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Temple Recommended Reading List

​Compiled by High Priestess Shea Morgan; please check back as more books will be added.

To see the Gods/Goddesses/Pantheons list, please join the Spirit's Edge: A Seeker's Salon

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Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick I: Sparking The Inner Flame – Inner Development

  • Animal-Speak: The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews
  • The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz
  • Inner Temple of Witchcraft and its companion CD (sold separately) by Christopher Penczak
  • ​Kissing the Limitless by T. Thorn Coyle
  • Natural Witchery by Ellen Dugan
  • The Psychic Energy Codex: A Manual for Developing Your Subtle Senses by Michelle Belanger
  • Psychic Self Defense by Dion Fortune
  • Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Belanger, and
  • The Psychic Energy Codex: Awakening Your Subtle Senses by Michele Belanger
  • Psychic Protection: Balance and Protection for Body, Mind & Spirit by Ted Andrews
  • The Kybalion by The Three Initiates


Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick II: Growing Your Roots in Service to the Gods – Outer Manifestation

  • Apprentice to Power: A Wiccan Odyssey to Spiritual Awakening by Timothy Roderick
  • Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays in the Pagan Tradition by Laurie Cabot
  • Earth, Air, Fire & Water by Scott Cunningham
  • ​Elemental Magick by D.J. Conway
  • The Fifth Agreement by don Miguel Ruiz & don Jose Ruiz
  • Natural Magic by Doreen Valiente
  • Nature-Speak: Signs, Omens & Messages in Nature by Ted Andrews
  • Outer Temple of Witchcraft and its companion CD (sold separately) by Christopher Penczak
  • Seasons of Witchery by Ellen Dugan (NOTE: May replace with a different Sabbats/Wheel of the Year book)
  • And all WSM I books


Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick III: Shaminism & Embracing Your Shadow

  • The Five Levels of Attachment by Ruiz
  • Kissing The Limitless by T. Thorn Coyle
  • The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
  • Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality by Michael Harner
  • Earth Magic: Ancient Shamanic Wisdom for Healing Yourself, Others and the Planet by Dr. Steven D. Farmer
  • Elemental Shaman by Rosales
  • The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
  • The Art of Shapeshifting by Ted Andrews
  • The Living World of Faery by R.J. Stewart
  • The Faery Teachings by Orion Foxwood
  • Shamanic Temple of Witchcraft and its companion CD (sold separately) by Christopher Penczak
  • Plant Spirit Journey by Laura Silvana


Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick IV:  Ceremonial Witchcraft & Magick – High Magick

  • Dion Fortune’s fictional series, including including Sea Priestess, Moon Magic, The Goat Footed God, The Secrets of Dr. Tavener, The Demon Lover and The Winged Bull
  • The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
  • Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Cornelius Agrippa (edited by Donald Tysson, Llewlyn's Sourcebook 1992)
  • The Occult Christ: Angelic Mysteries, Seasonal Rituals, the Divine Feminine and More by Ted Andrews
  • Simplified Magic: Pathworking with the Tree of Life by Ted Andrews
  • Practical Qabalah Magick: Working the Magick of the Practical Qabalah and the Tree of Life in the Western Mystery Tradition by David Rankine and Sorita d’Este
  • Practical Planetary Magick: Working the Magick of the Classical Planets in the Western Mystery Tradition by David Rankine and Sorita d’Este
  • Climbing the Tree of Life: A Manual of Practical Magickal Qabalah by David Rankine
  • The Book of Thoth: The Tarot of the Egyptians by Aleister Crowley
  • Thoth Tarot Deck by Aleister Crowley
  • The Book of Tokens Tarot Meditations by Paul Foster Case (as available)
  • The Chicken Qabalah: Of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford: Dilettante’s Guide to What You Do and Do Not Need to Know to Become a Qabalist by Lon Milo DuQuette
  • The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace by don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Circle of Fire: Inspiration and Guided Meditations for Living in Love and Happiness by don Miguel Ruiz
  • Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires: The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered by Aaron Leitch
  • Temple of High Witchcraft: Ceremonies, Spheres and the Witches’ Qabalah by Christopher Penczak
  • The Witches Qabala: The Pagan Path and the Tree of Life by Ellen Canon Reed
  • Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune: The Logos of the Aeon and the Shakti of the Age by Alan Richardson
  • NOTE:  Mastery of Self by don Miguel Ruiz Jr. may be added to the required book list.


Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick V: Seminary in Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick – Service & Community

  • The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Cauldron of Memory: Retrieving Ancestral Knowledge and Wisdom by Raven Grimassi
  • The Witches’ Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft and Magical Transformation by Raven Grimassi
  • Crafting Wiccan Traditions: Creating a Foundation for your Spiritual Beliefs and Practices by Raven Grimassi
  • A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans & Pagans: Practical Guidance for Sharing Your Path by Thea Sabin
  • Spellworking for Covens: Magick for Two or More by Edain McCoy
  • Coven Craft: Witchcraft for Three or More by Amber K.
  • Spiritual Mentoring: A Pagan Guide by Judy Harrow
  • The Living Temple of Witchcraft Volume One: The Descent of the Goddess & Volume Two: The Journey of the God by Christopher Penczak​
  • DIY Akashic Wisdom: Access the Library of Your Soul by Jacki Smith and Patty Shaw
  • Theurgy or The Hermetic Practice: A Treatise on Spiritual Alchemy by E. J. Langford Garstin
  • Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks and Covens by Paul Huson
  • Don Juan, Mescalito and Modern Magic: The Mythology of Inner Space by Nevill Drury
  • Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found my Faith by Martha Beck
  • The Intercession of Spirits: Working with Animals, Angels and Ancestors by Ted Andrews
  • Dion Fortune & The Inner Light by Gareth Knight


Shea's Online Sabbats & Energies/Quarters of the Year Classes

  • Contains information on sabbats, seasons, elements, correspondences, spells, practices, traditions, history and rituals; see Classes page for details


Recommended Authors

  • Ted Andrews
  • Cornelius Agrippa
  • Paul Beryl
  • Laurie Cabot
  • Carlos Castenada
  • Tom Cowan
  • T. Thorn Coyle
  • Scott Cunningham
  • Nevill Drury
  • Sorita D'Este
  • Lon Milo DuQuette
  • ​Steven Farmer
  • Dion Fortune
  • ​Orion Foxwood
  • Ember Grant
  • Raven Grimassi
  • Michael Harner
  • Judika Illes
  • Gareth Knight
  • Galena Krasskova
  • Melody
  • ​Edain McCoy
  • Dorothy Morrison
  • Mickie Mueller
  • Gede Parma
  • Diana Paxon
  • Silver Ravenwolf
  • David Rankine
  • Timothy Roderick
  • Dana Robinson
  • Shana Robinson
  • ​don Jose Ruiz
  • don Miguel Ruiz
  • don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.
  • R.J. Stewart
  • Authors of Llewelyn's original sabbat series and new sabbat series


Divination:

  • The Tarot Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Cards and Spreads by Sarah Bartlett
  • Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes by Edred Thorsson
  • Rudiments of Runelore by Stephen Pollington
  • Runes Theory and Practice by Galena Krasskova
  • Taking Up the Runes by Diana Paxon
  • Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson


Ceremonial Magick

  • See WSM IV Reading List
  • Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts by Donald Michael Kraig
  • Angels by Silver Ravenwolf


