Reading List

We are often asked for a recommended reading list.  Here are just a handful of our favourites which will get you started, with the links to purchase them from Amazon, if you wish, below (a few pennies go towards the upkeep of this website):

The Classics

Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches of Italy by Charles G. Leland, 1899

The Golden Bough by James George Frazer, 1922

The Secret Commonwealth: An Essay on the Nature and Actions of the Subterranean (and for the Most Part) Invisible People, Heretofore Going Under the Name of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies by Robert Kirk, 1691

The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth by Robert Graves, 1966

Modern Classics

The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner

Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks & Covens by Paul Huson, 1971


Natural Magic by Doreen Valiente


Rebirth of Witchcraft by Doreen Valiente


Witchcraft for Tomorrow by Doreen Valiente


The Roebuck in the Thicket by Robert Cochrane (Anthology)

Wicce - Our tradition

Pagan Ritual by Anna Franklin

Familiars: Animal Powers of Britain by Anna Franklin


Path of the Shaman by Anna Franklin

Modern Pagan History

The Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton

Gerald Gardner and The Cauldron of Inspiration by Philip Heselton