Book List

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ― Groucho Marx

If you’re able to join Acorn Garden, you’ll receive a book list with dozens of recommendations, sixteen of which I ask you to read within the first year. The following are excerpts from that list. If you’re starting a course of magical study before (or instead of) applying to a Wiccan group, I think this is a good place to start.

They’re listed in alphabetical order by last name of the author.


Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler

Real Magic by Isaac Bonewits

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

The Witches’ Goddess and The Witches’ God by Janet and Stewart Farrar

The Elements of Ritual by Deborah Lipp

The Spiral Dance by Starhawk

In addition to the books listed, I recommend all the other books by these authors.


The ability to order books via these web links is provided in association with Amazon.com. This means if you order a book via clicking on one of the above clicks, I might get a few pennies eventually. I’ve had links like this on my various web sites for over twenty years, and I think I may have gotten store credit once.