Book Recommendations

Let’s pile up our book recommendations here.

An extract from my bookshelf on occult material. Some non Kemetic titles but they might be of use. All the Kememtic ones are good, however the Rosemary Clark, Sacred Magic Of Ancient Egypt: the Spiritual Practice Restored, I really don’t like. If you have any questions on these just ask. Some are quite old now and may not be easy to get hold of.

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Beyerl, Paul Greene, Diana S. Master Book Of Herbalism, The 9780919345539 Phoenix Publishing Inc
Simpson, William Kelly Faulkner, Raymond Oliver Wente, Edward F. Faulkner, Raymond O. Literature Of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology Of Stories, Instructions, and Poetry, The
Howard, Michael Understanding Runes 9781855380134 Thorsons 1997-07-25
O’Regan, Vivienne Pillar Of Isis: a Practical Manual On the Mysteries Of the Goddess, The 9781855382367 Aquarian (Harper Collins) 1992-11-05
Ashcroft-Nowicki, Dolores Ashcroft-Norwicki, Dolores Ritual Magic Workbook: a Practical Course Of Self-initiation, The 9781578630455 Weiser Books
Ford, Akkadia Egyptian Animals: Guardians and Gateways Of the Gods 9781861632449 Holmes Pub Grou Llc 2005-05-30
Bruce, Robert Astral Dynamics: the Complete Book Of Out-of-body Experiences 9781571746160 Magic Light Press 1999-10-31
Harris, Eleanor L. Ancient Egyptian Divination and Magic 9781578630363 Weiser Books 1998-09-01
Pennick, Nigel Secret Lore Of Runes and Other Ancient Alphabets: Gaelic, Mediaeval, Renaissance, Gothic, Hebrew, Greek, Runic, The 9780712639637 Rider & Co 1992-08-27
Freke, Timothy Gandy, Peter Hermetica: the Lost Wisdom Of the Pharaohs, The 9781585426928 Tarcher
Carroll, Peter J. Carroll, Peter J Liber Kaos 9780877287421 Weiser Books
Initiates, Three Kybalion: a Study Of the Hermetic Philosophy Of Ancient Egypt and Greece, The 9789650060190 2008-07-02
Mead, G.R.S. Trismegistus, Hermes Trismegistos, Hermes Mead, G. R. S. Corpus Hermeticum
Page, James Lynn Applied Visualization: a Mind-body Programme 9780572015558 W Foulsham & Co Ltd 1990-06-01
Melville, Francis Book Of Alchemy 9781845735319 Quantum Books 2002-08-10
Cunningham, David Michael Ellwood, Taylor Wagener, Amanda Wagener, T. Amanda R. Wagener, Amanda R.
Manniche, Lise Ancient Egyptian Herbal, An 9780714119748 British Museum Press 2006-12-31
Joyce, Tyldesley Tyldesley, Joyce A. Heath, Julian Stories From Ancient Egypt 9780954762216
Budge, E.A. Wallis Lorimer, David Budge, E. A. Wallis Budge, Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Book Of the Dead, The
Hart, George Dictionary Of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, A 9780415059091 Routledge 1986-04-08
Hine, Phil Morrison, Grant Prime Chaos: Adventures in Chaos Magic 9781935150671 The Original Falcon Press
Jackson, Lesley Hathor: a Reintroduction to An Ancient Egyptian Goddess 9781905297696 Avalonia 2014-05-14
Wilkinson, Richard H. Wilk, Richard H. Symbol & Magic in Egyptian Art 9780500280706 Thames & Hudson
Budge, E.A. Wallis Budge, E. A. Wallis Egyptian Magic 9780140190199 Arkana
Sellers, Jane B. Death Of Gods in Ancient Egypt: An Essay On Egyptian Religion & the Frame Of Time, The 9780140153071 Penguin Books 1993-01-05
Clark, Rosemary Sacred Magic Of Ancient Egypt: the Spiritual Practice Restored, The 9781567181302 Llewellyn Publications 2003-09-08
