Scott Cunningham's books are the most easily read and understand books on Wicca and I highly recommend them to the Wicca Majick
Wicca A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs.
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Oct 19, 2016
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Scott Cunningham's books aren't a bad place to start, and at one time they were about all that we had to go on. But there are much better books out there now that I would recommend instead of Scott's. I would highly recommend:
"Wicca: A Year and a Day" by Timothy Roderick
"Wicca" by Thea Sabin
"The Elements of Ritual" by Deborah Lipp
"The Heart of Wicca" by Ellen Cannon Reed
"The Witch's God" and "The Witch's Goddess" by Janet and Stewart Farrar
my first book was Wicca for Life by Raymond Buckland which i highly recommend.
i've read a bunch of books on paganism, you should try reading from many sources and incorporating various elements. Deborah Blake was the first person i found that suggested the Threefold Law could really mean effecting one's mind, body and spirit, now that's what i see it as. i believe Alaric Albertsson who i first read posing the question about food and our spirituality. [like if we know fast food is bad for us, why eat it as it not only makes our bodies feel bad afterwards, but the spiritual energy is rather low compared to an organic meal for example]
i still love Cunningham [heck, i bet i've got half a shelf full of his books] but you get the same handful of suggestions when people are like 'i'm new! what should i read?' nothing wrong with Cunningham, Buckland and Farrar [and sometimes Silver Ravenwolf. i use to hate on her big time, then i discovered D.J. Conway lol] but there's so many great books, not all by 'Wiccan' authors, but with great information we could all use.