10 best magic books for beginner witches + 5 FREE!

Last Updated on May 11, 2021 by Eva Maria

We all were beginners at some point in our magical practice. I see a lot of new witches that want to learn more about the history and tradition of witchcraft as well as expand their knowledge of sigils, magical ingredients, candle magic, or casting simple spells. In this list, you will find the top 10 magic books for beginner witches that are very useful at the start of your practice.

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My dream has always been to have a huge old-fashioned, magical library, with a sliding staircase. This is still possible, yet at the moment I am living a nomadic life, building my mobile home for travelling full-time. This way keeping digital magic books on my computer comes really handy. If you’d like to browse hundreds of titles about witchcraft, you can try kindle unlimited free month trial (then it costs just $9.99 per month!). An affordable option for an avid reader!

10 Magic Books for Beginner Witches!

1. “The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit” – Arin Murphy-Hiscock

books for beginner witches: "The Witch's Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit"

This book is a great start for a beginner witch because it can help you to turn everyday tasks into mindful actions. It is the guide to self-care and the power of the mind that is able to transform the reality around us. You will find here lots of useful tips, spells and recipes. Overall a simple read for a baby witch!

2. “The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life” – Ambrosia Hawthorn

books for beginner witches: "The Spell Book for New Witches: Essential Spells to Change Your Life"

If you are a beginner witch trying to learn spell casting, this position is must-have for you. You will find here great instructions to prepare your first charms related to love life, relationships, friendship, household, self-love, money, work and career. It is very simple to read and follow as well as has a beautiful minimalistic look to it.

3. “Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within” – Juliet Diaz

books for beginners: Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within

This is one of the top magic books for all novice in witchcraft because it includes all you need to know to start your magical journey. You will learn how to embrace the power of your inner witch, decorate the altar, cast some simple spells and create your own book of shadows. Juliet Diaz brings also a great understanding of grounding, meditation and purification needed in your daily practice.

4. “Sigil Witchery: A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols” – Laura Tempest Zakroff

books for beginner witches: Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols

If you’re a baby witch you probably would love to learn more about sigils. These are the magical symbols that you can combine with your everyday life, for example, you can carve them into the candles you’re using for spellwork or your wooden kitchen utensils. In this great book for beginner practitioners, you will find the history of Mark Making, lot’s of helpful illustrations and different uses for your sigils! Definitely worth reading if you’re just starting your magic practice.

5. “Candle Magic For Beginners” – Electra Valencia

books for beginners: Candle Magic For Beginners

If you ask me what is the easiest way to begin practising magick, I would say that it’s always good to start with understanding your intentions. And by knowing that energy flows where your attention goes, you can begin to implement some simple candle magic. From this magic book, you can learn things as candle materials, colour magick, adding different anointing oils or sigils to your understanding.

6. “The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells” – Skye Alexander

books for beginner witches: The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells

This is one of the best magic books about modern witchcraft. You will find here the history of witchcraft and covens, information about gods and goddesses, different types of witches, how to create your sacred space, the tools you will need on your journey and some simple spells to try. All that a baby witch needs to know at the beginning of her journey!

7. “The Door to Witchcraft: A New Witch’s Guide to History, Traditions, and Modern-Day Spells” – Tonya A. Brown

books for beginner witches : "The Door to Witchcraft: A New Witch's Guide to History, Traditions, and Modern-Day Spells"

“The door to witchcraft [..]” is a great reference book for more advanced witchcraft practices. You will find here all that you would love to know about history and traditions of witchcraft, as well as some spells (including the ones about health and healing, love, career, friends and family, spiritual work and protection). This book is full of charms and simple kitchen witch recipes. Great start for a beginner witch.

8. “Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs” – Scott Cunningham

magic books for beginner witches; "Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs"

Whenever you ready to start creating your own spells, you can look into Scott Cunningham’s encyclopedias. These are top magic books out there! There is one about magical herbs, one about crystal and metal magic and the last contain tons of information about kitchen witchery. Such a great reference books for all magic novice practitioners.

9. “The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting” – Lexa Rosean

This is another great book for a baby witch that wants to take her witchcraft skills to the next level. In this position, you will find over 500 magical ingredients that can be incorporated into your spell crafting. You can find here everything: from herbs, spices, vegetables, fruit, different foods and colours. Definitely a great start for making your own charms for the Book of Shadows.

10. “A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft: 366 Ways to Witchify Your Life” – Deborah Blake

books for beginner witches: A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft: 366 Ways to Witchify Your Life"

Do you need some extra witchy inspiration for everyday life? This is a great magic book to start enjoying your daily practice! You can learn more about specific times of the year, gods and goddesses, spirit animals and more! Great position for starting a daily magical routine.

Let me know what are you favourite book for beginner witches!

Update 19.09.2020

EXTRA 5 FREE Kindle E-books about Witchcraft, Tarot, Crystals, Magic, Chakras!

  1. Crystal Cash Spells: Three Ways to Change Your Money Luck Today
  2. THE 7 CHAKRAS INTRODUCTORY GUIDE: Awaken, Balance, Heal and Open your Chakras
  3. Wicca for Beginners: A Guide to Bringing Wiccan Magic, Beliefs and Rituals into Your Daily Life
  4. Wicca Herbal Magic: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Wiccan Herbal Magic
  5. The Witches’ Journal: Recipes, spells, poems, tea leaves, candles, familiars, and more…

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Eva Maria Mekraba Study

My name is Eva Maria and I love to create magical content based on my own studies and experience. Merkaba Study is an online grimoire where you can read about crystal healing propertiesspellstarot, and more!

Eva Maria
Eva Maria

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  1. U do HV a book for the beginner for witchcraft n the book should also include such things like removing black magic from a person’s body and also when a person is black magiced or poisen a black magic .
    Please let me know it’s very urgent.

    • I don’t really know about Dark Magic books. The closest I know about removing negative energy is an egg cleansing. You can maybe google some of that.

    • I was also confused when I found these books. Even though they have very similar titles, they are written by two different authors. Haven’t read them yet but from a quick look at the table of content, they contain different chapters and information. Tell me if I’m wrong.

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