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Here is a smorgasbord of texts relating to esoteric and occult beliefs. Although miniscule in comparison to even the smallest of the world religions, or even of the Neopagan community with which they are often incorrectly grouped, these groups have a huge presence on the Internet. This page archives some of the best material in this category.
Some of these texts should be taken very seriously; others are completely farcical; we mostly leave it up to the reader to decide which is which.
Featured BooksParadoxes of the Highest Science
by Éliphas Lévi; translated by Anonymous .
Comments by an Eminent Occultist (H.P. Blavatsky?). Tertium Organum
by P.D. Ouspensky  The Secret Teachings of All Ages
by Manley Palmer Hall [1928, copyright not renewed]
A comprehensive introduction to the Esoteric, including the Qaballa, Tarot, Ceremonial Magic, Neo-Platonic Philosophy, Mystery Religions, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. The Divine Pymander
of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, translated by John Everard 
The Virgin of the World
of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, translated by Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland 
The Art of Worldly Wisdom
by Balthasar Gracian, translated by Joseph Jacobs 
The Way of Power
by Lily Adams Beck [1928, not renewed]
The texts of the alchemists have deeper meaning for those who seek spiritual transformation.
Read classic texts from the 19th Century about lost continents and doomed forgotten civilizations.
Chaos Magic Archives
This loosely affiliated set of anarchistic belief systems can best be described as a dadaist cult of the Goddess of Chaos, Eris. It is closely associated with the contemporary counter-culture, borrowing heavily from (or attributing its beliefs to) Paganism, Shamanism, Ritual Magic, and Cybernetics.
The Temporary Autonomous Zone,
Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism
by Hakim Bey
The SubGenius Manifesto
Enochian Magic was originally developed by Dr. John Dee, (1527-1608). This is a complex system of ceremonial magic, utilizing an otherwise unknown language chanelled by Dee.
The Calls of Enoch.
These angelic invocations, the central text of Enochian Magic, are not to be taken lightly.
The works of Charles Fort
The sacred-texts Freemasonry index.Historic Lecture 10,291 bytes
The Chaldæan Oracles 54,600 bytes
These texts relate to the Order of the Golden Dawn, a occult secret society noted for its elaborate system of ritual magic, founded at the turn of the 20th Century.
Disclaimer: the Necronomicon has no historical validity whatsoever and is included here only for entertainment purposes. The Necronomicon is an imaginary book. It is described by the American fantasy writer H.P. Lovecraft as written by Abdul Alhazred, 'a mad Arab poet of the Yemen', in 950 A.D. in Damascus. Two completely different versions of this text (both with dubious copyright status) have appeared on the Internet.
The Hidden Power
The Science of Mind
The quatrains of Nostradamus are some of the most famous prophetic books in history. Nostradamus' writings are presented here in both French and English.
The Piri Re'is Map
The Book of Oahspe
Tarot Index Read up on the Tarot, then get a tarot reading. Includes Waite's Pictoral Key and several other books on the Tarot, extensive images of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck (plus an extensive FAQ about the RWS copyrights).
This is a chaos magic group with tantric and cybershamanistic beliefs founded by Genesis P-Orridge, of the groundbreaking 90s proto-techno music collective Psychick TV (although he is no longer directly associated with it).An introduction to the Thee Temple ov Psychic Youth (the Greybook) 35,932 bytes.
TOPY Manifesto (the Greyer book) 41,977 bytes.
Thee Sigils Book (The Black Book).
TOPY FAQ 6,671 bytes.
TOPY transmission #1 8,087 bytes.
TOPY transmission #2 22,595 bytes.
Interview with TOPY 9,858 bytes.
Note: the official website of TOPY is http://www.topy.net/ [External Site]. Texts of Thelema
by famous occultist Aleister Crowley who founded the organization A.'. A.'. (Argentium Astrum -- the Silver Star) as well as others by members of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis -- Order of the Eastern Temple) (founded by Theodor Reuss and Karl Kellner in 1895).
Theosophy Index Includes full text of The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled.
The Vampire Codex
Twilit Grotto: Esoteric Archives