Are you interested in witchcraft or want to learn about practicing magic? From historical to modern practice, here are twenty witchcraft books to get you started.
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by Paige Vanderbeck
Connect to the earth and to natural magic with this guide to green witchcraft
The earth is full of energy and wisdom, and green witchcraft is a spiritual practice devoted to living in harmony with that energy. In practice, walking the green path can mean everything from growing plants for magic and medicine, honoring the spirits of trees and animals, and using crystals for power and healing.
For anyone who wants to incorporate green witchcraft into their practice, this how-to guide will help build a foundation with an introduction to the lore and tools of the green witch. Learn more about the key components of green witchcraft, along with a selection of spells, charms, and tinctures and explanations of how to practice them…
The Modern Guide to Witchcraft
by Skye Alexander
Unlock your highest potential, achieve your deepest desires, and delve into the world of witchcraft.
Looking for an enchanting love potion? Want to create your own sacred space and promote good energy? The Modern Guide to Witchcraft helps you harness your own inner power so you can shape your destiny.
With the help of spellcraft expert Skye Alexander, you’ll tap into your own magic and create incantations, potions, and charms. As she carefully guides you through each step of these witchcraft practices and details ways of personalizing them to your specific situation, you’ll gain confidence in your own knowledge and inner force.
Once you learn to harness your natural talents as a witch, you’ll discover that a whole new world of possibilities exists.
by Erica Feldmann
Harness the power of magic to create a beautiful, healing living space with this unique illustrated guide from the founder of HausWitch, the popular Salem, Massachusetts, store and online lifestyle brand.
Anyone looking to put together their ideal home–full of beauty, comfort, protection, and positive energy–will gravitate to HausMagick, a simple and striking modern handbook for using witchcraft to bring divine wellbeing into every dwelling.
Author and HausWitch founder Erica Feldmann teaches you how to transform any space into a sacred sanctuary using the principles of the HausWitch brand, which brings together earth magic, meditation, herbalism, self-awareness, tarot, astrology, feminist spirituality, and interior decoration…
The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft & Magic
by Owen Davies
This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Beginning with the invention of writing in the ancient world, the author explores a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch.
The book also covers the more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Harry Potter.
Wicca for Beginners
by Lisa Chamberlain
For anyone seeking to learn more about Wicca and begin practicing it, this introductory guide by bestselling author Lisa Chamberlain is the perfect entry point.
As Wicca grows ever more popular, interested novices wonder: How can I get started? Popular Wiccan author Lisa Chamberlain answers their questions in this concise, yet comprehensive guide that covers all the basics: the history of Wicca, its deities, the core elements of its rituals and holidays, setting up an altar, choosing the right tools, the principles of magic and spellwork, how to begin practicing, and much more. She’s also included a master spell suitable for beginners.
by Diane Ahlquist
Achieve Your Desires–Tap Into the Hidden Power of the Moon!
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.
By practicing the spells in this book, you can be more successful, more often, when you want to get a pay raise, release your fears, attract a lover, receive divine messages, begin a new life, or move on after a loss. The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, continues to offer you her power. Moon Spells shows you how to embrace it.
The Scent of Lemon & Rosemary
by Raechel Henderson
Tending the Hearth and Home with the Magickal Energy of Hestia
The Scent of Lemon & Rosemary is a fabulous book of magickal spells, crafts, and recipes for each room of your house. Based on the powerful energy and mythos of the goddess Hestia, these magickal activities and workings can be practiced by anyone, regardless of spiritual orientation.
Magick themes and techniques abound–love and transformation in the kitchen, communication and friendship in the living room, purification and health in the bathroom, prosperity and sleep in the bedroom, and protection at the threshold. You will discover recipes for food magick as well as tips for creating your own green cleaning supplies. Author Raechel Henderson also includes hands-on exercises for connecting with Hestia as a deity of bodily autonomy, racial equity, and social justice.
Creating a harmonious environment that fosters feelings of acceptance, safety, and abundance is possible no matter what your living situation. With visualization, centering, grounding, and raising power, and tools like crystals and essential oils, this book guides you in balancing the energy of each room and turning your entire home into a sacred space.
Magic: A History
by Chris Gosden
An Oxford professor of archaeology explores the unique history of magic–the oldest and most neglected strand of human behavior and its resurgence today.
Three great strands of belief run through human history: Religion is the relationship with one god or many gods, masters of our lives and destinies. Science distances us from the world, turning us into observers and collectors of knowledge. And magic is direct human participation in the universe: we have influence on the world around us, and the world has influence on us.
Over the last few centuries, magic has developed a bad reputation–thanks to the unsavory tactics of shady practitioners, and to a successful propaganda campaign on the part of religion and science, which denigrated magic as backward, irrational, and primitive. In Magic, however, the Oxford professor of archaeology Chris Gosden restores magic to its essential place in the history of the world–revealing it to be an enduring element of human behavior that plays an important role for individuals and cultures…
The Witch of the Forest’s Guide to Natural Magick
by Lindsay Squire
Whether you’re an out-and-proud witch in progress, or a witch in the broom closet, this spellbinding beginner’s book will teach you how to discover the natural magick within you, and use it to thrive!
Magick has the power to transform your relationship with yourself, the people around you, and the natural world. Featuring introductions to everything you need to know to get started in your Craft, this is the ultimate guide that you will want to return to again and again as you develop your practice, and discover how magical Witchcraft is as a form of self-care...
The Occult Book
by John Michael Greer
Explore the occult from ancient times to the modern day with one of its most respected scholars and practitioners.
