I am not wiccan nor neopagan .Yet I have gotten some good ideas from wiccan authors . I try and not exclude anyone or thier beliefs and religion . I know many people in North America the first exposure to witchcraft is via wiccan books and groups . So I hope to list at least those authors who represent natural wicca and respect Mother Earth .
I tend to not fall into promoting nor reading the trendy witchcraft , shamanism books that are out to make big bucks . I am definatly into non core shamanism , rather Midewiwin .
I tend to follow what is given naturally from lay folk people , elders who give freely & read accurate historical text often recored first hand information .
Texts found via university libraries , online sacred texts have helped me immensly as well as those given by my grandmother and other people of old.
Elders tend to share freely knowldge which was given them freely by their elders and so forth .
I do not leave out christian or any other teachings which are passed on just as I chose to pass on the old and new .
I tend to follow the solstices and equinoxes and not wiccan feast days . although some are the same but rather I feel our harvest days and ancestoral days are practiced from the traditions of local tradition . So day of the dead may be my fav feast day but it always was because of time of year here and my grandmothers birthday , my connection to the monacrh butterfly & the protective pine of Michoacan .
Of course having children it is important to create rountine and customs which I've found via waldorf education etc. these feast days tend to be celebrated by all not belonging to any one religion .
I view my spiritual & magic not my religion but a part of it .
Natural Magic by Nigel Pennick
The Goddess is in the Details I love this book by Deborah Blake so much !
Three Hands Press
The Real Witches' Craft by Kate West , she is by far one of my fav authors
Natural Witchery, Cottage Witchery , Garden Witch's Herbal all by Ellen Dugan her book on Mabon is my fav of all the books written in the Sabbat series .
Pure Magic by Judika Illes is the first book of hers I would reccomend reading , after that I can say all her books are awesome amazing ! Just in love with her work .
Earth Magic by Claire Nahmad reminds me of the femenist writings I read in the 80's . I guess it sort of reconnects me with my old hippie self ;-)
Speaking of my hippie self I cannot go without mentioning
Harish Johari all his books are absolutely incredible . Esspecially his
Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine
Sage Woman & Crone mag
Llewellyn Yearly Herbal
Traditional Cornish Witchcraft
Wood Wife's Journal
I wish I could find the website for Jeannine Parvati Baker but it appears down now . Certainly if one does a search on her several wonderful refferences come up . She has always been a divine teacher since I discovered her work in the early 80's . She along with Raven Lang were very instrumental in leading me into healthy lifestyle choices as such a young parent . I am ever grateful for the help of these elders .
whew I'm tired again more later ;-)