Books for Beginner Witches

Marisa Mohi
5 min readOct 28, 2022

So you watched The Craft back in the 1990s and you’ve wanted to be a witch ever since. No? Just me? Well, even so. I have this awesome list of books for beginner witches to help you start your practice.

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There are definitely tons of lists full of the top books for beginner witches out there. And a lot of them are filled with books on practicing.

I think that’s fine.

To me, however, good books for beginner witches are the books that show you a little about what it’s actually like. You get to see someone else’s practice and what it looks like in their everyday life. You get to walk a mile in their pointy witch boots, if you will.

(Just kidding. I feel like most witches know the value of a good wide footbed and arch support. Real magic can only be practiced when your feet don’t hurt all the time.)

Before we jump in, know that I have a lot of posts about magical books, so if you’re looking for books for developing intuition, intuition books to help you trust your gut, books for witches, the best tarot books for beginners, or books on tarot card meanings, I have you covered.

Books for Beginner Witches

The best books for beginner witches are the books that open the door and allow you to peek inside and make you want to come back for more. Sure, that’s going to be different for everyone, and that’s why I’ve made a super diverse list of titles here to help you on your witchy journey.

001: American Brujeria: Modern Mexican American Folk Magic by J. Allen Cross

I was so stinkin’ excited when this book came out. Most of the books on witchcraft I come across are about a specific witch lineage. You know, the Celtic tradition and all that. But your girl is an Iranian-Mexican-Citizen Potawatomi Nation woman, and finding books that align with my cultural history has been tough.

I love everything about this book. There’s information in this book about limpias, Mexican folk saints, and the intersection of brujeria and Catholicism…

Marisa Mohi

Writer and Tarot Reader. Fueled by black coffee and notebooks with thick paper.