Bibliophilia-Folklore, Mythology, Witchcraft

A Compendium of this Witch’s Favourite Books, Articles and Blogs


Witchcraft- History

Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland, 1500-1800– Wanda Wyporska

The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic-Thomas Hatsis

Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants-Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling, and Wolf-Dieter Storl

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft– Judika Illes

Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic– Emma Wilby

Witchcraft  Practice

A Deed Without a Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft– Lee Morgan

The Devil’s Dozen: Thirteen Craft Rites of the Old One – Gemma Gary

Crone’s Book of Magical Words
– Valerie Worth

Clavicula Nox -V- Magic & Mayhem
– Various

Hedge-Rider: Witches and the Underworld
– Eric De Vries

Summoning the Fates: A Woman’s Guide to Destiny
– Zsuzsanna Budapest

The Flame in the Cauldron: A Book of Old-Style Witchery
-Orion Foxwood

Children of Cain
– Michael Howard

The Black Toad
– Gemma Gary

Serpent Songs
-Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold (ed)

To Fly By Night: An Anthology of Hedgewitchery
– Veronica Cummer (ed)

Apocalyptic Witchcraft
– Peter Grey

Veneficium: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path
– Daniel Schulke

Craft of the Untamed: An Inspired Vision of Traditional Witchcraft
– Nicholaj De Mattos Frisvold

The Witching Way of Hollow Hill– Robin Artisson


Wicca and Ceremonial Magic

The Woman Magician: Revisioning Western Metaphysics from a Woman’s Perspective and Experience
-Brandy Williams

Ecstatic Witchcraft: Magick, Philosophy & Trance in the Shamanic Craft
-Gede Parma

Witchcraft: Theory and Practice– Ly De Angelos

African Traditional Religions and Vodou

Zulu Shaman: Dreams, Prophecies, and Mysteries-Credo Mutwa

Vodou Visions: An Encounter with Divine Mystery
– Sallie Anne Glassman

Haitian Vodou-Mambo Chita Tann


Walking the Twilight Path: A Gothic Book of the Dead– Michelle Belanger

From the Bodies of the Gods: Psychoactive Plants and the Cults of the Dead
-Earl Lee

Folklore and Mythology

The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits– Rosemary Ellen Guilley

The Chaldaean Oracles of Zoroaster

Visions of the Cailleach: The Myths, Stories and History of the British / Celtic Earth Shaping Crone Goddess of Winter
– Sorita De Este & David Rankine

Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan
– Stephanie Woodfield

Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales
– Brian Froud

– Brian Froud

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The Call of the Horned Piper
– Nigel Jackson

Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale
-Andreas Johns


Imagining the World into Existence: An Ancient Egyptian Manual of Consciousness
– Normandi Ellis

Magic in Ancient Egypt
– Geraldine Pinch

Bast And Sekhmet: Eyes Of Ra
– Storm Constantine

The Mysteries of Isis: Her Worship & Magick
– DeTraci Regula

Circle of Isis: Ancient Egyptian Magick for Modern Witches
– Ellen Cannon Reed

Egyptian Paganism for Beginners: Bring the Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Egypt Into Daily Life
-Jocelyn Almond

The Sacred Magic of Ancient Egypt: The Spiritual Practice Restored
-Rosemary Clark
Egyptian Revenge Spells– Claudia R Dillaire

Egyptian mummies: unravelling the secrets of an ancient art– Bob Brier


Ancient Greek Love Magic
– Christopher A Faroane

The Rotting Goddess: The Origin of the Witch in Classical Antiquity’s Demonization of Fertility Religion
-Jacob Rabinowtz

Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion
– Christopher A Faroane
The Goddess Hekate-Stephen Rona  (ed)

HEKATE: Keys to the Crossroads – A collection of personal essays, invocations, rituals, recipes and artwork from modern Witches, Priestesses and … Goddess of Witchcraft, Magick and Sorcery.
– Sortia De Este (ed)

