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Besides learning some fundamentals online, the best source of knowledge is occult literature. But there is also a lot of hogwash that can leave you confused and sabotage your progress. Some books can be too advanced for beginners in terms of terminology as well as the practices that are recommended by the author. This is a list of 13 occult classics that have started many on their journey towards enlightenment:. Julius Evola was a 20th century Italian esotericist with a somewhat controversial background. First of all he was a literal baron.
In this manner, while all books on magic could be thought of as grimoires, not all magical books should be thought of as grimoires. While the term grimoire is originally European and many Europeans throughout history, particularly ceremonial magicians and cunning folk , have used grimoires, the historian Owen Davies noted that similar books can be found all across the world, ranging from Jamaica to Sumatra. It is most commonly believed that the term grimoire originated from the Old French word grammaire , which had initially been used to refer to all books written in Latin. By the 18th century, the term had gained its now common usage in France, and had begun to be used to refer purely to books of magic. Owen Davies presumed this was because "many of them continued to circulate in Latin manuscripts". However, the term grimoire later developed into a figure of speech amongst the French indicating something that was hard to understand.
The nights are drawing in, burnt orange leaves are piling up on pavements, and an increasing sense of eeriness is in the air… This can only mean one thing — Halloween is on its way! The spooky season has got us thinking about our favourite bewitching books, namely, books on witchcraft and the occult. WeBuyBooks provides a quick and simple way to make money for your unwanted publications, so that you can treat yourself to new reading material in time for Halloween! This is a fun book brimming with simple ideas for introducing witchcraft into your everyday life. A must-read for any student of the occult who wishes to take control of their supernatural destiny.
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Mark Anderson - Supernatural: of Ritual Magic and the Occult
Early 20th century America usually conjures up images of blue collar conformity, the great depression and other sterile visions of historical Americana. But look no further to shatter that image than the strange tales of John Whiteside Parsons, better known as Jack Parsons. Jack Parsons. On the peripheries of cutting edge science, when most respected academics considered rocketry a foolhardy pseudoscience resigned to pulp magazines, Jack Parsons would go on to revolutionize and blast the science into existence. Reading as a who's who of the time, "Strange Angel" charts the history of Parsons as he develops the burgeoning science of rocketry and falls deeper into his study of black magic.
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