the diary of a drug fiend

The Updated Books and Resources Master Post

I’ve done my best to categorize and organize the titles according to subject matter. 

- Some of these titles have Wiccan influence. 

- Certain authors are not 100% reliable for information (DJ Conway, Silver Ravenwolf are some examples).

I hope you find this list to be helpful and resourceful as you develop your own beautiful practice!

-M

* indicates a pdf file or ebook.

Astrology:

  • The Rising Sign by Jeanne Avery*
  • Do It Yourself Astrology by Lyn Birkbeck
  • The Practical Astrology by David Christie-Murray
  • The Ultimate Book of Relationships by Clare Gibson
  • The Ultimate Birthday Book by Clare Gibson
  • Linda Goodman’s Love Signs by Linda Goodman*
  • Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs by Linda Goodman
  • Darkside Zodiac by Stella Hyde
  • Darkside Zodiac In Love by Stella Hyde
  • The Astrology Kit by Grant Lewi and Liz Greene
  • The Astrology Yearbook by Loan Moore
  • The Guide to Astrology by Lori Reid

Book of Shadows/Grimoires:

  • The Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft by Andrew Chumbley*
  • Cunningham’s Book of Shadows: The Path of an American Traditionalist by Scott Cunningham*
  • The Gardnerian Book of Shadows by Gerald Gardner*
  • Witch’s Master Grimoire by Lady Sabrina*
  • The Complete Uncut Book of Shadows by Riders of the Crystal Wind*
  • The Alexandrian Book of Shadows by Sekhet Sophia*

Crowley/Thelema:

  • The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley*
  • Book 4 by Aleister Crowley, Frater Perdurabo, and Soror Vira*
  • Book 4 Part 1: Meditation by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Confessions of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley*
  • Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley*
  • Duty by Aleister Crowley*
  • Eight Lectures on Yoga by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Equinox by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Equinox of the Gods by Aleister Crowley*
  • Goetia of Solomon the King by Aleister Crowley*
  • Household Gods by Aleister Crowley*
  • Invocation of Hecate by Aleister Crowley*
  • Liber CVI (Book 106): Concerning Death by Aleister Crowley*
  • Liber 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley*
  • Liber LXXXIV vel Chanokh by Aleister Crowley*
  • Little Essays Towards Truth by Aleister Crowley*
  • Magick in Theory and Practice by Aleister Crowley*
  • Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley*
  • Moonchild by Aleister Crowley*
  • Olla by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Tao The King by Aleister Crowley*
  • The Vision & the Voice With Commentary and Other Papers: The Collected Diaries of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley, Victor B Neuburg and Mary Desti*
  • Abrahadabra: Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic Magic by Rodney Orpheus and Lon Milo Duquette*

Crystals/Gems:

  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham*
  • Dunwich’s Guide to Gemstone Sorcery: Using Stones for Spells, Amulets, Rituals and Divination by Gerina Durwich  
  • Crystal Prosperity by Judy Hall

Divination/Psychic Ability:

  • Crystal Awareness by Catherine Bowman*
  • Solitary Seance: How You Can Talk with Spirits on Your Own by Raymond Buckland
  • The Spirit Book: The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication by Raymond Buckland
  • How To Read Palms: Understanding Personality and Personal Destiny through Palm Reading by Maria Costavile*
  • Psychic Self-Defense: The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Attack by Dion Fortune
  • Complete Illustrated Book Of The Psychic Sciences by Walter B. Gibson and Litzka R. Gibson*
  • You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading & Healing by Debra Lynne Katz*
  • The Intuitive Arts on Love by Arlene Tognetti and Lisa Lenard*
  • Spirit Allies: Meet Your Team from the Other Side by Christopher Penczak
  • The Witch’s Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense by Christopher Penczak
  • The Other Side of the Mind by w. Clement Stone and Norma Lee Browning*
  • The Complete Book of Palmistry by Joyce Wilson

Gods and Goddesses:

  • Maiden, Mother, Crone: The Myth and Reality of the Triple Goddess by D.J. Conway
  • Dictionary of the Gods and Goddesses by Michael Jordan*
  • Encountering Kali: In the Margins, At the Center, IN the West by Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey Kripal*
  • Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal by Rachel Fell McDermott*
  • The Magic of Kali: Inner Secrets of a Tantrik Goddess by Michael Magee*
  • Buddha, Christ, and Merlin: Three Wise Men for Our Age by Christopher Penczak
  • Goddesses and the Divine: A Western Religious History by Rosemary Radford Ruether*

