Making a Maven

Recommended Reading

Below is a compilation of books, documents, and other resources I’ve come across during research for Making a Maven. This is really more a personal list for me to come back too later, but I thought I would share it with all of you as well! I’ve split things up by MaM monthly topics, but it’s entirely possible some of these works may overlap. Happy reading witches!
Recommended Reading
 

History & Influence of Witchcraft

The Wild Hunt – Modern Pagan News & Commentary
People of Wicca
The Well-Read WitchCarl McColma
The Witch’s Hammer, full translation
Papal Bull of Pope Innocent VIII
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers, Barbara Ehrenreich
Witches & Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100  (Secret History of Witches), Max Dashu
Power in the Name: The Origin and Meaning of the Word “Witch
Bone, Eleanor     Brief biography
Buckland, Raymond     Brief biography   2016 Interview with The Wild Hunt     Buckland’s Youtube Channel
Clutterbuck, Dorothy     Brief biography
Crowley, Aleister     Wickedest Man in the World, (free BBC documentary)     Ordo Templi Orientis US Grand Lodge     Breakdown of Crowley’s developed religion Thelema 
Hermeticism
Crowther, Patricia     Brief biography
Article featured in Sheffield Star (30th October 1965)
Article regarding the The Eyes of the Witch Goddess, Prediction (June 1966)
Recording of Crowther singing Lord of the Dance
Gardner, Gerald
Wiccan Roots: Gerald Gardner and the Modern Witchcraft Revival, Philip Heselton
Gerald Gardner and The Cauldron of Inspiration, Philip Heselton
Online Compilation Resource for Gerald Gardner
Opinion blog piece *warning, writer is not a fan of the man
Leek, Sybil      BBC brief biography (includes names of other prominent witches)
Part 1 of three part interview, parts 2 & 3 in auto-playlist
Leland, Charles     Brief Biography
Aradia, or the Gospel of Witches, Charles Leland
Weaving Ourselves into the Land: Charles Godfrey Leland, “Indians” and the Study of Native American Religions, Parkhill Thomas (1997)
Sanders, Alex & Maxine     Brief Biography
Alexandrian Wicca
Article with Alex Sanders with The Men Only

Fire Child: The Life & Magic of Maxine Sanders ‘Witch Queen’, Maxine Sanders

Valiente, Doreen      Brief biography, with links to her published works
Interviews with EarthSpirit, 1991
Doreen Valiente Youtube Channel (operated by the Doreen Valiente Foundation)
Wilson, Monique     Brief biography     Monique Wilson and the Gardner Estate, Morgan Davis
Woodford-Grimes, Edith     Brief biography

 

Path & Practice

Witchcraftsy Podcast, Episode 11: Craft of Conjure
Hoodoo Herb & Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure, by Catherine Yronwode
The Conjure Workbook Volume 1: Working the Root, by Starr Casas 
Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou by Los Angeles Fowler Museum of Cultural history University of California (Author),‎ Donald J. Cosentino (Editor)
Association of Independent Readers & Rootworkers – Hoodoo
Voodoo vs. Vodou
Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art & Philosphy by Robert Farris Thompson
Four New Worlds Yoruba Rituals by John Mason
Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition Kindle Edition by Tobe Melora Correal
Appalachian/Granny magick
Top 5 Facts about Chaos Magick – video
Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magick by Peter Carroll

Holidays & Altars

Raymond Buckland’s Big Blue Book
Wheel of the Year overview
Samhain Rituals and Ceremonies
Pagan Rituals for Yule
Imbolc Rituals and Ceremonies
Ostara Rites and Rituals
Beltane Rites and Rituals
Litha Customs, Traditions, and Folklore
Lammas Rites and Rituals
All About Mabon: The Autumn Equinox
 
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Also, please feel free to drop more suggestions in the comment section!  I cannot wait to see what you discover.
 

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