Saturday, August 11, 2018

Resources for Pagans, Wiccans and Witches (2018)


The following will cover a list of resources for pagans, Wiccans and witches, including a variety of material ranging from books to blogs, apps, podcasts, Youtube channels and more.  This list has been updated from last year's version, including more books and blogs as I've discovered them, and now lists sections in alphabetical order to make it easier to find what you need!

Before we begin, I would encourage you to read my article entitled 13 Critical Reading Tips for Pagans, Wiccans and Witches.

A wide array of circumstances can affect the validity of a text, which is why it's so important to hone your critical thinking skills.  It's rare to find a book that isn't problematic in some way but that doesn't mean that the whole of the text is useless.  By reading critically, you can read a wider range of texts without them forcibly shaping your personal paradigm.

Resources on this list may contain problematic or triggering language but have been included for the useful information they provide around the issues they have.

Finally, in the past, I've included a miniature review of the books.  I will no longer be doing so in this version because I want the reader to develop their own opinion of the text.  I'm not here to shape your craft but rather to guide you in shaping your own.

The following list includes 101 books and beyond, beginning with general paganism, moving into witchcraft and continuing into a variety of practices, entities and so forth.  It finishes with a list of websites, blogs, apps, podcasts and YouTube channels that specialize in the Craft.  Each is linked to either the corresponding website, Youtube channel, app, blog, etc or to an Amazon link for purchase.  This is obviously not a comprehensive list but more a list of texts I have enjoyed in some fashion.  Good luck!

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BOOKS

Pagan Paths

Celtic
Celtic Gods and Heroes – Marie-Louise Sjoestedt
Earth Light: The Ancient Path to Transformation : Rediscovering the Wisdom of Celtic and Fairy Lore - R. J. Stewart
Irish Fairy and Folk Tales - William Butler Yeats
The Celts: A Very Short Introduction – Barry Cunliffe
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries – W.Y. Evans
The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles – Ronald Hutton


General
A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry into Polytheism – John Michael Greer
Drawing Down the Moon – Margot Adler
Exploring the Pagan Path: Wisdom from the Elders (a collection)
Modern Paganism in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives - Michael Strmiska
Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe – H.R. Ellis Davidson
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions – River and Joyce Higginbotham
Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism – Crystal Blanton


Greek and Roman
Greek Folk Religion – Martin P Nilsson
Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds – Daniel Ogden


Nontheism
Godless Paganism - John Halstead


Norse, Northern Tradition and Heathenism
A Dictionary of Northern Mythology - Rudolph Simek and Angela Hall
Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism - Diana L Paxson
Exploring the Northern Tradition – Galina Krasskova
Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals and Beliefs – John Lindow
The Norse Myths – Kevin Crossley-Holland




Occult Paths

Ceremonial Magic
Magick in Theory and Practice - Aleister Crowley
Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts - Donald Michael Kraig
The Foundations of High Magick - Melita Denning
The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order – Israel Regardie
The Three Magical Books of Solomon: The Greater and Lesser Keys & The Testament of Solomon - Aleister Crowley


History of Witchcraft
A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, & Pagans - Jeffrey B. Russell
A Tradition of Household Spirits: Ancestral Lore and Practices – Claude Lecouteux
Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult - Richard Metzger
Doreen Valiente Witch - Philip Heselton
Ozark Magic and Folklore – Vance Randolph
Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History – Owen Davies
The Cunning Man's Handbook: The Practice of English Folk Magic, 1550-1900 - Jim Baker and David Rankine
The Magical Universe: Everyday Ritual and Magic in Pre-Modern Europe - Stephen Wilson
The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern - Alex Owen
The Power of Words: Studies on Charms and Charming in Europe – Kapalo, Pocs and Ryan
The Salem Witch Hunt: A Brief History with Documents – Richard Godbeer
Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival: A Magical Anthropology - Melusine Draco
Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft - Ronald Hutton
Witchcraft: A History – P.G. Maxwell-Stuart
Witchcraft in Early North America - Alison Games


Hermeticism
Asclepius - Hermes Trismegistus
Circles of Power: An Introduction to Hermetic Magic - John Michael Greer
Corpus Hermeticum - Hermes Trismegistus
Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Papyrus of Abaris - Stephen Edred Flowers
Seven Spheres - Rufus Opus
The Emerald Tablet - Hermes Trismegistus
The Kybalion: A study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece - Three Initiates
The Spirit of Magic by Virgil: Rediscovering the Heart of Our Sacred Art - Virgil


