Witchcraft Books

Do you want to use plants and herbs to make potions for daily healing or use the energy of the moon to achieve your desires? From witchcraft and Wicca experts including Arina Murphy-Hiscock, Scott Cunningham, and Lisa Chamberlain, here are 10 books on witchcraft perfect for both beginners and experienced witches.

For all witches! Welcome! So, you want to learn about witchcraft but don’t know where to start? Here is a list of the best REAL witchcraft books for beginners from the most respected authors in the field.

Witchcraft books for beginners

The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils and More

In this guide you will learn the way of the green witch, how to make potions and oils for daily healing from herbs, plants and flowers and how crystals, gemstones, stones and even branches help you to find inner balance.

Payback’s a Witch

Emmy Harlow is a witch, but she hasn’t been home to the magical town of Thistle Grove in years. But when a spellcasting tournament approaches, it turns out that the force of tradition is strong enough to bring Emmy back. She is determined to spend some quality time with her best friend Linden, who has just broken up with heartthrob Gareth Blackmoore. Linden was delighted only to discover that Gareth was also seeing Talia Avramov – not known to either of them. And now Talia and Linden want revenge. Only one question remains: is Emmy in?

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

Cunningham’s classic introduction to Wicca is about living life magically, spiritually, and in complete harmony with nature. It’s a book of common sense and common sense, not just about magic, but religion and one of the most important issues of our day: how to achieve that much-needed and healthy relationship with our earth.

A Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells

With the help of the magic expert Skye Alexander you will develop your own magic and create spells, potions and spells. As she carefully guides you through each phase of these witchcraft practices, detailing how they can be adapted to your specific situation, you will gain confidence in your inner knowledge and strength.

Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within

In this book, the third generation witch, Juliet Diaz, takes you on a journey to connect with the magic within you. It explains how to get rid of what you don’t need, free your authentic self, and become an embodiment of your truth. You will also learn the skills and techniques required to build your magical craft.

Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft

As one of the most recommended books in modern Wicca, this comprehensive text presents a step-by-step course in witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history and traditions, as well as instructions on spells, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, Dream work, Sabbath, Esbat, meetings and individual practice.

Wicca Book of Spells: A Book of Shadows for Wiccans, Witches, and Other Practitioners of Magic

In this book by bestselling author Lisa Chamberlain, you will find spells and other magical mechanisms that, when used properly, can bring positive experiences into your life. Divided into four general categories, they’re suitable for witches of all skill levels without the need for extravagant or hard-to-find ingredients. Each spell has explicit instructions, but there are also ways to customize the work however you want using your own intuition and style.


Mya Spalter spent years working with candles, herbs, cats and spells as an employee of New York’s oldest occult store, Enchantments. In this beautifully illustrated book, Mya introduces mystical concepts that you can use to create spells and rituals that resonate with your personal style.

The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit

The Witch’s Book of Self-Care contains tips on how to pamper your body, mind, and spirit with spells, meditations, mantras, and powerful activities to help you stay healthy, relieve stress, let go of sadness, channel joy, and embrace your strength. .

Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers and Other Pagans in America

Drawing Down the Moon remains the only detailed story of the burgeoning, but still largely misunderstood, neo-pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse and colorful gallery of people in the United States, people inspired by ancient gods, nature, myths, and even science fiction.

The Crystal Bible

An easy-to-understand illustrated guide to crystals that includes photographic identification, detailed descriptions and information on the individual properties of each crystal, including spiritual, mental and psychological, emotional and physical effects, and its use in healing. An irreplaceable landmark for crystal lovers around the world.

A Witches Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook

This collection, comprising two books in one volume, Otto Sabbat for Witches and The Way of the Witches, is the most comprehensive and insightful work on the principles, rituals, and beliefs of modern witchcraft.

Moon Spells: How to Use the Phases of the Moon to Get What You Want

At any point in time the moon shines over half the world. Now, through the magic of the lunar spells, you can learn how to use their energies to make your wish come true, be it a joyful romance, a successful career, or excellent physical and emotional health.


It’s a question that we keep getting in store – people are just starting their adventure with spirituality, witchcraft and the occult, and they want a guide. Though craftsmanship branches off in many directions, it makes sense to want a starting point and we’re always happy to give a recommendation!

Here is a rundown of Victoria’s best bookstore titles for little witches. As a store-dwelling witch, manager, bookseller, and practicing witchcraft and the occult throughout many moons, she has a wealth of titles to her credit, and these are her favorites.