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Recommended Reading List

The following list of recommended texts was compiled by local PF officers and local pagans. It is not intended to be exhaustive. These are texts that local pagans have found to be useful and can recommend to beginners or experienced journey-folk alike, on whatever path. However, the recommendation of any book does not imply that it reflects the views or polices of the Pagan Federation.

The details are subject to change as new editions are published but the details provided are readily available online.

Local authors

Froome, J., 2012. Wicked Enchantments: The Pendle Witches and Their Magic. Lancaster: Carnegie Publishing Limited. ISBN: 9781874181620

Gary, Gemma, 2011. Traditional Witchcraft. A Cornish Book of Ways, 2 nd edn. London: Troy Books. ISBN: 978-0-9561043-4-2

Humphries, Greg, and Vayne, Julian, 2005. Now That’s What I Call Chaos Magic. Oxford: Mandrake. ISBN: 978-1869928742

King, Graham, 2016. The British Book of Spells and Charms. A Compilation of Traditional Folk Magic. London: Troy Books.

Latham-Jones, Cassandra, 2013. Village Witch: life as a village wise woman in the wilds of west Cornwall. Oxford: Mandrake of Oxford. ISBN: 978-1-906958-23-7

Morgan, Lavannah, 2013. A Witch's Mirror - The Art of Making Magic. Milverton, Somerset, UK: Capall Bann Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-1861633460

Patterson, Steve 2015. Cecil Williamson's Book of Witchcraft. A Grimoire of the Museum of Witchcraft. London: Troy Books.

Academic and Historical

Cope, J., 2004. The Megalithic European: The 21st Century Traveller in Prehistoric Europe. London: Element. ISBN: 9780007138029

Cope, J., 1998. The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain : Including a Gazetteer to Over 300 Prehistoric Sites. London: Thorsons. ISBN: 9780722535998

Cunliffe, B.W., 1997. The Ancient Celts. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198150107

Green, M., 2011. The Gods of the Celts. History Press. ISBN: 9780752468112

Jones, Prudence, and Nigel Pennick, 2013. A History of Pagan Europe. Routledge. ISBN: 1136141723

Pryor, F., 2004. Britain B.C.: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans. London: Harper Perennial. ISBN: 9780007126934

Weatherhill, Craig, 2000. Belerion. Ancient Sites of Land's End. Tiverton, Devon: Cornwall Books. ISBN: 1-871060-32-X

Wilby, E., 2005. Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN: 9781845190798

Astrology

Barclay, Olivia, 1990. Horary Astrology Rediscovered. Whitford Press. ISBN: 978-0914918998

Louis, Anthony, 1998. Horary Astrology: Plain and Simple. St Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN: 978-1567184013

Biographies

Drury, N., 2013. Pan's Daughter: The Magical World of Rosaleen Norton. Oxford: Mandrake of Oxford. ISBN: 9781906958503

Heselton, P., 2016. Doreen Valiente Witch. Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited. ISBN: 9780738751955

Celtic

Blamires, S., 2012. The Irish Celtic Magical Tradition. Skylight Press. ISBN: 9781908011572

Fries, Jan, 2003. Cauldron of the Gods: A Manual of Celtic Magic. . Oxford: Mandrake. ISBN: 978-1869928612

Matthews, C., and J. Matthews, 1996. The Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom: A Celtic Shaman's Sourcebook. Element. ISBN: 9781852307868

Matthews, J., and C. Matthews, 2004. The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend: A Definitive Sourcebook of Magic, Vision, and Lore. Lyons Press. ISBN: 9781592283026

Chaos Magick

Breakspear, Francis, 2007. Kaostar! Modern Chaos Cunning Craft. Hidden Publishing. ISBN: 978-0955523717

Carroll, P.J., 1987. Liber Null & Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic. Red Wheel Weiser. ISBN: 9781609255299

Carroll, P.J., 2008. Psybermagick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magick. Original Falcon Press, LLC. ISBN: 9781935150657

Hawkins, J., 1996. Understanding Chaos Magic. Capall Bann Publishing. ISBN: 9781898307938

Hine, P., 1995. Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magic. New Falcon Publications. ISBN: 9781561841172

Humphries, Greg, and Vayne, Julian, 2005. Now That’s What I Call Chaos Magic. Oxford: Mandrake. ISBN: 978-1869928742

Crystals

Cunningham, Scott, 2008. Cunningham's Encyclopaedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN: 978-0875421261

Gienger, M., 2015. Crystal Power, Crystal Healing: The Complete Handbook. Octopus Books. ISBN: 9781844038701

Hall, Judy, 2009. The Crystal Bible. Godsfield Press. ISBN: 978-1841813615

Divination

Carr-Gomm, P., and S. Carr-Gomm, 1996. The Druid Animal Oracle. Connections. ISBN: 9781859060070

Carr-Gomm, P., and S. Carr-Gomm, 2004. The Druid Craft Tarot: Use the Magic of Wicca and Druidry to Guide Your Life. London: Connections Book Publishing, Limited. ISBN: 9781859061442

