Books on witchcraft around Halloween
As witchcraft books continue to flood the market, it’s no surprise that there are dozens of titles scheduled with Halloween this year. The festivities around October 31 have roots in Celtic spirituality, and today’s celebrations include harvests, parties, and spooky costume parties. For party animals who want to do more than dress up as witches, new books on magic offer self-care techniques, tips for finding true love, guides for those just starting out, and more. As a bonus, our list also includes upcoming books on witchcraft and topics like cooking, caring for the Earth, and embracing its origins.
Becoming the witch: the art of magic
By Danae Moon Thorp (Llewellyn, now available)
The founder of the SpellBox metaphysical store in Melbourne, Australia, Thorp, aims to teach novice witches the essential components and practices of witchcraft, including the elements, spells, tools, deities and rituals important in the 21st century.
Brujas: The magic and power of colored witches
By Lorraine Monteagut (Chicago Review, now available)
Cuban-Colombian writer Monteagut chronicles the magical life of a growing subculture of feminist witches, led by Afro-Latin immigrants and Native Americans, as they extend their personal rituals to broader movements of self-help. care and activists. Part memory, part ritual guide, the book seeks to empower readers by linking them to their true ancestors.
Earth Magic: Elements of Sorcery
By Dodie Graham McKay (Llewellyn, now available)
The fourth book in Llewellyn’s Elements of Witchcraft series shows ways to enrich her connection to Earth. Witch and filmmaker McKay explains the deities, sacred sites, animal guides, herbs, crystals, and stones associated with earth and Mother Earth.
The good book of spells: love charms, magic remedies and other practical sorceries
By Gillian Kemp (Little, Brown Spark, Now Available)
The revised and updated Kemp Medium and Medium Edition — 10 New Spells, Artwork, and Hints — brings together 85 spells from the Roma people that use common ingredients such as candles, flowers, ribbon, and string. Included are spells to attract romance, improve health, and land a dream job.
The Forest Witch’s Guide to Natural Magic: Discover Your Magic. Connect with your inner and outer world
By Lindsay Squire (Leaping Hare, now available)
Squire, creator of The Witch of the Forest Instagram account, features entry-level rituals, spells, and potions that use simple tools and ingredients that match the Witch of the Year Wheel. The book also includes information on candle magic, herbs and foraging, magic, creating seals (symbols used in magic), and creating an economic practice.
The Enchanted Moon: The Ultimate Book of Lunar Magic
By Stacey Demarco (Rockpool, November 9)
Demarco, founder of themodernwitch.com, includes meditations, spells, crystal suggestions, and gardening guidelines for each of the 28 phases of the moon. “The alchemy of lunar science will show you how the cycles of the moon work for magic, balance, health and self-actualization and how ancient and modern rituals will help you make the most of these cycles.” , she writes in the book.
Magic of the Goddess: A Handbook of Divine Spells, Charms, and Potions
By Aurora Kane (Wellfleet, February 5, 2022)
Witch and herbalist Kane encourages readers to channel divine power and discover their protective divinity, while emphasizing the importance of connecting with one’s spiritual heritage and tapping into the power of ancestors.
Witch’s Handy Love Spell Book: For Passion, Romance and Desire
By Cerridwen Greenleaf (Running Press, December 7)
Featuring a number of illustrations, the Greenleaf tracking at The Witch’s Practical Spellbook includes a collection of spells and incantations aimed at bringing more love into her life. The target audience is made up of newbies and seasoned witches looking for a new relationship or improvement of a committed relationship.
The Witch’s Feast: A Cooking Tome
By Melissa Madara (Nourish, November 31)
Chef, witch and herbalist Madara, co-owner of Brooklyn’s Catland Books, offers recipes for pagan dishes as well as recipes that match the zodiac wheel and seasonal holidays to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes. These include roast lamb with milk and honey, blackberry pulled pork sandwiches, herb fondue, and lemongrass pavlova.