It has been said that the Abrahamic traditions are “people of the book” but that pagans are “people of the library.” As a librarian-by-day, I also assert that a good portion of witches are also people of the library. As is long-held tradition amongst web-present witches going back to the days of AOL, I had begun preparing my “Witchcraft Reading List” but found that there were already several good ones in existence. Why take the time and effort to prepare one when I can just link to some other witches and maybe give them a little bit of traffic? I’m still unsure if anyone has even seen this blog, but we’ll go through the motions as an exercise in posterity. If you blog it, they will come, yes? (Yeah, I’m not entirely sold on that thought process either)
Archaic Honey has a fairly *decent and pretty *lengthy reading list published in the spring of last year. My only caveat is that I wouldn’t necessarily have included works by Yronwode, but she has been one of the earlier authors to write extensively on Hoodoo, for good or ill. Also, I imagine I’ll be adding other great reading lists as they come to mind or I come across them. But without further ado: A Reading Resource for Every Witch
* The only books I would add to this ( at this point, but give me time) are the works of Carlo Ginzburg, particularly Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath; the works of Dion Fortune, The Sea Priestess being foremost; and The Witching Herbs: 13 Essential Plants and Herbs for Your Magical Garden by Harold A. Roth.