15 Witchy Books Recommendations

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Whaat....Jess is doing a post about not fiction books?! YES SHE IS!


I'm trying to be more transparent about my personal practice as a witch, and to stick with my theme, I'm here with a recommendation list of books that I love and that helped me get started with my research!


My big recommendation when diving into these books and research is to look at the sources in books you like. Take notes on what you read that you want to learn more about.


This is YOUR journey, and you can research whatever you want to learn about! I'm more of an eclectic/chaos witch, so I want to learn ALL THE THINGS!


These books will get you started into a variety of topics, which you can then dive more into based on your own interest.


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Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess - Simone Butler


Connect with the primal, feminine power of the Moon. Learn what the heavens are telling you, how to read them, and how to act on this knowledge; plus find inspiration in profiles of many strong women.

There was a time when the feminine and her guiding light, the Moon, were all-powerful. Men were seen primarily as consorts to the Great Goddess, as embodied in every woman. In these peaceful, agrarian societies, primal feminine powers—intuition, emotion, sexuality, creation, communion with nature—were honored. And the moon, which waxed and waned in predictable cycles, was a symbol for the birth, growth, death, and renewal of life on Earth.

Moon Power's 12 chapters each represent a moon sign. The introduction describes what's meant by Moon Power, provides some history about ancient moon worship, and explains why it went underground. The basics of moon phases and the meaning of new and full moons are explained. Simple rituals for connecting with the power of the moon are included. The book:

  • Offers guidance on working with each sign as the moon passes through it (for example, when the moon is in Aries, take assertive action, but watch impulsivity)

  • Includes in each chapter a profile of a powerful woman who typifies her lunar sign (Angelina Jolie, Aries Moon; Malala Yousafzai, Libra Moon)

  • Introduces a Goddess and Power Animal for each moon sign and activities and rituals for connecting with their energy during certain moon phases

Moon Power will inspire you to recognize and develop your lunar nature, showing you how—through reflection, ritual, and purposeful action—to understand your emotional nature and inner self more deeply.


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The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More - Arin Murphy-Hiscock


Discover the power of natural magic and healing through herbs, flowers, and essential oils in this guide to green witchcraft.


At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small.


In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. You’ll discover how to find harmony in Earth’s great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. The green witch focuses on harmony, healing, and balance with the Earth, but also with humanity and yourself. This guide also contains easy-to-understand directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Not only will you attune yourself to nature, but you will also embrace your own power. Learn about the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.


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The Book of Candle Magic: Candle Spell Secrets to Change Your Life - Madame Pamita


Featuring authentic candle magic that anyone can do, this joyous book encourages you to dance in the moonlight and rekindle your spark of magic with a little wick, wax, and flame. Renowned practitioner Madame Pamita guides you every step of the way as you perform spells and gain the confidence to create your own.


The Book of Candle Magic empowers you to manifest more happiness, love, prosperity, and fulfillment. Learn to make candles from scratch, do candle readings, start your personal grimoire, add some pizzazz to your rituals, and much more. It's time to reclaim your birthright of using fire to reach your magical goals―this irresistible book shows you how.


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Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences: A Comprehensive & Cross-Referenced Resource for Pagans & Witches - Sandra Kynes


Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences is a clear, straightforward companion for Pagan and Wiccan ritual and spellwork. Entries are cross-referenced, indexed, and organized by categories and subcategories, making it easy to find what you need.

This comprehensive reference provides a fascinating look at why correspondences are more than just lists of objects to focus intent on―they are fundamental to how we think. When we use correspondences, we weave together our ideas, beliefs, and energy, creating deeper meaning in our rituals and spellwork as we unite our individuality with a larger purpose.


The use of correspondences embodies both physical and symbolic energy and provides the means for uniting the seen and unseen worlds. Packed with content yet easy to use, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences covers traditional correspondences and also provides instruction for forging new ones that hold special meaning for you.

  • Plants

  • Minerals

  • Animals

  • Deities

  • Zodiac

  • Moon Phases

  • Days and Times

  • Ogham

  • Runes

  • Tarot

  • Elements

  • Numbers

  • Chakras

  • Colors

  • And More

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Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft - Raymond Buckland


Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft has influenced and guided countless students, coven initiates, and solitaries around the world. One of modern Wicca's most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. The workbook format includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training. This complete self-study course in modern Wicca is a treasured classic―an essential and trusted guide that belongs in every Witch's library.