Take an enlightening journey through occult history, exploring 100 dramatic incidents, arcane knowledge, and key historical figures from around the world. John Michael Greer delves into two millennia of tradition, from the earliest alchemists to pagan rituals; from the Philosopher’s Stone to Cabala, the first tarot, and the Knights Templar; and from the first horoscopes to fortune-telling trials and the birth of modern witchcraft, or Wicca. Each entry features a stunning image or intriguing item of ephemera.
by Juliet Diaz
Everywhere, the witches are rising. Are you ready to answer the call and embrace your own inner witch?
In this book, Indigenous seer, healer, and spirit communicator third-generation Witch Juliet Diaz guides you on a journey to connect with the Magick within you. She explains how to cast off what doesn’t serve you, unleash your authentic self, and become an embodiment of your truth. You’ll also learn the skills and techniques you need to build your own Magickal craft…
by Eloise Meyer
If You Want To Learn All The TRUTH About Tarot… Read On!
Have you ever longed for guidance in a complicated situation where you felt overwhelmed by choices? Should you stay in this relationship? Should you take this risk? Should you stay in your current job or start a totally new career?
Sometimes no amount of analytical thinking can bring you closer to a solution. You wish you could take a sneak peek into the future and see the consequences of the different choices.
But wait, people have been doing it for thousands of years with a wide range of divination techniques!
Tarot card reading is a centuries-old occult practice that has been used by great mystics such as Etteila, Éliphas Lévi, and A. E. Waite…
The Eclectic Witch’s Book of Shadows
by Deborah Blake
An abundant source of magical information, The Eclectic Witch’s Book of Shadows is perfect for both Wiccans and eclectic Witches interested in building their own practice from the ground up. This beginner-friendly guide is modeled on a traditional Book of Shadows but is flexible enough to be personalized. With helpful sections on herbs, stones, spells, rituals, and more, this beautiful hardcover book makes practicing Witchcraft easier, simpler, and more fun.
Popular author and eclectic Witch Deborah Blake shares her wisdom on a variety of topics, including candle magic, divination, correspondences, and magical recipes. You’ll meet the gods and goddesses, discover powerful invocations, and explore ways to celebration Pagan festivals and holidays. Extensive color illustrations by well-known artist Mickie Mueller enhance your magical journey, inspiring you to achieve your goals.
The Green Witch
by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Discover the power of natural magic and healing through herbs, flowers, and essential oils in this guide to green witchcraft.
At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small…
by Lisa Chanberlain
Make magic in the kitchen with this unique collection of Wiccan recipes, menus, and ideas for incorporating magical practices into your cooking, from bestselling Wiccan author Lisa Chamberlain.
Cooking and magic have a lot in common: both use various ingredients and natural forces to create something vital, fulfilling, and new. Our first Wiccan cookbook in the wildly successful Modern-Day Witch series tells you everything you need to know to maximize the magical potential of what you cook and eat. Written by one of the most popular Wiccan authors, Lisa Chamberlain, it includes 40 delicious, mystical recipes…
The Beginner’s Guide to Crystals
by Lisa Butterworth
From amethyst to zincite, black onyx to rose quartz, The Beginner’s Guide to Crystals is a full-color, photographic guide to more than 60 stunning crystals and their emotional, spiritual, and physical healing benefits.
The beauty and allure of these ancient stones are explored in this introductory guide to understanding crystals and their many uses. Harness the healing power of these minerals by using them as a talisman for protection, to manifest intentions, to bring calmness and tranquility, and to enhance concentration and creativity. Complete with clean, modern photographs of each mineral and stone, the crystal profiles contain accessible information on color, chakra, origin, unique magical healing qualities, and uses at work, at home, and in your personal life…
Mama Moon’s Book of Magic
by Semra Haksever
Mama Moon, AKA neo-witch and bohemian entrepreneur Semra Haksever, is back with her third book of magic for the modern world.
Inside her most comprehensive magical handbook yet, find spells to enhance every part of your life, from work, to health, to friendship, to romantic love; together with seasonal spells, to help you navigate equinoxes and solstices. Plus info on how to troubleshoot spells, bless and fix broken candles, and detox your crystals.
Alongside spells, learn how to manifest your magical intentions, create vision boards, read tarot from a deck of playing cards, and the basics of palmistry. Whip up lotions and body oils to make you feel like a spiritual warrior.
The Dabbler’s Guide to Witchcraft
by Fire Lyte
Challenge your assumptions about witchcraft, Paganism, and spiritual seeking and learn how to craft your own magical path with this timely and entertaining exploration of what it means to practice witchcraft from the host of the Inciting A Riot podcast.
If you’ve ever wanted to burn your ex’s old stuff in a trash can while drinking wine with your friends and reading tarot cards under the light of the full moon, you already know that magic is an essential part of our human existence. But what is magic, anyway? And are witches real? Where do I start if I want to build a deeper, more personal magical practice? (I mean…can I just make sh*t up?)
Perfect for anyone who has wanted to get a little witchy but not known where to start, The Dabbler‘s Guide to Witchcraft provides everything you need to discover more about modern witchcraft while forging your own magical path in a responsible and informed way…
by Mat Auryn
Uncover the Secrets to Becoming a Powerful Psychic Witch
Popular writer and witch Mat Auryn reveals his most closely guarded tips, practices, and meditations for unlocking your psychic abilities and elevating your witchcraft into exciting new territory. Featuring over ninety exercises, this groundbreaking book helps your magick and your senses reach their full potential.
Witchcraft and psychism are two sides of the same coin–they complement and strengthen one another. Psychic Witch provides everything you need to not only master the perception and manipulation of energy, but also to perform magick anywhere and at any time. This ingenious book teaches you how to use subtle energy in new ways and manifest your perceptions into instant magickal results.
A Witches’ Bible
by Janet and Stewart Farrar
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.