Recommended Witch Books:

Suppressed History

Christianity: The Origins of a Pagan Religion

Christianity: The Origins of a Pagan Religion

4 stars
Philippe Walter, tr. Jon E. Graham (Inner Traditions, 2006)

Review:

“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.

Witchcraft Basics

Influence of Animism on Islam, The

The Influence of Animism on Islam, an Account of Popular Superstitions (Classic Reprint)

4 stars
Samuel Marinus Zwemer, pre-1923 (facsimile reprint, Forgotten Books, 2015)

Review:

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.

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Witchcraft Basics

Season of the Witch

Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll

4 stars
Peter Bebergal (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015)

Review:

One of the most fascinating¬†books on the true magic of music you’ll ever read. If you thought your favorite ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s rock star was actually a practicing Pagan — you’re probably right, and you’ll find the evidence in this well-researched, sympathetic book.¬†–*D