More Pagan Book Sites

You can find quite a lot of ‘top books’ to read on pagan related topics.  Whether you agree or disagree, I think its a good way to get ideas on what next to read and to know what other Seekers are reading!

GoodReads has a list of Best Pagan Non-Fiction Reads based on reader votes.  The top ten are listed below:

1. Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
2. Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
3. The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft  by Ronald Hutton
4. A Witches’ Bible: The Complete Witches’ Handbook by Janet Farrar
5. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess by Starhawk
6. Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner  by Scott Cunningham
7. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft by Denise Zimmerman
8. Natural Magic by Doreen Valiente
9. The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes
9. Nocturnal Witchcraft: Magick After Dark by Konstantinos
11. Celtic Magic  by D.J. Conway

Amazon.com also lists their 25 Best Books On Wicca, top 10 below:

1.  Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
2.  Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
3.  Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
4.  The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells by Judika Illes
5.  Solitary Witch by Silver Ravenwolf
6.  The Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak
7.  The Outer Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak
8.  Pagans and the Law by Dana D. Eilers
9.  The Moon Watcher’s Companion by Donna Henes
10.  Pop! Goes The Witch by Fiona Horne

About.com has a similar list, Thirteen Books Every Wiccan Should Read, in no particular order:

Adler, Margot: Drawing Down the Moon
Buckland, Raymond: Complete Book of Witchcraft
Cunningham, Scott: Wicca – A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Curott, Phyllis: Witch Crafting
Eilers, Dana: Pagans and the Law – Understand Your Rights
Farrar, Janet & Stewart: The Witches’ Bible
Gardner, Gerald: Witchcraft Today
Hutton, Ronald: Triumph of the Moon
Morrison, Dorothy: The Craft – A Witch’s Book of Shadows
Russell, Jeffrey: A History of Witchcraft
Serith, Ceisiwr: A Book of Pagan Prayer
Starhawk: The Spiral Dance
Valiente, Doreen: Witchcraft for Tomorrow

And the Wiccan Church of Canada Suggested Reading has an extensive list of their own, including these Introductory books:

Wicca, The Old Religion In The New Age by Vivianne Crowley
A Witches’ Bible Complete by Janet & Stewart Farrar
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
Natural Magic by Marian Green

I think some of the books are expected, such as Cunningham’s “Wicca” and the ever popular Silver RavenWolf.  Some I am not familiar with, like Konstantinos and Phyllis Curott, but it makes me curious to look them up.  Some I am going to add to my reading list!  I didn’t even think to look up my rights as a newbie pagan, such as reading “Pagans and the Law – Understand Your Rights”.  I can also see how the lists vary depending on whether they were rated by book sales or customer reviews.

How do you think they measure up?  Do you agree or disagree?

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