Resources and Recommendations

Links to things I think are good and/or helpful, sorted by topic. I will link to places to get free PDFs of books, if I can find them. I might link to specific pages within websites that are already recommended, if I think they're specifically good.

I know it's cringe to site YouTube videos basically anywhere, but some people do learn better than way. Use these videos only as a starting point and always, Always look into information to verify its validity. This goes for the books too, but obviously anybody with a computer can make a YouTube video.

★ = highly recommended

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Sci-Fi Fantasy

As in the genre is science fiction and fantasy.

  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir | Lesbian necromancers in space :)


General Hinduism

  • Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism by Swami Achuthananda | General overview of Hinduism



  • Choosing A Jewish Life by Anita Diamant | This book was/is very meaningful to me ★
  • Since Sinai: A Convert's Path to Judaism by Shannon Gonyou | Really good, no notes ★

General Judaism

  • Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals by George Robinson | What it says on the tin. ★

Kink & BDSM


LGBT Topics

Transmasculine Experience

  • The Transmasculine Guide to Physical Transition by Sage Buch | I didn't personally read this, due to being essentially done with my physical transition, but my boyfriend found this book to be quite helpful

Paganism and Witchcraft

Occult and magic related topics will also be sorted in this section.

Ancestor Veneration

  • Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing by Daniel Foor, Ph.D | Pretty in depth exercises.
  • Honoring Your Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestor Veneration by Mallorie Vaudoise | Great starting point for anybody interested in ancestor veneration. ★

Candle Magic

  • The Book of Candle Magic by Madame Pamita | Pretty useful guide to using candles in spells ★


  • Daemonolatry Goetia by S. Connolly | Great summarization of the Lesser Key, but as with anything, take the information with a grain of salt ★
  • Stellas Daemonum by David Crowhurst | 10/10 ★
  • The Complete Book of Demonolatry by S. Connolly | The demonolatry book ★

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

  • Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells by Claude Lecouteux | A bit hard to navigate, since it's sorted alphabetically, but pretty useful
  • Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes | Fucking massive!!!
  • Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology and Magic by Claude Lecouteux | Incredibly thorough, Lecouteux never misses. Truly.
  • Encycloedia of Spirits by Judika Illes | Incredibly diverse with some niche deities, but I do feel like some info is pulled directly out of her ass, so take things with a grain of salt
  • The Isles of the Many Gods by David Rankine and Sorita D'Este | Lots of surprising deities listed in here, really enjoyed looking through this one ★

Gaulish Paganism

  • Ancient Fire by Segomaros Widugeni | An overview of Gaulish paganism

General Paganism

  • To Walk A Pagan Path: Practical Spirituality for Every Day by Alaric Albertsson | Pretty useful guide, highly recommended for new pagans ★

Greco-Roman Religion

I'd recommend these even if you're only interested in one of these cultures, they just tend to be written about as a pair.

  • Ancient Magic: A Practitioner's Guide to the Supernatural in Greece and Rome by Philip Matyszak | While I haven't found much of a practical use for it personally, it was pretty interesting

Hearth Witchcraft

  • The House Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock | Good, even if you don't consider yourself a hearth witch ★

Hellenic Polytheism

  • Hellenic Polytheism: Household Worship by Labrys | Labrys is a bunch of fucking fascists, but the historical information in this book is pretty solid, do not give them any money though, I'll update this with a link when I find one
  • Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today by Tony Mierzwicki | Best book I've read on Hellenic paganism so far ★

Irish Paganism

Including Irish folklore and folk magic.

  • Gods and Goddesses of Ireland: A Guide to Irish Deities by Morgan Daimler | Pretty good introduction to Irish deities
  • Irish Custorms and Rituals: How Our Ancestors Celebrated Life and the Seasons by Marion McGarry | Exactly what it says it is ★
  • Irish Paganism: Reconstructing Irish Polytheism by Morgan Daimler | Great introduction ★
  • Irish Witchcraft From an Irish Witch by Lora O'Brien | Incredibly good introduction to Irish witchcraft and paganism ★
  • The Dagda: Meeting the Good God of Ireland by Morgan Daimler | Fantastic introduction to the Dagda ★
  • The Irish Pagan Book of Rites: Rituals and Prayers for Daily Life and Festivals by John Michael McLoughlin | Bilingual Gaeilge/English prayer book ★

Kemetic Paganism

  • Celebrating the Egyptian Gods by Sharon LaBorde | Pretty decent, despite the unlabeled UPG
  • Circle of the Sun: Rites and Celebrations for Egyptian Pagans and Kemetics by Sharon LaBorde | Fine, useful enough, but there's quite a lot of UPG that isn't framed as UPG and is just stated as fact
  • Eternal Egypt: Ancient Rituals for the Modern World by Richard J. Reidy | Often recommanded and for good reason, but I don't find it to be that practical for the average practitioner
  • Following the Sun: A Practical Guide to Egyptian Religion by Sharon LaBorde | Pretty decent...except for the Wiccan parts. I don't think Wicca should be covered in a book about Kemeticism

Norse Paganism

  • Asatru: A Beginner's Guide to the Heathen Path by Erin Lale | Okay introduction to heathenry.
  • Poetic Edda | Pretty useful for understanding Norse practices ★
  • Prose Edda | Also useful, for the same reasons as the Poetic Edda
  • Seidr: The Gate is Open | A bit dated, but holds up surprisingly well ★
  • The Way of Fire and Ice: The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism by Ryan Smith | Cannot recommend this enough ★

Prayer Books

  • The Big Book of Pagan Prayer and Ritual by Ceisiwr Serith | Great book, includes a ton of prayers for many different occasions, dedicated to many gods or just one, spanning many different traditions ★
  • The Homeric Hymns | Essential for the Hellenic pagans out there

Proto-Indo-European Paganism

  • Deep Ancestors: Practicing the Religion of the Proto-Indo-Europeans by Ceisiwr Serith | Pretty interesting read, even if you aren't a PIE reconstructionist


  • A Practical Guide to the Runes by Lisa Peschel | Often recommended for a reason!


  • Orphic Hymns Grimoire by Sara L. Mastros | Common Hadean Press w
  • Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing by Claude Lecouteux | Incredibly interesting

Welsh Paganism

Including Welsh folklore and folk practices.

  • Gods and Goddesses of Wales: A Practical Introduction to Welsh Deities and Their Stories by Halo Quin | I really enjoyed this, I learned a lot. Easy to follow formatting, organized logically, et cetera ★


Not really a topic, I suppose, but most of these are just broadly about a topic and would be hard to fit into a specific subcategory.


  • The Deprogram | I legitimately listen to this all of the time, I love these guys ★


Bisexual Related


  • The Communist Manifesto by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx | Obligatory "read the Communist Manifesto"


Paganism and Politics

  • Pagan Anarchism by Christopher Scott Thompson | Highly recommended ★

Palestine and Israel

  • Decolonize Palestine | A website run by two Palestinians with the purpose of informing people on Palestine ★

Transgender Related


Again, not really a topic I guess, but YouTuber's tend to focus on a wide variety of things that interest them, so.


  • Alizee | I think she's very funny. I started watching her when she was a commentary channel, but I enjoy the book reviews as well


Mysteries and True Crime

Generally creepy content? I dunno, man.


  • Caelan Conrad | Great work regarding the Gender Critical movement ★
  • Second Thought | Great entry level videos on a variety of topics, from a socialist perspective ★

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