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Esoteric and Occult


Alchemy  Americana  Atlantis  Chaos Magic  Erisian  Enochian  Fortean  Freemasonry  Golden Dawn  Necronomicon  Piri Re'is Map  Nostradamus  Oahspe  Rosicrucian  Tarot  TOPY  Thelema  Theosophy  UFOs  Vampires 

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 page archives some of the best material in this category.


Featured Books

Paradoxes of the Highest Science
by Éliphas Lévi; translated by Anonymous [1922].
Comments by an Eminent Occultist (H.P. Blavatsky?).

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 Science of Mind
by Ernest Holmes [1926]
Holmes' book is representative of the very popular postive-thinking, self-help philosophies, many of which, like Holmes, originated in in
Southern California in the 20th century.


Thelema

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).

Enochian Magic

Enochian Magic Archives
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.

Theosophy

The Secret Doctrine by Helena P. Blavatsky.
This is one of the central texts of Theosophy.

Americana

Americana Index
Texts from the American past with esoteric knowledge.

Atlantis

Atlantis Index
Read classic texts from the 19th Century about lost continents and doomed forgotten civilizations.

Tarot

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite.
Read up on the Tarot, then get a tarot reading.

Alchemy

Alchemy Index
The texts of the alchemists have deeper meaning for those who seek spiritual transformation.

Rosicrucian

Rosicrucian Texts.
One of the first secret societies, revived in modern times.

Freemasonry

Refer to the sacred-texts Freemasonry index.

Golden Dawn

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.

Fortean

The works of Charles Fort
Charles Fort's books were the original X-Files; he cataloged and attempted to explain all kinds of anomolous phenomena.

Nostradamus

The predictions of Nostradamus
The quatrains of Nostradamus are some of the most famous prophetic books in history. Nostradamus' writings are presented here in both French and English.

Oahspe

The Book of Oahspe
Oahspe is a 'channelled' 19th century book.

Chaos Magic

Chaos Magic Archives
A collection of texts relating to Chaos Magic can be found here.

Erisian

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.

Principia Discordia 133,998 bytes.
This text was a starting point for Erisianism. Robert Anton Wilson had a hand in this text (going beyond just writing the introduction), which is one of the first 'copyleft' documents.

The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism by Hakim Bey 287,797 bytes
Hakim Bey's anarchistic-shamanistic-neotribal views greatly influenced rave culture and the tatooing/body piercing craze of the nineties.

The SubGenius Manifesto
The ultimate Dada religion, the Church of the SubGenius, the cult of 'Bob Dobbs', is not for the irony-deficient. The entire body of SubGenius literature is now online here [External site].

Thee Temple of Psychic Youth

Cybershamanistic beliefs founded by Genesis P-Orridge, of the groundbreaking 90s proto-techno music collective Psychick TV

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].

Necronomicon

Necronomicon 35,214 bytes, illustrations
Necronomicon 75,965 bytes

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.

UFOs

UFO Archives
 

Vampires

The Vampire Codex
 

Piri Re'is Map

The Piri Re'is Map
The best known evidence for a global ice age civilization.