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Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Black Magic books.

1. The Book of Forbidden Knowledge: Black Magic, Superstition, Charms, and Divination (2016)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadThis work is one of a number of manuscripts crafted towards the end of the 1800s well into the 1920s containing material related to all aspects of the occult; mesmerism, ceremonial magic, the black arts, talismans, and more. What is interesting, here, is that all of the above and more are contained in one work, instead of separately.Speaking of everything from fortune telling to folk healing, the Book of Forbidden Knowledge is perhaps better classed as a modern grimoire than most contemporary works of similar origin; the paper covers of any of a number of competing Victorian and Edwardian…
Author(s): Smith &co, Johnson, Tarl Warwick

2. Practical Black Magic: How to Hex and Curse Your Enemies (2013)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadDo you feel that fortune is not your favor? Do you have a need for powerful protection from your enemies? Do you long for more control over your own destiny? Those who have had the good luck of being born to privilege expect and usually receive leniency, justice and opportunity. They are surrounded by the protection of their wealthy families and powerful friends. For everyone else, black magic is the means to obtain power and protection and to open the door to opportunities. It’s the way to get control over every aspect of your life in an…
Author(s): Sophia diGregorio

3. The Book of Shadows: White, Red and Black Magic Spells (2016)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should Read==Updates for 2019! Added more spells and revamped the Rune section.== I compiled this Book of Shadows from a collection of spells I have been using since I started down my path. This book contains over 100 spells, a list of runes, how they can be used in spell casting and even crafting your own spells. I’ve collected these spells from several different sources, mostly from witches I have met while learning about the craft. I’ve tweaked a few of these spells to fit my needs from time to time and you can do the same as the words aren’t what give the spells power, your energy is what really matters, so feel free to do the same and change what…
Author(s): Brittany Nightshade

4. The Book of Black Magic (2004)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadThe Secret Tradition in Goetia, including the rites and mysteries of Goetic therugy, sorcery and infernal necromancy. Completely illustrated with the original magical figures. Partial Contents: Antiquity of Magical Rituals; Rituals of Transcendental Magic; Composite Rituals; Key of Solomon; Lesser Key of Solomon; Rituals of Black Magic; Complete Grimoire; Preparation of the Operator; Initial Rites and Ceremonies; Descending Hierarchy; Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy; Mystery of the Sanctum Regnum; Method of Honorius. #174,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #335 in Wicca #611 in Magic Studies (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a…
Author(s): Arthur Edward Waite

5. True Black Magic (La véritable magie noire) (2017)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadA classic grimoire, or source-work of magic. Le Véritable Magie Noire, or the book of True Black Magic, is an influential early printed grimoire, containing many interesting features. It is one of many variants of The Key of Solomon (Clavicula Salomonis), but printed as a chapbook, or example of Bibliothèque bleue. As such it was small, cheap, and easy to hide or carry as an amulet. All these were important factors that lead to its popularity and worldwide distribution. For those familiar with the edition of the Key of Solomon edited by the influential…
Author(s): Iroé Grego, Joseph H Peterson

6. The Black Arts: A Concise History of Witchcraft, Demonology, Astrology, and Other Mystical Practices Throughout the Ages (Perigee) (1968)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should Read  The Black Arts is a fascinating and wonderfully readable exploration of the practice, theory, and underlying rationale of magick and occultism in all its branches, including witchcraft, spells, numerology, astrology, alchemy, kabbalah, tarot, charms, and summoning and control of spirits. This edition features a 50th anniversary introduction by historian of alternative spirituality Mitch Horowitz, who frames the book for a new generation of readers. #6,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #16 in Ancient & Controversial Knowledge #15…
Author(s): Richard Cavendish

7. The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts – Including the Rites and Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery, and Infernal Necromancy, also the Rituals of Black Magic – Two Hundred Illustrations (2019)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadArthur Edward Waite’s “The Book of Black Magic” represents an exhaustive guide to the occult, looking at lore, magick, occultist history, ceremony, and much more. It contains a large number of magical spells and occult writings taken from a variety of sources, and it constitutes one of the greatest overviews of occultism by one of the most influential figures in Western occultism. Arthur Edward Waite (1857 – 1942), more commonly referred to as A. E. Waite, was an British scholarly mystic and poet. He was a prolific writer on occult and esoteric subjects who also co-created the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Many vintage…
Author(s): Arthur Edward Waite

8. Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition (2006)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadBlack Magic looks at the origins, meaning, and uses of Conjure―the African American tradition of healing and harming that evolved from African, European, and American elements―from the slavery period to well into the twentieth century. Illuminating a world that is dimly understood by both scholars and the general public, Yvonne P. Chireau describes Conjure and other related traditions, such as Hoodoo and Rootworking, in a beautifully written, richly detailed history that presents the voices and experiences of African Americans and shows how magic has informed their culture. Focusing on the relationship between Conjure and…
Author(s): Yvonne P. Chireau