Crystals & Chakras

  • See WSM I-III Book List
  • Love is in the Earth: The Crystal and Mineral Encyclopedia: The Liite Fantastic and The Last Testament by Melody – the “go to” book for all things crystals!; geological information, color pictures and spiritual/magickal correspondences/uses; also comes in two smaller books; there is also a separate book sold by Melody for crystal layouts/grids
  • Love is in the Earth Crystal Tarot Cards by Melody
  • The Book of Stones: Who they are & What they teach by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian – contains geological information, color pictures and spiritual/magickal correspondences/uses; has an affirmation for each crystal; it contains channeled material from the crystal kingdom; a great book to use for easy guidance; there is an almost pocket-size version (with less detail) available as well
  • Chakra Clearing: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know and Heal (Includes a Chakra Clearing CD) by Doreen Virtue – great little book with meditations, visualizations and affirmations; author uses a different number of chakras for the chakra system; she includes “Ears Chakras” with two chakras for each ear
  • Chakras Chart by Dynamo House, Melbourne, Australia – contains information on various correspondences for each chakra, including color, location, mantra/sound, stone, oil, symbols, astrological sign and planets
  • The Chakra Deck: 50 Cards for Promoting Spiritual and Physical Health by OhmWorks, Inc. (2004) – provides several cards on each chakra with information on balances/imbalances, meditations, yoga positions and breathing patterns for each chakra
  • Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals: The Clearest Recognition Guides Available by Chris Pellant – contains geological information and great photos of various stones
  • Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham – includes a 16-page color insert of stones; contains spiritual, magickal, astrological, planetary and elemental correspondences for each crystal and methods to work with those crystals in your life
  • Crystal Deva Cards: The Mineral Kingdom’s Messages of Hope & Self-Empowerment for the New Millennium by/presented through Cindy Watlington – includes a deck, which is great as a meditative tool to meditate with a card/crystal; it has a book that accompanies the cards, which contains material or messages channeled from the crystal kingdom to the author
  • Crystal Bible by Judy Hall – Contains pictures of the stones with charts for quick access in the back of the book
  • Crystal Power, Crystal Healing, the Complete Handbook by Michael Gienger – Information on crystal types, mythology and the four levels of healing – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
  • Crystal Prescriptions: The A-Z Guide to over 1,200 Symptoms and Their Healing Crystals by Judy Hall
  • Book of Crystal Healing by Liz Simpson– Contains chakra meditations and gemstone balancing examples.
  • Crystal Therapy by Doreen virtue – Ties stones in with the Archangels

 
Energy Work

  • See WSM I Reading List
  • The Psychic Energy Workbook: An Illustrated Course in Practical Psychic Skills by Michael Miller and Josephine M. Harper


Fiction Series

  • The Secrets of Dr. Taverner by Dion Fortune
  • The Secret Tradition in Arthurian Legend by Gareth Knight
  • The Demon Lover by Dion Fortune
  • The Winged Bull by Dion Fortune
  • Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune
  • Moon Magic by Dion Fortune
  • The Magick Bookshop by Trobe


Folklore

  • The Snow Maiden and other Russian Tales by Bonnie Marshall
  • Russian Magic: Living Folk Traditions of an Enchanted Landscape by Cherry Gilcrest
  • Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale by Andreas Johns
  • The Bathhouse at Midnight by W. F. Ryan
  • Forests of the Vampires: Slavic Myth (Myth and Mankind) by Time-Life Books
  • Slavic Folklore: A Handbook by Natalie Kononenko
  • South Mountain Magic: Tales of Old Maryland (America Obscura) by Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren
  • Ozark Magic and Folklore by Vance Randolph
  • Russian Folk Belief by Linda J. Ivanits
  • Russian Myths (Legendary Past Series) by Elizabeth Warner
  • In a Graveyard at Midnight: Folk Magic and Wisdom from the Heart of Appalachia by Edain McCoy
  • Candle & The Crossroads by Orion Foxwood


Healing

  • See WSM I-V Book List
  • Heal Your Body A-Z by Louise L. Hay – provides affirmations for healing; discusses “dis-ease”
  • Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine by Deepak Chopra
  • In the Shadow of the 13 Moons: Embracing Lunar Energy for Self-Healing and Transformation by Kimberly Sherman-Cook
  • Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman
  • Red Medicine: Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies by Patrisia Gonzales
  • Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plant-Lore and Healing by Stephen Pollington


Herbalism

  • See WSM II-III Book List
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
  • The Master Book of Herbalism by Paul Beyerl
  • A Compendium of Herbal Magic by Paul Beyerl
  • Herbal Alchemy by Phillip Hurley
  • Healing Wise (Wise Woman Herbal Series) by Susun Weed
  • A Russian Herbal: Traditional Remedies for Health and Healing by Igor Vilevich Zevin, Nathaniel Altman and Lilia Vasilevna Zevin


History

  • See WSM V Book List
  • The Magical Battle of Britain by Dion Fortune and Gareth Knight
  • Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune: The Logos of the Aeon and the Shakti of the Age by Alan Richardson
  • The Mead Hall: The Feasting Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England by Stephen Pollington


Paganism

  • See WSM I-V Book List
  • Llewelyn’s Sabbat Series – old and new series
  • Common Book of Witchcraft by Correllian Tradition
  • Paganism: An introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by River and Joyce Higginbotham
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America by Margot Adler
  • The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature by Starhawk
  • Pagans and Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience by Gus diZerega
  • Pagans and Christians by Robin Lane Fox
  • Circles of Meaning, Labyrinths of Fear by Brendan Myers
  • Witta: An Irish Pagan Tradition by Edain McCoy


