Books For Your Magickal Library
This page was created after we received multiple requests for book recommendations. Now while 'the
best practical guide to magick' may be a bit subjective, after looking at the newest batch of published
material we came to understand that finding good information can be daunting. Let's face it, there is a  
deluge of information out there. While some of it is spot on, other titles contain utter bunk. A trip to the
bookstore, whether physical or digital, will prove that there are now many books on magick making it
more difficult to find a book that will grant the information you are looking for and fit your needs. So
often a bookstore find that on first inspection seems brilliant, later proves to be filled with fluff, or just
a tired rehash of techniques, and how many different correspondence tables do you really need?

After so many inquires, we put our heads together and came up with a list of practical material both for
the beginner and the more advanced practitioner. Here are our favorite guides for walking the wild path,
books that are sure to ramp up your magickal workings and provide the information most often sought.
Below is a list of magickal volumes from our personal libraries that we go back to time and time again.


HOUSE MAGIC: The Good Witch's Guide To Bringing Grace To Your Space
by Ariana

This is not a typical look at magick but if you are forging your own path, taking bits from various
traditions, you may find this book helpful. Ariana mixes Feng Shui, witchcraft and astrology bringing
them together in her own version of a magickal lifestyle. She instructs how to use the different bits to
activate positive energy in our homes and 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 for the beginner from Scott Cunningham:
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)
This easy to understand guide is loaded with recipes to create your own incense, oils, tinctures, inks and
more...

Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. A comprehensive guide to the magickal correspondence
of more than 400 herbs, each complete with image, folk name, herbal lore, correspondences, and
magickal uses.

The Witches' Datebook This Llewellyn Reference is a necessary guide for anyone practising moon
magic. The practical calendar follows the moon's aspect to help you keep track of daily correspondences
and the moon's courses.

The Magickal Life
by Vivianne Crowley

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.

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.”

The Un-Spell Book: Energy Essentials for Mastering Magick
by Mya Om

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

Faery Craft Weave the Enchanted Realm of Faeries into Your Life
by Emily Carding

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.

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,
by 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
by 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.

The Real Witches Craft
by Kate West

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


The Goddess Is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch
by Deborah Blake

From the hearth to the altar, make magic in every moment. Being a Witch isn't limited to casting a spell
under the full moon or consecrating a ritual circle. Whether you're calling the Goddess or doing the
dishes, your wonderfully witchy ways are woven into everything you do.

With her signature down-to-earth wisdom and warmth, Deborah Blake takes you into the heart of what it
means to be a Witch all day, every day. Filled to the brim with practical suggestions, Pagan and Wicca
spells, and helpful advice, this essential book brings to light all facets of a modern Witch's life: The
seven core beliefs of Witches, mindful eating and health, creating sacred space at home, relationships
with non-Pagans, sex and the single Witch, raising Pagan children, solitary and coven practice, Pagan
ritual, and green living.


Pagan Every Day: Finding the Extraordinary in Our Ordinary Lives
by Barbara Ardinger

Barbara Ardinger teaches us that a contemporary spiritual experience can show up in some of the most
unexpected places- such as The Muppet Show and Dirty Dancing. Clearly Pagan Every Day is not your
ordinary goddess-a-day or spell recipe book! Rather than writing about the usual sabbat rituals and
offering the standard goddess-speak, Ardinger offers 366 (365 plus one to grow on) literate and witty
entries on various topics that provoke readers with new ideas and new ways of exploring paganism as a
spiritual practice. Included are the holy days of other cultures, pagan elements in literature, lessons
from history, famous pagans, and popular culture and paganism. Ardinger teaches us to look for
undercurrents of esoterica not only in witch movies or fantasy -television, but in the mainstream culture.
Take February 2- reflect on the movie Groundhog Day and how it symbolizes karma and reincarnation.
Intertwined are some more traditional pagan beliefs, with a contemporary twist. On August 17, Ardinger
retells the familiar story of Odin and his search for runes and transforms it into a shamanic journey for
each of us to find our own runes. Jane Goodall, Judy Chicago, John Donne, Miss Piggy, Harry Potter, the
Ghosts of all those Christmases, Mary Magdalene, not to mention Saturn, Diana, Sonnenwenda, Adonis,
Aphrodite- they all have their places in Pagan Every Day. Pagan Every Day offers good reminders that
every day offers something ordinary and luminous at the same time.

HedgeWitch: Spells, Crafts & Rituals For Natural Magick
by Silver Ravenwolf

Transform your life with a little help from nature! Working in harmony with the earth's energy is the
heart of the free-spirited, simple garden magick known as HedgeWitchery. This guidebook from the
immensely popular Silver RavenWolf has everything a new HedgeWitch needs to connect in a personal
way with nature's creative, life-affirming energy and use it in magick and spellwork.

HedgeWitch features a fourteen-lesson, hands-on guide that you complete at your own pace, interacting
with different aspects of nature in simple yet life-changing ways. The fourteen rituals, which can be
done alone or with a group, culminate in an inspiring dedication ceremony.

Along with a wealth of helpful hints on using HedgeWitch magick for love, health, and beauty, this guide
presents tips and recipes for soap making, tea-leaf reading, butterfly garden magick, organically growing
your own herbs, and a variety of other ways to use HedgeWitchery in your hearth, home, and garden.

Animal Spirit Guides: An Easy-to-Use Handbook for Identifying and Understanding Your Power Animals
and Animal Spirit Helpers Kindle Edition
by Steven Farmer

In
Animal Spirit Guides, Dr. Farmer provides concise, relevant details about the significance of more
than 200 animals that may come to you in physical or symbolic form as guides and teachers. With each
animal listed, you’ll find general meanings of the visitation; practical ways that they can help you as
spirit guides; and how, as your power animal, they reflect characteristics that you possess. You’ll also
find a “whom-to-call-on” section that will tell you which animal spirit guide to call on for any specific
purpose.
House Magic

Books can be dangerous.  The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."  
~Helen Exley
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Incense oils and brews
listening to the oracle
The magickal life
liminal landscapes A portal for dimensional living
elemental shaman
un spell book
instant magick
Faery Craft
Craft of the Wild Witch
Supermarket Magic
Pure Magic
Real Witches Craft
Pagan Every Day
Godess in the Details
Animal Spirit Guides
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