Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Book Lists

I will answer more formspring questions tomorrow. There are 24 waiting in the inbox. At the moment though, I feel the need to tinker with the book list. My list from the last post was based on me creating a Sorcerer, someone like me who can approach magic as a whole rather than from the view of one specific discipline.

I got to thinking. What kind of list would I make if I wanted to make a specific type of magician.

Here are some thoughts:

1. Different Christianity by Robert Amis
2. Jesus Christ Sun of God, Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism by David Fideler
3. The Cloud of Unknowing by author unknown
4. Legends of the Bible by Louis Ginzburg
5. Modern Angelic Magic by Frater R.O.
6. Secrets of the Magical Grimoires by Aaron Leitch
7. Complete Mystical Works of Meister Ekhart by Meister Ekhart
8. Three Books of Occult Philosphy by Agrippa
9. Jesus the Magician by Morton Smith
10. Ancient Christian Magic by Marvin Mayer

I specifically avoided Gnostic Texts and commentaries. Not because I don't like them, I just wanted to make it simpler.

1. Oracles and Demons of Tibet by Rene de Nebesky-Wojkowitz
2. Generating the Diety by Gyatrul Rinpoche
3. Dalai Lamas Secret Temple by Ian Baker
4. Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra and the Yogaratnamala by Mennon
5. Bolt of Lightening from the Blue by Martin Boord
6. Meditations on the Lower Tantras by the TLWA
7. Sadhana Practice of Wrathful Dieties in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra by Lama Vajranatha
8. The Secret Book of Simhamukha by Lama Vajranatha (this actually is not out yet, but I have the manuscript and when it comes out people are gonna go nutz.)
9. Shammanism and Tantra in the Himalayas by Muller, Ebling and others
10. Readings on the 6 Yogas of Naropa by Tsonkhapa, translated by Glenn H Mullin

This list assumes no Sadhanas or restricted texts. For instance if I could just delve into Namkhai Norbu's catalogue of what is available to those with transmission, you could probably make a list just from that.

1. Azoetia by Andrew Chumbley
2. Vidarium Umbris by Daniel Schulke
3. Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Huson
4. The Roebuck in the Thicket by Evan John Jones and Robert Cochrane
5. Covensense by Patricia Crowther
6. Evolutionary Witchcraft by Thorn Coyle
7. Masks of Misrule by Nigel Jackson
8. The Rebirth of Witchcraft by Doreen Veliente
9.  Opuscula Magica, Volume I, Witchcraft and the Sabbatic Tradition by Andrew Chumbley
10. Aradia by Charles G Leland

Again I avoided restricted texts. If you want to replace on or two of the above with the Gardnerian BOS and the Roebuck Trad BOS than go ahead.

Ok. I think I am done now.


John said...


Thanks for the second list, I only have two of those. Now I'm going to study them more closely and slowly get the rest (was already planning to get the Vajranatha one that's out, anyway).

May all beings benefit,

Jack Faust said...

"Opuscula Magica, Volume I, Witchcraft and the Sabbatic Tradition by Andrew Chumbley."

... Hello there, I didn't know this existed. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Azoetia? I had the opportunity to read a copy. It's darkly beautiful and poetic, but it didn't strike me as a helpful training manual.

Based on the way it was written, I assumed it was meant to be used in conjunction with some kind of oral teaching.

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Scotty said...

Azoetia, wow. Copy on amazon $1K. OUCH.