Welcome to the Five Books recommendations on Magic & Witchcraft.
What is a grimoire? Can you tell Shamanism from Wicca?
Beliefs in magic and witchcraft have an expansive pedigree, dating back to the earliest form of writing in Ancient Babylonian stone tablets. And yet, in India and Sub-Saharan Africa, witch-hunts and killings continue to the present day.
Social historians, anthropologists, and illusionists recommend their best books on magic, examining the cultural practices from a range of different contexts.