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Witch's Book of Self Care - Arin Murphy-Hiscock


Self-care and magic work together in this guide to help you become the best version of yourself. You’ll learn how to nourish your body and spirit with herbal remedies, spells, and rituals inspired by witchcraft in this unique, enchanted guide to self-care.


Self-care is a necessity for any modern woman. The goals of self-care are simple: healthy mind, healthy body, healthy spirit. This book helps you prioritize yourself with a little help from the magic of witchcraft. The Witch’s Book of Self-Care has advice for pampering your mind, body, and spirit with spells, meditations, mantras, and powerful activities to help you to keep healthy, soothe stress, relinquish sadness, channel joy, and embrace your strength.


The Witch’s Book of Self-Care shows you how easy it is to connect to the earth, harness your personal power, and add a little magic to your everyday life for a better you!


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The Crystal Bible - Judy Hall

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to crystals.


Find a known crystal instantly or identify an unknown crystal in this easy-to-follow directory that includes photographic identification, detailed descriptions, and information on the individual properties of each crystal--including the spiritual, mental and psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in healing. It's an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere.


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Witchcraft Therapy: Your Guide to Banishing Bullshit and Invoking Your Inner Power - Mandi Em


Discover magical solutions to cope with whatever life throws your way in this fun self-help guide to invoking your inner power.


Self-help is hard (and therapy is expensive!), but magic makes it easier than ever.


In Witchcraft Therapy, you will learn how to use the mystical powers of intention, mindful manifestation, divination, and righteous indignation to cope with whatever life throws your way. Author and witchy wellness guru Mandi Em offers advice in her own unique brand of positivity providing spells, rituals, and more that you can do right at home.


Complete with wisdom like “Remember that ‘f*ck off’ is a banishing spell,” Witchcraft Therapy will have you feeling more empowered and liberated than ever.


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Tarot for Self-Care: How to Use Tarot to Manifest Your Best Self - Minerva Siegel


Discover simple techniques for incorporating the wisdom of tarot into your daily self-care routine with this approachable guide.


Self-care is an important daily ritual to everyone’s lifestyle. But it is about more than simply pampering yourself in a bubble bath or getting a manicure. It’s about connecting and understanding your true self. That’s where the magic of tarot comes in—it puts you in touch with your hidden fears and secret hopes, weaknesses and strengths. These revealing cards do more than simply predict the future. They offer essential, insightful messages from your subconscious, showing a new perspective on how to achieve personal growth.


Tarot for Self-Care uncovers how to make the most out of your daily tarot practice with mindful readings, pre-reading rituals, daily one-card check-ins, practices to explore your intuition, and more. You can think problems over by laying out a spread, ask the cards yes or no questions, or explore your intuitive skills. It will definitely be worth adding these techniques to your tarot self-care toolbox.


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The Path of the Witch: Rituals and Practices for Discovering Which Witch You Are - Lidia Pradas


Witchcraft is not one defined path—rather, it is a diversity of practices you can curate and align with based on your lifestyle and unique gifts. Which witch are you?

  • Do you have an affinity for working with plants and herbs for magic and medicine? You may be a Green Witch.

  • Is the kitchen and home space sacred to you? Are you able to tap into the sensory and healing properties of food for spellwork? Is cooking an intentional act for you? You may be a Kitchen Witch.

  • Are you able to easily connect with the spirit world or the liminal realms? You may be a Hedge Witch.

  • Can you do many practices with ease? You may be an Eclectic Witch.

The Path of the Witch describes the many different types of witches, their gifts and abilities, and their practices. Each path shows readers activities and rituals that they can use to discover and explore that type of witchcraft and discern which one is the fit for them.


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Practical Magic for Beginners - Maggie Haseman


Start your journey to a more magical life with this practical guide to witchcraft for beginners

For those new to witchcraft, Practical Magic for Beginners is the ideal book to help provide a clear introduction to everyday rituals and spellcasting. Practical Magic for Beginners serves as an extensive resource for all new mystics, regardless of belief system, with instructions on dozens of entry-level practices, herbal remedies, spells, and more.

Discover how easy it is to bring magic into your life with:

  • Magic 101―Explore beginner-friendly facets of practical magic, like auras, crystals, divination, and more.

  • Intuitive organization―Each type of magic has its own section, making it easy to find the instruction or rituals you seek and learn at your own pace.

