Selected Readings

As this blog is primarily centered around magical theory, history, and practice, we have decided to include a short sample of some of the books we have read and would recommend to our readers. We both owe much to the magicians, authors, and teachers who have pointed us in the direction of valuable literature, and hope that this list is useful to those who might stumble across it. As we publish book reviews, those entries which feature on this page will be edited to link to their posts.

  • Abraham von Worms – The Book of Abramelin
  • Abu Ma’shar, Charles Burnett, Keiji Yamamoto, – Great Introduction to Astrology
  • Abu Ma’shar, Ben Dykes – On the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities
  • Adam McLean – Treatise on Angel Magic
  • Agrippa, Donald Tyson – Three Books of Occult Philosophy
  • Agrippa, Donald Tyson – Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy
  • Al-Biruni, Wright – Introductions to the Elements of the Art of Astrology
  • Al-Qabisi, Abu Ma’shar, Ben Dykes – Introductions to Traditional Astrology
  • Ane Ohrvik – Medicine, Magic and Art in Early Modern Norway
  • Andrew Chumbley – One: Grimoire of the Golden Toad
  • Antiochus, Robert Hand, Robert Schmidt – Thesaurus
  • Austin Coppock – 36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans
  • Ben Dykes, Traditional Astrology for Today
  • BJ Swain – Living Spirits: A Guide to Magic in a World of Spirits
  • Carlo Ginzburg – Ecstacies: Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbath
  • Carlo Ginzburg – The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  • Chris Warnock – Fixed Stars, Sign and Constellation Magic
  • Claire Fanger – Conjuring Spirits: Texts and Traditions of Late Medieval Ritual Magic
  • Claire Fanger – Invoking Angels: Theurgic Ideas and Practices, 13th to 16th Centuries
  • Daniel A. Schulke – Ars Philtron
  • Daniel A. Schulke – Lux Haeresis
  • Draja Mickaharic – A Century of Spells
  • Draja Mickaharic – A Spiritual Worker’s Spell Book
  • Daniel Harms – The Long-Lost Friend: A 19th Century American Grimoire
  • Daniel Harms, Joseph Peterson, James R. Clark – The Book of Oberon
  • Daniel Harms, James R. Clark – Of Angels, Demons and Spirits
  • David Rankine – The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet
  • David Rankine – The Book of Treasure Spirits
  • Don Karr, Stephen Skinner – Sepher Raziel: Liber Salomonis
  • Don Karr, Stephen Skinner – Liber Lunae: Book of the Moon and Sepher-ha-levanah
  • Dorotheus, David Pingree – Carmen Astrologicum
  • Emma Wilby – Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits
  • Francis Young – A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity
  • Frank Klaassen – The Transformations of Magic: Illicit Learned Magic in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Franz Bardon – Initiation Into Hermetics
  • Franz Bardon – Practice of Magical Evocation
  • Frater Acher – Cyprian of Antioch: Mage of Many Faces
  • Frater Ashen Chassan – Gateways through Stone and Circle
  • Frater Ashen Chassan – Gateways through Light and Shadow
  • Gemma Gary – The Devil’s Dozen: Thirteen Craft Rites of the Old One
  • Gemma Gary – Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways
  • Gordon White – Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments
  • Gordon White – The Chaos Protocols
  • Guido Bonatti, Ben Dykes – Liber Astronomiae
  • Hans Dieter Betz – The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation
  • Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa – Three Books of Occult Philosophy
  • Holy Guardian Angel (Nephilim Press)
  • Humberto Maggi – The Book of Saint Cyprian
  • Ioannis Marathakis – The Magical Treatise of Solomon, or Hygromanteia
  • Ibn Ezra – On Nativities and continuous horoscopy
  • Ibn Ezra – Book of the World
  • Ibn Ezra – Book of Reasons
  • Jake Stratton-Kent – Geosophia: The Argo of Magic
  • Jake Stratton-Kent – Pandemonium: A Discordant Concordance of Diverse Spirit Catalogues
