10 Books Every Wiccan Should Read
1. Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows by
The author of the popular Green Witchcraft series presents her personal Book of Shadows, designed for you to use just as she uses it-as a working guide to ritual, spells, and divination. This ready-made, authentic grimoire is based on the family tradition and actual magical experience and is easily adaptable to any tradition of Witchcraft.
Grimoire for the Green Witch offers a treasury of magical information- rituals for Esbats and Sabbats, correspondences, circle-casting techniques, sigils, symbols, recitations, spells, teas, oils, baths, and divinations. Every aspect of Craft practice is addressed, from the purely magical to the personally spiritual. It is a distillation of Green practice, with room for growth and new inspiration.
Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft has influenced and guided countless students, coven initiates, and solitaries around the world. One of modern Wicca’s most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channelling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice.
The workbook format includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training. This complete self-study course in modern Wicca is a treasured classic―an essential and trusted guide that belongs in every Witch’s library.
3. Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by
Cunningham’s classic introduction to Wicca is about how to live life magically, spiritually, and wholly attuned with nature. It is a book of sense and common sense, not only about magick but about religion and one of the most critical issues of today: how to achieve the much needed and wholesome relationship with our Earth.
Cunningham presents Wicca as it is today: a gentle, Earth-oriented religion dedicated to the Goddess and God. Wicca also includes Scott Cunningham’s own Book of Shadows and updated appendices of periodicals and occult suppliers.
4. A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook by
The Complete Witches’ Handbook. Everything you need to know is here! The Sabbats; Casting & Banishing the Magic Circle; The Complete Book of Shadows; The Great Rite; Initiation Rites; Consecration Rites; Spells; Witches’ Tools; Witchcraft & Sex; Running a Coven; Clairvoyance; Astral Projection.
This collection includes two books in one volume, Eight Sabbats for Witches and The Witches’ Way, and is the most comprehensive and revealing work on the principles, rituals and beliefs of modern witchcraft.
5. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
Do you work magic with herbs? Do you use them in spells, for talismans or simply use their innate powers? If you don’t have Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, you need to get it right away. This book has become a classic in its field. Paul Beyerl, a respected author on herbs calls it “…an essential reference book by students of herbalism and magick alike … Scott’s personable charm touches every page… I highly recommend this book.”
Jeanne Rose, the famous author of books on herbs and developer of a herbal course says “I love books like this … It is accessible, easy to read, and with its encompassing index (all too often neglected), simple to use as well.” Over 200,000 people already have this book and use it frequently.
6. Wicca for Beginners: A Guide to Wiccan Beliefs, Rituals, Magic, and Witchcraft by
Wicca is a new way of life, a religion that takes you back to a more simple time, before the invention of the high-tech gadgetry we see all around us. You will learn to live and appreciate the natural world that surrounds you, celebrating the intricate changes in the seasons and everything they bring — from the bounties of the Summer harvest to the cold and darkness of the Winter months, as Mother Nature rests in preparation for the next explosive cycle of life that Spring brings.
Wicca is a re-incarnation of the very earliest religions, long pre-dating Christianity. Wiccans celebrate and share many of the same beliefs that these early people held, and try to embrace their way of life, all while remaining fully-functional in today’s modern world.
7. Wicca: Wicca Starter Kit (Wicca for Beginners, Big Book of Spells and Little Book of Spells) by
Wicca is a complicated religion, and the first step to starting as a Wiccan is to find out if Wicca is for you. There are indications that you may be right for Wicca, and some of them include an attraction to nature, stones, and meditation.
From learning about Wiccan holidays to learning about the moon cycles, here you’ll have all the information you need to get started with celebrating and practicing Wicca.
One of the secrets of real magic is that it is controlled by the mind. The more things in your ritual to help your mind associate with your goal, the more powerful your ritual may be. Colored candles, scented oils, natural incenses, and more all add to the impact of the magic you wish to do. But how do you know which incense to burn? Is it possible to add scented oils together to get a more powerful oil? And how do you make your own appropriately-scented tools?
The answers to questions like these and hundreds more can be found in The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by world-famous author Scott Cunningham.
9. Moon Spells: How to Use the Phases of the Moon to Get What You Want Paperback by
At any given moment, the moon shines down on half the world. Now, through the magick of Moon Spells, you can learn how to use its energies to achieve your desire–whether it’s a joyful romance, a successful career, or superb physical and emotional health.
Magickal practitioner Diane Ahlquist guides you on a journey to attuning your spirit with the moon. You’ll be amazed at how much more you can achieve in life when you synchronize your activities with the moon’s phases. With the proper use of candles, gemstones, and incense, spells can be conducted at exactly the right lunar moment to enhance the flow of power and make your wishes come true.
10. Living Wicca Today Pagan Holidays & Earth Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Traditions and Practices by
Pagan Holidays & Earth Magic is an informative and easy to understand guide on celebrating the seasonal festivals. In Part 1, you’ll discover simple ways to live a magical life by connecting (or reconnecting) with the Divine in Nature. As you attune yourself with the seasons of the Earth, you’ll begin to experience her magic in meaningful and satisfying ways.
Then in Part 2, you’ll read about: Working With Magic, Generating Positive Magic, Avoiding Negative Magic, Developing a Magical Mind, Creating Sacred Space, Your Magical Tools, Increasing Magical Energy, Grounding, Raising Energy, Casting Circles and More!