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As someone who is both stepping away from organized religion (Catholicism and Evangelical Christianity) and returning to Magick, I feel that one of the best things I can do is read and discover. Independent of being a Solitary eclectic witch, I enjoy learning about the lore and mythology of different paths of Witchcraft. There may also be some other books that pop up relating to racism, gender inequality, LGBTQ issues, and even biographies. The common thread will always be that I feel the content was important for me, a baby witch, to be exposed to. Well, I hope they’re all winners. I’ll have the titles linked to my own reviews of the material here as well. There’s so much information out in the ether that I hope my little weird list can help people just starting their own magickal journey and even those who are simply curious about the subject matter.

Feminism and Women’s Issues

  • Mary Magdalene Revealed by Meggan Watterson
  • Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

Philosophy and Psychology

  • Modern Man in Search of a Soul by Carl Jung

Spiritual Systems and the Craft

  • Aradia: Gospel of the Witches by Charles G. Leland
  • By Rust of Nail & Prick of Thorn: The Theory & Practice of Effective Home Warding by Althaea Sebastiani
  • The Conjure Workbook, Volume 1: Working the Root by Starr Casas
  • The Cunning Man’s Handbook: The Practice of English Folk Magic 1550-1900 by Jim Baker
  • Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes
  • Folk Witchcraft: A Guide to Lore, Land, and the Familiar Spirit for the Solitary Witch by Roger Horne
  • A Grimoire for Modern Cunningfolk by Peter Paddon
  • The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts by Oloye Karade
  • Inner Witch by Gabriela Herstik
  • The Interior Castle by Saint Teresa of Avila
  • iPagan by Lucya Starza
  • Seven African Powers: The Orishas by Monique Joiner Siedlak
  • Sister Karol’s Book of Spells, Blessings, & Folk Magic by Karol A. Jackowski
  • The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess by Starhawk
  • You Are Magical by Tess Whitehurst
  • Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power by Pam Grossman
  • Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
  • Wicca Kitchen Witchery: A Beginner’s Guide to Magical Cooking, with Simple Spells and Recipes By Lisa Chamberlain
  • A Witch Alone: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic by Marian Green
  • The Witch’s Altar (The Witch’s Tool Series) by Jason Mankey and Laura T. Zakroff.
  • The Yoruba-Speaking Peoples by A. B. Ellis

Tarot

  • Tarot for Troubled Times by Shaheen Miro
  • Tarot for Yourself by Mary K. Greer