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Looking for Wiccan books? How do you know what is good, and what is not? Frankly, there's a lot of A Note On Buying bunk out there, but if it's got a nice cover and Books looks professional, how do you know whether I encourage you, when you decide to it's giving you accurate information or hogwash? get a Wiccan book -- or any book, to purchase it from your local Wiccan books are especially prone to such questions, since independent bookstore. there is a ton of false information already circulating about Wicca and Witches. There are good reasons for this. The massive chains like Amazon.com and especially Indigo/Chapters are making it increasingly different to get quality, Plus the deluge of information these days can leave you non-mainstream books published. That wondering, Where should you start when you are a means that every time you buy a Wicca beginner? book from one of them, you reduce So what are the best Wicca books? This is, in fact, probably the range of good books in the future -- on the subjects that you are the most common question I receive. interested in! And that's where this page comes in. And every time you buy from an If you've been reading our online 'zine, The Silver Chalice, independent, you support the you will have seen that there's a new Wiccan book review publishing of other books based on with (almost) every issue. Until now, they've only been excellent content and interesting accessible to subscribers. But now they are gathered viewpoints rather than lowesttogether for easy access in one place. common-denominator mass appeal. And the good stuff can be hard to find. Wiccan books, Goddess books, magick books, Earth-loving books, feminist books... these are all "fringe" topics as far as the publishing world is concerned. If you want to see more of them, keep voting with your dollars by purchasing from the author or your local independent bookstores. Sometimes a book is out of print, or your local store can't order it. In which case, you'll want to maybe buy Wiccan books online. So I've included links for your convenience. Use your own judgement, and follow your values. That's the only way to build and hold your Power.

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And because there's a lot more to being Wiccan than witchcraft and ritual, you'll also find reviews on some of the best books on spirituality, metaphysics, new sciences, and more. Including a section on what I consider some of the best tarot decks available. Here are reviews of some of the best Wiccan books to help you pick what's useful from what's not. You can also find more recommended Wiccan books here.

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Books for Wicca Beginners


Wiccan Books by Starhawk and Reclaiming
The Spiral Dance Starhawk's classic Wiccan book, The Spiral Dance, is probably the best introduction to Wicca spiritual practice you can get on paper. It's a book for the conscious, adult Wiccan... someone who wants to develop the real Craft of being a Witch. There is a ... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now The Twelve Wild Swans, by Starhawk and Hilary Valentine (Book Review) The Twelve Wild Swans is a fantastic workbook for Wiccans of all levels who want to develop their skills and further a connection with Earth and Spirit. Its unique concept offers practical exercises on 3 different levels ... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

Wiccan Books by Cunningham & Farrar


Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner This book has been the classic introduction to Wicca for a whole generation of solitary Witches. Cunningham's unadorned style and clear instructions on the very basics of the Witchcraft are as useful today as when the book was written. Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner offers simple rituals that a novice will have no difficulty following. It also includes an Author's Book of Shadows, to get you started.... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

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The Witches' God, by Janet and Stewart Farrar -- Book Review The Witches' God is an excellent introduction to Wiccan gods archetypes. The Farrars' research is strong and their perspective refreshing. An essential part of any Witch's library, and here's why... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

Other Wiccan Books


The New Book of Magical Names, by Phoenix McFarland If you're interested in choosing a Wiccan name for yourself, your child, pet, coven, business, or anything else,The New Book of Magical Names leaves other naming books in the dust. Listed in the prestigious New York Times "Reader's Guide to the Best 10,000 Books in Print," it tells you what you really want to know, when you're looking for Wiccan names, or just unique, non-traditional names... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

Loving the Goddess Within: Sex Magick For Women, by Nan Hawthorne Loving the Goddess Within: Sex Magick For Women reveals the sensual aspect of spiritual worship. "Love and sex are essential parts of magick...reenactments of the Goddess's initiating and sustaining energy." The premise of Hawthorne's book is that sexuality and the passionate interplay of energies is integral to Wicca . . . Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

Pagan Fiction
White As Bone, Red As Blood: The Fox Sorceress, by Cerridwen Fallingstar Written with gentle yet skillful brushstrokes, this enchanting tale of a young Japanese woman coming into her power and finding her own way to love evokes an exquisite feeling of cherry blossom petals softly falling where they may. An added treat is Fallingstar's delicate and beautifully wrought poetry ... Read the Review Get Your Copy Now The Path of the Blue Raven, by Mark Townsend (Book Review) Mark Townsend is an ex-priest of the Church of England who performs spiritually-oriented magic shows in churches. That is, until a church memo went out to ban him... because he consorts with Pagans. The Path of the Blue Raven, Townsend's 4th book, is a recounting of his quest to find true spirituality, when he couldn't find it within the church. Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

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Magick & Manifestation


Ask and It Is Given, by Abraham-Hicks Ask And It Is Given is absolutely the most important resource on manifesting what you want...and not what you don't. It explains the main reason that we still often fail to manifest what we intend, and most important, what to do about it... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

Tarot Card Deck Reviews


Motherpeace Tarot, by Vicki Noble The Motherpeace Tarot Deck is a classic tarot card deck, with all the major and minor arcana cards you'd expect. With one major difference... It replaces the old patriarchal bias of standard Tarot cards with insight into the old Goddess traditions. Besides being much more relevant to modern life, this makes it a favourite Wicca Tarot deck. This book makes it easy to learn the Tarot... Read the Tarot Deck Review Get Your Copy Now

Tarot of Transformation, by Willow Arlenea & Jasmin Lee Cori What sets the Tarot of Transformation apart from any other I've seen, aside from its gorgeous illustrations, is its approach. Coming from a perspective of high spiritual consciousness, it uplifts your awareness from the struggle of life to the deeper meaning and purpose of events. This is less a deck for questions about career and love life, and more a knowledgeable guide on your spiritual journey. Read the Tarot Deck Review Get Your Copy Now

Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of

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Animals, by Jamie Sams and David Carson The Medicine Cards is especially useful to those who love animals, and those who seek wisdom from the natural world, making it an excellent Wicca tarot deck. As you learn the meaning of the animals, you begin to understand the messages that come to you through interactions with real wildlife, like what it means... Read the Tarot Deck Review Get Your Copy Now

The Transformation Game , by Innerlinks Although this is technically a game, it works like a tarot card deck, and then some! As the name suggests, it does more than divination. It literally transforms problems in your life and opens up more positive opportunities. Read the Tarot Deck Review Get Your Copy Now

Spirituality Etc.
Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, by David R. Hawkins Power vs. Force explores the nature of true power, which is always of the spirit. As Hawkins demonstrates, force is only on the material level, and so is constantly needing to be justified and backed up with rhetoric. Power, on the other hand, never needs justification ... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

The Cosmic Serpent, by Jeremy Narby The Cosmic Serpent: Narby is an anthropologist who made a daring leap -he believed what the shamans of other cultures swore was true. Might that explain how their shamans know things they couldn't possibly know?... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

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A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle "A New Earth" -- how could this not be an excellent book for Wiccans? Aren't we all dreaming of and working for the day when the Earth is reborn? When humanity sees the Earth -- and each other -- with new eyes, with love and respect? While Tolle doesn't elaborate on this New Earth, he effectively illustrates how to get there... Read the Book Review Get Your Copy Now

Christianity Books
The Pagan Christ, by Tom Harpur -- Book Review Overall The Pagan Christ by Tom Harpur is suited more to a Christian audience than a Pagan one (unless you're into Christian Wicca). But it does have 4 things going for it that make it all worth it... Read the Review Get Your Copy Now
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