Reading List

Reading List!

A few notes on out reading list

- We have chosen the books we have for a reason. We do add things periodically, but the list is curated to include some of the best books (for their popularity, content, ease of understanding, and availability) on the topics listed. We do take recommendations, but it has to be something at least one of the founders has read and can readily recommend to be added, or something of a seminal work (the Kalevala, for instance).

- We do not often approve books that are not on our list towards the dedicant program. Once you are initiated, you still are expected to read and experience to further your membership in IDGAF - but the books at that point are your choice and do NOT have to be on the reading list (but should still be relevant to your studies). For these reasons, we do ask that you try to read from what is listed.

-If there is something you want to read that is not on our list, and it is something that is relevant to your learning path, please contact your mentor. You would have to make a really good case for the book you want to read, and the founders would have to decide whether it is something that is within the scope of our tradition. Even then, we may not approve it as a part of the dedicant program. Please do not request more than 2 books that are not on the reading list - save those books for your initiation reading!


Wicca
- Wicca: Guide for the Solitary Practitioner - Scott Cunningham
- Living Wicca - Scott Cunningham
- Buckland’s Complete Guide to Witchcraft - Raymond Buckland
- Witchcraft for Tomorrow - Doreen Valiente
- The Way of Four - Deborah Lipp
- Study of Witchcraft - Deborah Lipp
- The Witches Bible - Janet and Stuart Farrar
- Circle Within - Dianne Sylvan
- The Wiccan Year - Judy Ann Nock
- To Ride a Silver Broomstick - Silver Ravenwolf

General Paganism
- Paganism - Joyce & River Higganbotham
- Inner Temple of Witchcraft - Christopher Penczak
- Outer Temple of Witchcraft - Christopher Penczak
- The Spiral Dance - Starhawk
- Deepening Witchcraft - Grey Cat
- Spirited - Gede Parma
- Land, Sky & Sea - Gede Parma
- Ecstatic Witchcraft - Gede Parma
- Sacred Paths for Modern Men - Dagonet Dewr
- Pagan in the City - Cassandra Eason
- Natural Witchery - Ellen Dugan
- A Witch Alone - Marian Greene
- Scottish Witchcraft - Raymond Buckland
- To Walk a Pagan Path - Alaric Albertsson

Historical/Mythological
- The Golden Bough - James Frazier
- Drawing Down the Moon - Margot Adler
- Masks of God series - Joseph Campbell
- Flight of the Wild Gander - Joseph Campbell
- Triumph of the Moon - Ronald Hutton

Non-Wiccan Witchcraft
- Mastering Witchcraft - Paul Huson
- Book of English Magic - Phillip Carr-Gomm & Richard Heygate
- The Black Arts - Richard Cavendish
- Grimoire for Modern Cunningfolk - Peter Paddon
- Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells - Judika Illes
- Way of the Hedge Witch - Arin Murphy-Hiscock
- Evolutionary Witchcraft - T. Thorn Coyle
- Candle and the Crossroads - Orion Foxwood
- A Deed Without a Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft - Lee Morgan

Heathenry & Asatru
- Gods & Myths of Northern Europe - H.R Ellis Davidson
- Prose Edda - Carolyne Larrington
- Poetic Edda - Jesse L. Byock
- Norse Mythology - John Lindow
- Essential Asatru - Diana Paxson
- A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru - Patricia M Lafayllve
- Penguin Book of Norse Myth
- Kalevala (Finnish mythological cycle)
- Road to Hel - H.R Ellis Davidson
- Travels Through Middle Earth - Alaric Albertsson

Druidism & Celtic Paths
- Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe - H. R Ellis Davidson
- Pagan Celtic Britain - Anne Ross
- Brief History of the Druids - Peter Beresford Ellis
- The Druidry Handbook - John Michael Greer
- Fire in the Head - Tom Cowan
- Salmon in the Spring - Jason Kirkey
- Carmina Gadelica - Alexander Carmichael
- Magic of the Celtic Otherworld - Stephen Blamires
- Mysteries of Druidry -  Brendan Cathbad Myers

Egyptian/Kemetic
- Sacred Magic of Ancient Egypt - Rosemary Clark
- Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt - Rosemary Clark
- Egyptian Paganism for Beginners - Jocelyn Almond/ Keith Seddon
- Ancient Egyptian Magic - Bob Brier

Shamanism (Core)
- Way of the Shaman - Micheal Harner
- Shamanic Journeying - Sandra Ingerman
- Hollow Bone: A Field Guide to Shamanism - Colleen Deatsman
- Awakening to the Spirit World - Sandra Ingerman
- Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life - Tom Cowan

Buddhism
- The Wisdom of No Escape - Pema Chodron
- When Things Fall Apart - Pema Chodron
- Dharma Punx - Noah Levine
- Buddha's Brain - Rick Hanson
- How to Practice - Dalai Lama
- Zen Buddhism - Sarah Elliott Price




Fiction
(Please note: you cannot choose any of these books for your initiation training, they are recommended purely for interest)
- American Gods - Neil Gaiman
- Sweep (series) - Cate Tiernan
- His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
- Bell, Book and Candle: The Bast Mysteries - Rosemary Edghill


The following books are out of print - we highly recommend reading them if you come across them (the non-fiction can be included in your reading)!
- Witch: A Magical Journey - Fiona Horne
- Wicca for Men - A.J Drew
- Circle of Three - Isobel Bird
- Way of the Green Witch - Arin Murphy-Hiscock
- Treading the Mill - Nigel G. Pearson

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