Suggested Reading for Occult Studies

The books listed in this suggested study guide are ones that I have read and studied myself and are what I consider to be based on an accurate understanding of Universal Principles and Esoteric concepts that form correspondences with all other major and valid spiritual sciences. I have categorized them by subject and author for easy referencing . . .

Occult / Esoteric Sciences

Author: Dion Fortune

  • The Mystical Qabalah
  • The Training and Work of the Initiate
  • Sane Occultism and Practical Occultism in Daily Life
  • Psychic Self-Defense
  • Applied Magic
  • The Esoteric Philosophy of Love and Marriage

Author: Isreal Regardie

  • The Tree of Life
  • The Middle Pillar
  • The Garden of Pomegranates
  • The Philosopher’s Stone

The Zohar “Book of Splendor”

The Kybalion – 3 Initiates

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes (similar to The Kybalion)

The Hermetica: Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs – Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

Sepher Yetzirah: Book of Formation – Attributed to Rabbi Akiba Ben Joseph

Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation: In Theory and Practice – Aryeh Kaplan

Bhagavad Gita

The Upinshads

The Tarot – “Key to the Wisdom of the Ages” by Paul Foster Case

The Kabbalah Unveiled – Translated by MacGregor Mathers

Author: Manly P. Hall

  • The Secret Teachings of all Ages
  • Paracelsus – His Medical and Mystical Philosophy
  • The Pineal Gland: The Eye of God

Author: William Q. Judge

  • The Ocean of Theosophy
  • The Oceans of the Orient
  • The Scope of Reincarnation

Author: H.P. Blavatsky

  • The Secret Doctrine
  • Isis Unveiled

Author: Eliphas Levi

  • Transcendental Magic
  • The History of Magic

How to Know Higher Worlds – Rudolf Steiner

Author: Franz Bardon

  • Initiation into Hermetics
  • The Keys to the True Kabbalah

Author: Franz Hartmann

  • Magic – Black and White
  • Occult Science in Medicine

The Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science – Michael S, Schneider

The Secret of the Golden Flower – Translated by Richard Wilhelm

The Fundamentals of Yoga: Handbook of Theory, Practice, and Application – Rammurti S. Mishra, MD

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda

  • The Journey into Self-Realization
  • The Essence of Self-Realization
  • The Autobiography of a Yogi

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • Freedom from the Known
  • The First and Last Freedom
  • Think on these Things
  • The Awakening of Intelligence
  • The Book of Life: Daily Meditations
  • The Ending of Time

Hidden Wisdom – Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney

How to Know God – The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

Self-Reliance – Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Author: Edgar Cayce

  • Soul and Spirit – Fully Understanding Yourself and Your Life
  • Reincarnation and Karma

The Edgar Cayce Companion – Compiled by B. Ernest Frejer

Edgar Cayce on the Revelations – Van Auken

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records – Kevin J. Todeschi

Science / Physics / Quantum Physics

Author: Michael Talbot

  • The Holographic Universe
  • Mysticism and the New Physics

Author: Norman Friedman

  • Bridging Science and Spirit
  • The Hidden Domain

Author: David Bohm

  • Science, Order, and Creativity
  • Wholeness and the Implicate Order
  • Thought as a System
  • On Creativity
  • On Dialogue

Science and the Akashic Field – Laszlo

The Tao of Physics – Fritjof Capra

The Hermetic Code in DNA – Michael Hayes

Power vs. Force – David R. Hawkins

Science and Human Transformation – William A. Tiller

The New Science of Life – “The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance” – Rupert Sheldrake

Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness – Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna, and Ralph Abraham

The God Particle – Leon Lederman

Parallel Worlds – Michio Kaku

The Conscious Universe – Dean Radin

Author: Fred Alan Wolf

  • The Spiritual Universe
  • Mind into Matter
  • Matter into Feeling

Author: Amit Goswami

  • The Self-Aware Universe
  • Quantum Doctor
  • Physics of the Soul

Blackfoot Physics – David Peat

Psychology / Mind Sciences

Limitless Mind – Russel Targ

The Practical Guide to Astral Projection – Denning and Phillips

Astral Projection and Psychic Empowerment – Joe Slate

Author: L. Michael Hall

  • Communication Magic
  • Secrets to Personal Mastery
  • The Sourcebook of Magic

Changing Belief Systems with NLP – Robert Dills

Using Your Brain for a Change – Bandler

Reframing – Bandler

Core Transformation – Andreas

Time Line Therapy and the Basis of Personality – Tad James and Wyatt Woodsmall

Introducing NLP – Joseph O’Connor and John Seymour

Developing your NLP Skills – Andrew Bradbury

Distant Mental Influence – William Braud

Remote Viewing Secrets – Joseph McManeagle

Metaphoria – Rubin Battino

Author: James Hillman

  • A Blue Fire
  • Soul’s Code

Story – Robert McKee

Who Dies? An Investigation into Conscious Living and Conscious Dying – Stephen and Andrea Levine

The Biology of Belief – Bruce Lipton

Molecules of Emotion – Candace Pert

Author: Deepak Chopra

  • Quantum Healing
  • Perfect Health
  • Creating Health
  • The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire
  • How to Know God

The Holotropic Mind – Stanislav Grof

Creative Visualization – Shakti Gawain

The Art and Practice of Creative Visualization – Ophiel

The Diamond Approach – and the Diamond Heart Series – A.H. Almaas

Science of the Mind – Earnest Holmes

The Life You were Born to Live – Dan Millman

Integrative Medicine and Shamanism

The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing – Daniel Reid

Vibrational Medicine – Richard Gerber

Author: Max Feedom Long

  • The Secret Science Behind Miracles
  • The Secret Science at Work: New Light on Prayer

Author: Serge Kahili King

  • Kahuna Healing
  • Urban Shaman
  • Imagineering

The Way of the Shaman – Michael Lerner

The Shamanic Spirit – Kenneth Meadows

The Secrets of Ancient Hawaiian Huna, Vol. 1 – Tad James

DMT: The Spirit Molecule – Rick Strassman

Edgar Cayce on Rejuvenation of the Body – John Van Auken

Edgar Cayce on Healing Foods for Mind, Body, and Soul – William A. McGarey, M.D.

The Wisdom of Healing – David Simon