WITCHERY | Books To Get You Started With Witchcraft


Have you ever suddenly been inspired to start learning about something and diving headfirst into it before? Well for me that was the world of Witchcraft. I've always been interested in everything witchy and magical, I knew that it was something you could be involved in but I didn't realize how much of a community there was or how many other people enjoyed it as well. I have a large crystal collection, art featuring palmistry and tarot, a deep love for Halloween (not that that's a pre-requisite haha) but never knew that it was really something to learn about, until now.

beginner witchcraft books

One day it just clicked, I was scrolling Tiktok and all of these videos to do with spells and deities started popping up even though I had never searched it, and there I went down the rabbit hole of WitchTok. I've haven't read a book since high school and I've certainly never been one to take notes and study, I guess nothing interested me enough to keep me captivated. But now? I have a journal going of everything I've learned, the colours of crystals and candles and what they mean, and how certain herbs can do certain things for you. The moon phases, astrology, it's endless. And it's so eye-opening.

I wanted to share two books that have been super helpful for me in my research. They're both very easy to retain information, and their index allows you to quickly find what you're looking for without flipping through every page.

Witchery: Embracing The Witch Within by Julia Diaz

The first is Witchery: Embracing The Witch Within by Julia Diaz. She does a lovely job of introducing you to magic and she covers many different topics such as how to ground yourself, connecting to the moon and seasons, and manifesting. She also shares quite a few spells and rituals you can do to help yourself along the way of this magical journey. It's $10.69 for Kindle or $22.76 for paperback, which I opted for because I love physical copies of books.

Wicca Spellbook Starter Kit by Lisa Chamberlain

The second is the Wicca Spellbook Starter Kit by Lisa Chamberlain. This book is a combination of three separate books and covers candle spells, crystal spells, and herbal spells. You can purchase each book separately but I preferred it as a bundle. It's good to note that Wicca is a religion on its own, Witchcraft is a practice, but all Wicca's practice magic. I'll get into that on another post, but all the information in this book is relevant to all magic and will be useful! It's a great introduction to spells, what they can do for you, and how to create them. It's $17.01 for paperback and $4.99 for Kindle.

The more I learn the more I will definitely share with you, and I encourage you to do your own research too if it interests you! I frequently post updates on my Instagram and Twitter about what I'm reading and learning!