Suggested Reading List

The following is a list of books that are invaluable to serious students of the occult, either to read cover to cover or just to have on hand as a reference. Some may be out of print, but since all are still protected under copyright, none can be reproduced on this site. This list is in no way complete and will be continuously updated.

Amulets and Magic [alt. Amulets and Superstition]
Sir E.A. Wallis Budge [Dover]

The Cipher of Genesis
Carlos Suares [Weiser]

The Complete Books of Charles Fort
Charles Fort [Dover combined edition]

Hamlet's Mill
Giorgio de Santillana & Hertha von Dechend [Nonpareil/Godine]

Handbook of Unusual Natural Phenomena
William Corliss [Arlington House]

A History of God
Karen Armstrong [Knopf]

A History of Pi
Petr Beckmann [St. Martin's]

The Lost Books of the Bible
Hone/Jones/Wake [Bell]

The Magus
Francis Barrett [Citadel]

The Magician's Companion
Bill Whitcomb [Llewellyn]

The Nag Hammadi Library in English
James M. Robinson (general editor) [HarperCollins]

Occult Geometry and Hermetic Science of Motion and Number
A.S. Raleigh [DeVorss combined edition]

Wolfram von Eschenbach (trans. Helen M. Mustard & Charles E. Passage) [Vintage]

The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Manly P. Hall [Philosophical Research Society]

777 and Other Cabalistic Writings
Aleister Crowley [Weiser]

Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Henry Cornelius Agrippa (trans. James Freake) [Llewellyn]

The White Goddess
Robert Graves [Noonday]