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As one of the fastest growing faiths in the world, there certainly is no shortage of books and other works available pertaining to Paganism, witchcraft and other metaphysical topics. As such, the following list of works is not exhaustive because it would be impossible to include every single work by every single author ever published on these subjects. Some of these books or authors will resonate with you and some won’t. It’s simply a matter of personal preference, your reading style, and/or your content requirements.

Many of the listed books cover a wide variety of topics in general while others are specific to one subject. As well, some of the below works were not written about witchcraft or Paganism at all but do have valuable information that can be relevant to it nonetheless, such as those about essential oils or herbs. Lastly, there are also some titles listed regarding the interesting yet tragic history of witchcraft and Paganism. Learn more about Books & Green Witchery.

Your local library may carry many of these books or may be willing to acquire them for you, giving you an opportunity to see if a title or author is for you before you commit to purchasing a copy.  Also, many titles are available in electronic format as well as or instead of hard copy.

LAST UPDATE: November 2, 2020

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Abrev, Ileana · The Little Big Book of White Spells · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2017.

Adams, Anton & Mina Adams · Witches & Wizards: History and Traditions of White Magic · Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 1998.

Adams Media, publisher · The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Herbs, & New Age Elements: An A to Z Guide to New Age Elements and How to Use Them · Avon: Adams Media, 2016.

Adler, Margot · Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America · New York: Penguin Books, 1979/2006.

Alexander, Jane · The Smudging and Blessings Book: Inspirational Rituals to Cleanse and Heal · New York: Sterling Publishing, 1999.

Alexander, Skye · 10-Minute Magic Spells: Conjure Love, Luck, and Money in an Instant · Gloucester: Fair Winds Press, 2002.

Alexander, Skye · The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, & Spells · Avon: Adams Media, 2014.

Alexander, Skye · The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells: Your Complete Guide to Attracting Passion, Love, & Romance · Avon: Adams Media, 2017.

Alexander, Skye · The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot: Your Complete Guide to Understanding the Tarot · Avon: Adams Media, 2017.

Alexander, Skye · The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire: Your Complete Guide to Creating Your Own Book of Shadows · Avon: Adams Media, 2016.

Alexander, Skye · The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book: Your Complete Guide to Crafting & Casting Spells · Avon: Adams Media, 2015.

Aldhouse-Green, Miranda · The Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends · London: Thames & Hudson, 2015.

Ahlquist, Diane · Moon Magic: Your Complete Guide to Harnessing the Mystical Energy of the Moon · Avon: Adams Media, 2017.

Ahlquist, Diane · Moon Spells: How to Use the Phases of the Moon to Get What You Want · Avon: Adams Media, 2002.

Arvay, Clemens G. · The Biophilia Effect: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Healing Bond Between Humans and Nature · Boulder: Sounds True, 2018.

Bailey, Michael D. · The A to Z of Witchcraft · Lantham: Scarecrow Press, 2003.

Bankes, Sarah, editor · History of Witchcraft · Dorset: Future PLC, 2018.

Barner-Barry, Carol · Contemporary Paganism: Minority Religions in a Majoritarian America · New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2005.

Bird, Julia · The Naturally Scented Home: Creating Traditional Scented Products with a Modern Twist · London: Collins & Brown, 2000.

Blackthorn, Amy · Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic: The Green Witch’s Guide to Essential Oils for Spellcraft, Ritual & Healing · Newburyport: Weiser Books, 2018.

Blake, Deborah · A Witch’s Dozen: 13 Practical Rituals for the Everyday Witch · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2012.

Blake, Deborah · Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2015.

Blake, Deborah · The Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Blake, Deborah · Midsummer: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Litha · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2015. [Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials series]

Blake, Deborah · The Witch’s Broom: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Broomsticks · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2014. [The Witch’s Tools series]

Blake, Deborah · Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2010.

Blake, Deborah · A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft: 366 Ways to Witchify Your Life · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2017.

Bonewits, Isaac · Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca · New York: Citadel Press, 1971/2006.

Bremness, Lesley · Fragrant Herbal: Enhancing Your Life with Aromatic Herbs and Essential Oils · Boston: Bullfinch Press, 1998.

Browne, Sylvia · All Pets Go to Heaven: The Spiritual Lives of the Animals We Love · New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Browne, Sylvia · Mother God: The Feminine Principle to Our Creator · Carlsbad: Hay House, 2004.

Browne, Sylvia · The Two Marys: The Hidden History of the Mother and Wife of Jesus · New York: Dutton, 2007.

Buckland, Raymond · Advanced Candle Magick: More Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications · 2003.

Buckland, Raymond · Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications · 2002.

Buckland, Raymond · Buckland’s Practical Color Magick · Sunland: Pendraig Publishing · 2010.

Buckland, Raymond · Practical Candleburning Rituals · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications · 1970/2000.

Buckland, Raymond · Signs, Symbols & Omens: An Illustrated Guide to Magical & Spiritual Symbolism · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications · 2003.

Buckland, Raymond · Wicca for Life: The Way of the Craft-From Birth to Summerland · New York: Citadel · 2001.

Buckland, Raymond · Wicca for One: The Path of Solitary Witchcraft · New York: Citadel · 2004.

Buckland, Raymond · The Witch Book: Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism · Detroit: Visible Ink, 2002.

Chamberlain, Lisa · Wicca Book of Spells: A Book of Shadows for Wiccans, Witches & Other Practitioners of Magic · New York: Stirling Ethos, 2016/2020.

Chamberlain, Lisa · Wicca for Beginners: A Guide to Wiccan Beliefs, Rituals, Magic, and Witchcraft · n.p.: Wicca Shorts, 2014.

