Recommended Reading


A new group of books will be added each month as we progress through the lessons

Lesson One

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess – Starhawk
The Heart of Wicca
– Ellen Cannon Reed Evolutionary Witchcraft – T. Thorn Coyle Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner – Scott Cunningham

Lesson Two

The Way of Four: Create Elemental Balance in Your Life – Deborah Lipp
The Elements of Ritual: Air, Fire, Water & Earth in the Wiccan Circle – Deborah Lipp
Nature’s Finer Forces: The Science of Breath and the Philosophy of the Tattvas – Rama Prasad
Whispers from the Woods: The Lore and Magic of Trees – Sandra Kynes

Lesson Three

The Witch’s God – Janet and Stewart Farrar
The Witch’s Goddess – Janet and Stewart Farrar
Angels, Demons & Gods of the New Millennium: Musings on Modern Magick – Lon Milo DuQuette
Magick of the Gods and Goddesses: Invoking the Power of the Ancient Gods – D. J. Conway
The New Book of Goddesses & Heroines – Patricia Monaghan
Earth God Rising: The Return of the Male Mysteries – Alan Richardson

Lesson Four

Articles and Poetry I’ve Written on the Sabbats

WitchVox: R Fennelly-ALL my listings

Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life – Pauline Campanelli
Ancient Ways: Reclaiming Pagan Traditions – Pauline Campanelli
Trancing the Witch’s Wheel – Yasmine Galenorn
Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth – D.Morrison
Beltane: Springtime Rites – Raven Grimassi
Autumn Equinox: The Enchantment of Mabon – Ellen Dugan
Candlemas: Feast of Flames – Amber K.
Ostara: Customs and Rituals – Edain McCoy
Midsummer: Magical Celebrations of the Summer Solstice – Anna Franklin
Lammas: Celebrating the Fruits of the First Harvest – Anna Franklin
Magical Rites from the Crystal Well – Ed Fitch

Lesson Five

Kitchen Witch’s Guide to Magickal Tools – Patricia Telesco
The Magick Toolbox: The Ultimate Compendium for Choosing and Using Ritual Implements and Magickal Tools – Carl F. Neal
Magickal Crafts – Kristin Madden and Liz Roberts
The Master Book of Herbalism – Paul Beyerl
The Wicca Garden: A Modern Witch’s Book of Magickal and Enchanted Herbs and Plants – Gerina Dunwich
Incense: Crafting and Use of Magickal Scents – Carl F. Neal
The Book of Stones: Who They Are & What They Teach -Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian
The Illustrated Directory of Healing Crystals: A Comprehensive Guide to 150 Crystals and Gemstones – Cassandra Eason

Lesson Six

Castings: The Creation of Sacred Space – Ivo Dominguez, Jr.
Sabbats: A Witch’s Approach to Living the Old Ways – Edain McCoy
Creating Home Sanctuaries With Feng Shui: Sacred Spaces, Altars, and Shrines – Shawne Mitchell
Spiritual Gardening: Creating Sacred Space Outdoors – Peg Streep
Magickal Places: A Wiccan’s Guide to Sacred Sites and Spiritual Centers – Patricia Telsco
Circles, Groves, Sanctuaries – Pauline and Dan Campanelli

Lesson Seven

The Complete Book of Magical Names by Phoenix McFarland
Your Magickal Name by Phyllis Vega and Debra Vega
The New Book of Magickal Names by Phoenix McFarland
Your Unseen Power: Real Training in Western Magic by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki: 9 CD’s and Workbook audio course
Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland

Lesson Eight

Please see the Tools For Learning Page available next week.

Lesson Nine

Moon Lore: Lunar Tales of Wisdom and Magic by Elizabeth Pepper, editor of The Witches’ Almanac
Lady Of The Night: A Handbook of Moon Magick & Rituals by Edain McCoy
Embracing The Moon: A Witch’s Guide to Rituals, Spellcraft and Shadow by Yasmine Galernon
Queen of the Night: Rediscovering the Celtic Moon Goddess by Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha
Everyday Sun Magic: Spells & Rituals for Radiant Living (Everyday Series) byDorothy Morrison
Dancing with the Sun: Celebrating the Seasons of Life by Yasmine Galenorn
The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt: The Esoteric Wisdom Revealed byRosemary Clark
Sacred Magic Of Ancient Egypt: The Spiritual Practice Restored by Rosemary Clark

Lesson Ten

The Art of Divination by Scott Cunningham
Ogam: The Celtic Oracle of the Trees by Paul Rhys Mountfort
The Illustrated Guide to Divination by Judy Hall
The Tarot: Path to Self Development by Micheline Stuart
The Symbolism of the Tarot by P.D.Ouspensky
Earth Divination, Earth Magic by John Michael Greer
Spells and How They Work by Janet and Stewart Farrar
Pure Magic: A Complete Course in Spellcasting by Judika Illes
Spell Castings: Practical Magick for Daily Life by Sister Moon
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack
Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook of Personal Transformation by Mary K. Greer
The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum
Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic by Edred Thorsson

Some Favorite Tarot Decks:
Rider-Waite by Arthur Edward Waite
The Toth Tarot by Aleister Crowley
The Robin Wood Tarot by Robin Wood
The Alchemical Tarot by Robert Place
Tarot of the Sephiroth by Dan Staroff

Lesson Eleven

Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine by Ivo Dominguez Jr.
Dancing with Devas: Connecting with the Spirits and Elements of Nature by Trish Talesco
Astral Dynamics: THE Complete Book of Out-Of-Body Experiences by Robert Bruce
The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants And Phenomena  by C. W. Leadbeater
The Faery Teachings by Orion Foxwood
Tree of Enchantment: Ancient Wisdom and Magic Practices of the Faery Tradition  by Orion Foxwood
The Living World of Faery  by R. J. Stewart and Sarah Lever
The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworld by John Matthews
Magical Use of Thought Forms: A Proven System of Mental & Spiritual Empowerment  by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki and J. H. Brennan

Visual Stimuli:
 The Elementals            Fractal Forest

Lesson Twelve

It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living by Crissy Trask
Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability by Greg Horn
Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things by Alan Thein Durning
The Consumer’s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from The Union of Concerned Scientists by Michael Brower
The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift by Andres Edwards
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide (The Chelsea Green Guides) by Nicky Scott

Lesson Thirteen

A Witch Alone: The Essential Guide for the Solo Practitioner of the Magical Arts by Marian Green
A Witch Alone: Thirteen Moons To Master Natural Magic by Marian Green
When, Why, If by Robin Wood
Coven Craft: Witchcraft for Three or More by Amber K
Circle, Coven & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice by Deborah Blake
Wicca For One: The Path Of Solitary Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation by Silver Ravenwolf
Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi
Wicca: A Year & A Day: 366 Days of Spiritual Practice in the Craft of the Wise by Timothy Roderick
Creating Circles & Ceremonies: Rituals for All Seasons And Reasons by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart

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