Self Initiation Into The Golden Dawn Tradition, by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero

The Essential Golden Dawn, by Chic and Tabatha Cicero

Mystical Cabbalah, by Dion Fortune

A Garden of Pomegranates, by Israel Regardie

The Temple of High Magic, by Ina Custers- van Bergen

A Magician his training and work, by E Butler

Shining Paths, by Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki

Tarot. by Paul Case





Hermetica, by Brian Copenhaver

Secrets of a Golden Dawn Temple – Creating Magical Tools, by Sandra and Chic Cicero

Ritual Use of Magical Tools, by Sandra and Chic Cicero

Art of True Healing, by Israel Regardie

The Golden Dawn, by Israel Regardie

Magical Imagination,  by Nick Farrell

Making Talismans, by Nick Farrell

Complete Cabbalistic Symbolism, by Gareth Knight

The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk

The Earth Divination Earth Magic, A beginners Guide to Geomancy,  by John Greer

The Golden Dawn, The Twilight of the Magicians, by R Gilbert

Magicians of the Golden Dawn РA Documentary History of the Golden Dawn 1887 to 192, by  E Howe

The Magical Tarot of the Golden Dawn, by Pat and  Chris Zalewski

What my Herirophant should have taught me, by Nick Farrell

By Names and Images, by Perigrin Wildoak

Gathering the Magic, by Nick Farrell




Mathers Last Secret, by Nick Farrell

King over the Water, by Nick Farrell

Z5 Secret Teachings of the Golden Dawn: Book I Neophyte, by  Pat Zalewski

Kabbalah of the Golden Dawn, by  Pat Zalewski

The Golden Dawn Companion,  by R Gilbert

Complete Golden Dawn Cipher Manuscript, by Darcy Kuntz

Women of the Golden Dawn, by Mary K Greer

An Initiate: Training and Work, by Dion Fortune

Tower of Alchemy, by David Goddard

Ritual Use of Magical Tools, by Chic and Tabatha Cicero

Women of the Golden Dawn, by Mary Greer

Ritual Magic of the Golden Dawn, by Francis King

Terrestrial Astrology, by Stephen Skinner

Golden Dawn Alchemy, by Pat Zalweski

Enochian Magic in Theory, by Dean Wilson

Embodying Osiris, by Thom Cavalli



Greek Magical Paprus in Translation, by Hans Dieter Betz

Dictionary of Angels, by Peter Davidson

The Ophic Hymns, by Athanassakis and Wolkow

Three books of Occult Philosophy, by Agrippa (Tyson edition)

Agrippa’s fourth book (Tyson)

The Shem Grimiore, by Nick Farrell

Geopsophia, by Jake Stratton Kent

Angelical Language (two volumes) by Aaron Lietch

Heptarchia Mystica, by Robert Turner

Secrets of the Magical Grimiors, by Aaron Lietch

The Book of Secret Creation, by Jacobus Swart

Commentary’s on the Golden Dawn Flying Rolls (misc)

The Key of Solomon The King, by Samuel Mathers

Enochian Chess, by Chris Zalweski

The Magus, by Francis Barrett

Science of Breath, by Rama Prasad

Beyond the Sun, by Nick Farrell

Inner Order Teachings of the Golden Dawn, by Pat Zalewski

Golden Dawn Companion, by R Gilbert



Being a magician is not only about sticking to your Golden Dawn work.  In fact once you reach a certain point, the Golden Dawn becomes only an introduction to what will be your central magical practice for the rest of your life.  I include here a list of books which I have found invaluable, but are not directly related to the Golden Dawn.

The Complete Golds and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt,  by Richard Wilkinson

The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt, by Richard Wilkinson

The Gods of the Egyptians Book one and Two, by Wallace Budge

An Introduction to Ancient Egypt (British Museum)

Greco-Egyptian Magic, by Tony Merzwitch

Greek and Roman Necromancy, by Ogen,

Complete Herbal, by Culpepper

Curse Tablets and Binding Spells from the Ancient World, by Gager

Grimorium Verum,  by Joseph Peterson

The Book of Seals and Amulets, by Jacobus Swartz

The Egyptian Book of the Dead, by Raymond Falkner

Pryamid Texts, by Raymond Falkner

Discovery of Wichcraft, by Reginald Scott.

Dion Fortune and the Inner Light, by Gareth Knight

Guide for the Perplexed, by Moses Maimodes

John Dees Spiritual Diaries, by Stephen Skinner

The Testament of Cyprian the Magus, by  Jake Stratton Kent

Complete Magicians Tables, by  Stephen Skinner

Secret Tradition in the Arthurian Legend, by Gareth Knight

The interlinear Hebrew-English Old Testament

Invoking Angels, by Clair Fanger

Adam and the Kabbalistic Tree, by Halevi

The Transformations of Magic, by Frank Klassen

The Philoposhy of Proculus, by Rosan

Thoth, by Lesley Jackson

Magic Witchcraft and Ghosts, by  Daniel Ogden

Picatrix, by John Greer & Christopher Warnock

Elizabethan Magic, by Robert Turner

Myths of the Underworld Journey, by  Radcliffe and Edmonds

Eternal Egypt by Richard Reidy

A Companion to Roman Religion

Tohunga, by Samual Robinson

The Nag Mammadi Scriptures , by Marvin Meyr

The Egyptian Hermes, by Gareth Fowden

Thoth the Hermes of Egypt, by Patrick Boylan

Conversations in the House of Life, by  Richard Jasnow


  1. allen

    No love for the Rosicrucian texts or Alchemical books, Lambspring, Fama, Wedding, Mutus, etc – do you think these have any place in the modern GD tradition , how about the Aryeh Kaplan works- in my experience these texts are what really bring life and meaning to the rituals, making them more than precursors to sorcery.

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