Aleifrs' Booklist: Getting into Witchcraft

A Listmania! list by olleke
 
Power of the Witch (Arkana)
1.  Power of the Witch (Arkana) by Laurie Cabot
The list author says:
  "From fairytale American witch this book is good written, includes a beautiful apple meditation and working with alpha ect."
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The Spiral Dance: A rebirth of the ancient religions of the great goddess: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess
2.  The Spiral Dance: A rebirth of the ancient religions of the great goddess: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess by Starhawk
The list author says:
  "This is the best book of Starhawk (Miriam Simos) she has written. Includes all basic information, spells, visualizations and associationlist in the back. Much for less. Feri tradition/Dianic incl."
10.45   Used & New from: 4.52
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Tree Wisdom: The definitive guidebook to the myth, folklore and healing power of Trees
3.  Tree Wisdom: The definitive guidebook to the myth, folklore and healing power of Trees by Jacqueline Memory Paterson
The list author says:
  "A easy to read and nice designed book on the botanical, spirital and ogam/runes of trees. Also flower wisdom in same series; if you like flowers more."
8.39   Used & New from: 5.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)
4.  Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) by Scott Cunningham
The list author says:
  "A simple book, not very solitary and not one of his best books. Magical Herbalism is much better if you have a garden or like working with herbs."
9.09   Used & New from: 4.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life
5.  Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life by Thomas Cowan
The list author says:
  "A very good beginners guide to shamanism. What is it? and how do they do it. More importantly: how can you travel between worlds? Text and exercises"
10.13   Used & New from: 3.70
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Charge of the Goddess: The Mother of Modern Witchcraft
6.  Charge of the Goddess: The Mother of Modern Witchcraft by Doreen Valiente
The list author says:
  "Valiente is one of the most important people who has changed wicca at his beginning stage, with(out) Gardner. She is the author of the Charge of the Goddess a.o. text used in wicca today"
Used & New from: 20.23
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book of Shadows
7.  Book of Shadows by Phyllis Curott
The list author says:
  "A nice novel for women about Dianic Wicca (originally a lesbienne/feministic tradition). The author has to much fantasy if you'll ask me. She is an American lawyer. Don't like the reprint cover."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 5: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries v. 5 (The Athlone history of witchcraft & magic in Europe)
8.  Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 5: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries v. 5 (The Athlone history of witchcraft & magic in Europe) by Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra
The list author says:
  "A good research on withcraft in the past centuries. Not everywhere in Europe the witches were female. Marijke Gifswijt-Hofstra is a prof at University of Amsterdam, Brian Levack, prof of Texas."
80.00   Used & New from: 6.49

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 6: The Twentieth Century (Witchcraft & Magic in Europe)
9.  Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 6: The Twentieth Century (Witchcraft & Magic in Europe) by Bengt Ankarloo
The list author says:
  "In this last volume Ronald Hutton writes about History of Wicca and Gardner. While Willem de Blecourt writes about Traditional Witches (not the same as wicca!!) Includes also a chapter on Satanism"
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Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft
10.  Magical Religion and Modern Witchcraft by James R. Lewis
The list author says:
  "Horrible layout; but good contributions. Where did wicca came from? Every part explained where Gardner gots his 'old' religion. Has a chapter on Astartu and Odenism"
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The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
11.  The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton
The list author says:
  "Not so interesting book because in the Athlone volume 6 already a large part is explained . He is a professor of History at Bristol University. Nice print"
7.69   Used & New from: 4.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Wicca: A comprehensive guide to the Old Religion in the modern world
12.  Wicca: A comprehensive guide to the Old Religion in the modern world by Vivianne Crowley
The list author says:
  "Crowley is a psychologist, and in this book she explaines all the basic ideas and work of wicca or modern witchcraft. She thinks wicca is an'old'religion. Wicca was made by Gardner in 1949! Classic wo"
11.39   Used & New from: 1.30
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Exploring the World of the Druids
13.  Exploring the World of the Druids by Miranda J. Green
The list author says:
  "Green is an archeologist, following the same way of Margaret Murray I guess. Beautiful illustrations add much to the content. In one word: a glance at highlights of druidism"
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Legends of Ancient Egypt
14.  Legends of Ancient Egypt by M. A. Murray
The list author says:
  "Egypt specialized Murray wrote The Witch-Cult in Western Europe and in The Divine Kings she claims the Brittish Kings are witches. Wrote the introduction of Witchcraft Today"
5.11   Used & New from: 0.01

Witchcraft Today
15.  Witchcraft Today by Gerald Brosseau Gardner
The list author says:
  "The man himself: Gerald the founder of Modern Witchcraft. In this book he speaks of his witch beliefs. Includes photographs. (It is possible to purchase it)"
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High Magic's Aid: Wonderful Tale of Medieval Witchcraft
16.  High Magic's Aid: Wonderful Tale of Medieval Witchcraft by Gerald Brosseau Gardner
The list author says:
  "A novel under his witchname Scire, written by Gardner in 1949 (Witchcraft Act in England lasted until 1951). Medieval witchcraft novel. (I have an other edition)"
11.99   Used & New from: 6.22
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries (Library of the Mystic Arts)
17.  The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries (Library of the Mystic Arts) by Walter Evans-Wentz
The list author says:
  "Standard book on fairy belief in Celtic world. Don't buy commercial prints on the fairy folk, unless you do it for the drawings :o) This book covers it all"
16.57   Used & New from: 3.13
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Fairies in Tradition and Literature (Routledge Classics)
18.  The Fairies in Tradition and Literature (Routledge Classics) by Katharine Briggs
The list author says:
  "Katherine is a folklorist, made a dictonary on fairy folk. This book has many poems and text on all kinds of elementals. A Witchguide to fairyfolk is a duplicate of this book. Katharine was first!"
11.95   Used & New from: 6.95
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Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande
19.  Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande by E. E. Evans-Pritchard
The list author says:
  "One of the first antropologist that had contact with african people and wrote about african witchcraft. Standard work; but a bit antiquated"
28.57   Used & New from: 14.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History)
20.  Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Penguin History) by Keith Thomas
The list author says:
  "Classic study. Some conclusions: English witches didn't burn, the hung.Trials as result of social-economic conflict, neighbour fights. Witchcraft as a way explaining death, poverty, fires ect."
12.91   Used & New from: 3.84
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Wicca for Men: A Handbook for Male Pagans Seeking a Spiritual Path
21.  Wicca for Men: A Handbook for Male Pagans Seeking a Spiritual Path by A. J. Drew
The list author says:
  "Not especially for men. author doesn't say anything on the male witches in Northern and East-Europe. Gives creative refreshing ideas on preforming rituals and making tools."
10.35   Used & New from: 6.45
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook
22.  The Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook by Janet Farrar
The list author says:
  "Wicca rule: don't save scripts from others. Wicca ideology: We don't have a standard book or bible. Provocation by a with-duo...?"
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The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth
23.  The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth by Robert Graves
The list author says:
  "Classic study on ogam (tree) alphabet, the (ancient) goddess and myths. Better than Frazers Golden Bough, I find"
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Complete Book of Witchcraft (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)
24.  Complete Book of Witchcraft (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) by Raymond Buckland
The list author says:
  "Unattractable print; made for people who don't wont to read much. Copied of Conways An occult Primer (appendix)"
12.91   Used & New from: 5.11
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition
25.  Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition by Starhawk
The list author says:
  "This is my last line; so a symbolic title. Raising children in a pagan tradition. http://skriebels.tripod.com (dutch)- http://www.witchvox.com (english) for further information"
12.42   Used & New from: 2.97
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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