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~ Suggested Reading List ~



     The following is a suggested reading list for learning about traditional Witchcraft. This reading list is merely a place to begin your studies. We always suggest that you find your local university and college library and see what other resource material is available. Try to find books which are from the late 1800's and early 1900's which focus on surveys of folklore and collecting regional folkloric information from rural areas.

     We realize that not everyone is necessarily interested in Irish or Welsh traditions, and so we have split some of the suggested books into specific sections organized by culture. Some of the books which are suggested may be difficult to obtain as they are out-of-print. However, we have included the ISBN for you to help facilitate you with locating the books. If you are unable to locate a book, check with your local library and ask if there is a way to obtain a book through inter-library loan.

     This suggested reading list is merely a starting list and is in no way meant to be exclusive. Over time, we will be adding new books to this list, however, we encourage you to read and locate suitable books and other resource material on your own.

This information was supplied by ShadowDrake

General Studies

Title: The Oxford Illustrated Pre-History of Europe
Author: Cunliffe, Barry. ed
Press: New York: Oxford Univ Press, 1994
ISBN: 0198143850

Title: Call of the Horned Piper
Author: Jackson, Nigel
Press: Berks, UK: Capall Bann Publishing, 1994
ISBN: 1898307091

Title: Masks of Misrule
Author: Jackson, Nigel
Press: Berks, UK: Capall Bann Publishing, 1996
ISBN: 1898307679

Title: A History of Pagan Europe
Author: Jones, Prudence and Pennick, Nigel
Press: London and New York: Routledge, 1995
ISBN: London and New York: Routledge, 1995



Irish Traditions

Title: Irish Bardic Poetry: Texts and Translations
Author: Bergin, Osborn. David Greene and Fergus Kelly
Press: Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2003[1970]
ISBN: 090128212X

Title: Irish Folkways
Author: Evans, Estyn
Press: London: Routledge, 1957
ISBN: 0710028881

Title: The Irish Spirit: Proverbs, Superstitions, and Fairy Tales
Author: Flanagan, Lawrence
Press: New York: Gramercy Books, 1998
ISBN: 0517201682

Title: Gold Under the Furze: Studies in Folk Tradition Presented to Caoimhín Danachair
Author: Gailey, Alan and Ó hÓgáin, Daithí
Press: Dublin: Glendale Press, 1982
ISBN: 0907606067

Title: The Festival of Lughnasa volume 1
Author: Macneill, Maire
Press: Dublin: Comhairle Bhealoideas Eireann, 1982[1962]
ISBN: 0906426103

Title: The Festival of Lughnasa volume 2
Author: Macneill, Maire
Press: Dublin: Comhairle Bhealoideas Eireann, 1982[1962]
ISBN: 0906426103

Title: Irish Trees: Myths, Legends, and Folklore
Author: Neill, Mac Coitir
Press: Cork: Collins Press, 2003
ISBN: 1903464463

Title: On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish
Author: O'Curry, Eugene
Press: New York: Lemma Publishing Corporation, 1971[1873]
ISBN: 0-876-96010-7

Title: Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales
Author: Rees, Alwyn and Brinley
Press: London: Thames & Hudson, 1989
ISBN: 0-500-27039-2

Title: Féil-sgríbhinn Eoin Mhic Néill
Author: Ryan, John
Press: Cork: Four Courts Press, 1995[1948]
ISBN: 1851821805

Title: Celtic Gods and Heroes
Author: Sjoestedt, Marie-Louise
Press: New York: Dover Publications, 2000
ISBN: 0486414418



Scottish Traditions

Title: Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent
Author: Jones, Noragh
Press: Edinburgh, UK: Floris Books, 1994
ISBN: 0863151868

Title: The Silver Bough: Scottish Folklore and Folk Belief
Author: McNeill, Marian F
Press: Glasgow: Stuart Titles Ltd., 1957
ISBN: 0853351619

Title: The Silver Bough: Calendar of Scottish National Festivals - Candlemas to Harvest Home
Author: McNeill, Marian F
Press: Glasgow: Stuart Titles Ltd
ISBN: 0853351627

Title: The Silver Bough:Calendar of Scottish National Festivals - Hallowe'en to Yule
Author: McNeill, Marian F
Press: Glasgow: Stuart Titles Ltd
ISBN: 0853351619

Title: The Silver Bough: Local Festivals of Scotland
Author: McNeill, Marian F
Press: Glasgow: Stuart Titles Ltd., 1968
ISBN: 094847405X


 

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