It can be very intimidating when first starting out on your Witchcraft path! A lot of us have a ton of questions, don't feel silly if you do too. The only silly question is one left unasked!
Below we will list 5 Wonderfully Witchy Books to get you started on your path!
Please understand that everyone's path is different, what applies to one may not apply to another. Our differences make us unique and beautiful, the same thing is true of our craft.
As with anything, please retain the information you feel resonates with you and disregard that, which doesn't apply to yourself!
-Keep a journal (or multiple) throughout your journey.
-Write down info you'd like to remember or revisit.
-Give yourself homework.
-Hold yourself accountable.
-Review your work and build the information up in your memory.
-Before you know it you will know a little bit about ALL things Witchcraft!
Below are a few wonderful books for beginners and beyond!
1) Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft
This is an excellent book to start with, this book provides a lot of fact based information. It contains:
Lessons on the philosophy of Witchcraft
Altar Tools and Set Up Instructions
Instructions for Rituals
Information on Coven structure and how to start your own
How to find your 'Witch Name'
Info on Wiccan Deities
Lessons on Meditation, Dreams and the Art of Divination
Lessons on the Sabbats
Intro to Herbalism
The Power of Written Word
Guide for Solitary Witches
How to Cast a Circle
AND MUCH MORE!
This is truly a masterpiece as this is a book you will reference for ages!
You can find Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft here:
2) The Goodly Spellbook
Another Fabulous book for beginners is The Goodly Spellbook!
This is a very easy to read book with a good bit of background information and most interestingly, SPELLS! The Goodly Spellbook has something for everyone!
Its very empowering, informational and will definitely help you build the confidence you need to transform yourself into the Wonderful Witch you were truly meant to be!
In this book you will find information on:
The Art of Correspondences- Calling Quarters and Elements, Timing Spells, Wheel of the Year, Color Magic
The Art of Divination- Scrying, Omens, Pebble Reading, Three Nutshell Reading, Digital Divination.
The Magic of Counting and Numbers- Qualities of Quantities, Mastering Opposites, Three-Times the Charm, The Cymric Count
The Power of Words- The Secret Language of Witchcraft, Rhyming Magic
Letters, Glyphs and Runes
Making Sigils and Seals
Musical Spells- Singing, Humming and Drumming Magic
Magical Movements & Gestures- Mystical Dance
Spellbinding- The Art of Fascination and Glamoury, The power of Hands
Spellcrafting- Knot Magic, Making Amulets and Talismans
Kitchen Witchery- Stir Up Something Goodly
How to Know You're Doing Spells Properly
Also includes A MASSIVE SPELLBOOK for common needs and problems!!
You can find this all inclusive gem below:
3) Wicca Practical Magic
Wicca Practical Magic is a small but powerful tool that is wonderful to have on hand for many aspects of your craft, thus why its #3 on our list! In this amazing book you will find:
An Introduction to Wicca- It's foundation, History, Tools and Traditions
Info on Sabbats- History, Preparation and Celebration
Info on Esbats
A guide to Herbs and their Uses
A guide to Oils and their Uses
A guide to Crystals and their Uses
Wiccan Tools and Elements
Intro to Kitchen Magic- Make Money Cookies
Altar Tools and Set-Up
How to Cast a Circle- Ritual
Making Magical Oils (Money Oil, Protection Oil, Healing Oil, Romance Oil, Etc)
Making Protection Charms
Making Mojo Bags
Making Spell Jars
Rituals and Ceremonies
This little powerhouse also contains a Spellbook for all of your magical needs! Find bath potions, talisman blessings, consecration rituals, spell jars and so much more!
You can get your copy of this bad boy here:
4) The Good Witch's Guide
Sliding into our list at #4 is one of our favorite little treasures, The Good Witch's Guide! This book will guide you down your path in a very educational yet very aesthetically pleasing way! In this book you will find:
Spellcasting 101 Intro
Info on Traditional and Modern Wicca
Common Folk Remedies
Plants & Herbs: Their Magical Uses
Intro to Aromatherapy
Intro to Essential Oils - List of Blends and Uses
Making Magical Oils- Money, Love, Protection, Cleansing and Meditation
Crafting Bath Salts
D.I.Y. Ritual Baths
The Power of Crystals
Chakra & Stones + Chakra Balancing Ritual
Spiritual Alchemy & Holistic Enlightenment
Spiritual Backgrounds including: Native American, Buddhist, Judaism, Paganism, Etc.
Rootwork, Conjure or Hoodoo
Trolldom and Trollkunning
Intro to Meditation
Also has a wonderful Spellbook with Potions, Brews, Tinctures and things you can craft yourself!
You can find this wonderful book here:
5) The Green Wiccan Year
The last book, but certainly not least, book on our list is more than just a book!
It is a Magical Notebook with tons of Information AND Aesthetic Appeal!
This book has sections listed by Month, separated by dividers with pockets for notes and other treasures!
The Format of this Book is what makes it so AMAZING!
Each Month is broken down into Days (but not to a specific year, includes Feb 29th!).
Each Day has a section in which you can write, making it an amazing way to track Spellwork and Progress that you can reference for years to come!
It has Information on:
Sabbats and Celebrations
The Wheel of the Year
Info on Meditation
Historical Traditions and Events
Moon Rituals for each Moon Phase
It also has a section:
Coven Notes: Where you can write down any info about your coven, spells or rituals you have come up with, questions or thoughts you'd like to bring up, etc!
Spell Notes: This is a Spell Log where you can record your spellwork by making note of use, ingredients, and special instructions for preforming that spell or ritual!
You can find this amazingly witchy notebook here:
BONUS READ: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies
A bonus on our list is not a Witchcraft based book at all, but we have found it to be a Staple that we return to Time and Time again!
This is a Phenomenal Book for Learning to Heal the things you can and Crafting with things you can find in Nature!
In this book you will find Information on:
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Home and Folk Remedies
Healing Remedies A-Z
Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements
You can find this book here:
This is just a short list of reading material for those looking to expand their knowledge on all things Witchcraft! There are so many wonderfully witchy books out there, just find a place to start and keep reading!
This is not a complete list of amazing books, this is just a starting point, we will do another reading list soon so be sure to check back for updates!
Let us know how you enjoy the books on this list or if you have a favorite book you think should make our next list please let us know, we would love to hear from you!