  • Jake Stratton-Kent – The Testament of Cyprian the Mage
  • Jake Stratton-Kent – The True Grimoire
  • Jason Miller – Protection & Reversal Magick: A Witch’s Defence Manual
  • Jason Miller – The Sorcerer’s Secrets: Strategies in Practical Magick
  • Jim Baker – The Cunning Man’s Handbook
  • John Gadbury – Doctrine of Nativities
  • John Michael Greer – The Art and Practice of Geomancy
  • José Leitão – The Book of St. Cyprian: The Sorcerer’s Treasure
  • José Leitão – The Immaterial Book of St. Cyprian
  • Joseph Peterson, John Dee – John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery
  • Joseph Peterson – Sixth and Seventh books of Moses
  • Joseph Peterson, Mathers – The Greater Key of Solomon
  • Joseph Peterson – The Secrets of Solomon: A Witch’s Handbook from the Trial Records of the Venetian Inquisition
  • Joseph Peterson – The Arbatel of Magic
  • Joseph Peterson – The True Black Magic, Veritable Magie Noire
  • Kevin Klein, John Dee – The Complete Mystical Records of Dr.John Dee
  • Masha’allah, Ibn Sahl Bisher, Ben Dykes – Works of Sahl and Masha’allah
  • Marvin Meyer and Richard Smith – Ancient Christian Magic; Coptic Texts of Ritual Power
  • Michael Cecchetelli – The Book of Abrasax
  • Michael Cecchetelli – Crossed Keys
  • Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold – Exu & the Quimbanda of Night and Fire
  • Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold – Kiumbanda; A Complete Grammar of the Art of Exu
  • Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold – Pomba Gira & the Quimbanda of Mbùmba Nzila
  • Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold – The Craft of the Untamed
  • Nigel G. Pearson – The Devil’s Plantation
  • Nigel G. Pearson – Treading the Mill
  • Nigel A. Jackson – Call of the Horned Piper
  • Nigel A. Jackson – Masks of Misrule: The Horned God and His Cult in Europe
  • Owen Davies – Grimoires: A History of Magic Books
  • Olaf Pederson – Survey to the Almagest
  • Paul Foreman, Francis Young – The Cambridge Book of Magic
  • Paul Huson – Mastering Witchcraft
  • Peter Grey – Lucifer: Princeps
  • Peter Paddon – A Grimoire for Modern Cunning Folk
  • Philip Mason Palmer, Robert Pattison More – The Sources of the Faust Tradition: From Simon Magus to Lessing
  • PILLARS: Perichoresis (Anathema Publishing)
  • Ptolemy, G.J Toomer, the Almagest
  • Ptolemy, J.M. Ashmand, Tetrabiblos
  • Radomir Ristic – Balkan Traditional Witchcraft
  • Radomir Ristic – Witchcraft and Sorcery of the Balkans
  • Reginald Scot – The Discoverie of Witchcraft
  • Rhetorius, James Holden – Rhetorious the Egyptian
  • Richard Kieckhefer – Forbidden Rites
  • Richard Kieckhefer – Magic in the Middle Ages
  • Robert Zoller – Arabic Parts in Astrology, the lost key to prediction
  • Ritual Offerings (Nephilim Press)
  • Sahl Bin Bisher, Ben Dykes – The Works of Sahl Bin Bisher, Vol.I
  • Serpent Songs (Scarlet Imprint)
  • Sophie Page – Magic in the Cloister: Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe
  • Stephen Skinner – Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic
  • Stephen Skinner – Techniques of Solomonic Magic
  • Stephen Skinner – The Complete Magician’s Tables
  • Stephen Skinner, David Rankine – Goetia of Dr. Rudd
  • Stephen Skinner, David Rankine – Keys to the Gateway of Magic: Summoning the Solomonic Archangels and Demonic Princes
  • Stephen Skinner, David Rankine – The Cunning Man’s Grimoire
  • Stephen Skinner, David Rankine – The Grimoire of St. Cyprian: Clavis Inferni
  • Stephen Skinner, David Rankine – The Veritable Key of Solomon
  • Stephen Skinner, David Rankine, Daniel Clark, Frederick Hockley – The Clavis or Key to Unlock the Mysteries of Magic: by Rabbi Solomon translated by Ebenezer Sibley
  • Tamara L. Siuda – The Ancient Egyptian Daybook
  • Tamara L. Siuda – The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook
  • The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic (Three Hands Press)
  • Vettius Valens, Mark Riley – Anthology
  • William Lilly, Christian Astrology