Reading List

This list is a work in progress so keep checking back for more suggestions!


Brigid: History, Mystery and Magick of the Celtic Goddess, Courtney Weber, Weiser Books, 2015.

Brigid: Sun of Womanhood, ed. by Patricia Monaghan and McDermott Michael, Goddess Ink, Ltd, 2013.

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews, Scott Cunningham, Llelwllyn Publications, 1989.

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (expanded and revised edition), Scott Cunningham, Llewellyn Publications, 1985.

The DruidCraft Tarot, Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm, Will Worthington, St. Martin’s Press.

Laurie Cabot’s Book of Spells & Enchantments, Laurie Cabot, Copper Cauldron Publishing. 2014.

Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials, (Here is one book for each of the sabbats. They are filled with history, news ways of celebrating the sabbats, recipes, etc. They are wonderful little books.), Llewellyn Publications.

Sabbats: A Witch’s Approach to Living the Old Ways by Edain McCoy, Llewellyn Wordlwide, 2002.

Staubs and Ditchwater: A Friendly and Useful Introduction to Hillfolks’ Hoodoo, H. Byron Ballard, Silver Rings Press, 2012.

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunnigham, Llewellyn Publications, 2004, revised edition.

Wicca For One: The Path of Solitary Witchcraft, Raymond Buckland, Citadel Press, 2004.

The Witches Tarot, Ellen Canon Reed, Llewellyn Publications (Llewellyn’s Modern Witchcraft Series), 1989.  (No longer in print but it can be found used online.)

A Year of Ritual: Sabbats & Esbats for Solitaries and Covens, Sandra Kynes, Llewellyn Publications, 2004.


Essential Asatru: A Modern Guide to Norse Paganism, Diana L. Paxson, Citadel Press, 2006.

Nordic Runes, Paul Rhys Montfort, Destiny Books, 2003.

The Poetic Edda, translated and edited by jackson Crawford, Hackett Publishing, 2015.

A Practical Guide to Asatru, Patricia M. Lafayllve, Llewellyn, 2022.

Taking Up the Runes, Diana L. Paxson, Weiser Books, 2021.

The Viking Spirit: an Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion, Daneil McCoy, Self-Published.

The Viking Way, Neil Price (Secind Edition) , Oxbow Books, 2021.

The Wanderer’s Hávamál, translated and edited by Jackson Crawford, Hackett Publihing Company, 2019. Includes his bonus inventive translation of St. 1-81, entitled The Cowboy Hávámal.


Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power, ed. by Marvin W. Meyer and Richard Smith, Princeton University Press, 1994.

The Art of Hoodoo Candle Magic in Rootwork, Conjure, and Spiritual Church Services, Catherine Yronwode & Mikhail Strabo, Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, 2013.  (Insightful book regarding the African-American Spiritualist candle magic tradition.  Anyone who does candle magic can learn something from this book.)

Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth, Matthew Fox, HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.

The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea, Joan E. Taylor, Oxford University Press, 2012.

Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure, Catherine Yronwode, Lucky Mojo Curio Company, 4th Edition, 2002.

The Magic Candle: Facts and Fundamentals of Ritual Candle Burning, Charmaine Dey, Original Publications, 1982.

The Master Book of Candle Burning, Henri Gamache, revised edition, Original Publications, 1998. (My personal practice is much simpler than this. However, it’s an interesting introduction to a very formal Christian way of doing candle magic.)

Original Blessing, Matthew Fox, Tarcher/Putnam, 1983.

Religion and the Decline of Magic, Keith Thomas, Penguin Books, 1971.


Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat , Ellen Zachos, Storey Publishing, 2013.

A Compendium of Herbal Magick, Paul Beyerl, Phoenix Publishing Inc, 1998.

The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells, Judika Illes, Element, an imprint of HarperColins Publishers, 2004.

The Forager’s Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles, Leda Meredith, The Countryman Press, 2016.

The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them, J.J. Pursell, Timber Press, 2015.

Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, Rosemary Gladstar, Storey Publishing, 2008.

Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine, David Hoffman, Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide, Rosemary Gladstar, Storey Publishing, 2012.

Pagan Christmas: The Plants, Spirits, and Rituals at the Origins of Yuletide, Christian Ratsch and Claudia Muller-Ebeling, Inner Traditions, 2003.

Pagans and Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience, Gus DiZerega, Llewellyn Publications, 2001.

The Path of a Christian Witch, Adelina St. Clair, Llewellyn Publications, 2010.

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