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Recommended Reading List for Art Witches (2021)

Updated: Jun 6, 2022

A mega list of recommended reads for artists, magicians and curious bibliophiles!

The titles listed here have been integral in empowering my craft, inspiring me as an artist and expanding my empathy and spiritual growth as a human.

  • Art titles to get inspired and STAY creative

  • Magick titles to help you get started in magick and kick ass with your craft

  • Culture and lifestyle titles to build knowledge, skills, empathy and resilience

  • Fiction titles to play and revel in possibilities


The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Prayers to The Great Creator: Prayers and Declarations for a Meaningful Life by Julia Cameron

How To Be an Explorer of The World: Portable Life Museum by Keri Smith

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK by Mark Manson

Succulent Wild Woman by SARK

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The War of Art: Break Through Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

How To Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-kind Book by Esther K. Smith

How To Be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest by Sarah Corbett


Care of The Soul by Thomas Moore (One of my favorite books on the Shadow.)

ReEnchantment of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore

Pronoia by Rob Brezsney

Financial Sorcery by Jason Miller

The Sorcerer's Secrets by Jason Miller

The Miracle Club by Mitch Horowitz (Fascinating account of the 'New Thought' movement how how it can mature to remain relevant.)

Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation by Mitch Horowitz

Prime Chaos by Phil Hine

Sidewalk Oracles: Playing with Signs, Symbols and Synchronicity in Everyday Life by Robert Moss

Kybalion by Three Initiates

Glamour Magick: The Witchcraft Revolution To Get What You Want by Deborah Castellano

Bones Shells and Curio: A Contemporary Method of Casting The Bones by Michele Jackson

On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician by Catherine MacCoun

Earth Prayers 365 Prayers, Poems and Invocations from Around The World by Elizabeth J. Roberts

Grimoires: A History of Magic Books by Prof Owen Davies

The Book of Life by Marsilio Ficino


What If I Say The Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People by Verna Myers

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by Adrienne Maree Brown

The Sober Lush: A Hedonist's Guide to Living a Decadent, Adventurous Soulful Life Alcohol Free by Amanda Ward and Jardine Libaire

Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron

Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through The Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

10 Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington

Loving What Is by Byron Katie

Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness by Rebecca Lerner

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Good Anxiety: Harnessing The Power of The Most Misunderstood Emotion by Dr. Wendy Suzuki

The Way of Integrity by Martha Beck

How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell


The ENTIRE Practical Magic series:

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

All Souls Trilogy by Deb Harkness

The World of All Souls by Deb Harkness

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Old Kingdom Series by Garth Nix (Hooray for necromancy!)

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kid

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

I hope you enjoy this offering of recommended reads and have FUN loosing -and finding- yourself in these pages.


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