Sun: Sagittarius | Moon: Virgo | Rising sign: Capricorn

For those that rely on labels, my solitary practice or beliefs are a mix of eclectic witchcraft, Neo-Wicca, and a few other types of paganism. I think I've discovered recently that all I want or need in my practice includes various forms of divination tools, crystals and stones, incense, candles, and all things owls haha

Still trying to pinpoint it all myself, but I'm totally fluid and maybe I don't want to put a label on it? This blog is just a place to collect things that relate to my personal craft.

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natural-magics:

This list has been updated over the years and will continued to be updated over time. If you re-post this elsewhere, kindly credit me because it’s taken a long time to compile what I feel are useful resources on the following topics. The very basics are covered in my FAQ.

Last updated: 8/19/2014

Paganism:

  • A Pagan Primer — For Those New to Paganism
  • Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by River and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Pagan Spirituality: A Guide to Personal Transformation by River and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America by Margot Adler
  • Connecting to the Power of Nature by Joe H. Slate
  • Exploring the Pagan Path: Wisdom from the Elders (a collection of articles, essays and general commentary from various pagan authors)
  • ChristoPaganism: An Inclusive Path by River Higginbotham and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe by H.R. Ellis Davidson

Wicca:

  • Wicca for the Rest of Us
  • Wicca Resources
  • Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin
  • Witchcraft Today by Gerald Gardner 
  • The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner
  • The Spiral Dance by Starhawk (most recent edition only, old editions have inaccurate info that has since been updated)
  • Elements of Ritual: Air, Fire, Water & Earth in the Wiccan Circle by Deborah Lipp
  • Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner and Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Scott Cunningham)

Witchcraft (non-Wiccan):

  • The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes
  • Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes
  • Crone’s Book of Charms & Spells by Valerie Worth
  • Witchcraft: a History by P.G. Maxwell-Stuart
  • Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchery by Kris Bradley
  • Candle Magic for Beginners by Richard Webster
  • Master Book of Candle Burning by Henry Gamache
  • A Grimoire for Modern Cunningfolk by Peter Paddon
  • Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways by Gemma Gary and Jane Cox
  • Non-Wiccan Witchcraft Reading List
  • Witch of Forest Grove: Sarah Anne Lawless
  • Welcome to Witchcraft - A Post for Beginners

Witchcraft by Type:

Chaos Magic:

World Mythology:

  • www.sacred-texts.com (free archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore, and the esoteric)
  • Mythology: Myths, Legends and Fantasies by Alice Mills
  • Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology: Heroes, Heroines, Gods, and Goddesses from Around the World by Philip Wilkinson
  • The Oxford Companion to World Mythology by David Leeming
  • World Mythology: The Illustrated Guide by Roy Willis

Hellenic Polytheism and Greek Mythology:

Magic in Ancient Greece:

  • Magic in the Ancient Greek World by Derek Collins
  • Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Daniel Ogden
  • Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds by Georg Luck
  • The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation (PDF)
  • Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion
  • Greek Folk Religion by Martin P Nilsson 
  • Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World by John G. Gager
  • Magic in the Ancient World by Fritz Graf
  • Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World by Matthew W. Dickie

Roman Polytheism:

Kemeticism and Ancient Egyptian Mythology:

  • www.egyptianmyths.net
  • Kemeticism by The Twisted Rope
  • The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • Symbol & Magic in Egyptian Art by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch

Celtic Recon and Myth:

Druidry/Druidism:

Asatru, Heathenism and Norse Mythology:

Crystals and Stones:

  • The Encyclopedia of Crystals by Judy Hall
  • The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
  • Crystal Healing by Judy Hall
  • Rocks & Minerals by Chris Pellant  (identification handbook)
  • Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham
  • Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work by Hibiscus Moon
  • The Book of Crystal Spells by Ember Grant

Herbal (Magical, Medicinal):

Notes: please take care before using herbs for medicinal and/or supplemental purposes. Many herbs are toxic (some authors fail to mention this!) and/or have harmful side-effects. Always do research and consult a professional before use. 

Fae and Faerie Faith:

Runes:

  • Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic by Edred Thorsson
  • Runelore: A Handbook of Esoteric Runology by Edred Thorsson
  • The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Runes by Nigel Pennick

Authors to avoid (due to misinformation, historical inaccuracies, poor research, and/or failure to cite sources):

  • Silver Ravenwolf
  • DJ Conway
  • Edain McCoy
  • Ann Moura 
  • Ralph Blum (runes)
  • approach Llewellyn-published books with caution — there are some great ones, but many aren’t well researched and may contain misinformation.
  • if all else fails, Google the author and ask around to see what people have to say about them - many bad authors have entire pages or discussions dedicated on why to avoid them!
  • always fact check information (especially if it involves ingesting anything or putting anything on the skin — just because an ingredient is natural does not mean it isn’t harmful/toxic)
  • How do I know what to believe? Critical Thinking and Pagan Books

thelivingwiccan:

Cooking, cleaning, baking, bathing:

They can all be extensions of witchcraft, if you want them to be.