As books on witchcraft continue to flood the market, it comes as no surprise that dozens of titles are being timed with Halloween this year. Festivities around October 31 have roots in Celtic spirituality, and today’s celebrations include harvests, feasts, and spooky costume parties. For revelers who want to do more than just dress up as witches, new books on magick are offering self-care techniques, advice for finding true love, guides for those who are just getting started, and more. As a bonus, also included on our list are forthcoming books on witchcraft and topics such as cooking, caring for the Earth, and embracing one’s origins.
Becoming the Witch: The Art of Magick
Melbourne, Australia's popular SpellBox metaphysical store founder Thorp aims to teach beginner witches the must-know components and practices of witchcraft, including the elements, spells, tools, deities, and rituals important in the 21st century.
Brujas: The Magic and Power of Witches of Color
Cuban-Colombian writer Monteagut chronicles the magical lives of a growing subculture of feminist witches, led by Afro-Latinx immigrants and Indigenous Americans, as they extend personal rituals to larger self-care and activist movements. Part memoir, part ritual guide, the book seeks to empower readers by connecting them with their true ancestors.
City Witchery: Accessible Rituals, Practices & Prompts for Conjuring and Creating in a Magical Metropolis
Basile, a writer living in New York City, provides writing prompts, reflections, and rituals for practicing magic while living in a city or traveling—when nature, time, space, and resources are scarce. The book also includes practices that consider those with limited energy and mobility.
Earth Magic: Elements of Witchcraft
The fourth book of Llewellyn’s Elements of Witchcraft series demonstrates ways to enrich one’s connections to the Earth. Witch and filmmaker McKay explains deities, sacred sites, animal guides, herbs, crystals, and stones associated with the land and mother Earth.
The Good Spell Book: Love Charms, Magical Cures, and Other Practical Sorcery
Psychic and medium Kemp’s revised and updated edition—10 new spells, illustrations, and advice—brings together 85 spells from the Romany people that make use of common ingredients such as candles, flowers, ribbon, and string. Included are spells for attracting romance, improving health, and landing a dream job.
The Witch of the Forest’s Guide to Natural Magick: Discover Your Magick. Connect with Your Inner & Outer World
Squire, creator of the Instagram account The Witch of the Forest, introduces beginner-level rituals, spells, and potions that use simple tools and ingredients corresponding to the witch’s wheel of the year. The book also includes information on candle magick, herbs and foraging, spellcraft, creating sigils (symbols used in magick), and building a budget-friendly practice.
The Enchanted Moon: The Ultimate Book of Lunar Magic
Demarco, founder of themodernwitch.com, includes meditations, spells, crystal suggestions, and gardening guidelines for each of the 28 phases of the moon. “The alchemy of lunar science will show you how moon cycles work for magic, balance, health and self-realization and about how both ancient and modern rituals will help you get the most power from those cycles,” she writes in the book.
Goddess Magic: A Handbook of Spells, Charms, and Potions Divine in Origin
Witch and herbalist Kane encourages readers to channel divine power and discover their patron deity, while also highlighting the importance of connecting with one’s spiritual heritage and tapping into the power of ancestors.
Tuttle, an herbalist, explores 13 essential plants every green witch must have in her garden and cupboard, plus offers help with healing, spellwork and divination. Her goal, she writes, is pointing witches toward responsible stewardship of mother Earth.
Practical Witch’s Love Spell Book: For Passion, Romance, and Desire
Featuring a number of illustrations, Greenleaf’s follow-up to The Practical Witch’s Spell Book includes a collection of spells and incantations focused on bringing more love into one’s life. The target audience is beginners and seasoned witches seeking a new relationship or improving a committed one.
The Witch’s Feast: A Kitchen Grimoire
Chef, witch, and herbalist Madara, co-owner of Brooklyn’s Catland Books, provides recipes for pagan dishes as well as recipes that correspond with the wheel of the zodiac and seasonal feasts to celebrate solstices and equinoxes. These include lamb roasted with milk and honey, blackberry pulled pork sandwiches, herbed fondue, and lemongrass pavlova.