HGF Suggested Reading List * I am not using extended titles and etc. here but how they are commonly known. There are a lot of good books available. I am listing only the best of the best. I am considering readability as well as knowledge taught. These are books that I/or others have used repeatedly and/or re-bought they have been so used. Some of these I have not read/used but they have long popularity. -Winddancer
Book Author First Published/CW Craft Work/Tools The Herb Book John Lust 1974 Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic Scott Cunningham 1988 * I especially like this book because his information is based on historical use and belief. The Complete book of Incense, Oils & Brews Scott Cunningham 1989 *The above books can be found in a compilation published In 2003. All of his books are well researched and easy to read and understand. His lists of references can lead to some other good reads. The only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need Joanna M. Woolfolk 2006 *Includes an ephemeris, 1900 -2100 Teen Witch Silver RavenWolf 1988
Cycles and Season Ancient Ways Pauline Campanelli 1991 The Winter Solstice John Matthews 1998
Deities Goddesses and Heroines Patricia Monaghan 2000 The Witches God Janet & Stewart Farrar 1989 *They also wrote the Witches Goddess. I have not checked it out but is probably decent
Divination Taking up the Runes Diana L. Paxson 2005
Specific Traditions Celtic Myth & Magic Edain McCoy 1995 Elemental Power Amber Wolfe 1996 * Excellent book for working with elements but is subtitled: Celtic Faerie Craft & Druidic Magic Spirit Guides Ted Andrews 1992 How to meet and work With Spirit Guides Ask Your Guides Sonia Choquette 2006 Animal – Speak Ted Andrews 1993 Totems Brad Steiger 1997 Wicca Adept Circle Magick Kirk White 2006 *Not a beginner book, more advanced City Magick Christopher Penczak 2001 A Guide for the City Witch Diana Rajchel 2020 The Spiraldance Starhawk 1979 The Pagan Book of Living & Dying Starhawk & Macha Nightmare 1997 *All books by Starhawk are well written and worth a read. She has done several inspirational as well as instructional books. Wicca: A guide for the solitary practitioner Scott Cunningham 1988 Living Wicca: A further guide for the solitary Practitioner Scott Cunningham 1993 The Magical Household Scott Cunningham 1983 The Truth About Witchcraft Today Scott Cunningham 1987 To Ride a Silver Broomstick Silver RavenWolf 1993 Drawing Down the Moon Margot Adler 1979
Miscellaneous Women Who Run With the Wolves Clarissa P. Estes, ph.D. 1992 Practical Techniques of Psychic Self-Defense Murry Hope 1983 Moon Magick, Myth & Magick D.J. Conway 1995 The Pagan Book of Days Nigel Pennick 1992 *Invaluable info. on sacred days and different calendars Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells Judika Illes 2008 The Womens EncyclopedediaOf Myths and Secrets Barbara Walker 1983 *Explains those things you always wondered about and more The Women’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred ObjectsBarbara Walker 1988 The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft Rosemary E. Guiley 1999 *I have the 2 nd edition, there may be more, not sure. Great comprehensive history. Pranic Healing Choa Kok Sui 1990 The Laws of Magic Isaac Bonewits 1979 *Contains his very useful cult evaluation list Real Magic Isaac Bonewits 1971 Earth Prayers Edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon 1991 Life Prayers Edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon 1996
*Booklist curated by Winddancer. This list will be updated over time.