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Celebrate the Earth : A Year of Holidays in the Pagan Tradition
Laurie Cabot, Jean Mills

a lovely book
This is my favorite all-time book on pagan holidays. It contains beautiful descriptions and metaphors, and her visualizations are glorious. I greatly admire the author for her depth and sensitivity.
Drawing Down the Moon : Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today
Margot Alder

Popular demand for this clear-sighted compendium of information about the rebirth of Pagan religion hasn't waned since its initial publication in 1979. Distinguished by the journalism of US National Public Radio columnist Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon explains this diverse and burgeoning religion's philosophies and activities while dispelling stereotypes that have long been associated with it. Most people don't realise that "pagan" simply refers to pre-Christian polytheistic nature religions such as the various Native American creeds, Japanese Shinto, Celtic Druidry and Western European Wicca. Originally, the word pagan meant "country dweller" and was a derogatory term in third-century Rome, not unlike calling someone a "hick" today. If you find yourself feeling queasy when you hear the words witch or pagan, a healthy dose of re-education via Drawing Down the Moon could be the cure. 
--P. Randall Cohan
Dream Magic
Sirona Knight

Embracing the Moon : A Witch's Guide to Rituals, Spellcrafts and Shadow Work
Yasmine Galnorn

Synopsis
This text explores the mystical side of natural magic, to help the reader weave magic into their daily routine. Written for beginners as well as for advanced students, it avoids the rigid, dogmatic approach for one that allows you to experiment. The author delves into her own experiences, and gives sometimes humorous examples of what may be expectected from her system of magic.




The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Wonderfully entertaining, imaginativly written.
This is a wonderful book for the occult, as well as any other person. Not only does it look at witches and their craft but it also looks at their relations to other religions. This is a wonderful book and well worth spending the money on. If you have any interest in witchcraft or witches this is the book for you


Exploring Spellcraft

Gerina Dunwich


Exploring Wicca
Lady Sabrina


A useful guide to the wiccan beliefs.
This book gives a good summary of the history and current beliefs and practises of wicca practitioners world wide. This is the first book that i have read on this subject and i found it very easy to read and a good encouragement to read more on the subject.


Finding Magic: The Teachings of an American Coven

Davis Farren


The Goddess Path : Myths, Invocations & Rituals
Patricia Monaghanl

Synopsis
In this text, Patricia Monaghan, offers a creative approach to worship, one in which the reader can develop and ritualize their own connection to the goddess' manifestations around the world.
 

The Green Witch Herbal : Restoring Nature's Magic in Home, Health & Beauty Care
Barbara Griggs

A great book for those who want basic herbal remedies
Herbalism is something I have always been interested in, but I find that many books dealing with the subject involve themselves with in depth madical terminology and it is easy to get lost on the way. The Green Witch is excellent because it gives simple herbal remedies that would have probably been used by the traditional village wise woman or witch. I also liked the fact that included in the book are household herbal recipes for hygiene and perfumes etc. That sort of information I have found quite hard to come by. My only criticism of this book would be to say that the use of the word witch in the title is misleading, As the book deals with herbalism rather than witchcraft and although the two subjects are closely connected, there is no mention of the practise of witchcraft in the book.


A Grimoire of Shadows : Witchcraft, Paganism & Magic
Ed Fitch

Synopsis
An introduction to magical studies, with a full cycle of rituals and training in magickal circles, indoor/outdoor ceremonies, invocations and banishing. This book provides a complete system of magickal training based on Tibetan and Austrian ceremonial sources.


Healing Traditions and Spiritual Practices of Wicca

Debbie A. Michaud

Synopsis
This introduction to the healing aspects of Wicca, an ancient nature-based religion, presents beliefs, practices and teachings on issues related to mind, body and spirit. Also provided are recipes for teas, tinctures, oils and poultices, as well as advice on growing and harvesting herbs.

 

The Heart of Wicca
Ellen Canon Reed

Synopsis
This guide to Wiccan theory and practice leads us beyond its popularized image. It takes us beneath the surface into a deeper understanding of the lifestyle, mindset and spirituality at the heart of Wicca, explaining coven life, training, initiation, finding a teacher, and spell-casting.

