My top 5 witch books have changed over the years; but looking back now in 2023 to the post I made in 2017, not much has changed. I love all these books, and they have definitely changed me in someway or another.
About 4 years ago I decided to get all of my ‘witch’ books and gift them to others except for about 25 of them, which I could not part with; and the books below are the books that I have kept. They are important books on a witch or shamans journey.
1. LLEWELLYN’S COMPLETE BOOK OF CORRESPONDENCES
This book is truly a must have for any witch; one of the cornerstones to witchcraft is magick & spells and spells are created with correspondences. I have had quite a few books on correspondences over the years including Lexa Rosean’s The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting, which is great but it lacks a certain amount of vital information. This book goes over more than just herbs & crystals. This book goes over colors, astrological timing, Gods & Goddess, animals and more!
2. CRAFT OF THE WILD WITCH- BY POPPY PALIN
Though more wicca oriented this book really gets to the heart of wild witchery, something I am absolutely bonkers about. This book goes over the wheel of the year; or the solar and lunar calendar, psychic protection, the elements and more. I truly liked Poppy’s outlook on magick.
3. TRADITIONAL WITCHCRAFT FOR THE SEASHORE BY MELUSINE DRACO
This book goes over something that is my true love; ocean and sea magick. I am a sea witch through and through; and I thought this book was amazing! There aren’t a lot of good books that go over sea magick & this book was a great resource. So if you are interested in connecting to the great oceans I highly suggest this book!
4. POWER OF THE WITCH BY LAURIE CABOT
This book is one of my all time favorite witch books because it goes over not only the mystical and fun side of magick but also the science as well; another great book on the science of magick (a little dry but a good read nonetheless is: The Science of The Craft) . Of course this isn’t a true witchcraft book; there is a wicca veil over it but magick is magick and I got some great things from it including the crystal countdown.
5. SOUL RETRIEVAL BY SANDRA INGERMAN
Though not a book on witchcraft; I think this book is vital to an understanding of the unseen worlds and can take anyone’s witchcraft practice to a whole new level and help provide a deeper understanding of the work we do between the worlds. Witchcraft at it’s true core is shamanism, and I think this book is vital to understanding how a Witch can work with unseen helpers to create positive change and soul healing for themselves and the world around them.
This book is also VITAL to my shamanic practice. It’s a wonderful book that i think anyone who works with energy and soul healing should read.