So many books on magick are made up of rehashed techniques and chapters of correspondence tables. There are so many books out there sometimes it's hard to find the one that will fill your needs. Here is a list of our favorites. The books we keep in library and go back to time and time again.
HOUSE MAGIC: The Good Witch's Guide To Bringing Grace To Your Space by Ariana Feng Shui, witchcraft and astrology are already familiar to many readers, but this is the first book to bring them all together. By using a little bit of each, people can activate positive energy in their homes and consequently in their lives. In a casual, chatty style, Ariana "demonstrates ... how to activate positive energy flow into your home, and therefore, into your life" by using feng shui, candles, gemstones, smudging, and rituals to create a harmonious environment.
Two from Scott Cunningham: The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) Recipes abound in this handy volume. Create your own incense, oils, tinctures, inks and more with Cunningham's easy to follow guide.
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. This comprehensive guide to over 400 herbs should be in everyone's library. Each herb is complete with image, folk name, herbal lore, correspondences, and magickal uses presented in an easy to use format that will help to make your spells successful.
Two Llewellyn Reference books I use almost daily are: The Witches' Datebook a, book I buy every year and keep at my bedside. This practical calendar is filled with magical references that will help you keep track of daily correspondences and the moon's courses.
Llewellyn's Herbal Almanac is another of the Llewellyn series I buy every year. An almanac that features dozens of articles on: gardening, cooking, crafts and herbal lore. Chocked full of herbal remedies and tips for using nature's most versatile plants. This is a treasury both the avid garden and the window box tender will equally enjoy.
The Magickal Life by Vivianne Crowley is a comprehensive guide that combines the ancient spiritual wisdom of magic and contemporary self-help techniques such as meditation, yoga, and positive thinking. Perfect for novices and seasoned practitioners alike, The Magickal Life illustrates how magic can help you lead a more successful and satisfying life and see the world as full of endless possibilities.
Listening to the Oracle: The Ancient Art of Finding Guidance in the Signs and Symbols All Around Us by Dianne Skafte. Oracles--wise messengers that help steer our lives--come to us from sources such as dreams, divination, patterns in nature, chance words overheard in a crowd, and inspired wisdom-speakers. Ancient peoples revered oracles as communications from the sacred life maxtrix. But in modern times, we need a little help attuning to the signs and wonders all around us.
Dr. Skafte rekindles our oracular knowing by exploring oracle traditions from many time periods and applying their wisdom to our own lives. Topics include: Preparing to receive oracles; The arts of divination, Sibyls; The oracle of Delphi; The shadow side of oracles; and Communications from animals and nature. Discussions are based on extensive historical research. The book contains over 400 indexed citations. Every chapter contains useful exercises and practices.
The ancient oracles haven't stopped speaking, Skafte says. We've just forgotten how to listen. But they warmly await our return.
Go on a journey with Omar W. Rosales in Elemental Shaman,One Man's Journey Into the Heart of Humanity, Spirituality & Ecology. Oman follows his dreams on a spiritual quest that takes him across four continents to shaman, priests, ghosts, legends, and mountain deities. This inspiring true story chronicles one man's search for the truth behind the healing practices of four shamanistic traditions: Toltec, Cherokee, Maya, and Buddhist. This book made me wonder why I have not gone on a quest of my own.
Choosing Easy World: A Guide to Opting Out of Struggle and Strife and Living in the Amazing Realm Where Everything is Easy by Julia Rogers Hamrick This simple guide provides spirituality for the suburbanite! A simple instruction manual to lay down your worries and go with the flow…. The way we experience life whether joyfully or sorrowfully is all about our perspective. Instead of struggling against reality one only needs to accept it and take a positive view. Most of us are left brain reliant and work habitually with the rational mind to experience our environment. The left is the ego center and this limited usage not only limits ones ability to escape the worry and strife drummed up by the ego, it makes it almost impossible to speak with Spirit. When we relax and mindfully take a conscious breath we can activate our right brain or our 'heart brain' and rise above the everyday troubles to experience a must grander worry free existence. In this book, Julia Rogers Hamrick lays out simple instructions for turning off the left brain and activating the right brain allowing escape from a troubled world by lifting ones thoughts to higher plain.
Old Farmer's Almanac is America’s best-selling annual publication is also the most beloved. A reference book that reads like a magazine, the Almanac contains “everything under the Sun, including the Moon”—facts, feature articles, and advice that are “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor.”
