Thanks so much! I LOVE all Raymond Buckland's books. Ill be checking these out.
Looking forward to reading this stuff; thanks...
My path is a bit unusual and I focus more on the sorcery than the ceremony, but here's a list of books I found very informative.
McCarthy, Josephine. Magical Knowlege: Book I Foundations / The Lone Practitioner. Oxford : Mandrake, 2012
Horn, Stacy. Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory. New York : Ecco, 2009
Ritner, Robert Kriech. The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magial Practice. Chicago : Oriental Institute of University of Chicago, 1993.
Merkur, Daniel. Becoming Half Hidden: Shamanism and Initiation Among the Inuit. New York : Garland Pub, 1992. 9780815307839.
Morgan, Lee. A Deed Without a Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft. Winchester : Moon Books, 2013. 978-1-78099-549-6.
Wilby, Emma. The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft and Dark Shamanism in Seventeenth-Century Scotland. Eastbourne : Sussex Academic Press, 2010. 978-1-84519-180-1.
Campbell, Jean. Group Dreaming: Dreams to the Tenth Power. Norfolk : Wordminder Press, 2006. 978-0972910323.
Hansen, George P. The Trickster and the Paranormal. Philadelphia : Xlibris Corp, 2001.
Kohn, Eduardo. How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. Print.
A couple of more:
Farrar, Janet, Bone, Gavin and O'Brien, Aline. Lifting the Veil: A Witches' Guide to Trance-Prophesy, Drawing Down the Moon, and Ecstatic Ritual. Portland : Acorn Guild Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1936863853.
Wachter, Aidan. Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic. Red Temple Press, 2018. Print
This link is a bibliography for witchcraft: Witchcraft Bibliography
The Illustrated Herbiary by Maia Toll is a wonderful library addition, I've found. The oracle card set that comes with is also very easy to learn and pretty astute.
I also recommend Llewellyn's Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes. It's expensive (like 30 bucks) but it's also almost 600 pages and super dense. If you need anything to connect to an idea for bit of spellwork, whether it's deities, herbs, animals, holidays, colors -- literally anything -- you can find a full index in this book and everything that ties to it. For example, say you look up an animal that you have been seeing a lot in your meditations; you'll find related deities, zodiac signs, important days of the week, colors, gemstones, herbs, trees, etc. I swear by this volume.
Do you have any witches in your family?
None that know they are witches. My mom does so many withcy things, she just hasent embraced her inner witch. Which is okay!
lol that’s funny. What types of things does she do?
Yeah haha, I love it. She does a lot involving plant life. She talks to her plants, and she always says she can tell if their lonely. Shes obsessed with cats, and shes super empathetic, like me.