9. Book of Shadows: Black Magic Edition (2016)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadMerry meet! I’m Brittany Nightshade of the Atrum Angelus coven. I have spent many years traveling and learning about the Craft of Magick. One area of Magick that is typically shied away from by practitioners is Black Magick. The Rule of Three amongst other things such as the Wiccan Reed’s validity have been debated for decades and it’s considered taboo by the majority of the community. That being said it is still openly practiced and I myself find The Dark Arts to be a magnificent way to reach your full potential. I’ve taken the section of my Book of Shadows pertaining to Black Magick,…
Author(s): Brittany Nightshade

10. Magickal Attack: Silence, Bind and Crush Your Enemies With The Art of Occult Warfare (2015)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadLet magick set you free from the people who bring you down. Difficult people make life unbearable. Whether you’re dealing with a cruel boss, a bully or a gossip, you need freedom and peace. With the dark magick in this book you can silence, bind and curse the people that have made you unhappy. People are jealous, petty and cruel, and their mean-spirited actions are holding you back. Use magick to be untouched by the heartless. The eldest member of The Gallery of Magick, Gordon Winterfield, has a lifetime of experience dealing with troublesome people….
Author(s): Gordon Winterfield

11. The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (2018)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should Read“[The BreakBeat Poets is] one of the most diverse and important poetry anthologies of the last 25 years.”―Latino RebelsBlack Girl Magic continues and deepens the work of the first BreakBeat Poets anthology by focusing on some of the most exciting Black women writing today. This anthology breaks up the myth of hip-hop as a boys’ club, and asserts the truth that the cypher is a feminine form.Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing…
Author(s): Jamila Woods, Mahogany L. Browne , et al.

12. I Need You to Know: The ABC’s of Black Girl Magic (2019)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadA coloring book filled with all things Black Girl Magic from A to Z!!! I created this coloring book so black and brown girls can see beautiful and positive images that look like them! Every page has encouraging words to intrigue young minds! Let’s learn, color and have hours of fun! Get one for your girls and yourself! Walk in your MAGIC! #17,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #704 in Schools & Teaching (Books) #2235 in Literary Fiction (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Lora McClain-Muhammad, Asia Lewis-Ross

13. Black Magic for Dark Times: Spells of Revenge and Protection (2013)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should Read“Black Magic for Dark Times: Spells of Revenge and Protection” is for every good, decent person who has been the victim of violence, threats, fraud, official corruption or other crimes and is without a conventional form of redress. It is the first spell book especially for crime survivors. It was written to help you deal with situations in which every normal means of justice has been cut off. It is a black magic spell book for the times we live in – a time of pervasive injustice and rampant, unchecked crime and corruption. The terms “revenge” and justice” are both about…
Author(s): Angela Kaelin

14. Black and Blue Magic (2016)

 Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should ReadExcept for his unusual name, Harry Houdini Marco is unremarkable in every way. While his namesake was the greatest illusionist of all time, Harry can’t even catch a ball. He is on the verge of a long, boring summer—and he is dreading every moment of it. Then he meets a mysterious traveling salesman named Mr. Mazzeeck. But Mr. Mazzeeck is more than a traveling salesman, he’s a wizard—at least, he claims to be. Before he leaves town, Mr. Mazzeeck gives Harry a bottle of magical oil, saying that the potion will give him wings. And to Harry’s amazement, the oil works: He gets wings!…
Author(s): Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Best Black Magic Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some black magic books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Russian Black Magic: The Beliefs and Practices of Heretics and Blasphemers

Author(s): Natasha Helvin
ID: 2438635, Publisher: Destiny Books, Year: 22 Oct 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph

Author(s): Chad Sanders
ID: 2903852, Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Llewellyn's 2021 Magical Almanac: Practical Magic for Everyday Living

Author(s): Melissa Tipton, Blake Octavian Blair, Kate Freuler, Monica Crosson, Raechel Henderson, Danielle Blackwood, Tiffany Lazic, Charlie Rainbow Wolf, Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chic Cicero, Ash Wennsday Everell, Diana Rajchel, Kerri Connor, Thorn Mooney, James Kambos, Divina Cornick, Elizabeth Barrette, Sasha Graham, Jhenah Telyndru, Autumn Damiana, Charlynn Walls, Suzanne Ress, Walter J. Carey II, Daniel Moler, Raven Digitalis, Melissa Cynova, Llewellyn
ID: 2567436, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 14 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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