Herb/Nature Magick:

  • Occult Medicine & Practical Magic by Samael Aun Weor*
  • The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham*
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
  • Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham*
  • Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham*
  • The Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham*
  • Cottage Witchery: Natural Magick for Hearth and Home by Ellen Dugan*
  • Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch by Ellen Dugan*
  • Herbal Magick; A Witch’s Guide to Herbal Enchantment, Folklore, and Divination by Gerina Dunwich*
  • The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune*
  • A Witch Alone, New Edition: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic by Marian Green*
  • Earth Divination: A Practice Guide to Geomancy by John Michael Greer*
  • The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook by Karen Harrison*
  • The Weiser Concise Guide to Herbal Magick by Judith Hawkins-Tillirson*
  • The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes*
  • Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy by Sandra Kynes
  • The Magical and Ritual Use of Herbs by Richard Allen Miller*
  • Magical Gardens: Cultivating Soil & Spirit by Patricia Monaghan
  • Grimoire for the Green Witch by Ann Moura
  • Mansions of the Moon for the Green Witch by Ann Moura*
  • Incense Crafting and Use of Magickal Sense by Carl F. Neal*
  • The Extremely Large Herbal Grimoire by Que Sage and Midnight Mindi*
  • Gardening with the Goddess: Creating Gardens of Spirit and Magick by Patricia Telesco*
  • The Folk-Lore of Plants by T. F. Thiselton- Dyer*
  • Herbs in Magic and Alchemy: Techniques from Ancient Herbal Lore by C. L. Zalewski*

Historical Reference:

  • Paganism Surviving in Christianity by Abram Herbert Lewis*
  • The God of Witches by Margaret Alice Murray*
  • The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger by Heinrich Kramer, James Sprenger and Montague Summers*
  • Persephone’s Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion by R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Dr. Carl Ruck, and Jonathan Ott

Household/Kitchen Witchcraft:

  • Mrs. B’s Guide to Household Witchcraft: Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes by Kris Bradley
  • The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham*
  • Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen by Scott Cunningham
  • The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home by Scott Cunningham & David Harrington*
  • Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington*

Magick:

  • A Little Book of Altar Magic by D.J. Conway*
  • Practical Protection Magick: Guarding and Reclaiming Your Power by Ellen Dugan
  • Meta- Magick: The Book of ATEM- Achieving New States of Consciousness through NLP, Neuroscience, and Ritual by Philip Farber*
  • Fire and Ice: The History, Structure, and Rituals of Germany’s Most Influential Modern Magical Order: The Brotherhood of Saturn by Stephen Flowers, PhD.*  
  • Applied Magic by Dion Fortune*
  • An Introduction to Ritual Magic by Dion Fortune*
  • High Magic’s Aid by Gerald B. Gardner*
  • Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to Cabalistic Magic by David Godwin*
  • Circles of Power: Ritual Magic in the Western Tradition by John Michael Greer*
  • Learning Ritual Magic: Fundamental Theory and Practice for the Solitary Apprentice by John Michael Greer, Earl, Jr. King, Clare Vaughn*
  • E-Witch: Teachings of Magical Mastery by Deborah Gray*
  • The Basics of Magick by Amber K. *
  • True Magic: A Beginner’s Guide by Amber K.*
  • Faery Magic: Spells, Potions, and Lore from the Earth Spirits by Sirona Knight*
  • Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts by Donald Michael Kraig*
  • Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts, Second Edition by Donald Michael Kraig*
  • Protection and Reversal Magick by Jason Miller*
  • The Secrets of High Magic: Vintage Edition: Practical Instruction in the Occult Traditions of High Magic, Including Tree of Life, Astrology, Tarot, Rituals, Alchemic Processes, and Further Advanced Techniques by Francis Melville*
  • The Book of Solomon’s Magick by Carroll Runyon*
  • Instant Magick by Christopher Penczak*
  • A Wee kof Magic by the Sea Witch*
  • An Enchanted Life: An Adept’s Guide to Masterful Magic by Patricia Telesco*
  • Enocian Magic for Beginners: The Original System of Angel Magic by Donald Tyson*
  • Magician’s Workbook: Practicing the Rituals of the Western Tradition by Donald Tyson*
  • Not in Kansas Anymore: Dark Arts, Sex Spells, Money Magic, and Other Things Your Neighbors Aren’t Telling You by Christine Wicker*
  • Crone’s Book of Magical Words by Valerie Worth*

