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Suggested Reading

Note that out of print books can sometimes be found at Bookfinder.com and ALibris.com.

Try not to wince at the price.

Bonewits, Philip Emmons AKA Bonewits, Isaac
Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic, ISBN:0877286884
Authentic Thaumaturgy, ISBN:1556343604
Brust, Steven
To Reign In Hell, (Study the description of Cacoastrum and Illiaster) ISBN:0312870493
Carroll, Peter J.
Liber Null and Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic, ISBN:0877286396
Liber Kaos, ISBN:0877287422
Psybermagick: Advanced Ideas in Chaos Magic, ISBN:1561840920
Capra, Fritjof
The Tao of Physics, An Exploration Of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, ISBN:1570625190
Cavelos, Jeanne
Casting Shadows, Babylon 5, The Passing of the Techno-Mages book I, ISBN:0345427211
Summoning Light, Babylon 5, The Passing of the Techno-Mages book II, ISBN:034542722X
Invoking Darkness, Babylon 5, The Passing of the Techno-Mages book III, ISBN:0345438337
(The references to each mage being forced to develop their own "spell language" are especially interesting)
Fuller, R. Buckminster
Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, ISBN:0020653204
Synergetics II: Further Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, ISBN:0020926405
Synergetics I and II are available online here
Love, Jeff
The Quantum Gods: The Origin and Nature of Matter and Consciousness, 059512867X
McLoughlin, John C.
Helix and the Sword, ISBN:0812545567
Peterson, John
The Secret Hideout, ISBN:? (Available online here. Do not confuse with the book with the same name by Paul Hutchens. A children's book, but one with important elements in common with the founding of the Golden Dawn, re: discovery of some cypher documents. )
Rucker, Rudy
The Fourth Dimension, A guided tour of the higher universes, ISBN:0395393884
Schneider, Michael S.
Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science, a Voyage from 1 to 10, ISBN:0060926716
Smith, E. E. "Doc"
Skylark Duquesne, ISBN:0425091481 or ISBN:0824014359 (Origin of the term "Project Rho". Last book in the Skylark series. Other books are The Skylark of Space, Skylark Three, Skylark of Valeron)
Vogh, James (actually John Sladek)
Arachne Rising, The search for the thirteenth sign of the zodiac, ISBN:0803702450 (This was actually a hoax written by SF author John Sladek, but it contains many elements that are still useful. The Law of Pragmatism says: "If it works, it's true"
Whitcomb, Bill
The Magician's Reflection: A Complete Guide to Creating Personal Magical Symbols and Systems, ISBN:1567188141
Wilson, Robert Anton
Prometheus Rising, ISBN:1561840564
Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati: Volume 1, ISBN:1561840033
Sex, Drugs and Magick, ISBN:1561840017
Zelenetz, Alan
The Mighty Thor King Sized Annual #10, Marvel Comics 1982. Don't dismiss this just because it is a comic book. It has a fairly sophisticated cosmology. Most interesting is the portrayal of the Gods and Goddesses as patterns of magickal energy. When a deity has outgrown its worshippers, the Demogorge arrives and consumes that deity. The Demogorge strips the pattern from the magickal energy, thus freeing that energy to create new gods. There is a brief discussion here