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Books on Witchcraft
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I'm having a problem finding books on witchcraft in my area that aren't also books on Wicca. Does anyone have any suggestions on authors or specific titles I could look for?
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Re: Books on Witchcraft
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This thread has been moved to General Info from Other Spells Discussion.
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Re: Books on Witchcraft
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Embracing the Moon
Science, Sense and Soul
Witchcraft: a History by D.G. Maxwell-Stuart
The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes
City Magick by Christopher Penczak
The Temple of High Magick by Christopher Penczak
Wanding by Evan Twede
When God was a Woman by Merlin Stone
The Secret Teachings of all Ages by Manly P Hall
Natural Magic by John Michael Greer
Earth Mother Magic by Judika Illes

And many more, but there's a good starter list
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Re: Books on Witchcraft
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The complete book of witchcraft by Raymond Buckland [while Wiccan he does write about other pagan/occult topics]

The Witches Bible by Janet and Stuart Farrar

To Walk a Pagan Path by Alaric Albertson. [Own it but haven't read it yet. Though its gotten good reviews.]
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Re: Books on Witchcraft
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Here are some books on Traditional Witchcraft that I'd recommend. Perhaps Brysing might also have some suggestions for you since he has been a traditional Witch for many years.

Witchcraft: Theory and Practice by Ly de Angeles

A Grimoire for Modern Cunning Folk: A Practical Guide to Witchcraft on the Crooked Path by Peter Paddon

Treading the Mill: Practical Craft Working in Modern Traditional Witchcraft by Nigel G. Pearson

Witching Way of the Hollow Hill by Robin Artisson

The Call of the Horned Piper by Nigel Aldcroft Jackson

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Re: Books on Witchcraft
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Thank you everyone! My local occult shop has several of Penczak's books, so I've been able to get a copy of City Magik and should be able to find the other books as well. Thanks.
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Re: Books on Witchcraft
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I recently got a copy of Mya Om's The Unspell Book, I'm finding it useful, and wanted to know if anyone else had used her other books or knew about similar books to hers.
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Re: Books on Witchcraft
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I have read a great many books purporting to be of Witchcraft, and many do have a good deal of the history of the craft.Janet Farrar wrote very well about what the ancient witches must have been like.
But, and it is a big "but", all the books I have read had some form of the Occult; all had references to Gods or Goddesses, things of "mystery". None gave very much information on the actual "craft".
And the reason soon becomes very clear; the ancient witches wrote nothing! The knowledge was "handed" down by word of mouth.I was taught that way; and why my teacher told me to "write everything down in your notebooks."
The nearest thing you can get to reading of my kind of natural witchcraft, is to read books on the Natural world. How Nature works (mainly by accident!) and how the Universe works. The real meaning of "resurrection". The study of plants and fungi. (Especially fungi; without which there would be no trees!)
At school I was told that the biggest animal was the blue whale, the biggest "organism" was the California Redwood.
My witch teacher told me the truth. The largest organism on Earth is a Fungus!
To me, there is nothing supernatural about witchcraft.It is all right there, before your eyes mostly, but sometimes hidden!
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Re: Books on Witchcraft
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While looking to the natural world is helpful, I'm not able to get in contact with any local witches to see if they would be willing to train me, so I'm looking for non-Wiccan books on witchcraft to glean what I can from them.

I'm aware that many witches work with gods or goddesses, that's not what I'm looking to avoid. I just want to find books that aren't specifically about Wiccan magic or Wicca the religion. Something to study with without being hit over the head with someone else's holy works.
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