circles by Lisa Chamberlain
  36. The Modern Witchcraft Guide to the Wheel of the Year: From Samhain to Yule, Your Guide to the Wiccan Holidays by Skye Alexander
  37. Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan by Stephanie Woodfield
  38. Practical Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics and Spells by Nikki Van De Car
  39. Dark Goddess Craft: A Journey through the Heart of Transformation by Stephanie Woodfield
  40. Nocturnal Witchcraft: Magick after Dark by Konstantinos
  41. Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week by Ellen Duggan
  42. The Real Witches’ Craft by Kate West
  43. Glamour Magic: A Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want by Deborah Castellano
  44. Llewellyn’s Complete Formulary of Magical Oils: Over 1200 Recipes, Potions & Tinctures for Everyday Use by Celeste Rayne Heldstab
  45. The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries: Feminist, Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting & Other Womanly Arts by Zsuszanna Budapest (This book is nearly out of print and can be difficult to find, but is really one of – if not the – “holy books of Feminist/Dianic Witchcraft”.)
  46. Hedge Witchcraft by Harmonica Saille
  47. A Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic: Wyrdworking, Rune Craft, Divination & Wortcunning by Alaric Albertsson
  48. Scottish Witchcraft & Magick: The Craft of the Picts by Raymond Buckland
  49. Mixing Essential Oils for Magic: Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends by Sandra Kynes
  50. Witchcraft for Tomorrow by Doreen Valiente




Fiction Books about Witchcraft:


  1. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
  2. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  3. The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston
  4. The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
  5. The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston
  6. The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston
  7. The Return of the Witch by Paul Brackston
  8. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  9. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
  10. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  11. A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
  12. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  13. Bloodline: Witch Cat – A Witch Cat Mystery Book 1 by Vicki Vass


Non-Fiction Books about the History and Evolution of Past- and Modern-Day Witchcraft, Paganism and Wicca:


  1. Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
  2. Witchcraft Today by Gerald B. Gardner
  3. History’s Most Powerful Witches: Their Life, Witchcraft and Spells by Desmond Wilde
  4. Witchcraft from the Inside: Origins of the Fastest Growing Religious Movement in America by Raymond Buckland
  5. The Rebirth of Witchcraft by Doreen Valiente
  6. Where Witchcraft Lives by Doreen Valiente
  7. Doreen Valiente Witch by Philip Heselton
  8. An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present by Doreen Valiente
  9. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess by Starhawk
  10. The Truth about Witchcraft Today by Scott Cunningham
  11. The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton


Non-Fiction Books about the Salem Witch Trials:


  1. A Storm about Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience Pivotal Moments in American History) by Emerson W. Baker
  2. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft by Paul Boyer and Steven Nissenbaum
  3. In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 by Mary Beth Norton
  4. The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History by Peter Charles Hoffer
  5. Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne K. Roach
  6. Judge Sewall’s Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an America Conscience by Richard Francis
  7. The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem by Stacy Schiff
  8. Documents of the Salem Witch Trials (Eyewitnesses to History) by K. David Goss, Ph.D.


If you’d like more books about the practice of modern witchcraft, check out 50 Books about Witchcraft.


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