Carr-Gomm, P., and S. Carr-Gomm, 2008. The Druid Plant Oracle. London: St. Martin's Press. ISBN: 9780312369774

Greer, M.K., 2010. 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card. Woodbury, Minnesota: LLewellyn Publ. ISBN: 9780738707846

Huggens, K., 2010. Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards. Woodbury, Minnesota: Llewellyn Worldwide. ISBN: 9780738719047

Pollack, R., 2009. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. Maine: Weiser Books. ISBN: 9781578634088

Druidry

Billington, P., 2011. The Path of Druidry: Walking the Ancient Green Way. Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited. ISBN: 9780738729848

Carr-Gomm, P., 2011. Druid Mysteries: Ancient Wisdom for the 21st Century. Ebury Publishing. ISBN: 9781446445891

Hughes, K., 2012. From the Cauldron Born: Exploring the Magic of Welsh Legend & Lore. Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited. ISBN: 9780738734644

Nichols, R., J. Matthews, and P. Carr-Gomm, 1992. The Book of Druidry. London: Aquarian Press. ISBN: 9781855381674

Restall Orr, Emma, 2004. Living Druidry: Magical Spirituality for the Wild Soul. Piatkus. ISBN: 978-0749924973

Shallcrass, P., 2000. Druidry. London: Piatkus. ISBN: 9780749920401

Faery

Stewart, R.J., and S. Lever, 1999. The Living World of Faery. Mercury Pub. ISBN: 9781892137098

Feri /Reclaiming

Coyle, T.T., 2005. Evolutionary Witchcraft. Penguin Publishing Group. ISBN: 9781101143704

Starhawk, 2011. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 10th Anniversary Edition. HarperCollins. ISBN: 9780062125224

Starhawk, and H. Valentine, 2011. The Twelve Wild Swans: A Journey to the Realm of Magic, Healing, and Action. HarperCollins. ISBN: 9780062125231

High Magick

Agrippa, Henry Cornelius, Tyson, Donald (ed.), and Freake, James (trans.), 1993. Three Books of Occult Philosophy. St Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN: 978-0875428321

Conway, D., 2016. Magic: An Occult Primer. Witches Almanac Limited. ISBN: 9781881098379

Denning, Melita, and Phillips, Osborne, 2001. The Foundations of High Magick: The Magical Philosophy. Castle Books ISBN: 978-0785811930

Denning, Melita, and Phillips, Osborne, 2002. Mysteria Magica: Fundamental Techniques of High Magick. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications. ISBN: 978-0738701691

Nordic and Northern

Aswynn, F., 1998. Northern Mysteries and Magick. Llewellyn Publications. ISBN: 9781567180473

Bates, B., 1996. The Wisdom of the Wyrd. Rider. ISBN: 9780712672771

Bates, B., 2005. The Way of Wyrd. Hay House. ISBN: 9781401905019

Blain, J., 2003. Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic: Ecstasy and Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism. Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 9781134519156

Fries, J., 2002. Helrunar: A Manual of Rune Magick. Oxford: Mandrake of Oxford. ISBN: 9781869928384

Fries, J., 1996. Seidways: Shaking, Swaying and Serpent Mysteries. Oxford: Mandrake. ISBN: 9781869928360

Kvilhaug, M.C., 2013. The Seed of Yggdrasill-Deciphering the Hidden Messages in Old Norse Myths - 2nd Edition. Denmark: Whyte Tracks ApS. ISBN: 9788792632449

Paxson, D.L., 2005. Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic. Red Wheel Weiser. ISBN: 9781609255077

Pennick, N., 1994. Practical Magic in the Northern Tradition. Thoth Publications. ISBN: 9781870450164

Pennick, N., 1992. Rune Magic. Aquarian/Thorsons. ISBN: 9781855381056

Sturluson S, et al., 2015. Saga Six Pack: The Poetry of the North Atlantic. USA Enhanced Media Publishing. ISBN: 978-1512098426

Paganism

Crowley, V., 2003. The Natural Magician: Practical Techniques for Empowerment. Michael Joseph. ISBN: 9780718145323

Greenfield, T., and B. Meiklejohn-free, 2014. Paganism 101: An Introduction to Paganism by 101 Pagans. Moon Books. ISBN: 9781782791706

Heygate, R., and Carr-Gomm, P., 2010. The Book of English Magic. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN: 9781848543867

Hutton, R., 1993. The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy. Wiley. ISBN: 9780631189466

Hutton, R., 2001. Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain. OUP Oxford. ISBN: 9780191578427

Hutton, R., 2001. The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft. OUP Oxford. ISBN: 9780191622410

Hutton, R., 2006. Witches, Druids and King Arthur. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN: 9781852855550

Jennings, P., 2008. Pagan Paths: A Guide to Wicca, Druidry, Asatru Shamanism and Other Pagan Practices. Ebury Publishing. ISBN: 9781407072678

Jones, Prudence, and Nigel Pennick, 2013. A History of Pagan Europe. Routledge. ISBN: 1136141723

Kindred, G., 2002. Sacred Celebrations: A Sourcebook. Glastonbury: Gothic Image Publications. ISBN: 9780906362488

