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#1 Qryztufre

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:03 PM

People keep posting NON eastern books in this thread: [Eastern Paths] What Are You Currently Reading?

So I'm starting this one, as I'm tired of deleting the posts over there ;)

So... what are you reading? (and keep in mind this is posted in a MAGICKICAL board, so mundane books should be likely kept out...)

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:09 PM

Here is a list of the Books I have read since the end of November:

6Th & 7th Books of Moses
8Th Book of Moses
Abramelin
Arbatel
The Golden Tractate of Hermes Trismegistus
Goetia
Theurgia Goetia
Ars Almadel
Ars Paulina
The Key of Solomon
Golden Dawn - The Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram
The Grand Grimoire
The Grimoire of Armadel
The Grimoire of Honorius
The Grimoire of Turiel
Grimoirum Verum
Heptameron
Herbs And Their Magickal Properties
Dr. Johannes Faust's Threefold Coercion of Hell (a.k.a. The Black Raven)
Libellus Jesuitus
The Emerald Tablet of Hermes
Sepher Raziel
The Grand Grimoire (Pratt’s Version)
The Sword of Moses
The Black Pullett
The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine
The 49 Enochian Calls by David Griffin
Golden Dawn Enochian magic by Pat Zalewski
The Nature of the Enochian Magickal System by Benjamin Rowe
Liber 58
Liber 777
Liber Samekh Hé
Lives of the Necromancers (Uses the term improperly)
Liber Satangelica
John Dee and the Magic Tables in the Book of Soyga by Jim Reeds
Summoning Spirits by Konstantinos
The Testament of Solomon
The Enochian Tablets by Aleister Crowley.
Enochian Linguistic
A Treatise on Elemental and Talismanic Magick
Paracelsus, Scrying, and The Lingua Adamica

…I think that was all.
…I read…a lot.


(I also started reading the Dead Sea Scrolls. If anyone’s interested.)


Any one have any suggestions?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 02:59 PM

Qryztufre said:

People keep posting NON eastern books in this thread: [Eastern Paths] What Are You Currently Reading?

So I'm starting this one, as I'm tired of deleting the posts over there ;)

So... what are you reading? (and keep in mind this is posted in a MAGICKICAL board, so mundane books should be likely kept out...)

But if it's eastern related, throw it in the relevant thread (linked above)

I've just started reading Koetting's Evoking Eternity.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:58 PM

I've just readthrough Liber Aba to the end of Book 4. I'm also working through The Ladder of Lights by William Gray, a much more vivd book on the Qabalah than I've seen in the other more popular lists.
The Spirit of Air shall receive a soul, and the dream shall be a thought. We shall be swept away no more before the tempest, but shall bridle the winged steeds of the morning and guide the course of the evening winds that may flee into Thy presence.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

I'm currently reading Enochian Magic for Beginners by Donald Tyson.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:12 PM

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I'm also working through The Ladder of Lights by William Gray

You should also read The Talking Tree by William Gray in conjunction with Ladder of Lights. It goes into detail about the Paths with the ascribed Tarot.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:17 PM

Agrippa said:

I'm currently reading Enochian Magic for Beginners by Donald Tyson.

Tyson's book is good, but be wary about his interpretations of enochian and the apocalypse. Not everyone shares that view.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

Qryztufre said:

People keep posting NON eastern books in this thread: [Eastern Paths] What Are You Currently Reading?

So I'm starting this one, as I'm tired of deleting the posts over there :P

So... what are you reading? (and keep in mind this is posted in a MAGICKICAL board, so mundane books should be likely kept out...)

I hate to be the one to throw a wrench into the monky works. But where do we seperate "Magickal Texts From Mundane Texts" because at the moment I am reading lovecraft, small book of essay's, and I practicly quote dante.
I play in a world of fancy and madness in which the wall’s are spackled with illusions. We strike at these illusions but they do not fade. Hence we know the feeling of reality.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:48 PM

gibil said:

I hate to be the one to throw a wrench into the monky works. But where do we seperate "Magickal Texts From Mundane Texts" because at the moment I am reading lovecraft, small book of essay's, and I practicly quote dante.


In most cases I would trust your judgement as to what is and is not magick... I'd toss in Lovecraft, but likely toss out most pulp fiction and romance novels.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:00 PM

Tree of Life - Israel Regardie
Self Initiation into GD - Cicero
Magic squares and cubes - someone
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:49 PM

Not reading it at the moment but the fiction of Tim Powers is... thought provoking.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:48 PM

Not currently reading anything "magical" in the sense that is probably meant but here are a few I've read in recent months (from around October, 2009) that stick out.

Homo-Serpiens: An Occult History of DNA from Eden to Armageddon by Aeolus Kephas

Dark Lore vol. 4 edited by Greg Taylor

IJYNX by Blair MacKenzie Blake

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 07:47 AM

still reading

"the key to solomon´s key" by Lon DuQuette
"the amplified bible"

going to read:

"the lesser key of solomon"
I know that I know nothing.
-Socrates-

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 02:06 PM

Mario Pazzaglini's re-translation of Aradia.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:05 PM

The Psychick Bible (newer addition) and the Kybalion.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:35 PM

Gebuert Der Tragoedie, by Nietzsche. You can argue all day that its not magickal, but it is, since he discusses the role of two magical paths, Right (Appolonian) and Left (Dyonisian) as Starry Dream and Extatic Gnosis in art and in life.

Hard but absolutely intoxicating to read. His first work as well.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:48 PM

I've been reading (or trying to) Liber 777 for the past four years.

It hasn't really worked out too well between us.

I'm considering breaking up with it (& unceremoniously dumping it's mutilated remains in a river).

Pretty much everything I read I try to interpret as though it were some sort of coded grimoire... or something. So far that's worked out really well.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:32 PM

I'm finishing up my second read of Book IV.

I'm also reading: Qabalah, Qliphoth, and Goetic Magick, by Thomas Karlsson, and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, by Daniel Pinchbeck.

Next, I'll be re-reading The Law is for All.

And, I will finsih reading Enochian Vision Magick, by Lon Milo DuQuette, and The Secret Temple, by Peter Levenda.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 04:04 PM

Brennan said:

I've been reading (or trying to) Liber 777 for the past four years.

It hasn't really worked out too well between us.

I'm considering breaking up with it (& unceremoniously dumping it's mutilated remains in a river).

Pretty much everything I read I try to interpret as though it were some sort of coded grimoire... or something. So far that's worked out really well.

I'd suggest reading the Appendix'es at the back first and the introduction. A bit of the middle is confusing but you'll get the hang of it.
The Spirit of Air shall receive a soul, and the dream shall be a thought. We shall be swept away no more before the tempest, but shall bridle the winged steeds of the morning and guide the course of the evening winds that may flee into Thy presence.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:25 PM

Brennan said:

I've been reading (or trying to) Liber 777 for the past four years.

It hasn't really worked out too well between us.
777 by itself is not really a book you just read. The Weiser edition called 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings has certain essays that can be just read but the tables and Sepher Sephiroth are reference material (ideally memorized but I will admit I never took on this task myself) that can be used in various ways like as a key to understanding various other things throughout Crowley's other writings as well as to help built ritual structures.





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