“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 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.