Books, Authors, and Sacred Texts
How To Create a Daily Plan of Study
For many Wiccans and Pagans, it's hard to set aside time for reading and learning... and this can be a problem, if you're someone who wants to continue to grow spiritually! Here are some tips on how to create a daily plan of study for learning more about Wicca and Paganism.
Start Your Own Pagan or Wiccan Study Group
You may not have access to a coven in your area, but that doesn't mean you can't learn. If you've got a few friends who are also interested in Wicca, you might want to consider begin a study group of your own. Here are a few tips to get you started.
The About Pagan/Wiccan Book Reviews
Here at About Pagan/Wiccan, I often get the opportunity to review books on modern Paganism and Wicca. This index features links to all of the book reviews that have been completed so far. If you're an author or publisher and would like your non-fiction book reviewed here on the site, please email me for further information, using the link in my...
Thirteen Books Every Wiccan Should Read
Now that you've decided you want to learn about Wicca, what should you read? After all, there are literally thousands of books on the subject -- some good, others not so much. This list features the thirteen books that every Wiccan should have on their shelves. A few are historical, a few more focus on actual Wiccan practice, but they're all...
Charge of the Goddess
Charge of the Goddess, first published by Doreen Valiente, is one of the cornerstones of many Wiccan paths. Poetic and powerful, the Charge has been adapted into many variations, but Valiente's original work remains a favorite of many Pagans today.
Author Interview: Ellen Dugan
Ellen Dugan is known as the Garden Witch, and has written a number of books on herbal magic and other themes in Witchcraft. Find out what she has to say about issues of interest to Pagans, and her upcoming titles!
Author Interview: Dana D. Eilers
A former attorney, Dana D. Eilers is the author of the books "The Practical Pagan" and "Pagans and the Law: Understand Your Rights." Find out what Dana has to say about her books, the state of modern Paganism, and how to protect yourself as a Wiccan or Pagan today.
Author Interview: Raymond Buckland
Raymond Buckland has written over thirty books on Wicca. Check out what he had to say about the modern Pagan movement, books worth reading, and contemporary issues of concern to Wiccans.
Author Profile: Scott Cunningham
Author Scott Cunningham was one of Wicca's most prolific writers before his death in 1993. Includes background and a bibliography.
Author Profile: Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535)
One of the best known occult writers is Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. Born in France, he was periodically denounced but never formally accused or tried for his interests in magic and the occult. His work "Three Books About Occult Philosophy" was a major influence on later thinkers such as John Dee, and examined the idea that the magic of the natural world was linked to the magic of the Divine.
Who Was Doreen Valiente?
Doreen Valiente is legendary among modern Pagans, particularly those who have studied the works of Gerald Gardner. How did Doreen Valiente's writings in the 1950s impact witches and Pagans today?
Review: The Practical Pagan
Read a review of "The Practical Pagan: Commonsense Guidelines for Modern Practitioners" by Dana D. Eilers.
Review: Empowering Your Life With Wicca
Read a review of Empowering Your Life With Wicca by author Sirona Knight.
Author Profile: Isaac Bonewits
Meet author and Pagan educator Isaac Bonewits, founder of Ár nDraíocht Féin, and a leader of the modern Pagan movement.
Sybil Leek's Six Tenets of Witchcraft
In some forms of traditional Wicca, there are six basic tenets. These simple principles are guidelines meant to help practitioners lead positive and spiritually fulfilling lives. Although they vary somewhat from one tradition to the next, they are nearly always similar in spirit and intent.