The following is presented solely as a suggestion for reading on the subject of witchcraft and paganism as well as some related subjects. It is intended neither as a comprehensive nor a complete list of works on the matter, but is representative of the works we have found useful to our own study of the Craft. (We are in the process adding links to sites where these books may be purchased, or if in public domain, downloaded.) Note also, ethat this menu topic is also a menu in itself, with links to othr items we consider of importance.

Albertus, Frater

 

Artisson, Robin

  • The Horn of Evenwood
  • The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill

 

Ashcroft-Nowicki, Dolores

  • Magical Use Of Thought Forms: A Proven System of Mental & Spiritual Empowerment

 

Barrett , Francis

  • The Magus

 

Bates, Brian

  • The Way of Wyrd

 

Buczynski, Edmund M.

  • The Witchcraft Fact Book

 

Chumbley, Andrew

  • Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft
  • Qutub: also called the Point

 

Cockayne, Thomas Oswald

  • Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft of Early England

 

Collins, Andrew

  • From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race

 

Davies, Morganna and Lynch, Aradia

  • Keepers of the Flame

 

Davies, Owen

  • Cunning-Folk: Popular Magic in English History (HB)
  • Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History (PB)

 

Eliade, Mircea

  • Shamanism

 

Fanger, Claire

  • Conjuring Spirits: Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual Magic

 

Fortune, Dion

  • The Sea Priestess
  • Esoteric Orders and Their Work
  • Moon Magic
  • Psychic Self Defence
  • Sane Occultism
  • The Mystical Qabalah
  • The Secrets of Doctor Taverner
  • The Training & Work of an Initiate

 

Frazer, Sir James

  • The Golden Bough

 

Furlani, G.

  • The Yezidis

 

Gardner, Gerald B.

  • The Meaning of Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft Today
  • High Magic’s Aid

 

Ginzburg, Carlo, and Raymond Rosenthal

  • Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath

 

Ginzburg, Carlo; John Tedeschi, and Anne C. Tedeschi

  • Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method
  • The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller
  • The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century

 

Glass, Justine

  • Witchcraft, The Sixth Sense

 

Graves, Robert

  • The Greek Myths
  • The White Goddess
  • Watch the Northwind rise (aka Seven Days in New Crete)

 

Graves, Robert and Raphael Patai

  • Hebrew Myths

 

Guest, John

  • The Yezidis – A Study in Survival

 

Gwyn (Michael Howard)

  • Light from the Shadows-A Mythos of Modern Traditional Witchcraft

 

Harrison, Michael

  • The Roots of Witchcraft

 

Hartley, Christine

  • The Western Mystery Tradition: Esoteric Heritage of the West

 

Hartsfvang, Bjoern-Erik

  • Numerology for Dummies
  • Protecting Yourself – Techniques of Psychic Self-Defense

 

Hole, Christina

  • Witchcraft in Britain

 

Houk, James T.

  • Spirits, Blood, and Drums: The Orisha Religion in Trinidad

 

Howard , Michael

  • CHILDREN OF CAIN: A Study of Modern Traditional Witchcraft
  • Liber Nox: A Traditional Witch’s Gramarye (a follow-on to ideas and concepts expressed in Light from the Shadows-A Mythos of Modern Traditional Witchcraft)
  • Way of the Magus
  • Welsh Witches and Wizards
  • West Country Witches

 

Huson, Paul

  • Mastering Witchcraft
  • Mastering Herbalism
  • Dame Fortune’s Wheel

 

Hutton , Ronald

  • The Triumph of the Moon

 

Idowu, E. Bolaji

  • African Traditional Religion

 

Illes, Judika

 

Jackson, Nigel Aldcroft

  • Called of the Horned Piper
  • Masks of Misrule

 

Jackson, Nigel Aldcroft and Michael Howard

  • The Pillars of Tubal-Cain

 

Jones , Evan John & Robert Cochrane, Edited by Mike Howard

  • The Roebuck in the Thicket-An Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition

 

Jones , Evan John with Chas S. Clifton

  • Sacred Mask, Sacred Dance

 

Jones , Evan John with Doreen Valiente

  • Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed

 

Jones, Gertrude

  • Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore, and Symbols-Volume 1

 

Laurie, Erynn Rowan

  • A Circle of Stones: Journeys and Meditations for Modern Celts
  • Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom

 

Leek, Sybil

  • Diary of a Witch
  • The Compleat Art of Witchcraft
  • Driving Out the Devils: An Exorcist’s Casebook

 

Leland, Charles G.

  • Aradia – The Gospel Of The Witches
  • Gypsy Sorcery And Fortune Telling
  • The Mystic Will: A Method of Developing and Strengthening the Faculties of the Mind, Through the Awakened Will, By a Simple, Scientific Process Possible to Any Person of Ordinary Intelligence
  • Etruscan Roman Remains
  • The Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria
  • Legends of Florence Collected from the People (2 vols.)
  • Unpublished Legends of Virgil
  • Legends of Virgil
  • The Witchcraft of Dame Darrel of York

 

Martello, Leo M.

 

Murray, Margaret A.

  • The God of the Witches
  • The Witch-Cult in Western Europe

 

Palin, Poppy

  • Wildwitch – The Craft of the Natural Psychic

 

Papus [J. Lee Lehman, trans.]

  • Astrology for Initiates: Astrological Secrets of the Western Mystery Tradition

 

Patai, Raphael

  • On Jewish Folklore
  • The Hebrew Goddess

 

Pennick, Nigel

  • Secret Signs, Symbols & Sigils
  • The God Year
  • The Goddess Year
  • The Secrets of East Anglian Magic
  • Way of Natural Magic

 

Pepper, Elizabeth

 

Pollington, Stephen

  • Leechcraft, Early English Charms, Plantlore and Healing

 

Rainbird, Ariadne & David Rankine

  • Magick Without Peers

 

Randolph, Vance

  • Ozark Magic and Folklore

 

Redgrove, Peter

  • The Black Goddess and the Unseen Real

 

Robbins, Russell Hope

  • The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology

 

Roney-Dougal, Serena

  • Where Science & Magic Meet

 

Ryall, Rhiannon

  • Celtic Lore and Druidic Ritual
  • West Country Wicca

 

Schulke , Daniel Alvin

  • Ars Philtron
  • Viridarium Umbris: the Pleasure Garden of Shadows
  • Lux Haeresis: The Light Heretical

 

Seymour, C.R.F. and Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki (Editor)

  • The Forgotten Mage

 

Shah, Idries

  • The Sufis
  • The Secret Lore of Magic
  • Oriental Magic

 

Slater, Herman ed.

  • The Alex Sanders Lectures
  • A Book of Pagan Rituals (3 volumes)

 

Sousa, Jonathon

  • Hymnodia: A Collection of Sacred Poetry
  • Witch Heart: Essays in Traditional Craft Philosophy
  • Reflections in Diana’s Mirror: A Devotional for the Queen of Heaven
  • A Star From Heaven: An Introduction to Angelic Magic
  • Wings of Flame, Coils of Light: A Devotional for Apollo

 

Wilby, Emma

  • Cunning Folk And Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions In Early Modern British Witchcraft And Magic
  • The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft and Dark Shamanisn in Seventeenth-Century Scotland

 

Wigginton, Eliot (original editor, since continued by others)

  • The Foxfire Books (This is a series of collected works; many of which we have found useful for lore and handcrafting.)

 

Wilson, Peter

  • Escape from the Nineteenth Century and other essays
  • Ploughing the Clouds: the Search for Irish Soma