The following resources pertain to the subjects of modern Western polytheism (a.k.a. “Paganism” or “Neopaganism”) and/or occultism. These are just some of the sources I’ve used to study these subjects. This list is in no way exhaustive and I will continue to update it as necessary. At the same time, the opinions expressed in these sources do not necessarily represent my own.
Modern Western Polytheism & Occultism
Adler, M. (1979). Drawing down the moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-worshippers, and other Pagans in America today. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
Alexander, T. J. (2007). Hellenismos today. Raleigh, NC: Lulu.
Aquino, M. A. (2009). The Church of Satan. Michael A. Aquino website, November 26, 2010, http://www.xeper.org/maquino/nm/COS.pdf (accessed December 27, 2011).
Aquino, M. A. (2010). The Temple of Set. Michael A. Aquino website, November 26, 2010, http://www.xeper.org/maquino/nm/TOSd11.pdf (accessed December 27, 2011).
Ausar Auset Society. About the Ausar Auset Society. Ausar Auset Society website, July 15, 2008, http://www.aasorlando.org/aboutaas.htm (accessed December 27, 2011).
Bell, C. (1997). Ritual: Perspectives and dimensions. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Blavatsky, H. P. (1892). Isis unveiled [sixth edition]. New York, NY: J. W. Bouton.
Cavendish, R. (1967). The black arts. New York, NY: Penguin.
Cavendish, R. (1975). The powers of evil in Western religion, magic, and folk belief. New York, NY: Putnam.
Church of the Eternal Source. Frequently asked questions about the Egyptian religion. Church of the Eternal Source website, December 27, 2011, http://www.cesidaho.org/CESFaq.html (accessed December 27, 2011).
Crowley, A. (1922). The vision and the voice, with commentary and other papers: The collected diaries of Aleister Crowley, 1909-1914 E.V. Boston, MA: Red Wheel.
Crowley, A., & Mathers, S. L. M. (1995). The Goetia of the lesser key of Solomon the king. Boston, MA: Red Wheel.
Doninger, W. [Ed.] (1999). Merriam-Webster’s encyclopedia of world religions. United States: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Dumars, D. (2003). The dark archetype: Exploring the shadow side of the divine. Franklin Lakes, NJ: New Page.
Ellis, N. (1999). Feasts of light: Celebrations for the seasons of life based on the Egyptian Goddess mysteries. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House.
Fritscher, J. (1969). Popular witchcraft: Straight from the witch’s mouth. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press.
Grant, K. (1972). The magical revival. London, UK: Skoob.
Grant, K. (1973). Aleister Crowley and the hidden God. London, UK: Skoob.
Grant, K. (1977). Nightside of Eden. London, UK: Skoob.
Greer, J. M. (2003). The new encyclopedia of the occult. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn.
Guiley, R. (2008). The encyclopedia of witches, witchcraft and Wicca (3rd edition). New York, NY: Facts On File, Inc.
Guiley, R. (2006). The encyclopedia of magic and alchemy. New York, NY: Facts On File.
Guiley, R. (2009). The encyclopedia of demons and demonology. New York, NY: Facts On File.
Harms, D., & Gonce, J. W. (2003). The Necronomicon files: The truth behind Lovecraft’s legend. York Beach, ME: Weiser.
House of Netjer. What is Kemetic Orthodoxy? House of Netjer website, December 27, 2011, http://www.kemet.org/kemexp.html (accessed December 27, 2011).
Huson, P. (1970). Mastering witchcraft: A practical guide for witches, warlocks & covens. New York, NY: Perigree.
Kaldera, R. (2004). Mythastrology: Exploring planets & pantheons. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn.
Krogh, M. C., & Pillifant, B. A. (2004). The House of Netjer: A new religious community online. In Dawson, L. L., & Cowan, D. E., Religion online: Finding faith on the internet. New York, NY: Routledge.
Lamothe-Ramos, A. (2012). Beelzebub’s daughter: How Zeena Schreck escaped the Church of Satan. Vice website, October 5, 2012, http://www.vice.com/read/beelzebubs-daughter-0000175-v19n4 (accessed October 5, 2012).
LaVey, A. S. (1968). The Satanic mass [LP]. San Francisco, CA: Murgenstrumm Records.
LaVey, A. S. (1969). The Satanic bible. New York, NY: Avon.
LaVey, A. S. (1972). The Satanic rituals. New York, NY: Avon.
Lewis, J. R. (1999). Witchcraft today: An encyclopedia of Wiccan and Neopagan traditions. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc.
Lewis, M. (2010). Divining sisters: Reflections on an experience of divination by a priestess of the Ausar Auset Society. In Reddie, A., Black theology, slavery, and contemporary Christianity. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.
Lowney, K. S. (1995). Teenage Satanism as oppositional youth culture. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 23(4), 453–484.
Matthews, W. (2006). Church of Satan. In World religions. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (p. 368).
McIntosh, C. (1997). The Rosicrucians: The history, mythology and rituals of an esoteric order. Boston, MA: Red Wheel/Weiser.
Medway, G. (2001). Lure of the sinister: The unnatural history of Satanism. New York, NY: New York University Press.
Melton, J. G., & Baumann, M. (2010). Religions of the world: A comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Moody, E. J. (1974). Magical therapy: An anthropological investigation of contemporary Satanism. In Zaretsky, I., & Leone, M. P. [Eds.], Religious movements in contemporary America, pp. 355–382. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Penczak, C. (2007). The temple of high witchcraft: Ceremonies, spheres and the witches’ Qabalah. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn.
Pratt, C. (2007). An encyclopedia of shamanism, volume 1. New York, NY: Rosen Publishing Group.
Schreck, N., & Schreck, Z. (2002). Demons of the flesh: The complete guide to left hand path sex magic. Creation.
Schreck, Z. (2012) Zeena Schreck website, June 1, 2012, http://www.zeena.eu/ (accessed June 1, 2012).
Simon. (1977). The Necronomicon. New York, NY: Avon.
Simon. (2006). The gates of the Necronomicon. New York, NY: Avon.
Spence, L. (2003). Grant, Kenneth. Encyclopedia of occultism and parapsychology, part 1. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing.
Starhawk. (1989). Truth or dare: Encounters with power, authority, and mystery. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
Sutin, L. (2000). Do what thou wilt: A life of Aleister Crowley. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.
Webb, D. (1996). The seven faces of darkness: Practical Typhonian magic. Smithsville, TX: Runa Raven.