Pantheons
(also refer to previously publicized pantheons/gods/goddesses list, available on the Spirit’s Edge: A Seeker’s Salon files - join the group to access the list)

Anglo-Saxon

  • Looking for the lost Gods of England by Kathleen Herbert
  • Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic by Bill Griffiths


Celtic

  • The Celtic Book of Days: A Guide to Celtic Spirituality and Wisdom by Caitlin Matthews
  • Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions by H.R. Ellis Davidson


Druid

  • DruidCraft: The Magic of Wicca & Druidry by Phillip Carr-Gomm


Hoodoo

  • Workin’ in da Boneyard by Denise Alvarado and Madrina Angelique
  • Candle & The Crossroads – Orion Foxwood


Norse:

  • Exploring the Northern Tradition: A Guide to The Gods, Lore, Rites and Celebrations from the Norse, German and Anglo-Saxon Traditions by Galina Krasskova and Swain Wodening
  • Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism by Edred Thorsson
  • Also see "Divination" Section


Shinto

  • The Yengishiki or Shinto Rituals (Forgotten Books) by Unknown Author
  • Kojiki by Donald L. Phillippi
  • Shinto Norito: A Book of Prayers by Ann Llewellyn Evans
  • Shinto the Kami Way by Sokyo Ono Ph.D. and William P. Woodard
  • The Essence of Shinto: Japan’s Spiritual Heart by Motohisa Yamakage


Psychic Self Defense and Related

  • See WSM I Book List


Ritual:

  • Dion Fortune’s Rites of Isis and of Pan by Gareth Knight
  • Llewelyn’s Sabbat Series – old and new series
  • See WSM I-II Book List


Self Reflection

  • See WSM I-V Book List
  • The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary by Angeles Arrien
  • Dreaming of the Dark by Starhawk
  • Beyond Fear by don Miguel Ruiz


Shamanism:

  • See WSM III Book List
  • Dance of Stones: A Shamanic Road Trip by Kenn Day
  • Post-Tribal Shamanism: A New Look at the Old Ways by Kenn Day
  • Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit by Tom Cowan
  • Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman
  • Slavic Sorcery: Shamanic Journey of Initiation by Ken Johnson


Shamanic Witchcraft

  • See WSM III Reading List
  • By Land Sky & Sea: Three Realms of Shamanic Witchcraft by Gede Parma – contains a method of chakra balancing, but a focus on using it for preparatory work for a deeper spiritual or shamanic practice/journeying
  • Timothy Roderick’s book


Spells

  • The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells for Modern Problems by Dixie Deerman
  • The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes (and all of her other books)
  • Power Spellcraft for Life: The Art of Crafting and Casting for Positive Change by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation by Silver RavenWolf
  • Hex and Spellwork: The Magical Practices of the Pennsylvania Dutch by Karl Herr
  • Hex Signs: Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Symbols and their meanings by Don Yoder and Thomas Graves
  • The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington


Theory & Philosophy

  • The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality by Michael Talbot
  • The Kybalion by Three Initiates – great source on the Hermetic Laws
  • Divine Magic: The Seven Sacred Secrets of Manifestation by Doreen Virtue – a modern day discussion of the Hermetic Laws, with a companion CD included


Wicca

  • Llewelyn’s Sabbat Series – old and new series
  • Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
  • Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
  • Solitary Wicca for Life: Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • Wicca Year & a Day by Timothy Roderick (and his other books)
  • The Circle Within: Creating a Wiccan Spiritual Tradition by Dianne Sylvan
  • Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft (Green Witchcraft Series) by Ann Moura
  • Book of Shadows by Phyllis Curott


Witchcraft

  • See WSM I-II Book List
  • To Ride a Silver Broomstick by Silver Ravenwolf
  • Common Book of Witchcraft by Correllian Tradition
  • Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
  • Power of the Witch by Laurie Cabot and Tom Cowan
  • The Witch’s Guide to Life by Kala Trobe
  • What Witches Do (The Paranormal) by Stewart Farrar
  • Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition by Raven Grimassi
  • Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess by Starhawk
  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Crafts of a Kitchen Witch by Rachel Patterson
  • Moon Magic by Rachel Patterson
  • The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham