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Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate List

There are countless Witchcraft courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within (2019)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListIn this book, 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. Within these enchanted pages you’ll discover how to:  •  Connect with the power of your inner witch  •  Create spells, potions, and rituals for love, protection, healing, manifestation and…
Author(s): Juliet Diaz

2. Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft (Llewellyn’s Practical Magick) (2012)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListBuckland’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, channeling, 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…
Author(s): Raymond Buckland

3. The Black Arts: A Concise History of Witchcraft, Demonology, Astrology, and Other Mystical Practices Throughout the Ages (Perigee) (1968)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate List  The Black Arts is a fascinating and wonderfully readable exploration of the practice, theory, and underlying rationale of magick and occultism in all its branches, including witchcraft, spells, numerology, astrology, alchemy, kabbalah, tarot, charms, and summoning and control of spirits. This edition features a 50th anniversary introduction by historian of alternative spirituality Mitch Horowitz, who frames the book for a new generation of readers….
Author(s): Richard Cavendish

4. Backwoods Witchcraft: Conjure & Folk Magic from Appalachia (2019)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListIn Backwoods Witchcraft, Jake Richards offers up a folksy stew of family stories, lore, omens, rituals, and conjure crafts that he learned from his great-grandmother, his grandmother, and his grandfather, a Baptist minister who Jake remembers could “rid someone of a fever with an egg or stop up the blood in a wound.” The witchcraft practiced in Appalachia is very much a folk magic of place, a tradition that honors the seen and unseen beings that inhabit the land as well as the soil, roots, and plant life.The materials and tools used in Appalachia witchcraft are readily available from the land….
Author(s): Jake Richards, Starr Casas

5. The Door to Witchcraft: A New Witch’s Guide to History, Traditions, and Modern-Day Spells (2019)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListChannel the witch within―a beginner’s guide to history, tradition, and modern-day spells.Imagine a door between the world you know and a world where tradition, ritual, and the occult lie. The key to unlocking it is in this book. Open it―and invite magic into your life.The Door to Witchcraft teaches new witches everything they need to know to start their witchcraft practice. From harnessing your natural psychic abilities to manifesting your desires with timeless spells, this book guides you through every step of the magical process.Inside The Door to Witchcraft you’ll discover: Cross the threshold to the world of…
Author(s): Tonya A. Brown

6. A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook (1996)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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. Over 200,000 sold!…
Author(s): Stewart Farrar, Janet Farrar

7. Slavic Witchcraft: Old World Conjuring Spells and Folklore (2019)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListA practical guide to the ancient magical tradition of Russian sorcery and Eastern Slavic magical rites • Offers step-by-step instructions for more than 300 spells, incantations, charms, amulets, and practical rituals for love, career success, protection, healing, divination, communicating with spirits and ancestors, and other challenges and situations • Reveals specific places of magical power in the natural world as well as the profound power of graveyards and churches for casting spells • Explores the folk history of this ancient magical tradition, including how the pagan gods gained…
Author(s): Natasha Helvin

8. Wicca Book of Spells: A Book of Shadows for Wiccans, Witches, and Other Practitioners of Magic (2016)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListThe world of magic is full of immeasurable potential. There are literally thousands of spells in existence, for every purpose you could possibly imagine. In this book from best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain, you will find spells and other magical workings that, when applied with focused intention, can bring positive experiences into your life. Divided into four general categories, they are suitable for Witches of all experience levels, without calling for extravagant or hard-to-find ingredients. Each spell contains explicit instructions, but…
Author(s): Lisa Chamberlain

9. A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft: 366 Ways to Witchify Your Life (2017)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListEnjoy the Sacred Wisdom of Witchcraft Every Day Connect with your witchy self each and every day using quick, easy, and fun practices. This handy book features simple yet meaningful ways to integrate witchcraft into your daily life, inspiring you to take your magic to a new level whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner. Deborah Blake guides you on a journey through the Wheel of the Year, providing witchy wisdom, affirmations, spells, questions to ponder, and much more. From working with herbs and gemstones to connecting with deities, A Year…
Author(s): Deborah Blake

10. The Path of Witchcraft: A Guide for the Extremely New Witch (2018)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListA beginners guide to Witchcraft for the extremely new Witch. Learn basic and practical ways to acquire the tools and skill sets you will need in order to develop your own style of practicing Magick. Written in a simplified and direct style, from an eclectic secular perspective, this book makes learning the basics of beginner Witchcraft a far less daunting experience. It is meant to be a light in the darkness for the lost and overwhelmed, to assist you in your research and decision making about the path you choose within Witchcraft….
Author(s): Jennifer Saviano

11. Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows (2003)

 Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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 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…
Author(s): Ann Moura

Best Witchcraft Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some witchcraft books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Operative Witchcraft: Spellwork and Herbcraft in the British Isles

Author(s): Nigel Pennick
ID: 2438642, Publisher: Destiny Books, Year: 8 Oct 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Format: epub

Transformative Witchcraft: The Greater Mysteries

Author(s): Jason Mankey
ID: 2316814, Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 Jan 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub

Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft

Author(s): Laura Tempest Zakroff
ID: 2321552, Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 Jan 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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Comments: 1
  1. Barbara

    Don’t know about witchery but “A Witches’ Bible” has some cool tricks in it.
    Try at your own risk, some spells are really spooky. Also, ingredients are rare.

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