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Suggested Reading List for Dianic Witchcraft, other Wiccan and Magick Traditions,

Feminist Theory, and Related Topics

(This list is being revised, reorganized, annotated, and updated.)


Core Readings:

Women's Rites,Women's Mysteries - Ruth Barrett

Witches and Pagans- Max Dashu

The Spiral Dance - Starhawk

Ariadne's Thread - Shekhinah Mountainwater

The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries - Z Budapest

The Open Mind - Dawna Markova

The Heart of Wicca - Ellen Cannon Reed

Wisewoman's Guide to Spells, Rituals and Goddess Lore - Elisabeth Brooke

Earth Power - Scott Cunningham

The Chalice and the Blade - Riane Eisler

Sacred Pleasure - Riane Eisler

GynEcology - Mary Daly


Recommended Reading:

The Magical Household - Scott Cunningham

Spell Crafts - Scott Cunningham

Magical Herbalism - Scott Cunningham

Goddesses and Heroines - Patricia Monaghan

Seasons of the Witch - Patricia Monaghan

The Witches Goddess - Janet and Stewart Farrar

Spells and How They Work- Janet and Stewart Farrar

Female Erasure:What You Need To Know About Gender Politics' War On Women, the Female Sex and Human Rights - Ruth Barrett, ed.

Gender Hurts - Sheila Jeffreys

Cat Spells - Claire Nahmad

Earth, Air, Fire and Water - Robin Skelton and Margaret Blackwood

Moon Magick - DJ Conway

Ancient Ways - Dan and Pauline Campanelli

Wheel of the Year - Dan and Pauline Campanelli

Drawing Down the Moon - Margot Adler

Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets - Barbara Walker

Virgin, Mother, Crone - Donna Wilshire

The Heart of the Goddess - Hallie Iglehart Austen

When God Was a Woman, Merlin Stone

The Once and Future Goddess - Elinor Gadon

The Women's Wheel of Life - Elizabeth Davis and Carol Leonard

Encyclopedia of White Magic- Paddy Slade

Encyclopedia of Signs, Omens, and Superstitions - Zolar

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft - Raven Grimassi, ed.

The Cauldron of Change - De Anna Alba 

The Act of Will- Roberto Assagioli

Beyond God the Father - Mary Daly

The Year in Ireland - Kevin Danaher 

Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe - H.R. Ellis Davidson

The Witches Bible, Vol. 2, - Janet and Stewart Farrar

Eight Sabbats for Witches - Janet and Stewart Farrar

The Golden Bough- James Frazer

Woman, Church and State - Matilda Gage

The Interpretation of Symbols - Clifford Geertz

The Gods and Goddesses of Old Europe - Marija Gimbutas

The Language of the Goddess - Marija Gimbutas

Priestesses - Norma Lorre Goodrich

The White Goddess - Robert Graves

The Path Through the Labyrinth - Miriam Green

A Witch Alone - Miriam Green

A Calendar of Festivals - Miriam Green

Natural Magic - Miriam Green

Woman and Nature, Susan Griffin

Daughters of the Goddess: Studies of Healing, Identity and Empowerment - Wendy Griffin, ed.

Italian Witchcraft, The Old Religion of Southern Europe - Raven Grimassi

Fugitive Information - Kay Leigh Hagan

The Psychology of Ritual - Murry Hope

The Triumph of the Moon - Ronald Hutton

The Earth's Cycle of Celebration - Glennie Kindred

The Customs and Ceremonies of Britain - Charles Knightly

Etruscan Roman Remains - Charles G. Leland

The Creation of Feminist Consciousness - Gerta Lerner

The Open Mind - Dawna Markova

Singing the Soul Back Home - Caitlin Matthews

The Celtic Shaman - John Matthews

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom - Caitlin and John Matthews

The Western Way, volumes 1 and 2 - Caitlin and John Matthews

Energy Anatomy - Carolyn Myss

The Double Queen - Vicki Noble

Daughter of the Goddess - Naomi Ozaniec

Spellcraft - Robin Skelton

The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain - Lewis Spence

Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions - Starhawk, Anne Hill, and Diane Baker

The Pagan Book of Living and Dying - Starhawk, M. Macha NightMare, and The Reclaiming Collective

Walker Between World - R. J. Stuart

Through Her Eyes: Women's Perspectives on World Religions - Arvind Sharma and Katherine K. Young

Possessing the Secret of Joy - Alice Walker

Warrior Marks, Alice Walker - Pratibha Parmar, and Vicki Austin-Smith

The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets - Barbara Walker

Celebrating Ourselves: A Crone Ritual Book - Edna M. Ward, ed.

Virgin, Mother, Crone - Donna Wilshire

Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood - Naomi Wolf

The Spell of the Sensuous - David Abram

The Other Side of Eden - Hugh Brody

Verbal Self-Defense series - Suzette Haden-Elgin

The Nature of Economies - Jane Jacobs

The Language War - Robin Lakoff

In the Absence of the Sacred - Jerry Mander

The Death of Nature - Carolyn Merchant

Ishmael - Daniel Quinn

The End of Manhood - John Stoltenberg

Stone Age Economics - Marshall Sahlins

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