Andrews, Carol A.R. Andrews, Carol. Andrews, Carol Amulets Of Ancient Egypt 9780714109763
Brier, Bob Ancient Egyptian Magic 9780688007966 William Morrow Paperbacks 1998-12-16
Tyldesley, Joyce A. Tyldesley, Joyce Hatchepsut: the Female Pharaoh 9780140244649 Penguin Books
Rankine, David Heka: the Practices Of Ancient Egyptian Ritual and Magic 9781905297078 Avalonia 2006-01-01
Jackson, Lesley Thoth: the History Of the Ancient Egyptian God Of Wisdom 9781905297474 Avalonia 2012-04-30
Matthews, John Travers, P. L. Celtic Reader: Selections From Celtic Legend, Scholarship and Story, The 9781855382282 Thorsons
Artress, Lauren Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth As a Spiritual Practice 9781594481819 Riverhead Books 2006-03-07
Lurker, Manfred Dictionary Of Gods & Goddesses, Devils & Demons 9780415039437 Routledge 1984
Hope, Murry Houp, Mari Ivanovska, Olja Ivanovska, Branka Practical Celtic Magic: a Working Guide to the Magical Heritage Of the Celtic Races
Watterson, Barbara House Of Horus at Edfu: Ritual in An Ancient Egyptian Temple, The 9780752414058 Tempus 1998-12-01
Spence, Lewis Illustrated Guide to Egyptian Mythology, The 9781858914251 Studio Edns. 1996-01-01
Carroll, Peter J. Carroll, Peter James Psybermagick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magick 9781561840922 New Falcon Publications
Chia, Mantak Li, Juan Inner Structure Of Tai Chi: Mastering the Classic Forms Of Tai Chi Chi Kung, The 9781594770586 Destiny Books
Quest, Penelope Reiki For Life: a Complete Guide to Reiki Practice 9780749922344 Piatkus Books 2002-06-27
Usui, Mikao Petter, Frank Arjava Rand, William Lee Grimm, Christine M. Original Reiki Handbook Of Dr. Mikao Usui: the Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho Treatment Positions and Numerous Reiki Techniques For Health and Well-being, The
Clark, Angus Illustrated Elements Of Tai Chi 9780007133864 Element Books Ltd. 2002-03-25
Frazer, James George FRAZER, J.G. Golden Bough, The 9780333521984 Papermac
Eason, Cassandra Complete Guide to Fairies & Magical Beings 9780749954994 Piatkus Books 2011-07-01
Martin, Sean Knights Templar, The 9781842435632 Pocket Essentials 2013-12-18
Martin, Sean Gnostics: the First Christian Heretics, The 9781842433393 Oldcastle Books 2010-08-01
Mansall, Cordelia Discover Astrology 9781855380752 Aquarian Press 1991-11-07
Crowley, Aleister Book Of Lies, The 9780877285168 Weiser Books 1986-06-01
Crowley, Aleister Crowley, Rose Edith Book Of the Law: Liber Al Vel Legis, The 9781578633081 Red Wheel Weiser
MacLir, Alferian Gwydion Wandlore: the Art Of Crafting the Ultimate Magical Tool 9780738720029 Llewellyn Publications 2011-07-08
Green, Marian Elements Of Ritual Magic, The 9781852301132 Harpercollins Publishers 1990-03-01
Worms, Abraham von Mathers, S.L. MacGregor Worms), Abraham ben Simeon (of Book Of the Sacred Magic Of Abramelin the Mage, The 9781605065748
Waite, John Boudica’s Last Stand: Britain’s Revolt Against Rome Ad 60–61 9780752459097 The History Press 2011-07-01
Soraya, Kitchen Witch, The 9781849340700 Waverley Books Ltd 2011-05-01
Gettings, Fred Dictionary Of Astrology, the Arkana 9780140192872 Penguin Books 1991-04-02
Rushforth, Keith Group, Octopus Publishing Pocket Guide to Trees, The 9780753718377 Ticktock Books Ltd
Holbeche, Soozi Power Of Gems & Crystals 9780861889549 Piatkus Books 1995-04-01
