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More book suggestions

Updated: Feb 16

Submitted question covered in this blog:

"Can you recommend any books that have spells in them?"

Thank you for submitting this question! Along with the books recommended in this previous blog entry: Book recommendations, which some do contain examples of spellwork, I can also mention a few more books that also go in depth about magickal workings and spells, and a pagan lifestyle, etc.

It should be mentioned that without I found these books helpful asking the ways of my practice, they did but define my practice completely. It's always important to go with what resonates with you in a practice of the craft. Please note that the books are shared here as examples of what I personally have read and found interesting or assistive and may help you find something if your own interest to read about, or expand your thinking in order to find your own resources.

More book suggestions:

Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs, by Scott Cunningham

(Expanded and Revised Edition)

This revised and updated fifteenth anniversary edition contains the folklore and magickal properties of over 400 herbs. A comprehensive and valuable guide to the practice of green witchcraft. Scott Cunningham is a well recognised strong influence in the magickal community over the years.

To Walk a Pagan Path, By Alaric Albertsson

(Practical Spirituality for every day)

With practical tips for integrating earth-centered spirituality into every aspect of life, not just on full moons and holidays. A guide to live a ful Pagan life. Alaric Albertsson has been a practicing pagan for over forty years. He is a founding member of Earendel Hearth, An Anglo-Saxon inhered, and he is also a member of the Druidic organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein.

Alchemy of Herbs, by Rosalee De La Foret

(Transform everyday ingredients into foods & remedies that heal)

This guide helps understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health containing dozens of inspiring recipes and examines the history and modern day uses of many popular herbs supporting their healing properties through scientific studies and in depth research into herbal energies.

The complete book of Incence, Oils & Brews, by Scott Cunningham

(Learn the art of Magikal cookery)

This book in effect is like a magikal cook book. It gives a large variety of example of spells and recipes while allowing plenty of latitude for experimentation and personalization. As well, discusses the basics to magic and the aspects of substitution. Scott Cunningham has created a huge amount of resources over the many active years of practice.

The Book of Stones, by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian

(Revised and Expanded Edition)

This is a very in depth and definitive guide to the world of crystals, minerals, gemstones and their metaphysical energies. This book teaches the scientific properties of minerals as well as the history and lore, elemental energies, chakra correspondences, and which stones work best together. It also offers the opinions of two different energy workers for each stone.

Book of Shadows, By 'Unknown Author'

(Spells, Charms, Potions, and Enchantments for Wiccans)

This book contains many magikal spells from all around the world for a practitioner to write and create their own. It covers covers many of the types so you can refine and remould your practice to find the type that feels right to you. The author is left 'unknown' as the rights of the book are identified to "the creator of this work" and has been asserted in accordance with the copyrights and patents associated.


These books mentioned above have been resourceful, in my opinion, with finding reasonable examples and advice on creating my own magickal associations, ingredients, spellworkings, rituals, and other integral parts of my practice.

Have you read any of the mentioned books above? What was your opinion? Do you have a book that you would recommend? So you have a favorite book? Please feel free to share your thoughts! I'm also very interested in feedback. :)

It is in hopes that this is helpful.

Please feel free to submit any questions that you may have at or, suggestions or feedback is also welcome.

Blessed be.

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