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.
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
Witches Do - Stewart Farrar
Outline of contemporary practices
The Art Of Magic Book 1 - Aidan A. Kelly
Deals with the origins of the Book of Shadows
For Tomorrow - Doreen Valiente
Origin of many contemporary practices with examples
Rebirth Of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
Gardner's High Priestess, contemporary Wicca.
Of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
An expert and very useful reference book
Today - Gerald Gardner
The original contemporary study on Gardnerian Wicca
Witchcraft - Paul Huson
A book of ritual practices
Very 70's Feminist style but full of useful practices
- Amber K
Please read this and then organise the coven for me.
The Old Religion For The New Age - Vivianne Crowley
A more recently publish study of Wiccan practices. Some annoying
God Of The Witches - Margaret A Murray
Today - The Modern Craft (USA) Movement - Chas S. Clifton.
Collected essays by USA practitioners - including friend Valerie
Of The Witches - June Johns
Biography on Alex Sanders (Alexandrian Wicca)
Gospel of the Witches CG Leyland
Compiled in the 19th century it contains the base upon which
contemporary Wicca was formed.
Practical and thought provoking. Refreshing change, well thought
of Shadows Phyllis Curott
Particularly good as a description of a personal journey.
Bible Part 1 Fararr
Witches Bible Part 2 Fararr
An outline of Gardnerian and Alexandrian ritual practices
of Wicca & Witchcraft - Raven Grimassi
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
(and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley)
Standard reference - however does not use Thelemic adjustment.
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
- 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.
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!
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
Invisible Temple - Peter Roche De Coppens
- An Occult Primer - David Conway
Golden Dawn Scrapbook - R.A. Gilbert
Rise and fall of a Magical Order.
Magic - Eliphas Levi
A classic long winded 19th century book
Of The Occult
An excellent reference
The Devils Picture Book
- Paul Huson
An excellent study of the cards
- 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
For Beginners - Maggie Hyde
Just fabulous Jung in a nutshell
Who Run With The Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Understanding the significance of story. Not an easy book,
Mysteries - M. Esther Harding.
A Jungian approach to Myth and dreams.
Whispers - testimony
from past students.
more info about Tim