  • Real-world application―Learn how you can apply these tools and techniques to various parts of your life.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable volume of practical magic guidance and spellcraft, perfect for the new witchcraft practitioner.


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The Complete Guide to Astrology - Louise Edington


An essential guide to astrology for both beginner and advanced practitioners


Astrology has been used for thousands of years to help predict events, understand the meaning of life, and communicate more effectively with other people. Whether you’re new to the field or have long been looking to astrology for answers, The Complete Guide to Astrology will help you unlock the wisdom of the stars.

Start with the basic elements of astrology like the signs, modalities, and houses. Then, learn how to structure, interpret, and take a closer look at your birth chart. From there, detailed charts give you further insight into how to live up to your highest potential at work and in relationships.

This astrology book includes:

  • Intro to astrology―Learn the foundations of astrology, including its historical origins and its context in modern society.

  • More than sun signs―Explore more complex astrological associations, including nodes, moon signs, the influences of planets, and more.

  • Inclusive approach―Discover a non-binary approach to astrological concepts that helps make the wisdom of the cosmos accessible to everyone.

Buy the book here.


LLewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot: A Comprehensive Guide - Anthony Louis


Comprehensive and easy to use, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot contains everything you ever wanted to know about tarot. Join Anthony Louis as he explores tarot history, shares card meanings and spreads, and provides detailed guidance that educates and inspires, whether you're a beginner or an advanced reader.


Discover basic reading techniques for a wide variety of systems, including Marseilles, Rider-Waite, and Thoth. Identify the meaning of associations, correspondences, reversals, and dignities, and experience the ways that tarot interacts with astrology and personal spirituality. Combine tarot reading with Kabbalah, numerology, Jungian psychology, journaling, and storytelling while exploring card selection, creativity, tarot ethics, and specialized spreads. Focusing on the use of tarot for insight, empowerment, self-understanding, and fortunetelling, Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot provides centuries of accumulated wisdom that will enable you to make optimal use of one of the most powerful spiritual tools ever developed.


Buy the book here.


Encyclopedia of Spirits - Judika Illes

The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a comprehensive and entertaining A to Z of spirits from around this world and the next. Within these pages meet love goddesses and disease demons, guardians of children and guardians of cadavers. Discover Celtic goddesses and goddesses of the Kabbalah, female Buddhas, African Powers, Dragon Ladies, White Ladies, Black Madonnas, the Green Man, the Green Fairy, lots and lots of ghosts, djinn, mermaids, fairies, and more. From the beneficent to the mischievous, working with these spirits can bring good fortune, lasting love, health, fertility, revenge, and relief. Discover:

  • The true identities of over one thousand spirits (as well as their likes and dislikes)

  • How to communicate with specific spirits for your own benefit

  • How to recognize these spirits when they manifest themselves

  • The mythological and historical events associated with specific spirits

  • The colors, days, numbers, and astrological signs associated with specific spirits


The Encyclopedia of Spirits also provides an overview of the role of spirit communication throughout history and a general guide to working with spirits. No matter what your life's problems or desires, this book can guide you to the right spirits who can help fulfill your dreams. For the spiritual adept, the amateur, or the simply curious, the Encyclopedia of Spirits will inform, inspire, and delight.


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Year of the Witch - Temperance Alden

When we think of the wheel of the year, the Wiccan wheel with its celebrations of the Yule, Beltane, Mabon, and Samhain come to mind. But what about a wheel of the year for the rest of us pagans and witches? As a witch living in sunny South Florida, longtime hereditary witch Temperance Alden has often felt at odds gearing up to celebrate Yule, for example, when it is 76 degrees and sunny outside. Year of the Witch will help readers create their own intuitive practices in harmony with the climate, culture, and local spirits where they live. It's of interest to witches coming off the Wiccan path and looking for a more personal approach to celebrating the rhythms of nature. Year of the Witch covers all aspects of this new, seasonal practice:

  • The origins of the neo-pagan wheel of the year and why it is still so relevant today

  • Culture, historical facts, and traditions associated with the major ceremonies

  • Basic principles of land-based magick

  • How to intuitively connect to the nature below your feet and the local gods

  • Being a custodian to the land and its impact on our spiritual practice


Buy the book here.


Do you have any other witchy book recommendations? Drop them in the comments!


I also am starting a Witchy printables section of my shop! My first items are guides to each of the 8 Sabbats. If you're interested, check them out and let me know what other resources you'd like to see!



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