1. The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
Starhawk gives a great overview on workings of a coven, rituals, politics, and history of the craft.
2. 777 by Aleister Crowley
for the kabbalist and ceremonialist among the Wicca.
3. The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault
a great insight into the Minoan myths
4. Grimoire of Lady Sheba by Lady Sheba
the real deal and she was BLACKLISTED for writing it.
5. Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
I have to include my grand dad in the craft.
6. The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald B. Gardner
I have to include my great grand daddy as well.
7. Rebirth of Witchcraft or anything by Doreen Valiente
Witch Queen Extraordinaire and author of the Charge of the Goddess!
8. The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky
theosophy but chock full of magick
9. Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall
This book is huge and beautiful. A bit of everything but quite in depth.
10. Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs or anything by dear Scott Cunningham
Llewellyn literally worked him to DEATH but he was quite prolific during his too short life.
11. A Book of Pagan Rituals ed. by Herman Slater
this is the Book of Shadows for the Pagan Grove of the Magickal Childe. Includes solitary and group rituals.
12. The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets or anything by Barbara Walker
She takes you to places you've NEVER been before. Well researched and well channeled to fill in the gaps.
13. Witches' Goddess and Witches' God by Janet & Stewart Farrar
Both are a must. Very in depth on selected gods and goddesses including their history and rituals for them but also includes a great index with 100's of deities and key information.
please add your favorites to the list in the comments and happy t13!
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