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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

My 100 Best Books Of All Time On The Shelf

New:  December 10, 2015

Many of you will wonder what are the best books that are in my occult library.  Well, I have to compare them and this may take a little time.  You will see the list build slowing over the next few months.   If you are reading this in another country, please be aware that the titles may be converted to your language on this list and may not be available in your native language.   I have held onto my copies for years and there may be newer editions out there.  Some are available in a less expensive paperback.  I try to group them in order of my preference.  They are also ordered by category.  The category, COMPLETE SYSTEMS, means the book is just about a complete philosophy in itself to help you bring change to your life.

1. Duncan's Ritual of Freemasonry by Crown Publishers (this is not the newer edited version).  This book helped me to unlock what Freemasonry really meant.  This is true Freemasonry and was its form before many of the lodges today have modified it.

2. The Masonic Myth by Jay Kinney, 2009.  The author, a Freemason, does a great job telling you what it is and what it isn't.  He covers a lot of history.  Pictures of the early tracing boards are found here.

3. The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie, edited by Carl Weschcke, Sixth Corrected Edition, 2011.  Israel Regardie's writings continue as writers have contributed much to show the workings of the Golden Dawn. This book has a tremendous amount of information with over 800 pages.  The Golden Dawn shows us what they believed at that time.   Look at how they call spirits.  See the early pages as to what the foundation of their beliefs are.  It is a complex read, but tremendous knowledge is to be gained for those that are patient to take the time.

4. The Sacred Magic of Ancient Egypt by Rosemary Clark, First Printing 2003.  The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt by Rosemary Clark, First Printing, 2000.  I use both of these together to understand the immense knowledge of the Egyptian priests.  You may need other books about hieroglyphics, but the author does a good job at making Egyptian religion easier to understand.  Don't buy one without getting the other to accompany it.

5. Greek Alphabet: Unlock the Secrets by Catherine R. Proppe, 2013.  This Michigan author has done a lot of research into the Greek alphabet.  Her research has helped to continue my research further.  She defines a lot of Greek words.

6. Wisdom of the Mystic Masters by Joseph J. Weed, Twelfth Printing, 1979.  This book covers a lot of Rosicrucian teachings.  If you want to know a quick guide to implementing the ideas of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC without becoming a member for years this book will take you there.

7. The Greatest Secret of All: Moving Beyond Abundance to a Life of True Fulfillment, Marc Allen, 2008. Allen does a wonderful job at teaching you affirmations that are related to New Thought philosophy.  You may have read about affirmations, but this goes a little further than the rest.

5. Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain, 1982 paperback.  Gawain, I believe, has teamed up with Marc Allen and his company to release her book in a newer version.  This is the all-time classic book about visualization.  You may not believe in an observer created universe, but I've had enough proof in my own life to believe we all have a hand at creating the future of Earth in our own way.

6. The Universe Next Door by James W. Shire, Third Edition, 1997.   Shire does a great job defining worldviews or philosophies about life.   I love the chapters about deism, postmodernism and the new age.   He really does make those ideas clear if you have only a mild idea of what they mean.

7. The Meditation Handbook by David Fontana, 1992.  This book is one of the best meditation books on the market.  If you are serious about rituals you need to be able to meditate and get to deep level of relaxation.  This book is great at highlighting several methods to help you get there.  I noticed a lot of meditation books aren't worth the purchase from your local store.

8. The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol, 1969 paperback.  This is a great book to show you what faith is.  You don't have to be a Christian to work an act of faith.  Do you know what faith is?  Can you believe something into manifestation?


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