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Below is a list of books which I have found very useful.

The Real Witches' Handbook: Kate West

Vicki's Opinion:

A really interesting book. Has loads of useful information, including lots of information on the sabbats.

Witchcraft: Theory and Practice: Ly de Angeles


more info. to come
Way of Wicca: Vivianne Crowley

more info. to come

The Crystal Bible: Judy Hall

Vicki's Opinion:

This is a brilliant book, which includes detailed information on over a 100 different gem stones and crystals - including meanings and properties of colours.  It also includes information on the different shapes of crystals, and on crystal care, formation and meditation.  A must have for anyone interested in collecting and using crystals.

Step - By - Step Tarot: Terry Donaldson

Vicki's Opinion:

A brilliant book, full of information on how to read tarot cards.  Gives lessons on reading tarot.  Also, includes lots of different tarot layouts, and how to read tarot cards for other people.  The book contains detailed information and meanings on every card in the tarot set.

Celtic Magic: D.J. Conway

Celtic Magic by D J Conway
[Book blurb]
Celtic Magic---Magickal knowledge for everyday life.
Celtic Magic is an ancient practice firmly rooted in the Celtic pantheon, Nature and the Elements.  Included in this book are the various methods of spellwork, ritual, meditation and divination that can help you influence or even change aspects of your life.  Learn how to:
* gain money
* gain love
* gain protection
* gain prophecies
* rid yourself of negatives
* bind a trouble-maker
* strengthen your psychic shield
* promote physical, mental and spiritual health.
"An excellent, informative, and practical book on Celtic Magic.  D.J. Conway gives much valuable information.  The Tables of Correspondence and the Table of Deities alone are worth the cost of the book.  For anyone interested in the Celts and / or Magic, this is a must."
- Raymond Buckland: Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft / Secrets of Gypsy Fortunetelling.
Vicki's Opinion:
This is a really interesting book.  It includes lots of information on the Celts, and traditional Celtic magic.  Has several magickal correspndances charts, and altar layouts.  Has lots of associations for the Gods' and Goddesses'. 
A Practical Guide to the Runes: Lisa Peschel

A Practical Guide to the Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magic

[Book Blurb]

RUNE MAGICK: A Powerful Force for Guidance, Protection, and Luck.

EIHWAZ the yew, URUZ the wild ox, KENAZ the hearth fire.  Created by the Nordic and Germanic tribes of northern Europe, the runes began as a magickal system of pictographs representing the forces and objects in nature.

This guidebook will help you discover the oracular nature of the runes and how to use them as a magickal tool for insight, protection, and luck.  Pratical and concise, this book includes:

* Complete descriptions of the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark, plus WYRD, the blank rune.

* The differences between bindrunes and rune scripts.

* Four rune layouts and detailed rune interpretations, including reversed position meanings.

* How to carve runes and create talismans.

* Meanings and uses of the runes in magick.

Hedgewith - A Guide to Solitary Witchcraft: Rae Beth

[Book Blurb]

Hedge Witch, now available in paperback, is a modern guide to the ancient path of the village wisewoman or wiseman.

Written in the form of letters from an experienced witch to her two apprentices, solitary witchcraft is offered, not as a substitute for coven worship, but as a fulfilling lifestyle in its own right.  Rae Beth explains the importance of the Goddess and her consort, the Horned God, as sources of spiritual strength and worship.  The author extols the feminine principles of healing and regeneration as well as attacking greed and self-interest which jeopardize the planet's very future.

Rae Beth provides spells for all the key festivals of the witch's calendar; describes the therapeutic powers of trancework and herbalism and outlines the Pagan approach to finding a partner.  Her lyrical letters, accompanied by delicate pen and ink sketches, bring the reader towards a deeper understanding of the solitary witch's lifestyle and beliefs.

" A wealth of information on natural magic, rural Paganism and the traditional side of the Craft." Prediction.

" A positive must for both the novice and for anyone who has ever wondered what modern witchcraft is all about."    Moonshine.

" This is a book which should grace the bookshelf of every budding occultist."   Sirius.


Wicca - A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner: Scott Cunningham





Living Wicca - A further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner: Scott Cunningham




Earth, Air, Fire & Water: Scott Cunningham

[Book blurb]

           A water - smoothed stone...The wind...A candle's flame...A pool of water.  These are the age-old tools of natural magic.  Born of the Earth, possessing inner power, they await only our touch and intention to bring them to life.

          The four Elements are the ancient powerhouses of magic.  Using their energies, we can transform ourselves, our lives and our worlds.  Tap into the marvelous powers of the natural world with these rites, spells and simple rituals that you can do easily and with minimum of equipment.

* Includes more than 75 spells, rituals and ceremonies.                              

* Provides detailed instructions for designing your own magical spells.

* Instills a sense of wonder concerning our planet and our lives.

* Promotes a natural, positive practice that anyone can successfully perform.

" This handbook of contemporary folk magic is filled with easy-to-perform rituals, designed to bring about beneficial personal transformation through rapport with the elements of nature.  Those who have enjoyed working with Scott's earlier book 'Earth Power' can find additional useful material in this work." --- Selena Fox, High Priestess, Circle Sanctuary.

" The elemental building blocks of magic and nature---described here simply and elegantly---with practical spells for every imaginable purpose.  A wonderful introduction for the new practitioner, or an easy-to-use reference work for the more experienced spell crafter."  ---- Anoda Judith, Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System.               

this page is continuously being updated, so keep checking back for more books on Wicca.  Vicki x