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Best Occult Books Reviewed & Ranked

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!

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

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & Ranked  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.
Author(s): Richard Cavendish

The Occult: The Ultimate Guide for Those Who Would Walk with the Gods (2015)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedColin 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.
Author(s): Colin Wilson

DICTIONARY OF THE OCCULT- (Wordsworth Collection) (1997)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedThe Wordsworth Reference Library includes language dictionaries, language guides, historical references, and much more.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.
Author(s): A. Nataf

The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology (1993)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedNearly 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.
Author(s): Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

Liber 420: Cannabis, Magickal Herbs and the Occult (2018)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedAlthough 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.
Author(s): Chris Bennett

Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny (2018)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedThe 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 Author(s): Mark Stavish, James Wasserman

The New Encyclopedia of the Occult (2003)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedFrom “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.
Author(s): John Michael Greer

The “Supernatural” Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls (2007)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedTwenty-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!
Author(s): Alex Irvine

Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation (2010)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & Ranked 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.
Author(s): Mitch Horowitz

Magic: An Occult Primer (2016)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedDavid 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.
Author(s): David Conway

Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion: A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion (2009)

 Best Occult Books Reviewed & RankedThis 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.
Author(s): Pamela Moro, James Myers

Best Occult Books Reviewed & Ranked

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 Library Genesis and download some occult 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.

Magickal Riches – Occult Rituals For Manifesting Money

Author(s): Damon Brand
ID: 2143011, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 29.06.2015, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

The Nazis and the Supernatural: The Occult Secrets of Hitler's Evil Empire

Author(s): Michael Fitzgerald
ID: 2812254, Publisher: Sirius Entertainment, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

The Occult Nineteenth Century

Author(s): Lukas Pokorny, Franz Winter
ID: 2874508, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

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.

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