During our recent appearance at FaerieCon, there were numerous requests about recommended reading in regards to Traditional Witchcraft. So, we took the opportunity to compile the following list. Some of these books might be hard to find and some them can be very expensive to acquire. And this list is by no means definitive nor complete. Enjoy!

(listed alphabetical by author)

“Coven of the Scales: The Collected Writings of A R Clay-Egerton” by A R Clay-Egerton
“To Fly By Night: An Anthology of Hedgewitchery” Edited by Veronica Cummer
“Popular Magic: Cunning-Folk in English History” by Owen Davies
“Grimoires: A History of Magic Books” by Owen Davies
“Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways” by Gemma Gary
“The Devil’s Dozen: Thirteen Craft Rites of the Old One” by Gemma Gary
“Silent as the Trees: Devonshire Witchcraft, Folklore & Magic” by Gemma Gary
“Seidr: The Gate is Open” by Katie Gerrard
“Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches Sabbath” by Carl Ginzburg
“The Night Battles: Witchcraft & Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries” by Carl Ginzburg
“Apocalyptic Witchcraft” by Peter Grey
“Serpent Songs” (Anthology) published by Scarlet Imprint
“Werewolves, Bird-Women, Tiger-Men and Other Human Animals” by Frank Hamel
“Devon Witchcraft and Folk Ways” by Sarah Hewett
“Hands of Apostasy: Essays on Traditional Witchcraft” Edited by Michael Howard and Daniel Schulke
“Children Of Cain: A Study Of Modern Traditional Witches” by Michael Howard
“Mastering Witchcraft” by Paul Huson
“Masks of Misrule: The Horned God & His Cult in Europe” by Nigel Jackson
“Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey: Pagan Folkways from the Burning Times” by Kenneth Johnson
“The Pillars of Tubal Cain” by Nigel Jackson and Michael Howard
“The Call of the Horned Piper” by Nigel Aldcroft Jackson
“The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition: by Evan John Jones and Robert Cochrane
“The Return of the Dead” by Claude Lecouteux
“Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages” by Claude Lecouteux
“The Tradition of Household Spirits: Ancestral Lore and Practices” by Claude Lecouteux
“Demons and Spirits of the Land: Ancestral Lore and Practices” by Claude Lecouteux
“Phantom Armies of the Night: The Wild Hunt and the Ghostly Processions of the Undead” by Claude Lecouteux
“La Sorcière” by Jules Michelet
“Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness” by Pam Montgomery and Stephen Harrod Buhner
“A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan
“Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants” by Claudia Müller-Ebeling
“Crafting the Arte of Tradition” by Shani Oates
“Tubal’s Mill: The Round of Life” by Shani Oates
“Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook” by Daniel Ogden
“Greek and Roman Necromancy” by Daniel Ogden
“Night’s Black Agents: Witches, Wizards and the Dead in the Ancient World” by Daniel Ogden
“A Grimoire for Modern Cunningfolk” by Peter Paddon
“Enchantment: The Witches’ Art of Manipulation by Gesture, Gaze and Glamour” by Peter Paddon
“Ecstatic Witchcraft: Magick, Philosophy & Trance in the Shamanic Craft” by Gede Parma
“Cecil Williamson’s Book of Witchcraft: A Grimoire of the Museum of Witchcraft” by Steve Patterson
“Treading the Mill: Practical Craft Working in Modern Traditional Witchcraft” by Nigel G. Pearson
“The Devil’s Plantation: East Anglian Lore, Witchcraft & Folk-Magic” by Nigel Pearson
“In Field And Fen” by Nigel Pennick
“The Eldritch World” by Nigel Pennick
“The Witching Herbs: 13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden” by Harold Roth
“Witchcraft in the Middle Ages” by Jeffrey B. Russell
“A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, and Pagans” by Jeffrey B. Russell & Brook Alexander
“Plants of the Gods” by Richard E. Schultes, Albert Hofmann, & Christian Ratsch
“Natural Magic” by Doreen Valiente
“The Rebirth of Witchcraft” by Doreen Valiente
“Witchcraft” by Doreen Valiente and Evan Jones
“Hedge-Rider: Witches and the Underworld” by Eric De Vries
“Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic” by Emma Wilby
“The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft and Dark Shamanism in Seventeenth-Century Scotland” by Emma Wilby

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