Monday, January 12, 2009

Sources for further study

Put together a very short appendix for the new book on Sources for Further Study. Thought it might be of interest to some of my readers:

The following list are just a few books that I think will compliment the material in The Sorcerer’s Secrets. The list does not represent what I think the best books on magick are in general, and certainly makes no attempt at being even close to comprehensive. There are only one or two books for each topic because it is possible for people to spend their lives reading rather than doing.


Protection & Reversal Magick: A Witch's Defense Manual

by Jason Miller

My book on magickal defense. When doing real magick, you need real protection. If I didn’t think it was the best one out there, I wouldn’t have written it.


Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure

by Catherine Yronwode 

Easily my favorite book on magickal herbalism by the proprietor of Lucky Mojo. Thousands of spells. Lots of history. You could do yourself a favor and sign up for her Hoodoo course at


Magical Techniques

by Draja Mickaharic 

One of the most under-rated occult authors out there. Draja is the real deal. Get everything he ever wrote, but start with this one.


Meditation in a New York Minute: Super Calm for the Super Busy

by Mark Thornton 

Written specifically for busy people who live in the real world, not a monestary or spiritual utopia. This book has changed peoples lives.


Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

by Vicki Robin , Joe Dominguez 

One of the sacred scriptures of personal finance. Read the book and actually DO the exercises.


You're Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead

by Larry Winget 

This book is great if you are flat broke. Larry will reach out from the page and kick your ass in gear.


The Art of Worldly Wisdom

by Baltasar Gracian (Author), Christopher Maurer (Translator)

It may have been penned in the 17th century, but every aphorism in this book is as relative today as it was then. Though it was authored by a Jesuit Priest, this book is 100% down to earth in its advice on dealing with others. Almost Machiavellian at times.


A Modern Angelic Grimoire

By Frater Rufus Opus

Sadly, this is only available on-line so far. If you want to start summoning spirits, this book will get you started. Find it at


Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts

by Donald Michael Kraig

This was the book that I worked through as a teenager. While the author lays out a few to many lame platitudes at times, and offers some misleading advice at other times, it is still a classic in the field and one that did me a lot of good.


Initiation into Hermetics

by Franz Bardon

One of the best programs of magickal and psychic training that I have ever read.


Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks, and Covens

by Paul Huson

This book is NOT about Wicca. It is about Witchcraft. Think of “Sorcery for Pagans”. It has been condemned as immoral by some for its chapters on Vengeance and Attack, but it has been in print consistently for 30 years for a reason.


Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage

by Paul Huson

The only book on Tarot you will ever need. That’s all I really need to say about it.


Uncle Setnakt's Essential Guide to the Left Hand Path

by Don Webb 

I am not Left Hand Path in my philosophy, but this book makes the list anyway. Disregard the Setian/Satanic stuff if you life, and you will still be left witth an excellent quide towards using magick in the real world to improve your life and the lives of those around you.


Vodou Love Magic: A Practical Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships

by Kenaz Filan 

Kenaz is a master of translating the world of Haitian Vodou into methods that can be worked by those outside of that community. A great source of Love magick.


The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

by Neil Strauss 

Wonderful and entertaining book on the art of Picking up Girls. You will get more out of this novel than you will out of the “how to” books on the same subject.


The Art of Seduction

by Robert Greene

Great book on seduction for both Men and Women. Draws upon the wisdom of maters throughout the centuries.


The 48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene

Timeless wisdom on getting ahead in life.


NLP: The New Technology of Achievement

by NLP Comprehensive, Steve Andreas , Charles Faulkner 

A great book to take you further into the world of Neuro Linguistic Programming.


First and Last Freedom, The

by Jiddu Krishnamurti 

Krishnamurti is the Guru that tells you that you need NO GURU. Truth is a pathless land. This book offers great advice for anyone navigating the world of magick, spirituality, and the occult. 

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