The 10 Best Books For The Resident Witch In Your Life – Recommended By Real Witches
As a resident witch in the lives of many of my friends and family, I can tell you for sure that we love a good witchcraft book.
Anything that teaches us more about witchcraft, or helps us develop a skill set, or is even so out of our comfort zone that it becomes completely fascinating – we love it.
If you are looking for a nice gift for the witch in your life, try one of these ten books, recommended by the witches themselves.
1. The Witchy Homestead: Spells, Rituals & Remedies To Create Magic At Home by Nikki Van De Car
If the witch in your life is just starting out in her practice, this is a good option for her – something that goes over the basics of setting up a magical practice at home. It flips the idea of ââhomestead ownership, showing that you don’t have to live on a farm or in the countryside to create your own witchcraft property.
The practice of honoring and welcoming whatever you need can work regardless of your location.
âI absolutely LOVED Witchy Homestead. Nikki Van De Car really connects you with the magic of DIY and creating a safe and inspiring space to live, wherever you are.
After this period of Covid where so many of us have been stuck in houses or apartments that have lost their luster, this book offers so many good ideas of practices and rituals to really renew your relationship with place and with space you live in, and how to make daily life nourishing and restorative. I mean, isn’t that something we all need now more than ever ?? STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. – Amazon Examiner
2. City Witchery: Accessible Rituals, Practices, and Prompts for Conjuring and Creation in a Magical Metropolis by Lisa Marie Basile
Living in urban spaces can be problematic for witches, who often rely on nature, privacy and the absence of prying eyes from those around them.
But in a city or an urban area, this is not always possible. In City Witchery, Lisa Marie Basile explores how the city can be an asset for a witch’s practice, rather than a limitation.
âA lot of witchcraft books focus on life in nature, but City Witchery is the perfect book for anyone who wants to find the sacred and the magic in a place that can often be exhausting or crowded – or with a little bit of nature. .
From energetic and anchor magic rituals to astrology practices and shadowwork, as a city dweller you will cast spells, write poems, and begin to see the city in a whole new light. It helps you honor both the good and the messy of city life, as well as its history, land, and art.
This book is also perfect for anyone from any background or set of beliefs because it is inclusive and adaptable (hint: most of this book requires your imagination and intention, not tons of tools or a certain set. beliefs). Even if you don’t live in a city, this book provides ways to make your apartment or space magical and travel more intentional and sacred! “âLisa Marie Basile, author
3. Journal of the Istoria Magic Academy by the hero’s diary
Every witch needs a Grimoire or Book of Shadows, and this guided journal is a fun way to do it.
It is themed with a magical quest and includes pages to fill out for goals, thoughts, tasks, time management, and more. Think of it as a bullet journal for the wizarding brain.
âI like the new concept of going through magic school, of enjoying the story while creating my own story.
I really like to look forward to each day for the different illustrations that I will see. So fun! ââValorie M., from a review in The Hero’s Journal
4. WitchCraft Cocktails: 70 seasonal drinks infused with magic and ritual by Julia Halina Hadas
Drinks and alcohol have long been part of many paths of witchcraft. Help your favorite witch cast alcoholic spells with WitchCraft Cocktails, a selection of 70 cocktail recipes with ulterior motives.
They can do one to find a lover, one to connect more deeply with the soul, one to bring clarity, or one for some other witchcraft reason. And don’t forget to grill them before drinking!
âLearn how to make magically delicious drinks, layered with intention and meaning, with WitchCraft cocktails. The perfect gift for the witch in your life, WitchCraft Cocktails guides you through handcrafted cocktails and magical basics, folklore and the magical properties of various herbs, ingredients and stones, how to blend a delicious and fiery libation.
This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn how to make their own haunting syrups, shrubs, and magical mixtures of all kinds, to serve at mesmerizing gatherings, or to enjoy on their own in reflection. “âJulia Halina Hadas, author
5. The unofficial Hocus Pocus cookbook: deliciously spellbinding recipes for fans of the Halloween classic by Bridget Thoreson
In 1993, the world met the Sanderson sisters, the magical and demonic witches of Salem, Massachusetts.
