- Runic Magic – by Prophecy
Introduces the Elder Futhark runes and the meanings of each, as well as listing several commonly used groups of runes. Describes some of the mythology behind the runes and their significance within the Asatru religious tradition that they are a part of, including a quotation of the part of the Havamal that refers to the runes. While the author does not approve of trying to divine the future, he does explain how to properly draw them for divination like the three-rune, five-rune, and runic cross spreads. Also lists the Oral Galdr which is used to vibrate each rune when using them in magick, and provides examples of how they could be used. Describes how to create, charge, and use a bind rune, noting where the process is similar to or differs from sigil magick.
- Overview of the Different Energetic Traditions – by Koujiryuu, Solstice, & Prophecy
Outlines several paradigms of practice including Qigong, Yoga, Psionics, High Magick and Low Magick. For each paradigm the authors describe the basic theory, various types and general characteristics of them, and provide a beginning exercise (Pushing Water for Qigong, Alternate Nostril Pranayama for Yoga, and Zen Meditation and Tathagata Zen for Psionics. For Magick, the authors recommend meditation in general, and state that there is no “beginning spell”).
- An Examination of Prophecy – by Prophecy
- The Power of Words – by Prophecy
- The Occult Anatomy – by Prophecy
- Theurgy: Its Nature and Origin – by Prophecy
- Concerning Magical Warfare – by Prophecy
- Ars Anima Gladius – by Prophecy
- The Black Arts: A Concise History of Witchcraft, Demonology, Astrology, and Other Mystical Practices Throughout the Ages – by Richard Cavendish
While this book does touch on the history of magick, its strength lies in that it gives a comprehensive introduction to the theory behind and practice of many of the historical types of magick, including numerology, astrology, alchemy, Hermetics and the Cabala (also spelled Kabbalah), ritual magick, low magick, and Satanism. The book is a bit dry and written from an odd perspective, sounding skeptical of magick one minute, and then blithely stating that one famous magician later reincarnated as another famous magician the next. However, it is well worth the read–I did not realize just how much it had improved my foundation in magick until after finishing it.
- Applications of Ciphers and Psychological Paradigms – by Stolide Demens
Explains why magickal texts are often difficult to understand, and how breaking knowledge and actions down into sigils and ciphers not only serves to hide the information and make people work for it, but also forces you to think in a different way. These rules that you impose on your thoughts clear and focus your mind for the task.
- 130 Principles of Metaphysics – by Prophecy
A list of principles and laws regarding the structure of the universe, magical influence, and evolution. The author contends that these are universal to any practice.
- The Visible and Invisible Worlds – by Oriens Lvx Lucis
- Enchantment From the Inside-Out – by Kettle
- Mysticism: An Introduction – by Float
Overviews the perspectives of mysticism, including common beliefs, experiences, and goals.