Traditional Witchcraft
A Deed Without a Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft – Lee Morgan
Letters from the Devil's Forest - Robin Artisson
Liber Nox: A Traditional Witch's Gramarye - Michael Howard
Mastering Witchcraft – Paul Huson
The Arcane Veil - Shani Oates
The Devil's Dozen: Thirteen Craft Rites of the Old One - Gemma Gary
The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft and Dark Shamanism in Seventeenth-Century Scotland - Emma Wilby
Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways – Gemma Gary
Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests - Melusine Draco
Treading the Mill: Practice Craft Working in Modern Traditional Witchcraft – Nigel G. Pearson


Practices and Components

Chaos Magic
Hands-On Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation through the Ovayki Current - Andrieh Vitimus (Paperback)
Liber Null & Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic - Peter J. Carroll
The Master Works of Chaos Magick - Adam Blackthorne


City/Urban Magic
The Urban Primitive: Paganism in the Concrete Jungle - Raven Kaldera and Tannin Schwartzstein
Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living – Melusine Draco


Correspondences
Complete Book of Correspondences - Sandra Kynes
Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic – Scott Cunningham
Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs – Scott Cunningham
Illustrated Signs and Symbols Sourcebook - Adele Nozedar
Sigil Magic: A Practical Guide - Philip Cooper
Signs and Symbols - DK
Spiritual Cleansing – Draja Mickaharic


Covens
Coven Craft: Witchcraft for Three or More - Amber K
Creating Circles and Ceremonies - Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart
The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition - Dianne Sylvan
The Pagan Leadership Anthology - Shauna Aura Knight and Taylor Ellwood
The Real Witches' Coven - Kate West


Herbalism
A Compendium of Herbal Magick –  Paul Beyerl
Encyclopedia of Natural Magic - John Michael Greer
Garden Witchery: Magick from the Ground Up - Ellen Dugan
The Way Of The Green Witch – Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism - Daniel A Schulke
Tree Wisdom: The definitive guidebook to the myth, folklore and healing power of Trees – Jacqueline Memory Paterson
Veneficium: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path - Daniel A. Schulke


Household/Cottage Magic
An Enchanted Life - Patricia J Telesco
Cottage Witchcraft – Jan McDonald
House Magic - Ariana
Magical Housekeeping - Tess Whitehurst
Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery - Kris Bradley
The Goddess is in the Details - Deborah Blake
The Magical Household - Scott Cunningham and David Harrington


Pop Culture Magic
Pop Culture Magic 2.0 - Taylor Ellwood
The Pop Culture Grimoire - Taylor Ellwood



Sabbats
Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life - Pauline and Dan Campanelli
Imbolc - Carl F. Neal
Ostara - Kerri Connor
Beltane - Melanie Marquis
Midsummer - Deborah Blake
Lughnasadh - Melanie Marquis
Mabon - Diana Rajchel
Samhain - Diana Rajchel
Yule - Susan Pesznecker


Spellwork
A Grimoire for Modern Cunningfolk – Peter Paddon
Earth, Air, Fire and Water - Scott Cunningham
Exploring Spellcraft - Gerina Dunwich
Grovedaughter Witchery - Bree NicGarran
Protection and Reversal Magick – Jason Miller
Power Spellcraft For Life - Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Protection and Reversal Magick (Beyond 101) - Jason Miller
Pure Magic: A Complete Course in Spellcasting – Judika Illes
The Casting of Spells - Christopher J Penczak
Utterly Wicked: Curses, Hexes and Other Unsavory Notions - Dorothy Morrison
Your Book of Shadows - Patricia Telesco


Trance and Oracle
Lifting the Veil: A Witches' Guide to Trance-Prophesy, Drawing Down the Moon and Ecstatic Ritual - Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone
The Way of the Oracle - Diana L Paxson
Trans-Portation: Learning to Navigate the Inner World - Diana L Paxson


Visualization
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development  – Christopher Penczak
Traditional Witchcraft: Visualization - Peter Paddon


Miscellaneous
A New Look at Mercury Retrograde - Robert Wilkinson
A Witch's Book of Silence - Karina BlackHeart
Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World - Deborah Blake
Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality - Lasara Firefox Allen
The Training & Work of an Initiate - Dion Fortune


Divination

Runes
Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic - Edred Thorsson
Rune Learning Cards - Jay GreenMan DeForest
Runelore - Edred Thorsson
The Runes Workbook - Leon D Wild


Tarot
Everyday Tarot Magic: Meditation & Spells – Dorothy Morrison
Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth – Benebell Wen
Modern Spellcaster's Tarot - Melanie Marquis
Rider-Waite Tarot - Deck
Tarot & Magic - Donald Michael Kraig
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot – A. E. Waite
The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination – Robert Place
Thoth Tarot - Deck


