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These are my personal research notes mostly conducted with online texts and resources. The internet was made for stuff like this, you know.

This is also my future reading list, so check back often for more notes!

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neopaganism and witchcraft

Am I a Neopagan? I guess kinda. But not really. Maybe? I dunno. I read about it anyway.

Gardnerian Book of Shadows
Read my notes for this book here! (almost complete)

Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft
Homepage w/ All 10 Letters
Letter 1 (complete)
Letter 2
Letter 3
Letter 4
Letter 5
Letter 6
Letter 7
Letter 8
Letter 9
Letter 10

Aradia, Gospel of the Witches
Homepage
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15

The Malleus Maleficarum
Homepage
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

The Sorceress
Part 1
Part 2
Daemonology
The First Booke
The Seconde Booke
The Thirde Booke
Pagan Prayers
Mexican
Accadian
American
Assyrian
Chaldean
Chinese
Egyptian
Finnish
Hindu
Buddhist
Japanese
South Pacific Island
Persian
Peruvian
The Book of Hallowe'en
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Four Poems



general occult

My new favorite topic to read about. That's why it's at the top. Expect this section to have more than others.

The Kybalion
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
The Divine Pymander
His First Book
The Second Book
The Third Book
The Fourth Book
The Fifth Book
The Sixth Book
The Seventh Book
The Eighth Book
The Ninth Book
The Tenth Book
The Eleventh Book
The Twelfth Book
The Thirteenth Book
The Fourteenth Book
The Fifteenth Book
The Sixteenth Book
The Seventeenth Book
The Philosophy of Natural Magic
Chapters 1-10
Chapters 11-20
Chapters 21-30
Chapters 31-40
Chapters 41-50
Chapters 51-60
Chapters 61-70
Chapters 71-74
Comte de Gabalis
Chapters A-Z
Chapters AA-YY
Chapters AAA-HHH
Wisdom of the Ages
Chapters 1-10
Chapters 11-20
Chapters 21-30
Chapters 31-40
Chapters 41-50
Mysteries of the Qabalah
Part One
Part Two
The Secret Teachings of All Ages
Unveiled Mysteries
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Tilak of Tibet
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter10



grimoires

"Wait, isn't that about demons and st-" yes. My website, my content.

The Key of Solomon the King
Book 1
Book 2
The Book of Ceremonial Magic
Homepage
Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 9



fun stuff

Okay, it might not be fun to some people, but the topic of religion as a whole has a special place in my heart, and therefore I like reading about it. Everything listed down here are notes that I took for no other reason than personal enjoyment.



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African Religious Texts | Alchemy | Americana | Astrology | Asia & the Middle East | Bible | Celtic | Classics | England | Hinduism | Icelandic | Legendary Creatures | LGBT+ | Misc. | Native American | Pacific Islands | Parapsychology | Prophecy | Symbols


African Religious Texts

Mostly for my love of religious history, but also to try to be a more well-rounded person.

South African Folk Tales
Myths and Legends of the Bantu
Myths of Ife
Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria
Hausa Folklore
Yoruba Legends
Religion and Myth (comparative African spirituality)
Jamaica Anansi Stories
The Kebra Nagast
The Holy Piby

Alchemy

I don't know if I will ever consider myself an "alchemist", but it's still worth knowing about it for the sake of advancing my craft.

The Hermetic Museum
Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored
Collectanea Chemica

Americana

Yee haw, pardner! This section does not include Native American works, you'll find that section further down. This is for all y'all rootin' tootin' cowboys who wanna read about the myths and legends reaching back to the 1800s.

Myths and Legends of Our Own Land
Drums and Shadows
Pow-wows; or Long Lost Friend
Folk-Lore of the Pennsylvania Germans
Coffee in the Gourd

Astrology

This is the one topic that frustrates me the most because I want to understand it better, but my brain can't comprehend geometry. Watch me struggle to understand the difference between a square, quincunx, and opposition.

Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos
An Introduction to Astrology
Moon Lore
Solar Biology
The Hindu Book of Astrology
Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans

Asia & The Middle East

I personally grew up learning about Chinese mythology and since then I've wanted to read more folk tales from that side of the globe.

Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales
Folk-Lore of the Holy Land; Moslem, Christian and Jewish
Philippine Folklore Stories
Shaman, Saiva and Sufi

Bible

I have never fully read the Bible and I probably never will. But it's technically part of occult history so...y'know...gotta at least try.

King James Version
The Tanakh
The Apocrypha
The Chronicles of Jerahmeel
The Book of Enoch
The Jefferson Bible
The Biography of the Bible

Celtic

The myths of the British Isles are so fascinating and whimsical, it's so hard to not lean in when someone talks about it.

The Voyage of Bran
The Second Battle of Mag Tuired
The Cattle Raid of Culange
A Book of Saints and Wonders
The Four Ancient Books of Wales
Carmina Gadelica

Classics

Long, dry texts that are essential to understand pretty much anything in modern media. My favorite!

The Iliad
The Odyssey
Hesiod's Theogony
Works and Days
The Poems of Sappho
The Fables of Aesop
Pagan and Christian Creeds
Five Stages of Greek Religion

England

They're okay too, I guess.

Folk-Lore of Shakespeare
The Origins of Popular Superstitions and Customs

Hinduism

Some of the oldest texts in the world available right at my fingertips? Yes please!

The Rig-Veda
Vedic Hymns
The Upanishads
The Vishnu Purana
The Garuda Purana
The Laws of Manu
The Satapatha Brahmana

Icelandic

Why are Norse myths so gore-y? Why all the death and destruction? Can't we all just get along?

The Poetic Edda
The Prose Edda

Legendary Creatures

The fact that the Furby has forward-facing eyes proves that it is, in fact, a predatory creature. What other unsettling things lie below the surface of the creatures we thought we could trust?

Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life
The Book of Were-Wolves
The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation
Mythical Monsters
The Seven Tablets of Creation
The Celtic Dragon Myth
The Evolution of the Dragon
Lore of the Unicorn

LGBT+

I am a gay person. I'm gonna read about gay history. That's how it works.

A Problem in Modern Ethics
A Problem in Greek Ethics
Love's Coming of Age
Intermediate Types Among Primitive Folk

Misc.

Eh, y'know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ yeah, me too.

The Varieties of Religious Experience
Mazes and Labrynths
Worship of the Serpent
The Book of Noodles
The Book of Nature Myths
The Magic of Horse-Shoes, with Other Folk-Lore Notes
Funeral Customs
Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Native American

I live here, I might as well understand the real history behind it. I apologize in advance for the outdated use of the word "Indian" in the titles of these books. If I could change them,I would.

The Path on the Rainbow
Myths of the Cherokee
Traditions of the Hopi
The Algonquin Legends of New England
The Old North Trail
Myths and Legends of the Sioux
Pueblo Indian Folk-Stories
Dancing Gods

Pacific Islands

Don't worry, I sectioned my notes very pacifically in this section *ba dum tss*.

Oceanic Mythology
Polynesian Mythology
Maori Religion and Mythology
Hawaiian Mythology
The Kumulipo
Hawaiian Legends of Old Honolulu
Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes
Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods
Hawaiian Historical Legends
The Samoan Story of Creation

Parapsychology

I am clairsentient myself, so I figured I might as well read what other people say about my gift.

Clairvoyance
Mental Radio
Extra-Sensory Perception

Prophecy

[puts an envelope to my head]"Here we go. The PLO, the IRA, and the hot dog stand behind the warehouse."

The Prophecies of Nostradamus
The Sibylline Oracles
The Book of Revelation
The Prophecies of Paracelsus
The Prophecies of the Brahan Seer
Planetary Positions
The Pictoral Key to the Tarot

Symbols

It's just easier this way. Sources for definitions and correspondences will be provided as needed.

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