Tarot

  • Le Tarot de Marseille (The Tarot of Marseilles)*
  • The Tarot by Richard Cavendish*
  • Witches Tarot (with companion book) by Ellen Dugan and Mark Evans
  • Native American Tarot Deck by Magda Weck Gonzalez*
  • The Lover’s Tarot Deck (with companion book) by Jane Lyle
  • Legacy of the Divine Tarot (with companion book) by Ciro Marchetti
  • Renaissance Tarot Deck by US Games*
  • Lord Of The Rings Tarot Deck & Game by Vintage Sports Cards Inc

Occult:

  • Three Books on Occult Philosophy by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
  • Psychology and the Occult by Carl Jung
  • Music and Its Secret Influence: Throughout the Ages by Cyril Scott and Desmond Scott
  • The Necronomicon: The Call of Cthulhu by Unknown*

Paranormal:

  • The World’s Most Haunted Places by by Jeff Belanger
  • Haunted Happenings by Robert Cahill
  • New England’s Things That Go Bump In The (New England’s Collectible Classics) by Robert Cahill
  • Mysteries and Legends of New England: True Stories Of The Unsolved And Unexplained by Diana Mccain
  • The New England Grimpendium by J. W. Ocker
  • Spooky New England: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore by S. Schlosser and Paul Hoffman

Shamanism:

  • Walking Between the Worlds: The Science of Compassion by Gregg Braden*
  • Psychedelic Shamanism: The Cultivation, Preparation, and Shamanic Use of Psychotropic Plants by Jim DeKorne*
  • Hallucinogens and Shamanism by Michael Harner*
  • By Land, Sky, and Sea: Three Realms of Shamanic Witchcraft by Gede Parma*
  • Shamans/Neo-Shamans: Ecstasies, Alterative Archaeologies and Contemporary Pagan by Robert Willis*
  • In the Shadow of the Shaman: Connecting with Self, Nature & Spirit by Amber Wolfe*

Spellwork:

  • The Ulitmate Book of Spells: A Complete Guide to Using Magic to Improve Your Life and the World Around You by Pamela Ball*
  • The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells for Modern Problems Diixie Deerman and Steve Rasmussen
  • Exploring Spellcraft: How to Create and Cast Effective Spells by Gerina Dunwich*
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Spells: 88 Incantations to Entice Love, Improve a Career, Increase Wealth, Restore Health, and Spread Peace by Michael Johnstone*
  • The Salem Witches Book of Love Spells: Ancient Spells for Modern Witches by Lilith McLelland
  • The Ultimate Book of Spells by Michael Johnson*
  • The Elemental Encyclopedia of 1,000 Spells by Judika Illes*
  • The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells by Judika Illes*
  • Witches’ Potions and Spells by Kathryn Paulsen*

Symbols, Amulets, Sigils:

  • A Dictionary of Symbols by J. E. Cirlot and Herbert Read*
  • Basic Sigil Magic by Philip Cooper*
  • Practical Sigil Magic: Creating Personal Symbols for Success by Frater U.:D.:*
  • Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils by Fred Gettings*
  • The Complete Book of Amulets & Talismans by Migene González-Wippler*
  • Runic Amulets and Magic Objects by Mindy MacLeod and Bernard Mees*
  • Symbols, Signs, and Spells by Lolita Perdurabo*
  • Secrets of Magical Seals: A Modern Grimoire of Amulets, Charms, Symbols and Talismans by Anna Riva*
  • The Book of Talismans, Amulets and Zodiacal Gems by William Thomas and Kate Pavitt*
  • The Power of the Word: The Secret Code of Creation by Donald Tyson*

Spirit/Otherbeing Work:

  • Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communication by Raymond Buckland*
  • Divination for Beginners: Reading the Past, Present, and Future by Scott Cunningham*
  • Witch’s Guide to Ghosts and the Supernatural by Gerina Dunwich*
  • Summoning Spirits: The Art of Magical Evocation by Konstantinos*
  • Vampires: The Occult Truth by Konstantinos
  • Faerie Way: A Healing Journey to Other Worlds by Hugh Mynne and George A. Russell*
  • The Necronomicon by Simon*
  • Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic by Emma Wilby*

Voodoo/Hoodoo/Root Work:

  • Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure: A Handbook by Jeffrey Anderson*
  • The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook by Denise Alvarado*
  • Hoodoo, Voodoo and Conjure: A Handbook by Jeffery E. Anderson*
  • The Candle and the Crossroads: A Book of Appalachian Conjure and Southern Root-Work by Orion Foxwood*
  • Charms, Spells, and Formulas: for the Making and Use of Gris Gris Bags, Herb Candles, Doll Magic, Incenses, Oils, and Powders by Ray T. Malbrough and Bill Fugate*
  • The Magical Power of Saints: Evocation and Candle Rituals by Rev. Ray T. Malbrough*
  • Waters of Return: The Aeonic Flow of Voodoo by Louis Martinie*
  • Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs by Stephanie Rose Bird*
  • The Super Voodoo Coursework by Unknown*

Wicca:

  • Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practicioner by Scott Cunningham
  • Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham*

Witchcraft:

  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today by Margot Adler
  • Witchcraft: Theory and Practice by Ly de Angeles*
  • Witchcraft on a Shoestring: Practicing the Craft Without Breaking Your Budget by Deborah Blake*
  • Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland*
  • The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism by Raymond Buckland
  • Witchcraft from the Inside: Origins of the Fastest Growing Religious Movement in America by Raymond Buckland*
  • Power of the Witch: The Earth, the Moon, and the Magical Path to Enlightenment by Laurie Cabot
  • The Witch in Every Woman: Reawakening the Magical Nature of the Feminine to Heal, Protect, Create, and Empower by Laurie Cabot
  • The Truth About Witchcraft Today by Scott Cunningham
  • Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman’s Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess by Phyllis Curott
  • A Practical Guide to Witchcraft and Magick Spells by Cassandra Eason*
  • Old World Witchcraft: Ancient Ways for Modern Days by Raven Grimassi*
  • The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca by Rosemary Ellen Guiley*
  • Progressive Witchcraft by Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone*
  • The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald Gardner*
  • Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe by Raven Grimassi
  • Mastering Witchcraft by Paul Huson*
  • How to Become a Witch: The Path of Nature, Spirit & Magick by Amber K and Azrael Arynn K
  • Nocturnal Witchcraft: Magick After Dark by Konstantinos*
  • Aradia, Or the Gospel of the Witches by Charles G. Leland*
  • Witchcraft Today: An Encyclopedia of of Wiccan and Neopagan Traditions by James Lewis*
  • The God of the Witches Margaret Murray*
  • 8 Sabbaths of Witchcraft by Mike Nichols*
  • The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak
  • Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation by Silver RavenWolf
  • The Real Witch’s Handbook by Kate West*

World Pagan Practices:

  • Buckland’s Book of Saxon Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland*
  • The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani by E.A. Wallis Budge*
  • Egyptian Magic by E. A. Wallis Budge*
  • Witta: An Irish Pagan Tradition by Edain McCoy*
  • Practising the Witch’s Craft: Real Magic Under a Southern Sky by Douglas Ezzy*
  • Hermetic Magic:The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris by By Stephen Edred Flowers*
  • Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune*
  • The Book of the Holy Strega by Raven Grimassi*
  • By-Paths of Sicily by Eliza Putnam Heaton*
  • Germanic Spirituality by Bil Linzie*
  • The Religion of Ancient Egypt by W. M. Flinders Petrie*
  • The Mechanics of Ancient Eqyptian Magical Rituals by Robert Ritner*
  • Santeria: The Religion by Migene Gonzalez- Wippler

“Happiness lies within one’s self, and the way to dig it out is cocaine.” Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend

People think that talking is a sign of thinking. It isn’t, for the most part’ on the contrary, it’s a mechanical dodge of the body to relieve oneself of the strain of thinking, just as exercising the muscles helps the body to become temporarily unconscious of its weight, its pain, its weariness, and the foreknowledge of its doom.
—  Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend
I’ve often thought that there isn’t any “I” at all; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.
—  Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend

“I love you because you’re as crazy as I,

Because all the shadows and lights of the sky

Of existence are centered in you;

The cross-jagged lightning, the roar of typhoon

Are as good as the slumber of time as we swoon

                With the sun half asleep in the blue.

You’re a dream, you’re a mystery, empress and slave,

You’re like life, the inscrutable beat of its wave,

                You are always the all-unexpected!

When you’ve promised yourself, then you push me away;

When you scorn me, you suddenly kindle and slay;

                You hate truth as the lies She rejected!

I love you because you are gallant and proud,

(Your soul is a sun and your body a cloud)

                And you leap into my arms when I woo you;

Because you love earth and its worms, you caress

The stars and the seas, and you mock my distress

While the sorrows of others thrill through you!

I love you because my life’s lost in your being;

You burn for me all the night long, and on seeing

                Me, jest at your tears – and allot mine!

Because you elude me, a wave of the lake,

Because you are danger and poison, my snake,

                Because you are mine, and are not mine!”