I receive emails constantly about people interested in learning about Wicca, but they’re worried they’ll end up with a bad book or one full of bogus information. Now I’ll be the first to admit there is a lot of crap out there. Much of it is someone just trying to make a buck. However, there are a few good authors out there.
I used to teach a Wicca course out of my home years ago. I used two books as my textbooks for the class & every student was required to purchase them. In brief, they are:
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, by Scott Cunningham; and,
To Ride a Silver Broomstick, by Silver Ravenwolf.
Both are published by Llewellyn & have been in print many years so you can probably find them used if you need to watch your budget. Cunningham’s book is a very good broad introductory text that explains the Sabbats and basic Wiccan rites like how to cast a sacred circle, and so on. Ravenwolf’s book is a bit more involved. It contains the same basic information that you can find in Cunningham’s book as well as exercises you can do to hone your newly developing skills.
I often recommend both of these books to people who email asking what they should read if they want to learn how to practice Wicca. So I figured I’d also share them on my blog for those of you out there who may also be wondering the very same thing. Both books are an excellent read, and Ravenwolf has two sequels to her book that are more advanced:
To Stir a Magic Cauldron, and
To Light a Sacred Flame.
If you’re interested in working magic with angels she also has a book entitled, Angels: Companions in Magic, that I would also recommend. I found it every useful for me when I was trying to figure out how to incorporate angels into my practice of Wicca.
Blessings to each of you on your path, whatever it may be. May it lead you to happiness and personal fulfillment.