Books | Websites

Wicca as a religion has been growing over the years, and there are vast resources dedicated to it. If you have found your way here, you are probably looking for information on Wicca or witchcraft. Below is a list of books and websites the members of Sky River Temple have compiled that are both introductory, and further expand on various topics. This is not a comprehensive list, and we are constantly adding new reference material. If you have further questions, please contact us.

“This site is designed to introduce you to the dynamic, Earth-centred religion known as Wicca. Wicca honours the life-giving and life-sustaining powers of Nature through ritual worship of the Goddess and the God, and a commitment to living in balance with the Earth.”
“ is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality, and to explore and experience the world’s beliefs.”


Wicca A to Z : A Modern Witch’s Encyclopedia
Author: Gerina Dunwich
ISBN: 9780806519302
“Defines the traditions and rituals of Wicca and discusses Wiccan folklore, amulets and talismans, and herbs, and includes a section on pagan goddesses from around the world.”
*Available at the Saskatoon Public Library as an E-book (ISBN: 9780806539584)
*Available in the Temple Library

Complete Book of Witchcraft
Author: Raymond Buckland
ISBN: 9780875420509
“One of modern Wicca’s most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spell work, divination, herbalism, healing, channelling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. The workbook format includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training.”
*Available at the Saskatoon Public Library both in paperback and audio-book (ISBN:9781452699738)

Wicca: A Guide for the solitary practitioner
Author: Scott Cunningham
ISBN: 0875421180
“This introduction to Wicca is about how to live life magically, spiritually, and wholly attuned with nature. It is a book of sense and common sense, not only about magic, but about religion and one of the most critical issues of today: how to achieve the much needed and wholesome relationship with our Earth. Cunningham presents Wicca as it is today: a gentle, Earth-oriented religion dedicated to the Goddess and God.”
*Available at the Saskatoon Public Library both in paperback and e-book (ISBN: 9780738717159)

The Wicca Bible
Author: Anne-Marie Gallagher
ISBN: 1841812501
“The Wicca Bible offers informative, accessible, balanced, and entertaining insight into the beliefs and practices within the many paths and traditions of Wicca. A veritable one-stop shop for information on all aspects of Wicca today, the book includes Wiccan belief and philosophy, gods and goddesses, herbs and trees important to Wiccans, Wiccan practice, and useful information in the form of glossaries and tables of symbols.”

Drawing Down The Moon
Author: Margot Adler
ISBN: 9780143038191
“Drawing Down the Moon is a detailed history of the burgeoning but still widely misunderstood Neo- Pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse, colourful gallery of people across the United States, people who find inspiration in ancient deities, nature, myth, even science fiction. In this new edition featuring an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals, Margot Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America’s Pagan groups”
*Available at the Saskatoon Public Library
*Available in the Temple Library

Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
Author: Scott Cunningham
“Do you work magic with herbs? Do you use them in spells, for talismans or simply use their innate powers? Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs lists the magical properties and folklore of over 400 herbs. It lists herbs based on their magical powers, their genders, their planetary rulers, and more. Each one includes names, associations, and magical attributions.”

Natural Magic
Author: Doreen Valiente
ISBN: 9780709064503
“This book shows how to tap the magic of: Herbs and flowers; Amulets and talismans; Water, Air, Earth, and Fire; Card reading; Numbers and colours; Weather predicting; Love relationships; Dreams; Birds and animals; Traditional Spells…and much more.”

The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power
Author: Lady Sable Aradia
ISBN: 9781578635511
“In this contemporary take on the Eightfold Way, author, Witch, and High Priestess Lady Sable Aradia invites readers to explore the eight different components of evolution in witchcraft.”
*Available at the Saskatoon Public Library
*Available in the Temple Library

Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic
Author: Scott Cunningham
ISBN: 0875421261
“Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful―the elemental Earth magic of crystals, stones, and metals. Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divination’s, spells, and tarot card readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone’s colour and shape.”

Spiral Dance
Author: Starhawk
ISBN: 9780062516329
“This is both an unparalleled reference on the practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a guide to the life-affirming ways in which readers can turn to the Goddess to deepen their sense of personal pride, develop their inner power, and integrate mind, body, and spirit. Starhawk’s brilliant, comprehensive overview of the growth, suppression, and modern-day re-emergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping religion has left an indelible mark on the feminist spiritual consciousness.”
*Available at the Saskatoon Public Library
*Available in the Temple Library

The Pagan Book of Living and Dying
Author: Starhawk
ISBN: 9780062515162
“The Pagan Book of Living and Dying is the pagan omnibus on death, much more than just a history of various cultural rituals and beliefs regarding death. This collection of essays, prayers, and songs is a living document that draws on the resources of today’s entire pagan community and fills the void left by ancient sacramental rites lost over the centuries. Designed in such a way as to benefit both the leaders of the pagan community as well as the individual reader, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying encourages preparation under the obvious, but often neglected, understanding that death is seldom expected nor convenient but happens to everyone.”
*Available in the Temple Library

To Ride a Silver Broomstick: New Generation Witchcraft
Author: Silver Ravenwolf
ISBN: 9780875427911
“To Ride a Silver Broomstick is a handbook aimed at the beginner, and doesn’t get bogged down in history, dogma, or gender roles. It is a workbook for the individual, whether one is a solitary practitioner or part of a coven, that covers the basics of the craft–from useful vocabulary to setting up an altar–and briefly delves into more advanced concepts such as astral projection and telepathy.”
*Available in the Temple Library

Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation
Author: Silver Ravenwolf
ISBN: 9780738703190
“This a book for new witches who seek and understand the history and culture of magic in the Western world, and it includes bits and pieces of information the serious practising witch might find useful. From charms and plantings to rituals and the history of herbal codes, this is packed with insights and advice for new generation witches. All are unique, important guides for new age readers.”
*Available at the Saskatoon Public Library
*Available in the temple Library

The Wicca Cookbook: Recipes, Ritual, and Lore
Author: Jamie Wood, Tara Seefeldt
ISBN: 9781587611049
“More than 100 dishes, many historically authentic, all meticulously researched, emphasize the use of organic ingredients at their seasonal peak and celebrate all the major pagan holidays. Nature-honouring dishes, Eco-friendly living tips, and an inclusive message of spirituality make The Wicca Cookbook a unique contribution to the culinary world and a magical tribute to the pagan spirit.”
*Available at the Saskatoon Public Library
*Available in the Temple Library

Please note, books in the Temple Library are only available to temple members.