I'm interested in researching occult practices, but prefer books and free ones at that.
I tried looking at my local library, but couldn't find anything on the search that wasn't teen or romance novels. Are there any occult books available at most libraries?
Also, try used book stores. I did alot of my best reaserch and discovery in a half priced book store.
They just happened to have the best works on the entirety of magic, as a Chaos Magician, it was exactly what i needed.
I simply said "Hi, i'm a witch and i'm looking for books of magic and on occultism. Do you mind if i look over what you have and make notes? I could be here for a while."
and the the guy at the counter said "sure, knock yourself out"
Sooo... I did.
No you fucking idiot. There is a goddamned huge library covering a metric fuckton variety of occult knowledge. You asked for books. They are right there.
You don't even have to fucking post. They are all free. Right. Fucking. There.
Well then there are alot of things to consider about magic and occultism that you might want to discus with yourself first.
Who you want to be.
How you want to be it.
Are you more willing to agression.
Should you like to stay along the lines of nature or for example to follow the rhythms of the cosmos.
Do you like the idea of influence of the spirit world or do you prefer to simply rely on your own will.
This was where i began. It is very difficult to read, the language is just archaic and silly; BUT the information in it is beyond invaluable.
While he simply uses too many words to get his point across, his magic is the opposite and he's checked and worked all of it, and knows that it works.
I know this first hand.
I think you do.
I'd look up Gardenarian witchcraft. It's the main pillar of we call Wiccan- which is just a mishmash of all the nature magics. Kind of a weekend warrior magic.
They don't understand, given the modern world, that dabbling and not committing to the craft is going to get one nowhere; so they end up giving up entirely.
Gardenarian is though, a working of ancient spells and rites that were know to be working and enjoyable, they weren't always that way.
BUT he concluded and created a school that required results to procede, an interesting technique.
Dude ayyy lmao are you wiccan?Vecause if so,you shoyld know that luring people to wicca for magic is just not good.Its nit about throwing curses and shit,holy christian egregoire!They see some1 talking uga buga kuh wicca ima cast a root out of mah pooperah and then they want to do so but they find out that casting the root out of poooperah i advanced and need an actuall wiccan with shadow book.
It's main alternative, Alexandrian magic is an old-world style ceremony heavy magic that requires real precision and delves deep into the subconscious; requiring extreme dedication and deep meditations.
While all of that is a workload, it can be fun and really personally rewarding, something i delved into as a kid.
I'm a left hand path magician, these days, something akin to a Satanist.