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Reading list

We suggest reading the titles below to learn more about Traditional Witchcraft and occultism practices.

What Witches Do - A modern coven revealed book cover - Written by Stewart Farrar

What Witches Do: a modern coven revealed
by Stewart Farrar

It is a classic book that explores the beliefs and practices of Alexandrian witchcraft through the eyes of an initiate. Farrar, an initiate, takes the reader on a journey through the rituals, ceremonies, and magic that is the core of our Craft. With a mix of personal anecdotes and scholarly research, "What Witches Do" provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of Alexandrian witchcraft and sheds light on a path that is often misunderstood nowadays.

Traditional Wicca - A seeker's guide book cover - Writtenby Thorn Mooney. Book cover with a chalice and an athame

Traditional Wicca: a seeker's guide
by Thorn Mooney

"Traditional Wicca" is a comprehensive guide about the core of witchcraft based on traditional British folklore and magic. Drawing on historical sources and her own experience as an initiate, Mooney explores what means to be in a traditional coven and its place nowadays. She also addresses the challenges and misconceptions about finding a group practice and encourages seekers to challenge their vision about the richness and complexity of the traditional path. 


The Corpus Hermeticum
by Hermes Trimegistus

The "Corpus Hermeticum" is a series of dialogues and teachings, often referred to as Hermeticism. It explores the fundamental questions of existence, the nature of the divine, and the interconnectedness of all things. The author (or authors) blends Egyptian, Greek, and Hellenistic influences offering profound insights into the spiritual and metaphysical dimensions 


Psychic Self-Defense
by Dion Fortune

Psychic Self-Defense provides valuable insights into psychic phenomena and the practical techniques to protect oneself from potential psychic attacks. Fortune, an accomplished occultist and esoteric practitioner, examines various psychic threats and disturbances, ranging from energy drains to psychic vampirism. There's a noteworthy exploration of the relationship between psychology and the occult. The author delves into the psychological factors that can make individuals vulnerable to psychic attacks and provides strategies for bolstering mental and emotional stability.


Magical Ritual Methods
by William G. Gray

"Magical Ritual Methods" is a valuable resource to deepen the understanding of magical ritual and practical occultism. Although quite dense and challenging for newcomers to esotericism, the book elucidates the philosophical foundations of magic, emphasizing the significance of intent, visualization, and symbolism in the practitioner's work. Its grasp of Hermetic principles shines through, providing readers with a solid grounding in the concepts that underlie effective magical work.

Wicca Magical Beginnings book cover - Written by Sorita d'Este and David Rankine

Wicca Magical Beginnings: A study of the historical origins of modern Initiatory Witchcraft
by Sorita d'Este and David Rankine 

The book offers an informative journey into magical rituals, beliefs, and traditions that have shaped initiatory witchcraft. By tracing the evolution of these practices over time, the authors shed light on the diverse influences that have contributed to their development. The authors' skillful exploration of historical sources, personal reflections and clear descriptions of symbols, tools, and rituals, the book bridges the gap between past and present, offering a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

Alexandrian books

The titles below are suggested to learn more about Alexandrian's Founders and Alexandrian Witchcraft's world view.


The Alex Sanders Lectures
by Alex Sanders

The Alex Sanders Lectures consist of lectures designed by Sanders for the Witchcraft students who could attend in person in his London apartment. They have been edited and rewritten to suit the needs of correspondents unable to receive personal attention or who desire more than a vague look into Witchcraft.

The book aims to take the near beginner through all the aspects of British Traditional Witchcraft and help prepare them for initiation into the Craft.


King of The Witches
by June Johns

"King of the Witches" is Alex Sanders' biography and a good reference for anyone interested in his life and work and the formative years of modern witchcraft. Johns' meticulous research and nuanced portrayal of Sanders shed light on the multifaceted character who played a pivotal role in the development of contemporary witchcraft.


by Maxine Sanders

As a co-founder of the Alexandrian Witchcraft alongside her late husband, Alex Sanders, Maxine Sanders presents a personal memoir and spiritual journey that chronicles Sanders' life in the Craft, from her early initiation and training to her role as a high priestess and teacher. She reflects on her experiences sharing the joys and challenges of a life dedicated to Witchcraft. The book offers a valuable resource for those interested in understanding Alexandrian unique approach to witchcraft.


Initiation into Witchcraft
by Brian Cain

Initiation into Witchcraft is an exploration of the timeless traditions, essential ethics, and the awe-inspiring power of our Craft, as well as providing basic practices that will help readers embrace the deeper ways of the Witch. It is a signpost for those seeking the path that begins the journey of initiation into Witchcraft.


  • Collected Works of Eliphas Levi
    Particularly: Dogma and Ritual of High Magic and The History of Magic)

  • The Lesser Key of Solomon
    There are multiple versions/translation available, the most impactful has been the work by Crowley using Mathers’ translation

  • The Book of Abramelin the Mage
    There are many versions available. Mathers’ translation was the most used by our Craft elders but has its flaws. Newer editions are available.

  • Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Cornelius Agrippa 

  • Initiation into Hermetics by Franz Bardon   

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