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, in other instances, to the book review pages on Goodreads or the author’s personal websites. Although some links may go to commercial sites, such as Amazon, we do not receive compensation from these links.) Note also, that 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


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


Corby, Dana


Davies, Morganna and Lynch, Aradia


Davies, Owen


Eliade, Mircea


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