Published by Allen and Unwin
This is a highly recommended book and
an excellent place to begin your study of
contemporary Australian Witchcraft.

Copies can ordered via this link: WitchesWorkshop
Price $24.95 postage included.



Recommended Reading

This is a list of recommended reading that forms part of our Coven's reading curriculum, they are in no particular order. There are many, many fine books which are not listed here, but as a starting point this is a good place to begin your student library collection.

Workshop facilitator: Tim Hartridge

Practising the Witch's Craft: real magic under a southern sky - edited by Doug Ezzy. Contemporary Australian Witchcraft (Copies can be order from this site - see link at left.)

What Witches Do - Stewart Farrar
Outline of contemporary practices

Crafting The Art Of Magic Book 1 - Aidan A. Kelly
Deals with the origins of the Book of Shadows

Witchcraft For Tomorrow - Doreen Valiente
Origin of many contemporary practices with examples

The Rebirth Of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
Gardner's High Priestess, contemporary Wicca.

An ABC Of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
An expert and very useful reference book

Witchcraft Today - Gerald Gardner
The original contemporary study on Gardnerian Wicca

Mastering Witchcraft - Paul Huson
A book of ritual practices

Spiral Dance – Starhawk
Very 70's Feminist style but full of useful practices

Covencraft - Amber K
Please read this and then organise the coven for me.

Wicca The Old Religion For The New Age - Vivianne Crowley
A more recently publish study of Wiccan practices. Some annoying elements.

The God Of The Witches - Margaret A Murray
Anthropological study

Witchcraft Today - The Modern Craft (USA) Movement - Chas S. Clifton. Collected essays by USA practitioners - including friend Valerie Voigt

King Of The Witches - June Johns
Biography on Alex Sanders (Alexandrian Wicca)

Aradia – Gospel of the Witches – CG Leyland
Compiled in the 19th century it contains the base upon which contemporary Wicca was formed.

Witchcrafting – Phyllis Curott
Practical and thought provoking. Refreshing change, well thought through.

Book of Shadows – Phyllis Curott
Particularly good as a description of a personal journey.

Witches Bible Part 1 – Fararr
Witches Bible Part 2 – Fararr
An outline of Gardnerian and Alexandrian ritual practices

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft - Raven Grimassi

Hereditary Witchcraft - Raven Grimassi

Witchcraft From The Inside - Raymond Buckland

The Way Of The Shaman - Michael Harner
An expert practical approach to many tradition practices

The Once Unknown Familiar - Timothy Roderick
A contemporary approach to Shamanic witchcraft

777 (and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley)
Standard reference - however does not use Thelemic adjustment.

The Mystical Qabalah – Dion Fortune
A Qabalistic primer study of the Tree of Life.

The Hero With A Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell
A study of myth which should be read in relation to Initiation

Arachne Rising - James Vogh
Although written as a fictional astrology book is full of many significant myths

Guardians Of Ancient Wisdom - Stan Gooch
A fascinating study exploring, among other things, the notion of Solar and Lunar consciousness

Mind Games: A Guide To Inner Space - Robert Masters & Jean Houston. Trance exercises, the techniques of which can be combined with Hermetic practises.

Initiation Into Hermetics - Franz Bardon
The standard primer on Hermetic Magick . You can't understand real circle work without having first read this book.

Cults Of The Shadow - Kenneth Grant
An important book if you want to understand Dark Tarot principles. If you read no other book on Magick read this!

Outside the Circles of Time - Kenneth Grant
A work which deals with a number of critical new influences in contemporary magick, as well as some Achaean elements.

Magick - In Theory & Practise - Aleister Crowley

The Invisible Temple - Peter Roche De Coppens
Ceremonial magick

Magic - An Occult Primer - David Conway
Ceremonial magick

The Golden Dawn Scrapbook - R.A. Gilbert
Rise and fall of a Magical Order.

Transcendental Magic - Eliphas Levi
A classic long winded 19th century book

Dictionary Of The Occult
An excellent reference

The Devils Picture Book - Paul Huson
An excellent study of the cards

I Ching - Wilhelm/Baynes (Intro By Jung)
This should be studied in relation to Alchemy and Taoist philosophy

Memories Dreams And Reflections - CG Jung
A fascinating read and intro to the basis of Jungian dreamwork

Jung For Beginners - Maggie Hyde
Just fabulous – Jung in a nutshell

Women Who Run With The Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Understanding the significance of story. Not an easy book, but interesting.

Women's Mysteries - M. Esther Harding.
A Jungian approach to Myth and dreams.


Witch's Whispers - testimony from past students.

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