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I’ve said before that I absolutely love Scribd. There’s just something about getting access to tons of books AND audiobooks (and more) for just one monthly price. But do they have books about witchcraft?
Yes! Actually, I think Scribd might be better than Amazon for ebooks and audiobooks about witchcraft, paganism, and the occult. This post will show you why!
Why is Scribd better than Amazon? Because at Amazon Kindle Unlimited and Audible, they set limits on you. With Kindle Unlimited, you can only read KU books for free (and most of the really good books aren’t in KU). On Audible, you only get up to three free audiobooks a month.
Even worse, Audible and Kindle Unlimited are separate subscriptions. Audible is $14.95 a month, and Kindle Unlimited is $9.99 a month. If you want both, that’s $24.94 every month.
What does Scribd cost per month? Only $8.99, and that gives you unlimited access to their ebooks, audiobooks, articles, documents, and sheet music.
And while the selection is smaller on Scribd than on Amazon, I have been pleasantly surprised by how many big name publishers and great books you can find there. Listed below are some of the best books on Scribd that you can find in 2019.
Books On Witchcraft
This is one of the most commonly read books among witches, for obvious reasons. Scott Cunningham is a huge name in this community, and this book is a classic that introduces Wicca.
The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More
This is a cool book with a lot of good information about green witchcraft. If you’ve ever wanted to dabble in spells with herbs, flowers, and oils, this is a great place to start.
While this website is about eclectic witchcraft, sometimes that means including bits and pieces from Wicca. This book is all about the more structured form of Wicca, with covens, initiations, lineages, and ethics. You won’t find a better book about witchcraft from a traditional Wiccan viewpoint!
If you’ve ever wanted to try glamour magick, this is a great book to start. It’s all about using magick to change your life. Read this one if you’re looking to accept yourself and use your own power to change the world.
If you have ever been interested in the occult history of the tarot, this is the perfect book to check out. It goes all the way back to the Persian origins of tarot cards and explains how the card meanings changed over time.
Books On Paganism
This is another one of those staple books that everyone recommends to new pagans, and here I am doing the same! If you are just beginning to explore your spirituality, this is a great place to start.
In this book you’ll read all about natural magick. Magick that is drawn from the world around us and can be majorly transformative.
Druidry is a very popular pagan path these days. In this book you’ll read about the beauty of the Old Ways from a practicing druid.
Another basic book on paganism, this one provides practical advice and support for living paganism in your everyday life.
Fairy witchcraft is very interesting. All the lore really lends itself to beautiful rituals and a deeply religious practice. If you want to honor the Fair Folk, pick this one up.
Learn about the Heathen path of paganism in this book written by a Heathen Gythja (Godwoman). This book explores the myths, folklore, and how modern Heathens practice their faith.
Books On Spells
This spell book is full of interesting new spells to try. The best part is that you’re encouraged to change spells as needed to fit your own life and beliefs. If you want a book about witchcraft that tackles creating your own spells, this is the perfect choice.
You’ll never be wanting for spells with this book in your digital library. With 1,000 spells, you’ll have a spell for almost any occasion.
What, you thought 1,000 spells was enough? Ha! Take 5,000 more spells! This is one of those favorite books about witchcraft that everyone recommends. You’ll find binding spells, money spells, love spells, luck spells, and more.
This is an interesting book that’s all about money magick from an Egyptian religion viewpoint. It gives you tips on working with Egyptian deities to increase your abundance.
Books On Shamanism
I love this book! It’s beautifully written and details all the way we’ve strayed from the path of nature. We stopped following the footsteps of the reindeer, and everything has become chaotic since. If you only read one book on this list, please let it be this one.
This book brings together many shamanic elders to create a manual for the modern shaman. It also gives a history of shamanism and its affect on the world.
Shamanism can be a rough path when you live in an urban area. This book explores Hawaiian shamanism and its purpose in a modern life.
This book helps you connect with Norse deities and explores Norse shamanism. Based on archaeological evidence and the few written records from Iceland, this is a great resource for Norse shamans.
Books On Herbalism
I love this book. This is a must have for any herbalist’s bookshelf. This focuses on the magickal benefits of herbs rather than medical, but it’s still so informative and interesting. Even if it weren’t free to read on Scribd, this would be a must buy for me.
As the title of this book makes clear, you will learn about 33 herbs that will heal you. How can you use herbs to help poison ivy or slow digestion? This book will tell you.
Start building your herbal apothecary with this book. It’s written by naturopath JJ Pursell and gives a great introduction into the healing art of herbalism.
The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook: A Grimoire of Philtres. Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use
This book looks at herbs and their magickal associations. This information is based on astrology, the cycles of the natural world, and historical references.
Written by internationally renowned herbalist David Hoffman, this book on herbalism is easy to use and very popular among herbalists. It explores every aspect of herbalism, from growing the plants to harvesting and using them.
Books On Crystals
That’s right. The definitive bible on crystals and how to use them is on Scribd, free to read with membership. Anyone that wants to learn about crystals needs to check out this book.
I haven’t read this one yet, but I am very interested in crystal grids. This looks like a great book to learn how to use crystal grids for different kinds of purposes, like attracting wealth and clearing the energy of your home.
Crystals are most powerful when used to heal the chakras. This book will guide you through which crystals to use for what purposes, and teaches different healing techniques.
Books On The Paranormal
This book has tons of stories about the mysterious, magickal, and strange things in our world. From ghosts to psychics, you’ll find plenty of enchanting information.
Another fun book about something strange, this one takes you through the history of the monsters from around the world. Learn about bigfoot, sea monsters, and lesser known cryptids like the Congo dinosaur
The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Aliens, Lost Civilizations, Astonishing Archaeology and Hidden History
I love all of the Disinformation guides, and this one delivers. In this book you’ll find theories on the beginning of civilization, deep sea mysteries, and the high strangeness of outer space.
Books On The Law of Attraction
I just started reading this book and it’s pretty good so far. It’s all about making the law of attraction work for you in all areas of your life.
If your life sucks, you can turn to this book to help you turn it all around with the law of attraction. Start building a better life by aligning yourself with the universe.
The Secret was the book that brought the law of attraction to the public’s attention. This book takes you beyond the concepts of The Secret and helps you to use that power in a way that benefits more than just yourself.
Audiobooks for Witches
These audiobooks are great starting places for modern witches.
You’ll find that the audiobook selection is different from the ebook selection on Scribd. This is largely because of exclusivity deals that some authors and publishers make with Amazon for ebooks.
Those deals don’t necessarily apply to audiobooks, so you can find witchy audiobooks that aren’t on Scribd in ebook form.
I love listening to audiobooks about witchcraft and paganism while I am cooking or cleaning. It’s a great way for me to do the boring stuff while still being entertained and learning about witchcraft.
Here are my beginner occult audiobook recommendations:
- The Witch’s Book of Self-Care: Magical Ways to Pamper, Soothe, and Care for Your Body and Spirit
- Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
- Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-busy World
- Enchantment of the Faerie Realm: Communicate with Nature Spirits and Elementals
- The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca
- Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft
- To Stir a Magick Cauldron: A Witch’s Guide to Casting and Conjuring
Reading Is The Key To Becoming A More Powerful Witch
I love reading. I just wish I had more time to do it. These books about witchcraft are only a few of the books I would recommend new witches and pagans read.
Hopefully this post has helped inspire you to pick up a new book, no matter how you read it. It’s important to read different perspectives and different authors to create a well-rounded religion or practice.
In the comments, let me know what book has most shaped you as a witch. Maybe you can suggest one I haven’t read yet!