Farrar, Janet Farrar, Stewart Witches Bible, A 9780709072270 Robert Hale & Company
Monroe, Robert A. Journeys Out Of the Body 9780285627536 Souvenir Press 1989-06-29
Cabot, Laurie Cowan, Thomas CABOT, TOM COWAN LAURIE Cowan, Thomas Dale Power Of the Witch
Sikes, Wirt Sikes, William Wirt British Goblins 9781906621124 The Lost Library
McDonald, Lorraine Celtic Totem Animals 952097125 Clan Dalriada 1993-02-28
Anonymous, AUTHOR, NO Limited, Blaketon Hall Complete Book Of Fortune: the Secrets Of the Past, the Present and Future, The 907854079
Herbert, Kathleen Spellcraft 951620991 Anglo-saxon Books 1993-12-01
Roberts, Alison My Heart My Mother: Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt 952423316 Northgate Publishers 2000-12-31
Roberts, Alison Hathor Rising 952423308 Northgate Publishers 1995-01-01
Jacq, Christian Jacq, C. Egyptian Magic 856682993 Aris & Phillips
Simpson, William Kelly Faulkner, Raymond Oliver Wente, Edward F. Faulkner, Raymond O. Literature Of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology Of Stories, Instructions, and Poetry, The
de Lubicz, Isha Schwaller De Lubicz, Isah Schwaller Her-bak: Egyptian Initiate 892810025 Inner Traditions
Faulkner, Raymond Oliver Faulkner, R. O. Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts 856682977 Aris & Phillips
Cleary, Thomas Vitality, Energy, Spirit: a Taoist Sourcebook 9781590306888 Shambhala 2009-03-10
Fortune, Dion Knight, Gareth Practical Occultism 1870450477 Thoth Publications
Ekaku, Hakuin Waddell, Norman Haukin, Hakuin, Beating the Cloth Drum: Letters Of Zen Master Hakuin
Atkinson, William W. Marsh, Clint Atkinson, William Walker Secret Doctrine Of the Rosicrucians: a Lost Classic By Magus Incognito 9781578635344
Johnstone, Michael Book Of Spells, The 9781841934440 Arcturus Publishing Ltd 2002-01-01
Cummins, Antony Minami, Yoshie Book Of Ninja: the Bansenshukai - Japan’s Premier Ninja Manual, The 9781780284934 Watkins Publishing
Jung, C.G. Storr, Anthony Jung, C. G. Essential Jung, The 9780006530657
Jennings, Pete Pagan Paths: a Guide to Wicca, Druidry, Asatru, Shamanism and Other Pagan Practices 9780712611060 Random House Uk 2002-03-01
Jennings, Pete Blacksmith Gods: Myths, Magicians & Folklore 9781782796275 Moon Books 2014-07-25
Ashcroft-Nowicki, Dolores Brennan, J. H. Magical Use Of Thought Forms: a Proven System Of Mental & Spiritual Empowerment 9781567180848 Llewellyn Publications
Muldoon, Sylvan Carrington, Herewood Muldoon, Sylvan Joseph Carrington, Hereward Projection Of the Astral Body
Cooper, Tony Kent Folk Tales 9780752459332 The History Press 2011-03-17
Churton, Tobias Aleister Crowley: the Biography: Spiritual Revolutionary, Romantic Explorer, Occult Master and Spy 9781780283845 Watkins Publishing 2014-05-20
Jackson, Mark B. Sigils, Ciphers and Scripts 9780956619761 Green Magic 2013-09-21
Konstantinos, Hill, Connie Summoning Spirits: the Art Of Magical Evocation 9781567183818 Llewellyn Publications
Bright-Fey, John Anonymous, Whole Heart Of I Ching, The 9781575872803 Crane Hill Publishers
Griffith, Francis Llewellyn Thompson, Herbert Leyden Papyrus: An Egyptian Magical Book, The 9780486229942 Dover Publications
Crisp, Tony Lucid Dreaming: Use Your Psychic Powers to Explore the World Of Your Dreams 9781841812908 Godsfield 2006-07-01
Lee, Dave Chaotopia!: Sorcery and Ecstasy in the Fifth Aeon 9781869928889 Mandrake Of Oxford 2006-01-01