Why would a Witch who practices magick write something called The Un-Spell Book? To help other magickal people understand that the spellcaster is the true source of magickal power, not fancy props or elaborate rituals. The exercises and techniques in this one of a kind guide will help you understand and master the essentials behind all successful magick—your own focus, will, and energy.
Instant Magick Ancient Wisdom, Modern Spellcraft by Christopher Penczak
What if you could practice magick anytime, without the use of ceremonial spells, altars, or magickal tools? Items such as candles, special ingredients, and exotic symbols are necessary to perform many types of magick, but these items aren't always feasible, attainable, or even available. The purest form of magick-tapping into your own energetic awareness to create change-is accessible simply through the power of your will.
Popular author Christopher Penczak explains how to weave natural energies into every facet of life by inspiring readers to explore their own individual willpower. This book features personalized techniques used to weed out any unwanted, unhealthy, or unnecessary desires to find a true, balanced magickal being. Penczak's innovative, modern spellcasting techniques utilize meditation, visualization, words, and intent in any situation, at any time. The results can seem instantaneous, and the potential limitless. Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Magick/Shamanism Book
Weave the Enchanted Realm of Faeries into Your Life
Working with the Faery realm is not about escaping from reality—it is about engaging with it on every level. Prepare to embark on a spiritual journey unlike anything you’ve ever known! Faery Craft is a comprehensive guide to the modern Faery lifestyle and an essential handbook to human-faerie relations. Brimming with practical and spiritual advice, you’ll discover how to use Faery magick, create altars, and find a Faery ally. Learn about proper etiquette, find your unique gifts, use the Faery zodiac, explore Faery festivals around the globe, and much more.
Enjoy nearly 200 beautiful photographs alongside original art, poetry, and meditations, as well as interviews with renowned Faery authors, artists, and musicians. R. J. Stewart, John and Caitlín Matthews, Brian and Wendy Froud, Linda Ravenscroft, S. J. Tucker, and Charles de Lint are all featured in this glittering introduction to the fae and the people who love them.
Praise: “This book shows us that to connect with Faery is to connect not only with nature, spirit, and the world around us, but perhaps most of all to ourselves.”—Wendy and Brian Froud, authors of The Heart of Faerie
“Faery Craft opens doors into other worlds and allows its readers to pass though them and experience the wonders beyond . . . This is a tremendous book.”—John Matthews, author of The Sidhe and How To See Faeries
“Carding invites you to find the real power in the woods and forgotten ways.”—Caitlín Matthews, author of Celtic Visions and Singing the Soul Back Home
Craft of the Wild Witch, Poppy Palin Wild Witchcraft is a magical, free-spirited philosophy that embraces nature. It resonates with those who yearn to express their inherent spirituality in a joyous, meaningful manner; who sense their wild heart and soul nature; who know there is beauty, magic, and meaning in the world if only we want to find it. It is a magical path for those with poetry in their souls.
Evocative and compelling, Craft of the Wild Witch reveals how to practice a form of Witchcraft that is both wild and free. Within these pages you will discover the wild Witch's way of seeing and knowing, how to discern one's suitability for the wild Witch's path, and the fundamental themes of green spirituality.
Supermarket Magic - Creating Spells, Brews, Potions & Powders from Everyday, Michael Furie Perfect for witches and all practitioners of natural and herbal magic, this easy-to-use guide explains how to whip up brews, powders, and oils using inexpensive items that can be conveniently purchased at your local grocery store. Learn all the basics of magic including ethics, meditation, timing, and charging techniques. Discover handy shopping lists and clear instructions for working a wide variety of quick and effective spells for harmony, health, love, money, protection, psychic abilities, clearing, cleansing, and more. Let your supermarket aisles become a treasure trove of magic.
Pure Magic - a complete course in spellcasting, Judika Illes
Pure Magic is a practical crash course for anyone who's ever envied TV witches. Or women who always seem to get the job, apartment, or date they want. Or people who can make their dreams come true. Judika Illes has written a spellcasting primer in down-to-earth language.
A bestseller in the United Kingdom, this trusted guide to magic is for modern Witches who wish to hone their spellworking skills.
No shortcuts or gimmicks here—instead, West explores the fine points of real spellcraft, illustrated with stories from her own life. Chapter by chapter, you get seasoned practical guidance and time-proven exercises for building the skills crucial for practicing powerful, effective magic.
Work with the five elements • Raise and direct energy • Craft spells Visualize magical intent • Create power • Work on the astral plane Draw down the Moon and Sun • Use magical timing • Invoke Deities Keep a Book of Shadows • Fix spells that go wrong
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." ~Helen Exley .