See below for full citations of source material as well as suggested reading:



Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius. Three Books of Occult Philosophy. Translated by James Freake, Llewellyn, 1993.

Betz, Hans Dieter, editor. The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation Including the Demotic Spells. Univ. of Chicago Pr., 1986.

Copenhaver, Brian P. Hermetica. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

—. The Book of Magic: from Antiquity to the Enlightenment. Penguin Classics, 2016.

Davies, Owen. Grimoires: A History of Magic Books. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Dillon, John Myles, and Lloyd P. Gerson, translators. Neoplatonic Philosophy: Introductory Readings. Hackett Publishing Company, 2007.

Eliade, Mircea. The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion. Translated by Willard R. Trask, Harcourt, 1987.

Frazer, James. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. Abridged ed, Penguin Books, 1996.

Ficino, Marsilio. Three Books on Life. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989.

Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas. The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Greer, John Michael, and Christopher Warnock. Picatrix: The Classic Medieval Handbook of Astrological Magic. Adocentyn Press, 2011.

Hall, Manly P. Lectures on Ancient Philosophy: Companion to The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Penguin Books, 2005.

—. The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Reader’s ed, Penguin Books, 2003.

Idel, Moshe. Kabbalah: New Perspectives. Yale Univ. Press, 1988.

Jung, C. G. Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 1): The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. Edited and translated by Gerhard Adler and R. F. C Hull, Princeton University Press, 1969.

—-. Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 2): Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self. Edited and translated by Gerhard Adler and R. F. C Hull, Princeton University Press, 1959.

—-. Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 11: Psychology and Religion: West and East. Edited and translated by Gerhard Adler and R. F. C. Hull, Princeton University Press, 1969.

—. Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 12: Psychology and Alchemy. Princeton University Press, 1968.

—-. Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 13: Alchemical Studies. Edited and translated by Gerhard Adler and R. F. C. Hull, Princeton University Press, 1967.

—-. Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 14: Mysterium Coniunctionis. Edited and translated by Gerhard Adler and R. F. C. Hull, Princeton University Press, 1970.

—-. Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 15: Spirit in Man, Art, And Literature. Edited and translated by Gerhard Adler and R. F. C. Hull, Princeton University Press, 1966.

—-. The Red Book: Liber Novus. Edited and translated by Sonu Shamdasani, et. al., W. W. Norton and Company, 2009

Kieckhefer, Richard. Magic in the Middle Ages. Cambridge University Press, 1990.

LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Bible. Avon Books, 2005.

Levack, Brian P., editor. The Witchcraft Sourcebook. Routledge, 2004.

Merkel, Ingrid, and Allen G. Debus, editors. Hermeticism and the Renaissance. Associated University Presses, 1988.

Moeller, Walter O. The Mithraic Origin and Meanings of the Rotas-Sator Square. E. J. Brill, 1973.

Monod, Paul Kléber. Solomon’s Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment. Yale University Press, 2013.

Nakamura, Hajime. Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples: India, China, Tibet, Japan. Translated by Philip P. Wiener, University of Hawaii Press, 1994.

Partridge, Christopher, editor. The Occult World. Routledge, 2016.

Principe, Lawrence M. The Secrets of Alchemy. University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works. Translated by Colm Luibheid, Paulist Press, 1987.

Schnurbein, Stefanie von. Norse Revival: Transformations of Germanic Neopaganism, Brill, 2016.

Scholem, Gershom. Kabbalah. Penguin Books, 1978.

—. On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism. Schocken Books, 1996.

Shumaker, Wayne. The Occult Sciences in the Renaissance: A Study in Intellectual Patterns. University of California Press, 1979.

—. Renaissance Curiosa. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1982.

Silberer, Herbert. Alchemy & Psychoanalysis [Problems of Mysticism and Its Symbolism]. The Lost Library, 2016.

Waters, Thomas. Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times. Yale University Press, 2019. JSTOR,

Wedel, Theodore Otto. The Mediæval Attitude Toward Astrology. Archon Books, 1968.

Weinberg, Julius R., A Short History of Medieval Philosophy. Princeton University Press, 1964.

Williams, Michael Allen. Rethinking “Gnosticism”: An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category. Princeton University Press, 1996. JSTOR,



Journal Articles

Cohn, Jan, and Thomas H. Miles. “The Sublime: In Alchemy, Aesthetics and Psychoanalysis.” Modern Philology, vol. 74, no. 3, 1977, pp. 289–304. JSTOR,

Ezzy, Douglas. “The Commodification of Witchcraft.” Australian Religion Studies Review, vol. 14, no. 1, 2001, pp. 31-44.

Faivre, Antoine, and Karen-Claire Voss. “Western Esotericism and the Science of Religions.” Numen, vol. 42, no. 1, 1995, pp. 48–77. JSTOR,

Jones, W. R. “Bibliothecae Arcanae: The Private Libraries of Some European Sorcerers.” Journal of Library History, Philosophy, and Comparative Librarianship, vol. 8, no. 2, 1973, pp. 86–95. JSTOR,

Kruk, Remke. “Harry Potter in the Gulf: Contemporary Islam and the Occult.” British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 32, no. 1, 2005, pp. 47-73.

Silverstein, Charles H. (2012) “Kabbalistic Influences on Alchemy, Psychoanalysis, and Analytic Psychology.” Psychological Perspectives, vol. 55, no. 2, 2012, pp. 205-218.

Waldron, David. “Witchcraft for Sale! Commodity vs. Community in the Neopagan Movement.” Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, vol. 9, no. 1, Aug. 2005, pp. 32–48.



Other Sources

Wildberg, Christian, “Neoplatonism”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, Summer 2019,





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