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. Not all of these title or authors are here because we think they are superlative or excellent.

Many are here because we think their works may help you think critically, which is what we wish to encourage in you.

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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

Hutton , Ronald

  • The Triumph of the Moon
  • The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy
  • The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700
  • The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain
  • The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
  • Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination
  • Witches, Druids and King Arthur
  • The Druids: A History
  • Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain
  • Pagan Britain
  • The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present

Idowu, E. Bolaji

  • African Traditional Religion

Illes, Judika

Jackson, Nigel Aldcroft

  • Call 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.

Miller, Jason

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: Journal of the Old Religion
  • A Glimpse of Avalon
  • The Magic Garden : a home herbal
  • Teachings of the Wise Women

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, Navi (formerly Jonathan)

  • 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

Whitmore, Ben

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