Recommended Witch Books:
Folklore, Myth, & Superstition
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.
- magical: correspondences
- names; Nile
- Recommended Reading
- Rituals & Spells
Authentic 19th-century Stregheria (Italian Witchcraft) liturgy, mythos, spells, and traditions descended from a medieval-era, roaming female Witch named Aradia, who taught the oppressed how to use magic to protect themselves from their rich overlords. Leland, a British folklore researcher, acquired the information in this book from a Strega known as Maddalena. In the 20th century, Doreen Valiente adapted and popularized the “Charge of the Goddess” from this book.
- Etruscan-origin Italian spells
- Strega magic
- Western magical tradition
“Reveals how Christian mythology of the Middle Ages had more to do with paganism than the Bible; identifies pagan deities that were incorporated into each of the saints; shows how all the major holidays on the Christian calendar are modeled on long-standing pagan traditions.” Also much useful info on various olde Pagan Sabbat traditions.
Lore about Goddesses worldwide, including their magical correspondences and powers, feast days, myths, and much more.
- Goddesses: African
- Native American
- South American
- winter; history
Pen-and-ink illustrations of ancient Pagan glyphs and plants decorate this exploration of ancient, medicinal herbal lore and the magical uses of food.
Mystical, revealing details of ancient and olde Scottish Highland Pagans written in a balanced sympathetic and objective manner by a Gaelic-speaking archaeologist and magical practitioner.
Magical myths, folklore, customs, and practices of cultures worldwide compiled by a Scottish anthropologist. While its material is sometimes scattered or specious, it remains a valuable resource. (Actual book cover not shown.)
Illustrated seminal classic on ancient Goddesses’ lore, powers, guises, attributes, affinities, invocations, hymns, oracles, and spells.
Exploration of the polytheistic animism that preceded monotheistic Islam, and its continued influence on the later religion and other cultures; written by a Princeton Theological Seminary professor.
Enchanting, authentic, archaic folklore, magic, omens, prophecies, and proverbs compiled by the mother of author-wit Oscar Wilde.