The best witchcraft books 📚

Browse the best books on witchcraft as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life

Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life

By Shakti Gawain

Why this book?

Creative Visualization never mentions the word Witchcraft and yet the principles that this book’s teaching puts forth serve as the basis of my Mental Magick education. I added this book to my recommended reading list in my first book in 2000, because it teaches in a calm, straightforward practice how to develop an inner seeing. Creative Visualization demonstrates several methods of how to transform ideas and desires into mental images. You cannot do magick without the ability to envision the outcome of your spellwork. This book is the quintessential guide to accessing creativity and a life of your choosing through…

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The Anti-Witch

By Jeanne Favret-Saada, Matthew Carey

Why this book?

The Anti-Witch is kind of a follow-up to Favret-Saada’s complex and brilliant Deadly Words, in which the author wrestled with the phenomenon of modern witchcraft beliefs in northern France’s Bocage region and tried to get inside the logic of those beliefs. I said modern witchcraft beliefs, because for me as a historian, what Favret-Saada contributed most to my understanding of this phenomenon lay in the way that she insisted on its historicity. That’s a historian’s way of saying that she did not treat witchcraft beliefs as “timeless relics” that some people weirdly “still” believe, but rather as an evolving…
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Book cover of Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.

Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.

By Lisa Lister

Why this book?

If you are witch-curious or trying to reclaim the word from the long-nosed, wart-faced, evil images that have been forced upon us by a misunderstanding society, Witch is a fun read, filled with wit and wisdom for beginning witches. “Witch” is a powerful woman, a wise healer, who lives with the cycles of Mother Earth. This book helps women remember, reconnect, and reclaim the word “witch” and the power that comes with it.

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Book cover of Moon Magic: Your Complete Guide to Harnessing the Mystical Energy of the Moon

Moon Magic: Your Complete Guide to Harnessing the Mystical Energy of the Moon

By Diane Ahlquist

Why this book?

Our ancestors were deeply connected to the rhythms of the Earth and Heavens to inform and predict their lives. We’ve all but forgotten these connections. Moon Magic helps us return to this ancient wisdom and understand the powerful energy of the Universe to help manifest our goals, find emotional balance, and maintain physical wellness. You are in control of this one enchanted life, so navigate by the moon for health and prosperity.

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The best books for witches reconnecting with mother earth

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Book cover of Alice and Greta: A Tale of Two Witches

Alice and Greta: A Tale of Two Witches

By Steven J. Simmons, Cyd Moore

Why this book?

A favorite in our home for years- Cyd Moore’s illustrations are perfectly suited to this tale of two very different witches. The pictures are full of details that can be discovered over multiple readings and the color palate keeps things light and fun. A great moral about Karma makes this a fun witchy read year round.

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The best picture books starring not-too-spooky witches

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It's Raining Bats & Frogs

By Rebecca Colby, Steven Henry

Why this book?

Another witchy title sure to not scare. My kids loved the rhyming spells and their funny outcomes- I loved the parade at the end. I worked for the Thanksgiving Day Parade for years and can totally relate to how rain can make or break your event. (Not to mention that one year it DID snow.)

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