Occult Confessions


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/


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


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


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


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

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