Adler, Margot; Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshipers and Other Pagans in America Today; New York: Viking, 1979. An inside, informed look at Wicca and Paganism. An updated version has recently been published. Photographs.
Buckland, Raymond; Witchcraft From the Inside; St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications, 1971. One of the earliest American books on Wicca, this is an explication of so-called "Gardnerian" Wicca. Photographs.
Buckland, Raymond; Witchcraft. . . The Religion; Bay Shore, New York: The Auckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, 1966. An early pamphlet describing Gardnerian Wicca.
Deutch, Richard; The Ecstatic Mother: Portrait of Maxine Sanders-Witch Queen; London: Bachman & Turner, 1977. A written portrait of Maxine Sanders (see Sanders, Maxine below) by a Wiccan author. Photographs.
Gardner, Gerald; The Meaning of Witchcraft; London: Aquarian Press, 1959, 1971. Gerald Gardner's look at the origins of Wicca. Photographs.
Gardner, Gerald; Witchcraft Today; London: Rider, 1954. New York: Citadel, 1955. This book was the first to be written by a Witch (read: Wiccan). It is therefore of great importance. The author describes various aspects of Gardnerian Wicca-as much as he dared at the time-including the tools, ritual nudity, magic, the magic circle, and many other topics. Complete with photographs. Remember, this book describes Wicca solely from Gardner's point of view.
Glass, Justine; Witchcraft: The Sixth Sense and Us; North Hollywood: Wilshire, 1965. An early look at the symbolism and lore of various traditions of British Wicca (most notably The Regency). It also explores psychic phenomena. Photographs.
Johns, June; King of the Witches: The World of Alex Sanders; New York: Coward McCann, 1969. A mythological biography of the founder of Alexandrian Wicca, once one of the most prevalent traditions of Wiccas. Photographs.
Leek, Sybil; The Complete Art of Witchcraft; New York: World Publishing, 1971. This book, by one of the most famous Witches of the past decade, describes a nontraditional, eclectic Wiccan system. Photographs.
Leek, Sybil; Diary of a Witch; New York: Prentice-Hall, 1968. The book that introduced
Witches and Wicca to much of the United States when it became a best seller in the late 1960s. An autobiography of a British Wiccan.
Martello, Leo L.; Witchcraft: The Old Religion; Secaucus: University Books, 1973. An offbeat look at Wicca, with particular emphasis on Italian Witch-lore.
Roberts, Susan; Witches USA; New York: Dell, 1971. Reprint; Hollywood: Phoenix House, 1974. This book, one of the first surveys of the Wiccan scene in the early 1970s, caused quite a stir among Wiccans when it was published. However, it stands as a delightful (though somewhat dated) look at Wicca, and contains no more inaccuracies than any other book of its type.
Sanders, Maxine; Maxine: The Witch Queen; London: Sat Books, 1976. Yet another Wiccan autobiography-this one by the woman who, with her then-husband Alex Sanders, began the Alexandrian Wiccan movement. includes many interesting behind-the-scenes stories of her activities with Alex. Photographs.
Valiente, Doreen; An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973. An encyclopedia of Gardnerian Wiccan lore and mostly British folklore. Quite useful and fun to read.
Valiente, Doreen; Where Witchcraft Lives; London: Aquarian Press, 1962. This book, written by the author before she had publicly acknowledged herself as a Witch, is filled with Sussex folklore as well as stories of Wiccan rituals and bits of folk magic.
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