In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Resources – Modern Western Polytheism & Occultism

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, (accessed December 27, 2011).

Aquino, M. A. (2010). The Temple of Set. Michael A. Aquino website, November 26, 2010, (accessed December 27, 2011).

Ausar Auset Society. About the Ausar Auset Society. Ausar Auset Society website, July 15, 2008, (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, (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, (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, (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, (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.


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