 

Helping Yourself With White Witchcraft
Al G.  Manning

The Herbal Arts : A Handbook of Gardening, Recipes, Healing, Crafts, and Spirituality

Patrica Telesco

A little bit of everything!
Very informative book with something for gardeners, herbalists, cooks, crafts people... just about everyone will enjoy this title
Hereditary Witchcraft : Secrets of the Old Religion
Raven Grimassi

Synopsis
Looking at the "old religion" of Italy, this text presents overview of the history and lore of the "hereditary craft", showing how the Italian witches viewed nature, magick, and the occult forces. From the indigenous Mediterranean/Aegean Neolithic cult to the Inquisition, and to the present day, it dicusses where the Italian witches came from and how they survived all these centuries into the new millenium.


House Magic: The Good Witch's Guide to Bringing Grace to Your Space

Ariana


The Illustrated Guide to Wicca
Tony & Aileen Grist

A good Wiccan sourcebook
The Grists have managed to capture the Craft in one slim volume with ease. It is an ideal book for the enquirer, beginner and a useful reference tool for the experienced. It could also be used to allay the fears of frightened relatives, when they fear thier loved ones are "dabbling" in dubious practices. The publishers have laid out the information in a clear manner and include some particularly pertinent drawings and photographs, I particularly like the pencil drawing of the rather buxom naked lady dancing aroud a fire with her chums, goes to show not all witches are skinny ! It reflects a set of practices and opinions of a particular stream of Wicca, that embraces the wider pantheons of Gods and Godesses from other cultures, e.g. Northern Tradition and Egyptian. This should not be seen as a be all and end all about Wicca, but would grace any self respecting Pagans bookshelf!

Living Wicca
Scot Cunnngham

The Title Says It All
This brilliant follow-up to Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner is worth ten times its weight in gold. With both feet on the ground, this will encourage the reader to live the Craft, rather than play at it. It is one of the most refreshing books among so many which are "rose-tinted". Or should that be Silver-tinted?


Magickal Places : A Wiccan's Guide to Sacred Sites and Spiritual Centers

Patricia Telesco


Nice Girl's Book of Naughty Spells : Get Rich, Get Lucky, Get Even
 
Deborah Gray

A Book Of Wonders
This book is surely a winner, all the spells are very simple and you will have no problem at all finding the ingredients. I Also recommend Deborah's The Mini Book of Love Spells !
Origins of Modern Witchcraft : The Evolution of a World Religion
Aoumiel, Anne Moura

Synopsis
In The Origins of Modern Witchcraft author Ann Moura, a practicing Witch and historian, makes a sweeping tour of more than 5,000 years of religious and cultural history. She studies the evolution of concepts such as original sin, and the Tree of Life, the relationship between cermonial magick and Wicca, and much more. This is an evocative account of Wicca through the ages, the evolutionary story of an ancient religion, and an uncensored account of Wiccan history.

The Salem Witch Trials Reader
Frances Hill

Synopsis
Against the backdrop of a Puritan theocracy threatened by change, in a population terrified not only of eternal damnation but of the earthly dangers of Indian massacres and recurrent smallpox epidemics, a small group of girls denounced a black slave and others as worshippers of Satan in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, 20 men and women were hanged or pressed to death and over 100 others imprisoned and impoverished. This book comments upon the actual documents from the trial - the examinations of suspected witches, eyewitness accounts of "Satanic influence", as well as the testimony of those who retained their reason and defied the madness. The author illustrates the historical background to the witchhunt and hows how the trials have been represented by histo

 


Simple Wicca
Michele Morgan

This is a beautifully written book.
This book, as it's title says, is a simple introduction to Wicca. It will appeal to anyone interested in this beautiful religion, from the beginner to the practising witch! It assumes nothing and gives clear and interesting information. The author writes it from her own understandings and the information is written in a very down to earth way. This book should be on the book shelves of anyone seeking the truth about this ancient Earth religion.

Summoning Forth Wiccan Gods and Goddesses : The Magick of Invocation and Evocation

Maeve Rhea, Barbara E. Vordebrueggan

A book that's long overdue!
A fabulous work! A must read for those who know in their hearts that we all have access to Divinity and personal power. It will take commitment of some time and energy to practice these techniques, but the experiences that come will be the impetus to continue. The techniques are based on the belief in the sanctity of the spiritual world and the sacredness of each human being. If you are looking for something that will become truly yours, this is a place to begin your search.

 


 

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