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But if you're just looking for non-Wicca books, I'm a fan of the newly-late Peter Pardon, Robin Artisson, and Robert Cochrane.

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Hi, guys!

I'm reading a book that I would recommend. It's Thomas Karlsson: " Qabalah, Qlipoth and Goetic Magick".

Even if you are not into Qabalah and Goetia, this book makes very good arguments for the primalcy of the darkness, chaos and (methaphysical) evil. Darkness and void are the foundation of everything else in existence. Light and order came later. Karlsson is the founder of Dragon Rouge order. (You can download the book in pdf)

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I have to recommend another book 'cause it's that good. " The Chaos Protocols" by Gordon White. It explains very well the probability of Magick and has very practical approach to Magick for everyday life. It talks about the Initiation rites, psychodelics, and... economy! I'm not a chaos magicians, but this book speaks to me on so many levels. It's a very good read for ever magician, be it a witch or a ceremonial magician.

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I don't think it matters if you read some wiccan books, to understand where the craft is now we need to understand where it came from and who created which particular off-shoots. To understand exactly who practices what helps me plan my journey through the Craft better. Knowledge is power so to speak. Some of the reading on my list - Cunning-Folk & Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft by Emma Wilby.

 

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy by Mircea Eliade.

Hoodoo, Herb and Root Magic by Cat Yronwode

A Century of Spells by Draja Mickaharic

Crones Book of Charms & Spells by Valerie Worth

Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey by Kenneth Johnson.

 

If anyone has any of these books and would like to sell it/them, please let me know :)

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Llyr, are you currently reading the Wilby book? I'd like to know what you think of it. The yronwode, Mickharic and Worth books I have. Worth's is more a collection of poetry than anything else, but she was a very good poet and I've gotten a lot of inspiration for my work from it and the "Magical Words" title she also wrote. I'm too much of a hoarder to let my copies go!

Brought back some memories to see the mentions of Huson's book! It's always seemed to me to occupy a sort of inbetween space: not really Wicca, not really Trad Craft, but still an interesting and useful read. Huson, by all accounts is a gentleman and scholar.

I have not read his book Mastering Herbalism, and I'm thinking I probably should grab a copy...

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Llyr, are you currently reading the Wilby book? I'd like to know what you think of it. The yronwode, Mickharic and Worth books I have. Worth's is more a collection of poetry than anything else, but she was a very good poet and I've gotten a lot of inspiration for my work from it and the "Magical Words" title she also wrote. I'm too much of a hoarder to let my copies go!

Brought back some memories to see the mentions of Huson's book! It's always seemed to me to occupy a sort of inbetween space: not really Wicca, not really Trad Craft, but still an interesting and useful read. Huson, by all accounts is a gentleman and scholar.

I have not read his book Mastering Herbalism, and I'm thinking I probably should grab a copy...

 

 

Hi Eis, no I haven't got around to it yet. I have a number of books on my list but I will buy the next one once I finish the Huson book. I can aim for the Wilby book next as I am not fussed on what particular order I get through them, so I can let you know then if you like?

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Llyr, I would really appreciate that. If I can return the book review favor just let me know.

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I will keep that in mind Eis thank you. I want to read them all anyway if I can regardless if they are good or bad. I can still learn something from it :)

 

Not a problem, Emma Wilby will be next in my firing line!!

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Nera I really like Gordon White too, I havent read his book but I did get into his blog some time ago. He writes A LOT and it's great content, runesoup.com for the curious.

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Nera I really like Gordon White too, I havent read his book but I did get into his blog some time ago. He writes A LOT and it's great content, runesoup.com for the curious.

Gordon fan here too :) 

 

Star.Ships really changed my outlook on the history of witchcraft and magic (or rather, it filled some voids). He also has a new book out, 'Pieces of Eight' and a great podcast :)

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oooooooh good to know! i haven't been able to do much recreational reading with my undergrad studies, but i'm almost done and can dive back in to my own reading list after that, ha. I'm almost more excited for that than i am to graduate, LOL. Almost.

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