As the purpose of this lesson series is to provide a generic
grounding in the study of "occult arts and sciences," it would seem inappropriate
to provide links to any "sectarian" sites. We cannot suggest any particular
sites without personal knowledge of the seeker, and we cannot, in good
conscience, "advocate" one particular path over another. We do,
however, feel it is necessary to provide links of some kind to other web
sites, so the following links will take you to search engines or link pages
especially appropriate for someone seeking to learn about the spectrum
of paths available.
The premier pagan/occult search engine on the web. Although it seems to
be advertisement-heavy (and thus graphics-intensive), it is a non-profit
venture whose dedicated internet connection is paid for through those advertisements.
And the banners can lead to sites as interesting and useful as those listed
in the database.
Though it concentrates on Celtic culture and religion, the information
and services offered apply to all neo-pagan faiths based on European "nature"
religions. There are links, essays, downloadable programs, hosted message
boards and email lists, and educational materials relevant to nearly all
neo-pagan faiths. It does concentrate on culture and religion more than
magic or mysticism, but is worth at least a look-see if you are curious
or have a religious bent...
This site offers subscription information and sample articles from the
magazine, which focuses on magic more than philosophy or mysticism.
Hearthstone is an email list for the discussion of magick as it relates
to everyday life, regardless of religious beliefs (or lack thereof).
RavensFire is a "teaching list" where the members teach each other as learn.
Information and ideas are posted regularly and discussed freely.
We have entered into a partnership with Powell's Books, the
largest real bookstore in the world, to allow visitors to
find and/or purchase books of interest. Besides being the most
ethical website dealing with books that we have found, Powell's has a physical
location with over a million used and out-of-print books in stock.
This means that not only do you have options for paying less for books
than anywhere else, if you search for an out-of-print book at Powell's
and find it, it means you can purchase it right now rather than waiting
for months for a book search.
American Native Studies
None of the following books or authors are "endorsed"
by this site, but they have proven to be helpful to a large
number of people across a wide range of philosophies.
Michael Kraig (ceremonial magic)
And if you're having problems finding an out-of-print book locally or
at one of the "web-only" bookstores, it can't hurt to try Powell's search
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