Chamberlain, Lisa · Wicca Herbal Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Wiccan Herbal Magic, with Simple Herb Spells · n.p.: Wicca Shorts, 2015.

Chamberlain, Lisa · Wicca Magickal Deities: A Guide to the Wiccan God & Goddess and Choosing a Deity to Work Magic With · n.p.: Wicca Shorts, 2016.

Chidell, Lisa · Aromatherapy: A Definitive Guide to Essential Oils · London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992.

compilation · Llewellyn’s Magical Sampler: The Best Articles from the Magical Almanac · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2015.

Connor, Kerry · Ostara: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for Spring Equinox · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2015. [Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials series]

Conway, D.J. · The Big Little Book of Magick: A Wiccan’s Guide to Altars, Candles, Pendulums, and Healing Spells · Berkeley: Crossing Press, 2010.

Copenhaver, Brian · The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment · n.p. :Penguin Classics, 2015/2016.

Crosson, Monica, et al. · Llewellyn’s 2015 Herbal Almanac · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2014.

Crowley, Aleister · Magick in Theory and Practice · n.p.: n.p., n.d.

Cunningham, Scott · The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1989/2003.

Cunningham, Scott · Cunningham’s Book of Shadows: The Path of an American Traditionalist · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Cunningham, Scott · Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1996.

Cunningham, Scott · Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs: Expanded & Revised Edition · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 1985/2000/2012.

Cunningham, Scott · Divination for Beginners: Reading the Past, Present & Future · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2003.

Cunningham, Scott · Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 1990/1996/2003.

Cunningham, Scott · Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1991/2004.

Cunningham, Scott · Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1983/2002.

Cunningham, Scott · Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1993/1997.

Cunningham, Scott · Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1982/1983/2002.

Cunningham, Scott · The Truth About Witchcraft Today · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1987/2002.

Cunningham, Scott · Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Revised) · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 2004/2005/2010.

Cunningham, Scott & David Harrington · The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 1983/2008.

Cunningham, Scott & David Harrington · Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2000/2002.

Damian, Peter · Aromatherapy – Scent and Psyche: Using Essential Oils for Psychological and Physical Well-Being · Rochester: Healing Arts Press, 1995.

de Benoist, Alain · On Being a Pagan · Atlanta: ULTRA, 2004.

de Trebourg, N.O.J. · Geomancy for a New Earth · Ottawa: Walk About Press, n.d.

Dolfyn · Crystal Wisdom Reference Chart · Oakland: Earthspirit, Inc., 1988.

Donaldson, Stephanie · Scented Treasures: Aromatic Gifts from Kitchen & Garden · Vermont: Storey Publishing, 1995.

Dugan, Ellen · Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms, & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Dugan, Ellen · Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2005.

Dugan, Ellen · The Enchanted Cat: Feline Fascinations, Spells & Magick · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2006.

Dugan, Ellen · Garden Witch’s Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Dugan, Ellen · Garden Witchery: Magick From the Ground Up · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2003.

Dugan, Ellen · Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2007/2011.

Dugan, Ellen · Practical Prosperity Magick: Crafting Success & Abundance · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2014.

Dugan, Ellen· Practical Protection Magick: Guarding & Reclaiming Your Power · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2011.

Dugan, Ellen · Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2012.

Dunwich, Gerina · A Witch’s Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magick, Incantations, Recipes, Spells, and Lore · Avon: Provenance Press, 2007.

Eason, Cassandra · 1001 Spells: The Complete Book of Spells for Every Purpose · New York: Sterling Ethos, 2014/2016.

Eason, Cassandra · The Art of the Pendulum: Simple Techniques to Help You Make Decisions, Find Lost Objects and Channel Healing Energies · Boston: Weiser Books, 1999.

Eason, Cassandra· A Little Bit of Wicca: An Introduction to Witchcraft · New York: Stirling Ethos, 2017.

Elder, Silver · Wiccan Celebrations: Inspiration for Living by Nature’s Cycle · Winchester: Moon Books, 2011.

Eusebius & Williamson, G. A., translator · The History of the Church: From Christ through Constantine · London: Penguin Books, 1965/1985.

Fisher, Amber Laine · Philosophy of Wicca · Toronto: ECW Press, 2002.

Frazer, James George · The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion · Oxford: University Press, 1994/2009.

Gaskill, Malcolm · Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction · Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Giordano, Geraldine · Everything You Need to Know About Wicca · New York: Rosen, 2001.

Grant, Ember · The Book of Crystal Spells: Magickal Uses for Stones, Crystals, Minerals… and Even Sand · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2013.

Grant, Ember · Magical Candle Crafting: Create Your Own Candles for Spells & Rituals · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2011.

Grant, Ember· The Second Book of Crystal Spells: More Magickal Uses for Stones, Crystals, Minerals… and Even Sand · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2016.

Greenaway, Leeanna · Practical Spellcraft: A First Course in Magic · Charlottesville: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2003/2017.

Greer, John Michael & Clare Vaughn · Pagan Prayer Beads · San Francisco: Weiser Books, 2007.

Gregg, Susan · The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants · Beverly: Fair Winds Press, 2008.

Grimassi, Raven · Crafting Wiccan Traditions: Creating a Foundation for Your Spiritual Beliefs & Practices · Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications, 2008.

Grimassi, Raven · Old World Witchcraft: Ancient Ways for Modern Days · San Francisco: Weiser Books, 2011.

Grimassi, Raven · The Wiccan Mysteries: Ancient Origins & Teachings · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1997/2001.

Grimassi, Raven · The Witch’s Familiar: Spiritual Partnerships for Successful Magic · St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 2003.

Grist, Tony · The Illustrated Guide to Wicca · New York: Sterling Pub., 2000.

Grossman, Pam · Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power · New York: Gallery Books, 2019.

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