Occult Confessions

Resources

Spiritual Healing

Exorcism

The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West, Brian P. Levack

The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West, Gary Waite

The Life of St. Martin, Sulpicius Severus

The Annals of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century, John Latimer

Demonology

The Religion of Babylon and Syria, J. Morris Jastrow

The Book of Tobit

The Book of Enoch

The Testament of Solomon

The Lesser Key of Solomon, Mathers and Crowley

Jesus of Nazareth

Morton Smith, Jesus the Magician

John Dominic Crossan, The Historical Jesus

Philostratus, The Life of Appollonius, translated by F. C. Conybeare

Wendy Cotter, Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Machine Elves

Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival

Documentary, DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Documentary, The Last Shaman (2016)

Andrew Montieth, “The Words of McKenna: Healing, Political Critique, and the Evolution of Psychonaut Religion since 1960” in The Journal of the American Academy of Religion

r/Psychonaut

Shamans

Joan Halifax, Shamanic Voices

Margaret Stutley, Shamanism

Merete Demant Jakobsen, Shamanism: Traditional and Contemporary Approaches to the Mastery of Spirits and Healing

Richard Schechner, Performance Theory

Magical Warfare

Cold War Psychic Spies

F. Holmes Atwater, Captain of My Ship, Master of my Soul

Joseph McMoneagle, Mind Trek

Jim Schnabel, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies

Paul H. Smith, Reading the Enemy’s Mind

Dale Graff, Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness

The Magical Battle of Britain

Dion Fortune, The Magical Battle of Britain, ed. Gareth Knight

Dion Fortune, The Training and Work of an Initiate

Susan Johnston Graf, Talking to the Gods

The Romance of Arthur, ed. James Wilhelm

The Battle of Britain in Photos

Aleister Crowley Goes to War

Richard Spence, Secret Agent 666

Eugene K. Bird, The Loneliest Man in the World

Sinking of the Lusitania

The Confessions of Aleister Crowley

Chinese Secret Societies

B. J. ter Haar, The White Lotus Teachings in Chinese Religious History

Carl S. Kilcourse, “Son of God, Brother of Jesus: Interpreting the Theological Claims of the Chinese Revolutionary Hong Xiuquan,” in Studies in World Christianity

Bamber Gascoigne, The Dynasties of China

The Taiping Movement

The Boxer Uprising

The Ghost Dance

Gregory E. Smoak, Ghost Dances and Identity

Rani-Henrik Andersson, Lakota Ghost Dance of 1890

S. E. Wilmer, Theatre, Society, and the Nation

The Livonian Werewolf

William de Blecourt, “A Journey to Hell: Reconsidering the Livonian ‘Werewolf ’” Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft (Summer 2007)

Sabine Baring-Gould, The Book of Were-wolves

Carlo Ginzburg, The Night Battles

The Hungarian Taltos

Blavatsky’s Mahatmas

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine

Henry Steel Olcott, Old Diary Leaves

Sylvia Cranston, HPB

Peter Washington, Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon

Henry T. Child, “Narratives of the Spirits of Henry Morgan and his Daughter

Henry Steel Olcott, People from the Other World

AP Sinnett, The Occult World

Lawrence James, Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India

K. Paul Johnson, The Masters Revealed

Alice Bailey, Initiation Human and Solar

Black Magic

Walter B. Cannon, “Voodoo Death”

James L. Mathis, “A Sophisticated Version of Voodoo Death”

Clifton K. Meador, Symptoms of Unknown Origin

Mbgoni, Human Sacrifice and the Supernatural in African History

James Frazer, The Golden Bough

Georges Bataille, The Trial of Gilles de Rais

“Gilles de Rais was Innocent”

The Confessions of Aleister Crowley

The Book of the Law

Alex Owen, The Place of Enchantment

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism, ed. Martin Starr and Henrik Bogdan

Nicholas Goodrich-Clarke, The Occult Roots of Nazism

Jeffrey S. Victor, Satanic Panic

Gary Cartwright for Texas Monthly, “The Work of the Devil”

Guy Garcia for Rolling Stone, “Believers: Cult Murder in Mexico”

Immortal Mind: The Mystery of the Soul

The Popul Vuh

Andrew Jackson Davis

Alfred Russel Wallace, My Life

Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos

Alva Noe, Out of our Heads

David Chalmers, The Conscious Mind

Explaining Consciousness: The Hard Problem

Jeffrey J. Kripal, Authors of the Impossible

Frederic Myers, Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death

Louis Vivet

Quantum Physics in Neuroscience and Psychology, Stapp, et. al.

Lady Magic

Pagans and Witches

Euripides, The Bacchae: http://classics.mit.edu/Euripides/bacchan.html

Vestal Virgins: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Vestales.html

Malleus Maleficarum: http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/mm/

Joan of Arc

In Her Own Words: https://www.amazon.com/

Lisa Kay Mercer, "'Where Airy Voices Lead: Joan of Arc's Auditions in Historical Debate," Magistra 22, no. 1 

Daniel Hobbins, The Trial of Joan of Arc

Marie Laveau

Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men

Marie Laveau: The Mysterious Voodoo Queen by Ina Frandrich: http://www.amazon.com/

Voodoo Queen: https://www.amazon.com/

McGee's Voodoo in Popular Culture: https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/

The Fox Sisters

Marilyn Awtry's Spiritualist Perspective: https://www.amazon.com/

Ann Braude's Academic Perspective: https://www.amazon.com/

Victoria Woodhull

Biography by Theodore Tilton: http://www.victoria-woodhull.com/tiltonbio.htm

Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly: http://www.iapsop.com/archive/materials/woodhull_and_claflins_weekly/

Wicca

Margaret Murray's Witch-Cult in Early Modern Europe: http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/wcwe/index.htm

Ronald Hutton, Pagan Britain: https://www.amazon.com/

Julia Phillips, History of Wicca: http://www.geraldgardner.com/History_of_Wicca_Revised.pdf

Poltergeists

SPR Overview: https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/poltergeists-overview

Colvin's Andover Report: http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/

Smurl Family Haunting: https://news.google.com/

Enfield Poltergeist: https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/enfield-poltergeist 

The American Occult

Ghost Land

Read the Chevalier's story yourself: https://archive.org/details/ghostlandorrese02britgoog

Emma Hardinge Britten

Mark Demarest's Archive: http://www.ehbritten.org

Modern American Spiritualism: https://archive.org/details/modernamericansp00brit

Nineteenth Century Miracles: https://archive.org/details/nineteenthcentur01brit

P. B.  Randolph

Paschal Beverly Randolph by John Patrick Deveney: https://www.amazon.com/

Dealings with the Dead: https://archive.org/details/DealingsWithTheDead

Helena Blavatsky and Henry Olcott

Blavatsky Archive: https://archive.org/details/HPBlavatskyTheSecretDoctrineVol3

Henry Olcott's Old Diary Leaves: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.200637

Henry Olcott's People from the Other World: http://www.iapsop.com/ssoc/1875__olcott___people_from_the_other_world.pdf

India

Caves of Ellora: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellora_Caves

Jacolliot's Occult Science in India: http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/osi/index.htm

Psychology

Philip Cushman's Constructing the Self, Constructing America: https://www.amazon.com/

W. B. Carpenter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Benjamin_Carpenter