Ward, Geoff Spirals the Pattern Of Existence 9780956619730 Green Magic 2013-01-18
Mathews, William Henry Matthews, William Henry Mazes and Labyrinths 9781906621094 The Lost Library
museum, Metropolitan Treasures of Tutankhamun Ballantine Books 1979
Carroll, Peter J. Carroll, Pater Liber Null and Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic 9780877286394 Weiser Books
Crowley, Aleister Grant, Kenneth Symonds, John Confessions Of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography, The 9780140191899
Collier, Mark Manley, Bill Mark and Manley, Bill Collier How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: a Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself 9780714119106
Jacq, Christian Magic and Mystery in Ancient Egypt 9780285634626 Souvenir Press 2000-03-01
Penry, Tylluan Sacred Shadows - Ice Age Spirituality 9780957044241 The Wolfenhowle Press 2013
Penry, Tylluan Magical World Of The Anglo Saxons, The 9780957044227 The Wolfenhowle Press
Penry, Tylluan Knot Magic 9780957044289 The Wolfenhowle Press 2014
Penry, Tyllvan Magic on the Breath 9780957044203 The Wolfenhowle Press 2011-10-31
Finegan, Jack Archaeological History Of The Ancient Middle East 712908803 Dawson Publishing 1979
DuQuesne, Terence Spirits Of The West 1871266270 Darengo
Groves, Kevin Magical Ritual Tools 9780993146046 2016
Groves, Kevin Divination 9780993146022 The Wolfenhowle Press 2015
Groves, Kevin Path Laid Bare, A 9780957044234 The Wolfenhowle Press
Summers, Lucy Book of Wicca, The 9781845735302 Quantum Books 2013-01-01
Castleden, Rodney Castledon, Rodney Element Encyclopedia of the Celts, The 9780007931507 Harper Element
Ready, Romilla Burton, Kate Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Dummies 9780470665435 For Dummies
Tzu, Sun Griffith, Samuel B. Hart, B.H. Liddell Sunzi, Art of War, The
Carroll, Peter J. Carroll, Peter J Octavo: A Sorcerer-Scientist’s Grimoire, The 9781906958176 Mandrake
Hope, Murry Sirius Connection, The 9781852301774 Element Books 1990-08-06
Lonegren, Sig Labyrinths: Ancient Myths and Modern Uses 9780906362167 Gothic Image Publications 1991-12-01
Penry, Tylluan Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Magic and Witchcraft, An 9780993146015 The Wolfenhowle Press 2014
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How did you find Rosemary Clark’s and David Rankin’s books on Heka/Magic?

I read Geraldine Pinch’s magic book recently, it was a great academic overview, covering a wide selection of magical topics remarkably well, and I learned a lot, but I’d love something more practical as well. (Beyond the straight ritual format books like Eternal Egypt and Song of Hathor.)

The Rosemary Clark book seems to be trying to shoehorn Kemetic practice into a Wiccan framework, and while I don’t personally have anything against Wicca, both are very different in how they work. It might be suitable for someone who wants to work with both, but its not really me.

Davids book is great. Well worth going for, a bit light, but still useful. Take a look at the other Avalonia press books on Thoth and Hathor my Lesely. Love both of those and the two books on Hathor by Alison Roberts as she is actually an academic. Likewise with Christian Jacq, all good books.

Agree with the Geraldine Pinch books. She is very good.

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