Master Book List

General Pagan

  • Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today; Ellen Evert Hopman & Lawrence Bond
  • Introduction to Pagan Studies; Barbara Jane Davy

Druid Studies

  • A Druid’s Tale; Cat Treadwell
  • Bonewit’s Essential Guide to Druidism; Isaac Bonewits
  • Druidry; Emma Restall Orr
  • Druidry and Meditation; Nimue Brown
  • Living Druidry: Magical Spirituality for the Wild Soul; Emma Restall Orr
  • Natural Druidry; Kristoffer Hughes
  • Principles of Druidry; Emma Restall Orr
  • The Druidry Handbook; John Michael Greer *
  • The Druid’s Primer; Luke Eastwood
  • The Mysteries of Druidry; Brendan Cathbad Myers
  • The Path of Druidry; Penny Billington
  • The Solitary Druid; Robert Lee Ellison @

Magic & Divination

  • Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic; Isaac Bonewits
  • Real Energy: Systems, Spirits, And Substances to Heal, Change, And Grow; Isaac Bonewits
  • The Druid Magic Handbook; John Michael Greer


  • A Brief History of the Druids; Peter Beresford Ellis
  • A History of Pagan Europe; Prudence Jones @
  • A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry Into Polytheism; John Michael Greer
  • Contemporary Druidry: A Historical and Ethnographic Study; Michael T. Cooper
  • Gods and Myths of Northern Europe; H.R. Ellis-Davidson @
  • In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology, and Myth; J.P. Mallory @
  • The Celts; Frank Delaney
  • The Celtic Heroic Age: Literary Sources for Ancient Celtic Europe and Early Ireland and Wales; John T. Koch @
  • The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented past Won’t Give Women a Future; Cynthia Eller
  • The Tain: Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge; Thomas Kinsella @
  • Travels Through Middle Earth; Alaric Albertsson @


  • Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft; Raymond Buckland
  • Drawing Down the Moon; Margot Adler
  • The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess; Starhawk


  • Chakras for Beginners: A Guide to Balancing Your Chakra Energies; David Pond
  • Kindling Our Stars: Nurturing Bright and Dark Flames; Genevieve Wood
  • The Complete Book of Herbs: A Practical Guide to Growing and Using Herbs; Lesley Bremness
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic; Scott Cunningham
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs; Scott Cunningham
  • Shambhala: The Fascinating Truth Behind the Myth of Shangri-La; Victoria LePage
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Celtic Wisdom; Carl McColman @
  • Pagan Theology: Paganism as a World Religion; Michael York @


  • The Apple and the Thorn; Emma Restall Orr
  • The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm; Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
  • The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest; Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, & Charles Vess

Books I’ve Already Read (good and bad)

  • Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft; Denise Zimmerman & Katherine Gleason
  • Confessions of a Teenage Witch; Gwinevere Rain
  • Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner; Scott Cunningham
  • The Book of Wizardry: The Apprentice’s Guide to the Secrets of the Wizards’ Guild; Cornelius Rumstuckle
* = currently reading
@ = suggestion from ADF recommended reading

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