This recommended pagan book list provides information about herbs, candles, crystals, moon spells, astrology, meditation, the elements, and more. Getting Started in Paganism, Witchcraft, and Magick can be simple and personally fulfilling, once you get started reading a few good books! And the best part, you can always go back and reference them when you need a refresher.
What is Paganism, Witchcraft, and Magick?
- Paganism is a polytheistic or pantheistic nature-worshipping form of spirituality. Many pagans believe the earth is sacred and choose to live a lifestyle where mother nature is celebrated, honored, and protected. If you’re looking for a way to deepen your connection to Spirit and mother earth, Paganism may be the right path for you.
- Witchcraft is the art of crafting Magick with tools through meditation and trance, herbal preparations, crystals, divination, journaling, art, gardening, etc. The art of witchcraft is viewed by many as an expression of one’s spirituality.
- Magick is directing energy through the conscious power of will. Setting intentions with purpose is a way of guiding the energies around us to experience change. The more we focus on these subtle energies in our daily lives, the more we are able to experience them.
Pagan Book Recommendations
With so many branches of paganism, witchcraft, and magick to explore, I’ve decided to compile a list of books to help you get started along your journey.
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A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook
This is the first book I started with at the age of 15. A Witches’ Bible is more for the advanced practitioner of magick and will give you ideas about traditional coven practices.
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
This is a great starter book for those wanting to know more about being a solitary witch. There is a Wiccan focus and this book teaches you about the religious aspects of the god and goddess and the elements.
Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic (Llewellyn’s Practical Magick)
This book is all about the elements and how to connect with them in a natural way through ritual, spells, and magickal crafting. There are simple instructions and the book is easy to follow.
Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
This book is about how to use tools of the craft for each day of the week. The Book of Witchery is packed full of magickal correspondences for rituals and spells.
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development (Penczak Temple Series)
This book encourages you to practice your craft and is great for those looking for a year and a day study guide. It gives you the principles of magick and some helpful exercises to practice. This is a must have for your witchcraft book collection!
Parkers’ Astrology: The Essential Guide to Using Astrology in Your Daily Life
This book is full of everything you need to start in astrology! The art work is beautiful and has a garden/plant focus. Parkers’ Astrology helps you to learn about the zodiacs, the planets, and astrological charts in an easy digestible way.
Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded
This book is great for the visual learner as each page is organized via color! The Encyclopedia of Crystals goes into the chemistry of crystals, the chakras, and the metaphysical properties of common crystals.
Moon Spells: How to Use the Phases of the Moon to Get What You Want
This book teaches you how to align yourself and craft with the phases of the moon. The book has spells and rituals for each phase of the moon and a whole section just for men.
Practical Candleburning Rituals: Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose (Llewellyn’s Practical Magick Series)
This book is great for learning different altar set ups with candle rituals and spells. The author gives a solid framework for those who like step by step instructions.
The Art of Hoodoo Candle Magic in Rootwork, Conjure, and Spiritual Church Services
This book is all about how to use different types of candles and prayers specific to certain spells and rituals.
The Real Witches’ Garden: Spells,Herbs, Plants and Magical Spaces Outdoors
This book is perfect for the green witch and includes tons of information about herb and garden magick.
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