Neopagan Witchcraft the Twigs

The Tree: the Complete Book of Saxon Witchcraft, by Raymond Buckland. The book in which the author invented Seax-Wicca, the first tradition of Wicca in which self-initiation was explicitly approved.

The Truth about Witchcraft and Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, by Scott Cunningham. The first book is an excellent brief introduction to general Wicca, suitable for giving to worried friends and family. The second was the first widely distributed text on Wicca aimed at readers who had no coven or prospects of having one. Very controversial when first published, but now recognized as a classic.

The Witches' Goddess: The Feminine Principle of Divinity, The Witches' God: Lord of the Dance, and A Witches' Bible, by Janet and Stuart Farrar. The first two books contain useful details about multiple deities and how their worship can be incorporated into Wic-can circles. The third is a rebinding of both Eight Sabbats for Witches and The Witches' Way, so it's a good introduction to the early orthodox Traditions of Wicca, with lots of fine ritual ideas.

The Spiral Dance, Dreaming the Dark, and Truth or Dare, by Starhawk. Starhawk was the first writer to discuss the political and social implications of Goddess worship in general and magic in particular. Unfortunately, she backed off from her radicalism as she began to sell to the New Age market.

An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present and Witchcraft for Tomorrow, by Doreen Valiente. The first is a dictionary of sorts, used as a primary reference by many Wiccans during the 80s and 90s. The second presents her thoughts near the end of her life about Gerald Gardner, Wicca, and her role in the process of its creation (includes a lovely "Book of Shadows" section with prayers and ritual instructions).

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