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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Melanie's Witch Book List UPDATED!

There are so many great Pagan and Wiccan books out there. And some really awful shit. These are the books that shaped me. And that I recommend. My list is completely different from yours. So feel free to leave some suggestions in the comments.

Apocalyptic Witchcraft by Peter Grey

Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer by Kramer and Wolkstein

Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler

 The Spiral Dance by Starhawk

The Witches Bible Complete by the Ferrars

Circle Round by Starhawk

 The Complete Book of Witchcraft by Buckland  (yes, I went there...)

 Women's Rites, Women's Mysteries by Ruth Barrett

Ariadne's Thread by Mountainwater 

Medicinal Plants and Herbs - Peterson Field Guide

Hatful of Sky by Terry Prachett (pretty much everything by Terry Prachett. I would say he and the Ferrars shaped me the most!)

 Read, listen, watch everything you can get your hands on by Steven Posch:  

Radio Paganistan 

Steven Posch youtube 

And this woman's blog is a constant inspiration: http://sarahannelawless.com/ 

I have just purchased the following books - I'll let you know when I finish them:


This list is a work in progress. These are the books that came to mind just this afternoon. Check back soon to see my additions, and the suggestions in the comments! 


  1. Only a couple I haven't read! :)
    Can't wait to see Frebur's list.

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  4. Mary Renault's historical novels esp. The King Must Die

  5. how do you feel about Cunningham and RavenWolf?

  6. I love Cunningham's herbals.
    Personally, I haven't found anything from Ravenwolf worthwhile.

  7. Do you follow the Wiccan Rede?