Paterson, J.M., 1996. Tree Wisdom. London: Thorsons. ISBN: 9780722534083

Pennick, N., 1992. Magical Alphabets. S. Weiser. ISBN: 9780877287476

Pennick, N., 2005. Natural Magic. Lear. ISBN: 9780954753429

Rainbird, A., and D. Rankine, 1997. Magick Without Peers. Milverton: Capall Bann Publishing. ISBN: 9781898307990

Rankine, D., and S. D'Este, 2007. The Isles of the Many Gods: An A-Z of the Pagan Gods & Goddesses Worshipped in Ancient Britain During the First Millenium CE Through to the Middle Ages. Avalonia. ISBN: 9781905297108

Stewart, R.J., 1998. The Underworld Initiation: A Journey Towards Psychic Transformation. Mercury Publ. ISBN: 9781892137036

Zell-Ravenheart, O., and M.G. Zell-Ravenheart, 2006. Creating Circles and Ceremonies. New Page Books. ISBN: 9781564148643

Shamanism

Eliade, M., 1989. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated. ISBN: 9780140191554

Galenorn, Y., 2011. Totem Magic: Dance of the Shapeshifter. Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. ISBN: 9780307790224

Goodman, F.D., and N. Nauwald, 2003. Ecstatic Trance: New Ritual Body Postures. Binkey Kok. ISBN: 9789074597630

Harner, M., 2011. The Way of the Shaman. HarperCollins. ISBN: 9780062038128

Lavender, S., and A. Franklin, 1995. Herb Craft: A Guide to Shamanic and Ritual Use of Herbs. Milverton: Capall Bann Publishing. ISBN: 9781898307570

Matthews, C., 2003. Singing the Soul Back Home: Shamanic Wisdom for Every Day. Connections Book Publishing, Limited. ISBN: 9781859061039

Matthews, J., 2012. The Celtic Shaman. Ebury Publishing. ISBN: 9781446458686

Sarangerel, 2001. Chosen by the Spirits: Following Your Shamanic Calling. Inner Traditions/Bear. ISBN: 9781594775444

Sarangerel, 2000. Riding Windhorses: A Journey into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism. Inner Traditions/Bear. ISBN: 9781594775383

Tedlock, B., 2009. The Woman in the Shaman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine. Random House Publishing Group. ISBN: 9780307571632

Wallis, R.J., 2003. Shamans/neo-Shamans: Contested Ecstasies, Alternative Archaeologies, and Contemporary Pagans. Routledge. ISBN: 9780415302029

Witchcraft

Beth, R., 1992. Hedge Witch: A Guide to Solitary Witchcraft. Robert Hale Limited. ISBN: 9780709048510

Farrar, J.S., 2012. A Witches' Bible. F+W Media. ISBN: 9781446357903

Franklin, A., 1997. Familiars: Ancient Powers of Britain. Milverton: Capall Bann Publishing. ISBN: 9781898307853

Froome, J., 2012. Wicked Enchantments: The Pendle Witches and Their Magic. Lancaster: Carnegie Publishing Limited. ISBN: 9781874181620

Gary, Gemma, 2011. Traditional Witchcraft. A Cornish Book of Ways. 2nd ed. London: Troy Books. ISBN: 978-0-9561043-4-2

Green, M., 2011. A Witch Alone: Thirteen moons to master natural magic. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 9780007373925

Humphries, Greg, and Vayne, Julian, 2005. Now That’s What I Call Chaos Magic. Oxford: Mandrake. ISBN: 978-1869928742

Jones, E.J., Cochrane, R., and Howard, M., 2001. The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition. Capall Bann Publishing. ISBN: 9781861631558

King, Graham, 2016. The British Book of Spells and Charms. A Compilation of Traditional Folk Magic. London: Troy Books.

Latham-Jones, Cassandra, 2013. Village Witch: life as a village wise woman in the wilds of west Cornwall. Oxford: Mandrake of Oxford. ISBN: 978-1-906958-23-7

Michael Howard, 2014. Liber Nox, A Traditional Witch's Gramarye. Cheltenham: Skylight Press. ISBN: 1908011858

Morgan, Lavannah, 2013. A Witch's Mirror - The Art of Making Magic. Milverton, Somerset, UK: Capall Bann Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-1861633460

Patterson, Steve 2015. Cecil Williamson's Book of Witchcraft. A Grimoire of the Museum of Witchcraft. London: Troy Books.

Valiente, D., 1993. Witchcraft for Tomorrow. London: Robert Hale. ISBN: 9780709052449

Valiente, D., 1999. Natural Magic. London: ROBERT HALE. ISBN: 9780709064503

Valiente, D., 2014. The Charge of the Goddess - The Poetry of Doreen Valiente. Centre for Pagan Studies Limited. ISBN: 9780992843007

West, K., 2001. The Real Witches' Handbook: A Complete Introduction to the Craft for Both Young and Old. HarperCollins. ISBN: 9780007105151

Last updated 10 August 2016.

 

 

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