Recommended Witch Books:

Tag: illustrated

Folklore and Odysseys of Food and Medicinal Plants

Folklore and Odysseys of Food and Medicinal Plants [Illustrated Edition]

4 stars
Ernst and Johanna Lehner (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1973)

Review:

Pen-and-ink illustrations of ancient Pagan glyphs and plants decorate this exploration of ancient, medicinal herbal lore and the magical uses of food.

Tags

Witchcraft Basics

Sarava: Afro-Brazilian Magic

Saravá! Afro Brazilian Magick

4 stars
Dr. Carol L. Dow (Morwyn) (Llewellyn, 1997)

Review:

Thorough, illustrated explanation of Brazilian mystery religions such as Amer-Indian, Candomblé, and Umbanda, etc.; written by an experienced Wiccan Priestess.

Tags

Witchcraft Basics

Greek Magical Papyri

The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation, Including the Demotic Spells, Volume 1

4 stars
2nd edition, trans. by Hans Dieter Betz (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Review:

The title word “Demotic” isn’t a typo of demonic: That material is Coptic. The illustrated main corpus is a collection of 2nd-century B.C.E. to 5th-century C.E. Egypto-Greco-Roman magical spells, rituals, and invocations from ancient papyrus spellbooks, many of them found in the tomb of a magic man in Thebes. Also known as the Papyri Graecae Magicae, or PGM.

Tags

Witchcraft Basics

Key of Solomon

The Key of Solomon the King (Clavicula Solomonis)

4 stars
ed. S. Liddell MacGregor Mathers (Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1972)

Review:

Illustrated ceremonial magic spells and techniques.

Tags

Witchcraft Basics

Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Ancient Egyptian
Book of the Dead

5 stars
Translated by Raymond O. Faulkner (Barnes & Noble, 2005)

Review:

Lavishly bound English translation of breathtaking facsimile illustrations from ancient papyri and carvings explaining how the dead should propitiate ancient Egyptian psychopomps and deities to earn rest and reincarnation.

Tags

Witchcraft Basics

Goodly Spellbook, The

The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells for Modern Problems

5 stars
Lady Passion (Dixie Deerman) & *Diuvei (Steven Rasmussen) (Sterling Publishing, 2nd edition, 2014)

Amazon Smile: Choose Coven Oldenwilde

Review:

Illustrated, definitive, fascinating guide to Witchcraft that explains how everyone can use common ingredients to work effective magic to help themselves, others, and the planet; written by trained, experienced Gardnerians.

Tags

Witchcraft Basics

Amazon Smile: Choose Coven Oldenwilde