If you're new to the world of witchcraft, or if you're just looking for some new ideas on how to live as a modern witch, there are incredible books available to you. This blog post is all about the best books on living as a modern witch. From books on magic and spellcasting, to books on mindfulness and self-care, there's something for everyone here. So, whether you're just starting out on your magical journey, or if you're looking for ways to deepen your practice, read on for the best books on living as a modern witch.
Encyclopedia of Witch Craft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World
by Judika Illes
Author of the popular Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells and Encyclopedia of Spirits now explores the exciting magic and power of the mystical world of witches in Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, a comprehensive reference book that covers everything you ever wanted to know about this fascinating topic.
Folklore expert Judika Illes introduces readers to mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, witches from all over the globe. She takes readers on an enchanting tour through witchcraft’s history, mythology, and folklore, where they will discover a miscellany of facts including magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, celebrations, traditions, and much more.
The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small.
In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. You’ll discover how to find harmony in Earth’s great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. The green witch focuses on harmony, healing, and balance with the Earth, but also with humanity and yourself. This guide also contains easy-to-understand directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Not only will you attune yourself to nature, but you will also embrace your own power. Learn about the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.
Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn
Discover how to be a powerful psychic witch with this book on wielding energy and awakening your psychic senses. Psychic Witch explores the relationship between psychic ability and magick, interweaving them to create a strong foundation for accessing the full potential of your mind, body, and spirit.
Mat Auryn reveals some of his most closely guarded tips, secrets, practices, and meditations so that you can master the perception and manipulation of energy. Featuring over ninety exercises and the inner tools you need to perform magick anywhere and at any time, Psychic Witch helps you tune in to yourself and the subtle energies of the world.
The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life by Ambrosia Hawthorn
There’s magic in all of us, just waiting to be tapped. If you’re ready to access and channel your power, this spell book will be your guide. Inside, you’ll discover what it means to create and cast a spell, the central philosophies of witchcraft, and how spellwork can help you feel more powerful and connected to the world around you.
- Sage advice—Explore an introduction to spellcasting that covers key terms, the different forms of magic, and step-by-step instructions for successful spells.
- For love, prosperity, and healing—Try 130 spells that can impact every part of your life, like a Rose Attraction Potion, a Friendship Repair Knot Spell, or Healing Full Moon Water.
- Designed with new witches in mind—Enchanting illustrations and a cookbook-style format make it easy to find your favorite spells, along with guidance for honing your craft over time.
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Whether you're just starting out on your magical journey, or you've been practicing witchcraft for years, there's something in this list for everyone. These books will help you live a more witchy life and learn everything from how to cast spells to how to connect with the natural world. Happy reading!
Credit: All descriptions of books from their Amazon product page.