RESEARCH

A media archive of cultural interest can be viewed here.

Some of the publications listed below have been authored by academics although the majority have been authored by Craft Elders and other magicians. For seekers who are beginning their research into Witchcraft and Wicca, titles by Janet and Stewart Farrar, Margot Adler, Doreen Valiente and Rae Beth are a good starting point with titles by authors such as Arthur Evans and Randy P. Conner offering good supplementary reading.

SUGGESTED READING FOR SEEKERS

  • A Witches’ Bible – Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present – Doreen Valiente
  • Aradia: The Gospel of the Witches – Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Blossom of Bone: Reclaiming the Connections Between Homoeroticism and the Sacred – Randy P. Conner
  • Bull of Heaven – Michael Lloyd
  • Circle of Fire – Sorita D’Este and David Rankine
  • Children of Cain – Michael Howard
  • Conversations with a Witch – Lois Bourne
  • Covensense – Patricia Crowther
  • Dancing with Witches – Lois Bourne
  • Drawing Down the Moon – Margot Adler
  • Doreen Valiente, Witch – Philip Heselton
  • Fifty Years of Wicca – Fred Lamond
  • Geosophia: The Argo of Magic – Jake Stratton-Kent
  • Hedge Witch – Rae Beth
  • High Priestess: One Witch’s World – Patricia Crowther
  • High Magic’s Aid – Gerald Gardner
  • In search of the New Forest Coven – Philip Heselton
  • Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch – Lora O’Brien
  • Lid off the Cauldron – Patricia Crowther
  • Magic of the North Gate – Josephine McCarthy
  • Mastering Witchcraft – Paul Huson
  • Minoan and Mycenaean Art – Reynold Higgins
  • Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete – Rodney Castleden
  • Modern Magick – Donald Michael Kraig
  • Modern Wicca – Michael Howard
  • Moon Magic – Dion Fortune
  • Mysteries of the Snake Goddess: Art, Desire and the Forging of History – Kenneth D. S. Lapatin
  • Natural Magic – Doreen Valiente
  • Power of the Witch – Laurie Cabot
  • Psychic Self Defence – Dion Fortune
  • The Charge of the Goddess: The Mother of Modern Witchcraft – Doreen Valiente
  • The Divine Struggle – Fred Lamond
  • The Greeks and Greek Love – James Davidson
  • The Heart of Wicca: Wise Words from a Crone on the Path – Ellen Cannon Reed
  • The Life and Times of a Modern Witch – Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • The Minoan World – Arthur Cotterell
  • The Meaning of Witchcraft – Gerald Gardner
  • The Rebirth of Witchcraft – Doreen Valiente
  • The Sea Priestess – Dion Fortune
  • The Triumph of the Moon – Ronald Hutton
  • The True Grimoire – Jake Stratton-Kent
  • The Witches’ God – Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • The Witches’ Goddess – Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • Towards the Wiccan Circle – Sorita D’Este and David Rankine
  • Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide – Thorn Mooney
  • What Thou Wilt – Jon Hanna
  • What Witches Do – Stewart Farrar
  • Where Witchcraft Lives – Doreen Valiente
  • Wicca: Magickal Beginnings – Sorita D’Este and David Rankine
  • Witch Amongst Us – Lois Bourne
  • Witchcraft and Paganism Today – Anthony Kemp
  • Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture – Arthur Evans
  • Witchcraft for Tomorrow – Doreen Valiente
  • Witchcraft, Magic and Culture, 1736 to 1951 – Owen Davies
  • Witchcraft Today – Gerald Gardner
  • Witchfather: A Life of Gerald Gardner; (Vol. l) Into the Witch Cult – Philip Heselton
  • Witchfather: A Life of Gerald Gardner; (Vol. 2) From Witch Cult to Wicca – Philip Heselton