Here are some of the texts that have informed my thinking and my practice. Note that does not mean every book on this list is wholeheartedly endorsed, a few of these are kept because they mostly contain jumping off points that I’m interested in, and there may not be a ton of existing literature covering the topic in question.
I will add to this list bit by bit as my reading deepens and continues, so please feel free to bookmark this page and come back.
- Decolonization Is Not A Metaphor by Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang (2012), ” Because settler colonialism is built upon an entangled triad structure of settler-native-slave, the decolonial desires of white, non-white, immigrant, postcolonial, and oppressed people, can similarly be entangled in resettlement, reoccupation, and reinhabitation that actually further settler colonialism.”
- Reclaiming Animism by Isabella Stengers (2012), “Reclaiming means recovering what we have been separated from, but not in the sense that we can just get it back. Recovering means recovering from the very separation itself, regenerating what this separation has poisoned.”
- Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels on Summoning the Power to Resist, edited by Katie West and Jasmine Elliott (2018)
Histories Of Magic and Witchcraft In What We Now Call “The West”
- Religion & The Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas (1971)
- Caliban and The Witch: Women, The Body, and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici (2004)
- The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger, translated by the Reverend Montague Summers
- The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by WY Evans-Wentz (New Page Books, 2004)
- Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic by Emma Wilby