Ristoria’s Masterpost of Pagan Stuff

Elegant title no?
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Tumblr Blogs
Some of my favorite witchy posts on Tumblr
Witchy Books on Goodreads
Facebook Pages and Groups
Other Websites:
This isn’t a complete list by any means and the more I read the more I’ll add. These are the ones I reference the most.
  • Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham. I really like how this book is set up. It’s basically a guide book for everyone that wants to practice alone. Beginner friendly. 
  • Living Wicca: A further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham. This is sort of a sequel to the first book on this list. Again, pretty beginner friendly. 
  • Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland. This book is warmly referred to a “Big Blue” by many pagans and Wiccans because it is such a staple. This has lessons and homework questions – which I adore. Some info is good, but if you’re a little more eclectic, some might not jive with you. 
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen by Scott Cunningham. A good book on Kitchen Witchery from a Wiccan perspective. I adore Mr. Cunningham, in case you couldn’t tell. I like this book and it’s become a staple. 
  • Wicca Covens: How to Start and Organize Your Own by Judy Harrow. I haven’t finished reading this one, but the info that I have read is pretty good. Some I can take, some I will leave, but it’s a good base for those of you wanting to start your own groups. 
  • The Real Witches’ Coven by Kate West. Another book for beginners. I put this under the Wicca category since it’s aimed at the Wiccan perspective instead of all Witch groups – which makes the title slightly misleading. 
  • Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy and Practice by Thea Sabin. Probably  my favorite beginner book because it is geared towards the newbie Wiccan. Very helpful, lots of good info. 
  • The Craft by Dorothy Morrison: Another great reference book. I love her sections on the sabbats
  • Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton. Mr. Hutton isn’t a Wiccan, but is an academic writer, so those that can’t read histories may want to pass this up, although I urge you not to. He is a wonderful man, I had the pleasure of meeting him at a Pagan retreat in the summer of 2015. This book or any of his are packed with great information. 
Deity Based
Elemental Magick
  • Earth Power: Techniques for Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham. One of my favorite books of all time. Lots of spells, all natural, folk and elemental magick. 
  • Earth, Air, Fire and Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham. A sequel to the above book. There is expanded info on some of the spells in the first book, and some new sections. 
  • Natural Witchery by Ellen Dugan: I love Ellen Dugan’s work. She’s down to earth (hah hah pun) and is easy to read with lots of good info and spell ideas. 
  • Utterly Wicked by Dorothy Morrison: Not to be messed around with. Great book with lots of info of the “dark arts” variety.  I like the phrase that a witch that can’t hex can’t heal,” in the fact that you need to know your energy and the world around you. You need to be able to protect yourself. Even if I never use this knowledge or have no plans to, I still want to know how to work any kind of magic. The more you know. Besides I’m all for making your own personal choices. If this is what you want to work with, then go for it. Just know what you’re getting into and be safe.
“And this is how it feels when I ignore the words you spoke to me And this is where I lose myself when I keep running away from you And this is who I am when, when I don’t know myself anymore And this is what I choose when it’s all left up to me”
If you’re thinking “Christianity” when you listen to this song then sure, you can see God here. But, when I’m listening I think of the God and Goddess and it works just as well. This song reminds me that I can go back to the God and Goddess even after not practicing for a while. They’re always there, which is the main message I get from a lot of their songs.
Alright – that’s all I have for now. This is just the beginnings of what I hope to be an awesome post filled with lots of info to get you guys on your way. Let me know if you have anything you’d like me to add and I’ll add it to the post, with credit to you of course.
Love and Light

Updated: March 30th, 2015 – added subreddit’s that are of interest, checked links and added the PWC on facebook.
Updated: December 4th 2015 – Checked links, removed broken ones/updated with fixed ones. 
Updated: March 7th 2016 – Checked links, removed broken ones.
Updated: September 11th 2016: Reformatted, checked links.