Since, Hocus pocus has become a beloved part of modern culture and a favorite movie of witches across the country. Now your favorite witch can take matters into their own hands (and in the kitchen) with 60 recipes inspired by the movie, witches, and nostalgia for it all.
âThis is such a fun and nostalgic cookbook for Hocus Pocus fans! My favorite recipe is the potion of life soup for a cold winter day. âAmber Gibson, Freelance Journalist and Editor for Kitchen Witch
6. The Devil’s Tome: A Modern Satanic Ritual Book by Shiva Honey
Don’t worry about the âsatanistâ aspect of this book – speaking from my perspective of being a real witch, Satanists are some of the nicest and most competent people you can meet. Shiva Honey is a pastor at the Satanic Temple in Salem, Massachusetts, and shares her journey to Satanism.
She clears up misconceptions about practice, examines the science behind rituals, and helps anyone interested in starting their own satanic journey.
âThis book is ideal for the dark goddess who wants to transform her world and step into her power. It is grounded in both the science and mysticism of ritual and can help you unleash your inner magic. – Shiva Honey, author
7. Missing Witches: Recovering the True Stories of Feminist Magic by Risa Dickens and Amy Torok
Missing Witches travels the world, from Haiti to Mesopotamia, researching the history of witches lost in the past and helping witches everywhere connect with the history of their profession.
The book is structured around the Sabbaths, or witch festivals, and provides rituals, invocations, offerings, and other spells to help uncover the history of feminist witches.
“The writing is beautiful and engaging, but most important to me, it helps us reconnect with the history of witchcraft to which so many of us have lost access in our family lines.” âJulia Skinner, Owner of Root Kitchens and Author / Illustrator of The Hidden Cosmos: A Fermented Oracle + Recipe Deck
8. Spells for the Modern Mystic: A Ritual Guide and Spellcasting Kit by Kelley and Brandon Knight
This book is divided into six sections – self-protection, ancestral power, love, transformation, wealth, and personal spaces – where witches can explore everything they need to know to make changes in each of these aspects of their lives.
They can try things like a ritual to get quick cash, set up an ancestral altar, and protect the space around them.
âSpells for the Modern Mystic is a comprehensive book of proven spells and rituals for major areas of your life. Beginner witches will gain a basic knowledge of rituals and candle magic. Advanced practitioners will be introduced to new concepts to integrate into their practice.
But the best part of all is that you have everything you need to get started with the contents of the kit and some housewares. This might be the last spellbook anyone would ever need. âKelley Knight, author
9. Apocalyptic witchcraft by Peter Gray
This is a more unique book on witchcraft in general, following its history from prehistoric times through the witch trials to modern versions of witchcraft. It tells the story through poetry, prose, and imagery, and would be a great gift for the most cerebral witch in your life.
âIt’s a bit controversial; it’s a bit brash. But it’s also alluring because it shouts a little truth to you in your face. âVictoria Alicea, owner of 5th Alchemy
ten. Llewellyn’s 2022 Witches Day Almanac by several authors
Llewellyn’s Spell-A-Day Almanacs are released annually.
They include a spell for each day of the year, as well as information on Sabbaths, folklore, phases of the moon, matches with ingredients and colors, and more. For someone who is trying to maintain a regular practice, these books make it easy and structured.
Review: “I get these books every year, as a way to keep my caster muscles strong.”
They are generally fun and easy to do spells. Following it on a daily basis is almost meditative, and I consider it a form of self-healing witchcraft. âJennifer Billock, author
And if that isn’t enough for you, here are a few other witchcraft products that are sure to get you into the Black Spirit all year round:
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Jennifer Billock is an award-winning writer and best-selling author. It has appeared in the New York Times, Smithsonian, Wired, and National Geographic Traveler. To follow her on Twitter.