Here is a list of the best Occult books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
1. The Book of Smokeless Fire (2017)
The Book of Smokeless Fire By S. Ben Qayin "The work that is being presented in "The Book of Smokeless Fire" is based on a very little known and overlooked Solomonic text simply known as "Miscelaneo de Salomon," which amazingly mirrors that of Lovecraft's, "Necronomicon" both in content and history. It is an ancient and forbidden Arabian manuscript, that seems was later evolved into the Greek "Goetia" and gives the earliest known account of King Solomon and his binding of the seventy-two sinister Djinn he sealed…
2. The Black Arts: A Concise History of Witchcraft, Demonology, Astrology, and Other Mystical Practices Throughout the Ages (Perigee) (1968)
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….
Colin Wilson’s great classic work is a comprehensive history of mystery and “magic”. His genius lies in producing a skilful synthesis of the available material; clarifying without simplifying, seeing the occult in the light of reason and reason in the light of the mystical and paranormal. It is a journey of enlightenment – a wide-ranging survey of the whole subject and an insightful exploration of Man’s latent powers. Republished two years after the author’s death and with a new foreword by bibliographer Colin Stanley, Wilson brings his own refreshingly optimistic and stimulating interpretation to the…
The Wordsworth Reference Library includes language dictionaries, language guides, historical references, and much more. This popular series covers everything from the familiar and practical to the extraordinary and outrageous….
Nearly half a century after the defeat of the Third Reich, Nazism remains a subject of extensive historical inquiry, general interest, and, alarmingly, a source of inspiration for resurgent fascism in Europe. Goodrick-Clarke’s powerful and timely book traces the intellectual roots of Nazism back to a number of influential occult and millenarian sects in the Habsburg Empire during its waning years. These sects combined notions of popular nationalism with an advocacy of Aryan racism and a proclaimed need for German world-rule. This book provides the first serious account of the way in which Nazism was…
Although little known, cannabis and other psychoactive plants held a prominent and important role in the Occult arts of Alchemy and Magic, as well as being used in ritual initiations of certain secret societies. Find out about the important role cannabis played in helping to develop modern medicines through alchemical works. Cannabis played a pivotal role in spagyric alchemy, and appears in the works of alchemists such as Zosimos, Avicenna, Llull, Paracelsus, Cardano and Rabelais. Cannabis also played a pivotal role in medieval and renaissance magic and recipes with instructions for its use appear in a number of…
The first book to explore the history and influence of egregores, powerful autonomous psychic entities created by a collective group mind • Examines the history of egregores from ancient times to present day, including their role in Western Mystery traditions and popular culture and media • Reveals documented examples of egregores from ancient Greece and Rome, Tibetan Buddhism, Islam, modern esoteric orders, the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and Kenneth Grant, and the followers of Julius Evola and Aleister Crowley • Provides instructions on how to identify egregores,…
8. The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (2003)
From “Aarab Zereq” to “Zos Kia Cultus,” this is the most up-to-date, comprehensive guide to the history, philosophies, and personalities of Western occultism. Written by an occult scholar and practitioner with the assistance of hundreds of experts in the field, this volume presents the latest in scholarly research and points out errors in previous writings-revealing truths much more interesting and dramatic than the fictional histories that obscured them. The New Encyclopedia of the Occult is an invaluable reference guide to magic, alchemy, astrology, divination, Tarot, palmistry, and geomancy; magical orders such as the Golden Dawn and…
Twenty-three years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father, John, set out to teach his boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. Fans of the blockbuster television phenomenon can rejoice! A one-of-a-kind compilation of all of Sam and Dean’s demon-busting knowledge, The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls contains illustrations and detailed descriptions that catalogue the more than two dozen otherworldly enemies that most people believe exist only in…
10. Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation (2010)
From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked. Opening a new window on the past, presents a dramatic, pioneering study of the esoteric undercurrents of our history and their profound impact across modern life….
11. Magic: An Occult Primer (2016)
David Conway’s Magic: An Occult Primer is a seminal work that brought magical training to the every-magician in the early 70s. David is an articulate writer presenting the mysteries in a very workable manner for the serious student. Along with the updated texts on philosophy and practical magic is a plethora of graphics that have all been redrawn, promising to be another collector’s edition published by The Witches’ Almanac.The book is divided into two sections: “Magical Theory” and “Magical Practice.” “Magical Theory” presents a very concise accounting of the philosophy behind magic. Conway begins with a exposé of magic…
This comparative reader takes an anthropological approach to the study of religious beliefs and practices, both strange and familiar. The engaging articles on all key issues related to the anthropology of religion grab the attention of students, while giving them an excellent foundation in contemporary ideas and approaches in the field. The multiple authors included in each chapter represent a range of interests, geographic foci, and ways of looking at each subject. Divided into 10 chapters, this book begins with a broad view of anthropological ways of looking at religion and moves on to some of the core topics within…
Best Occult Books Reviewed & Ranked
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Magickal Riches – Occult Rituals For Manifesting Money
Author(s): Damon Brand
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 29.06.2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Romanticism and Popular Magic: Poetry and Cultures of the Occult in the 1790s
Author(s): Stephanie Elizabeth Churms
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Occult Spinal Dysraphism
Author(s): R. Shane Tubbs, Rod J. Oskouian, Jeffrey P. Blount, W. Jerry Oakes
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples
Author(s): Erica Lagalisse; Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: PM Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
The Occult in Modernist Art, Literature, and Cinema
Author(s): Tessel M. Bauduin, Henrik Johnsson
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
What Is It Like to Be Dead?: Christianity, the Occult, and Near-Death Experiences
Author(s): Jens Schlieter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
The Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Occult Practitioner
Author(s): Patrick Dunn
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny
Author(s): Mark Stavish; James Wasserman
Publisher: Inner Traditions, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. 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.