Entities

Faery Magic
Faery Craft: Weaving Connections with the Enchanted Realm - Emily Carding
The Faerie Way: A Healing Journey to Other Worlds - Hugh Mynne
The Living World of Faery - R. J. Stewart
The Resurrection of the Meadow - Robin Artisson
The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies - Robert Kirk


Familiars
Animal Familiars for Beginners - Alexandra Chauran
Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits - Emma Wilby
Magickal Servitors - Damon Brand
Spells for Cats - Daisy Pepper
The Witch's Familiar: Spiritual Partnership for Successful Magic - Raven Grimassi


Spirit Work, Death and Necromancy
Charnel Whispers: Mastery of Necromancy, Death and Undeath - Somnus Dreadwood
Communing with the Ancestors - Raven Grimassi
Communing with the Spirits: The Magical Practice of Necromancy - John M Hansen
Drawing Down the Spirits: The Traditions and Techniques of Spirit Possession - Kenaz Filan and Raven Kaldera
Honoring Death: The Arte of Daemonolatry Necromancy - S Connolly
Necromantic Sacraments - S Connolly
Pagan Book of Living and Dying: Practical Rituals, Prayers, Blessings and Meditations on Crossing Over - Starhawk
Phantom Armies of the Night: The Wild Hunt and the Ghostly Processions of the Undead - Claude Lecouteux
Return of the Dead: Ghosts, Ancestors and the Transparent Veil of the Pagan Mind - Claude Lecouteux
Talking to the Spirits - Kenaz Filan and Raven Kaldera
The Witches’ Book of the Dead - Christian Day
Tradition of Household Spirits: Ancestral Lore and Practices - Claude Lecouteux


World Mythology
Mythology: Myths, Legends and Fantasies – Alice Mills
The Oxford Companion to World Mythology - David Leeming
World Mythology: The Illustrated Guide – Roy Willis


Websites and Blogs

Blogs
A Bad Witch's Blog
Black Witch
Cauldron and Brew
Diana Rajchel
Michelle Simkins
Moonage Magic
My Witchy Walk
Penniless Pagan
Ora North
Sarah Anne Lawless
The Nephilim Rising
The Wholesome Witch
The Wild Hunt
The Witch of Lupine Hollow
Thorn Mooney
Warts and Cunning Apothecary
Wild Goddess Magick
Willow Winsham


Online Resources
About.com’s Paganism/Wicca Section
BBC’s Guide to Religions: Paganism
Circle Sanctuary Teachings Tab
Cornell University's Witchcraft Collection
Dakota Matrix Minerals Identifying Gemstones
Gleewood.org's Seeking: First Steps and Tools
The MoonPath Chapter of Continental CUUPS Resource Links
Sacred Text Archive
Scarlet Imprint
Witchvox.com
WitchesandPagans.com


Tumblr
Bree Landwalker
Broom Corner
Fuck Yeah Paganism
Hellboundwitch
Magic for the Masses
Sacred Cottage
Storm Born Witch
The Darkest of Lights
The Witch Exchange
Theory of Magick


Podcasts and Youtube

Podcasts
BBC Radio 4: In our Time: Religion
Down at the Crossroads
Modern Witch
New World Witchery
The Fat Feminist Witch


Youtube
Adam Balan
Ashera Star Goddess
EatTheWeeds
Five Minute Tarot
Joey Morris
LearningHerbs.com
Pagan Perspective
Pagan Scholar
Ryan Espich
Samantha Valens
Wisewomantradition (Weed Walks)


Phone Apps

Candle
Celeste
Compass
Daily Numerology
Esoteric and Occult eBooks
Herbs Guide
Liber Umbrarum et Lux (Book of Shadows and Light)
Moon Phase
PictureThis: Plant Identification
Runic Divination
Star Walk 2
The Occult Library
The Witches Digest
Wiccan's Assistant
Wicca Calendar
Wiccan and Witchcraft Spells



7 comments:

  1. Great resource, thank you! :) Will save this for future reference.

    I love Tess Whitehurst's books and also like Deborah Blake. I'm currently reading Deborah's A Year and a Day of Witchcraft. Another author I really like is Kate West.

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    1. All great authors! Thank you so much!

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  2. Thank you for this list! I'm going to find it very useful.

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    1. Of course! I'm so glad it can help!

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  3. Great resources! Though I'm a little sad that my magazine didn't make the list, Spiral Nature. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you for the list. When it came to entities I never really took a stance beyond cleansing houses of energy and tended to prefer faeries in the garden rather than my house. But, I've been encountering spirits more often in recent years and with relatives passing away have wanted to find ways to honor them,I trust a list you put together far more than a google search. So, thank you.

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