Hekate Liminal Rites – A Study of the Rituals, Magic and Symbols of the Torch-Bearing Triple Goddess of the Crossroads
– Sorita De Este & David Rankine

Hekate: Her Sacred Fires– Sorita De Este (ed)

Herbal magic, Herbalism and the Poison Path

A Compendium of Herbal Magick– Paul Beyerl

– Valerie Anne Worwood

Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
– Kathi Keville, Mindi Green

Medicinal Plants of the World
– Ben Erik Van Wyk

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications
– Christian Ratsch

Psychedelic Shamanism: The Cultivation, Preparation and Shamanic Use of Psychoactive Plants
– Jim De korne

Viridarium Umbris: The Pleasure Garden of Shadow
– Daniel Schulke

Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (Llewellyn’s Sourcebook Series)– Scott Cunningham

Mushroom Miscellany
-Patrick Harding

Pharmako Poeia, Plant Powers, Poisons and Herb Craft- Dale Pendell

The Witching Herbs: 13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden– Harold Roth

Nest: The Art of Birds-Janine Burke

Animal-Speak: The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small
– Ted Andrews

Toads and Toadstools: The Natural History, Mythology and Cultural Oddities of This Strange Association
-Adrian Morgan

Corvus: A Life with Birds
– Esther Woolfson

The complete Book of Southern African Birds

Astrology, Tarot and Divination

Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs– Linda Goodman

Tarot and Astrology: Enhance Your Readings with the Wisdom of the Zodiac
-Corrine Kenner

Linda Goodman’s Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart
– Linda Goodman

Tarot Plain and Simple
– Anthony Louis

The Druid Animal Oracle
-Carr-Gomm Phillip

Druid Plant Oracle
– Carr-Gomm Phillip

The Faeries’ Oracle
– Brian Froud, Jessica Macbeth

Hands of Fate: The Art of Divination with Playing Cards
– Robin Artisson

Witchy Fiction

The Autumn Castle (Europa, #1)– Kim Wilkins

The Penelopiad
– Margaret Atwood

Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)-Sarah Allen

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
– Angela Carter

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
– C S Lewis

The Witch’s Daughter (The Witch’s Daughter, #1)
– Paula Brackston

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch– Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Wintersmith (Discworld, #35; Tiffany Aching, #3)
– Terry Pratchett

Lolly Willowes- Sylvia Townsend Warner

Practical Magic
– Alice Hoffman

The House That Cerrith Built: Vol. 1 of the Towneley Witch Tales (Volume 1)
– Robin Artisson

Soon Comes Walpurgis: A Collection of Macabre and Disturbing Tales
– Robin Artisson

Essays and Articles

Horse and Hattock: The Origin of the Witch’s Chant- Sarah Anne Lawless

Charlotte-Rose Millar

Sleeping with Devils: The Sexual Witch in Seventeenth-century England- Charlotte- Rose Millar

Babyfat and Belladonna: Witches’ Ointment and the Contestation of Reality-Michael Ostling

Bees in Folklore

Raising the Dead: Medicine Women who Revive and Retrieve Souls– Max Dashu

Of Mice and Moisture: Rats, Witches, Miasma and Early Modern Theories of Contagion (in Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies)

Shamanic Eating

Godshapes i: Hnir, Bird-God?

Women and Shamanism- An interview with Max Dashu by Hearth moon Rising

Erichto: Wicked witch of The West

Witch’s Milk and Witch’s Marks- Thomas R Forbes

Witches of Ancient Greece and Rome

Sun Medicine/Moon Medicine


Cailleach’s Herbarium

Myth and Moor

Sarah Anne Lawless

Love By The Moon

The Woman Who Married a Bear

The Starry Cave

Herbology Manchester- Poison Chronicles

Folklore Thursday

The Woman Who Married a Bear

Root and Rock

Blood and Spicebush

One Willow Apothecaries