Recommended reading

Some of the books mentioned in this section may not always reflect the philosophy and views of the BMO but are listed here to provide food for thought. What should be sought after is not simply the accumulation of encyclopaedic knowledge, but an expansion of the mind resulting from trying to understand the challenging ideas contained in some writings.

General esoteric subjects

AuthorBook title
Henry Cornelius AgrippaThree Books of Occult Philosophy
Dolores Ashcroft-NowickiHighways of the Mind
The Shining Paths
Sacred Cord Meditations
Inner Landscapes
The Forgotten Mage (editor)
Elizabeth Anderton-FoxRituals of the Light Within
Journeys in the Light Within: Meditations by Elizabeth Anderton Fox
W E ButlerLords of Light
Practical Magic
Apprenticed to Magic
The Magician, His Training and Work
Magic and the Qabalah
Magic, it’s Ritual, Power and Purpose
Joseph Campbell & Richard RobertsTarot Revelations
Paul Foster CaseThe True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order
Paul ChristianThe History and Practice of Magic
Michael A Cremo & Richard L ThompsonForbidden Archeology
Karl von EckartshausenThe Cloud Upon the Sanctuary
David FidelerJesus Christ, Sun of God
Dion FortuneThe Cosmic Doctrine
The Training and Work of an Initiate
The Machinery of the Mind
The Esoteric Philosophy of Love and Marriage
The Psychology of the Servant Problem
Esoteric Orders and their Work
Applied Magic
Psychic Self-Defence
Glastonbury: Avalon of the Heart
What is Occultism?
Mystical Meditations of the Christian Collects
An Introduction to Ritual Magic
Practical Occultism
Dion Fortune & Gareth KnightThe Circuit of Force
Count St GermainThe Most Holy Trinosophia
Adrian G GilbertMagi
Manly HallThe Secret Teachings of All Ages
Christmas HumphreysConcentration and Meditation: Manual of Mind Development
Olga KharitidiEntering the Circle
Christopher Knight & Robert LomasThe Second Messiah
Gareth KnightThe Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism
The Magical World of the Tarot
Magic and the Western Mind
Samuel Noah KramerSumerian Mythology
Eliphas LeviThe Magical Ritual of the Sanctum Regnum
The Paradoxes of the Highest Science
Letters to a Disciple
The Mysteries of the Qabalah
Transcendental Magic
The Book of Splendours
The Key of the Mysteries
Adam McLeanThe Alchemical Mandala
Lynn Pickett & Clive PrinceThe Templar Revelation
A S RaleighOccult Geometry and Hermetic Science of Motion and Number
Israel RegardieThe Garden of Pomegranates
Mouni SadhuThe Tarot – A Contemporary Course on the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism
Gershom ScholemOn the Kabbalah and its Symbolism
The Origins of Kabbalah
Major Trends of Jewish Mysticism
Zev ben Shimon HaleviKabbalah and Exodus
Psychology and Kabbalah
Anatomy of Fate
School of the Soul
The Way of the Kabbalah
The Work of the Kabbalist
Adam and the Kabbalistic Tree
Forbidden Archeology
The Book with Fourteen Seals
John Stroheimier & Peter WestbrookDivine Harmony
Evelyn UnderhillMysticism
A E WaiteThe Unknown Philosopher
Andrew WelburnThe Book with Fourteen Seals
Oswald WirthTarot of the Magicians
YoganandaYoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels