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Note: This bibliography is closer to being “working notes” than a public presentation. For now, it's simply offered for whatever use it serves, and to solicit recommendations. Be advised that there's much material of little value here, mixed in with more meritorious offerings, and also be aware that reviews on sites like Amazon are most often done by the uninformed. Listed below are my hard copy resources. Many hundreds of digital files, books, and articles are not included.
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Biederman, Hans, tr. James Hulbert. Dictionary of Symbolism: Cultural Icons and the

        Meanings Behind Them. NT: Meridian-Penquin, 1994.

Bosman, Leonard. The Meaning and Philosophy of Numbers. London: Rider & Co., 1974.

Buckland, Raymond. Signs, Symbols and Omens: An Illustrated Guide to Magical and

        Spiritual Symbolism. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn , 2003.

Chevalier, Jean and Alain Gheerbrant, tr. John Buchanan-Brown. The Penguin Dictionary

        of Symbols. NY: Penguin, 1996.

Cirlot, J.E., tr, Jack Sage. A Dictionary of Symbols. NY: Philosophical Library, 1962.

Cooper, J.C. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols. GB: Thames and

        Hudson, 1978.

Crowley, Aleister. Seven, Seven, Seven and Other Qabalistic Writings. York Beach, ME:

        Samuel Weiser, 1986. (See also The Book of Thoth at Tarot)

Davidson, Gustav. A Dictionary of Angels. NY: The Free Press, 1967.

Drury, Nevill. Dictionary of Mysticism and the Occult. SF: Harper & Row, 1965.

____ The Dictionary of the Esoteric. London: Watkins Publishing, 2002.

Eliade, Mircea. Symbolism, the Sacred & the Arts. NY: Continuum, 1985.

von Franz. Marie Louise. Number and Time: Refections Leading toward a Unification of

        Depth Psychology and Physics. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1974.

Gaynor, Frank. Dictionary of Mysticism. NY: Philosophical Library, 1953.

Godwin, Joscelyn. The Mystery of the Seven Vowels in Theory and Practice. Grand 

        Rapids, MI: Phanes Press, 1991.

Harrison, Edward. Masks of the Universe. NY: Macmillan, 1985.

Heline, Corinne. Sacred Science of Numbers. Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss Publications,


Hulse, David Allen. The Key of It All: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages

        and Magical Systems of the World. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1994. (Two Vols)

Ifrah, Georges. The Universal History of Numbers, from Prehistory to the Invention of the

        Computer. NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

de Laurence, L.W. The Great Book of Magical Art, Hindu Magic and East Indian

        Occultism. Kila, MT: Kessinger Pub., n.p.d.

Lundy, Miranda. Sacred Geometry. NY: Walker & Co., 1998.

McLean, Adam. The Alchemical Mandala: A Survey of the Mandala in the Western

        Esoteric Traditions. Grand Rapids, MI: Phanes Press, 1989.

_____ ed., A Treatise on Angel Magic: Being a Complete Translation of Ms. Harley 6482

        in the British Library. Grand Rapids, MI: Phanes Press, 1990.

Michell, John. The Dimensions of Paradise: The Proportions and Symbolic Numbers of

        Ancient Cosmology. Kempton, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press, 2001.

Nozedar, Adele. The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols. NY: Element, 


Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition. Special Issues.

        Words of Power. Summer, 1983.

        Hierarchy. Winter, 1984.

        Mirrors. Summer, 1986.

        The Tree of Life. Fall, 1989.

        Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Spring, 1995.

        Number & Symbol. Fall, 1999.

Plummer, L. Gordon. The Mathematics of the Cosmic Mind. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical

        Publishing House, 1970.

Schneider, Michael S. A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe: The

        Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science, A Voyage From 1 to 10.

        NY: Harper Perennial, 1995.

Shepard, Leslie, ed. Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. 2 Vols. NY: Avon,


Skinner, Stephen. The Complete Magician's Tables. Llewellyn Pub., 2012.

Volk, Tyler. Metapatterns: Across Space, Time and Mind. NY: Columbia University Press,


Walker, Barbara G. The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects. SF: Harper,


_____The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets. SF: Harper, 1983.

Whitcomb, Bill. The Magician’s Companion. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1999.

Wilson, Colin. The Occult: A History. NY: Random House, 1971.

Young, Arthur M. The Geometry of Meaning. Mill Valley, CA: Robert Briggs Assoc.,


Zwick, Martin. "The Diagram of the Supreme Pole and the Kabbalistic Tree: On the

        Similarity of Two Symbolic Structures." Religion East & West, 9 (2009) 67-87.

Zwick, Martin. "Symbolic Structures as Systems: On the Near Isomorphism of Two

        Religious Systems." In Locker, Markus Ekkehard, ed. Systems Theory and

        Theology: The Living Interplay Between Science and Religion. Eugene, OR:

        Pickwick Publications, 2011. pp. 62-96. (PDF)

Comparative Religion

Bowker, John, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. Oxford: Oxford Universiy

        Press, 1997.

Davidson, John. A Treasury of Mystic Terms: Part One, The Principles of Mysticism.

        New Delhi, India: Science of the Soul Research Center, 2003. Six Volumes.

Doniger, Wendy, ed. Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions. Springfield,

        MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1999.

Edwards, Paul, ed. The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. NY: Macmillan Publishing Company

        & The Free Press, 1967. Eight Volumes.

Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Harper's Encyclopedia of Mystical and Paranormal Experience. 

        SF: Harper SAn Francisco, 1991.

Smith, Huston. The World’s Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions. SF: Harper, 1991.

        An updated version of The Religions of Man.

Smith, Jonathan, ed. The Harper-Collins Dictionary of Religion. SF: Harper, 1995.

Weiner, Philip P., ed. Dictionary of the History of Ideas. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons,

        1973. Five Volumes.


Psychology of Religion & Archetypes

Corey, Douglas Q. and Jeanette P. Maas. The Existential Bible: A Genesis of Creativity.

        Honolulu, HI: Na Pali Publishing, 1976.

Downing, Christine, ed. Mirrors of the Self: Archetypal Images that Shape Your Life.

        Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher, Inc., 1991.

Fromm, Eric. You Shall Be as Gods: A Radical Interpretation of the Old Testament and 

        its Tradition. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Premier, 1966.

James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. NY: Mentor, 1958.

Jung, Carl G. Collected Works. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1967.

        Volume 5, Symbols of Transformation

        Volume 8, The Structure an Dynamics of the Psyche

        Volume 9.1, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

        Volume 9.2, Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self

        Volume 11, Psychology and Religion, East and West

        Volume 13, Alchemical Studies

        Volume 14, Mysterium Coniunctionis

_____Man and His Symbols. NY: Dell, 1964.

Karr, Kent & Maria. Unraveling Collective Confusion: Archetypes and Issues. 

        Cornville, AZ: AI Publications, 2001.

Maslow, Abraham. The Farther Reaches of Human Nature. NY: Viking, 1971.

_____Religions, Values and Peak Experiences. NY: Viking, 1970.

Robertson, Robin. Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Godel and the History of Archetypes. NY: 

        Nicolas Hayes, 1995

Stevens, Anthony. Archetype Revisited: An Updated Natural History of the Self. Toronto,

        ON: Inner City Books, 2003.

Wilber, Ken. Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy. Boston:

        Shambhala, 2000.

Zweig, Connie and Jeremiah Abrams. Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the 

        Dark Side of Human Nature. NY: Putnam's Sons, 1990.

Evolutionary Psychology, Neuropsychology, Memes

Ackerman, Diane. A Natural History of the Senses. NY: Random House, 1990.

_____An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain. NY: Scribner, 2004.

Barash, David P. The Hare and the Tortoise: Culture, Biology and Human Nature. NY:

        Penguin, 1986.

Barkow, Jerome H., Leda Cosmides and John Tooby. The Adapted Mind: Evolutionary

        Psychology and the Generation of Culture. NY: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Blackmore, Susan. The Meme Machine. NY: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Brodie, Richard. Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme. Seattle, WA: Integral

        Press, 1996.

Buss, David. Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind. 2nd ed. Allyn &

        Bacon, 2003.

Damasio, Antonio R. Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain. NY:

Grosset/Putnam, 1994.

_____The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. 

        NY: Harcourt Brace, 1999

Dawkins, Richard. The Ancestors Tale: A Pilgramage to the Dawn of Evolution. Houghton

        Mifflin, 2004.

_____River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life. NY: Basic Books, 1995.

Deacon, Terrence W. Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter. NY: Norton &

        Co., 2012.

Gardner, Howard. Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. 10th ed. NY:

        Basic Books, 1993.

Lakoff, George and Mark Johnson. Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its

        Challenge to Western Thought. NY: Basic Books, 1999.

Lawrence, Paul R. and Nitin Nohria. Driven: How Human Nature Shapes our Choices.

        SF: Josey-Bass, 2002.

Norretranders, Tor. The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size. NY: Viking, 


Pert, Candace B. Molecules f Emotion. NY: Touchstone, 1997.

Pinker, Steven. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language. NY: Harper, 


_____How the Mind Works. NY: WW Norton, 1997.

_____The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature. NY: Viking, 2002.

_____The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature. NY: Viking, 2007.

Ramachandran, V.S. and Sandra Blakeslee. Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries

        of the Human Mind. NY: William Morrow & Co, 1998.

Rose, Steven. The Making of Memory: From Molecules to Mind. NY: Anchor Books, 1992.

_____The Future of the Brain: The Promise and Perils of Tomorrow’s Neuroscience. 

        Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Sagan, Carl. The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence.

        NY: Random House, 1977.

Sagan, Carl and Ann Druyan. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Ballantyne Books, 1993.

Schwartz, Jeffrey and Sharon Begley. The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the 

        Power of Mental Force. NY: Regan Books, 2002.

deWaal, Frans. Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other

        Animals. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Watson, Lyall. Dark Nature: A Natural History of Evil. NY: Harper Collins, 1995.

Wright Robert. The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life. NY:

Vintage Books, 1994.

Young, Arthur M. The Reflexive Universe: Evolution of Consciousness. Cambria, CA: 

        Anodos, 1999.

Zigmond, Michael J., et al. Fundamental Neuroscience. NY: Academic Press, 1999.

Occult Philosophy, Ways of Thought

Agrippa, Henry Cornelius. Three Books of Occult Philosophy. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn,


_____Three Books of Occult Philosophy or Magic. Montana: Kessinger, n.p.d.


Blavatsky, Helen P. The Secret Doctrine. London: Theosophical University Press, 1999.

        2 Volume Facsimile edition.

_____Isis Unveiled. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972.

Boehme, Jacob, tr. William Law. The Key of Jacob Boehme. Grand Rapids, MI: Phanes

        Press, 1991.

von Franz, Marie-Louise. On Divination and Synchronicity: The Psychology of Meaningful

        Chance. Toronto: Inner City Books, 1980.

de Givry, Grillot, tr. J. Courtney Locke. The Illustraed Anthology of Sorcery, Magic and

        Alchemy. NY: Causeway Books, 1973.

Godwin, David. Light in Extension: Greek Magic from Homer to Modern Times.

        St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1999.

Hall, Manly P. The Secret Teachings of All Ages. LA: Philosophical Research Society,


Hampden-Turner, Charles. Maps of the Mind: Charts and Concepts of the Mind and it’s

        Labyrinths. NY: Collier Books, 1981.

Hesse, Hermann. Magister Ludi or The Glass Bead Game. NY: Bantam, 1969.

Hulse, David Allen. The Key of It All: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages and

        Magical Systems of the World. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1994. (Two Volumes)

de Laurence, L.W. The Great Book of Magical Art, Hindu Magic and East Indian

        Occultism. Kila, MT: Kessinger Pub., n.p.d.

LaDage, Alta J. Occult Psychology: A Comparison of Jungian Psychology and the

        Modern Qabalah. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1978.

Rehmus, E.E. The Magician’s Dictionary. LA: Feral House, 1990.

Roob, Alexander. The Hermetic Museum: Alchemy and Mysticism. NY: Taschen, 1997.

Smith, Richard Furnald. Prelude to Science: An Exploration of Magic and Divination. NY:

        Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.

Yates, Frances. The Art of Memory. University of Chicago Press, 2001.

_____Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition. University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Divination, Multiple Subjects 

Celestine. The Mammoth Book of Fortune Telling. NY: Carroll & Graf Pub., 1997.

Gibson, Walter B. and Litzka. The Complete Illustrated Book of Divination and Prophesy.

        Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1973. (Tarot)

_____The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences. NY: Pocket Books, 1969.

Hall, Manly P. The Secret Teachings of All Ages. LA: Philosophical Research Society,


Hulse, David Allen. The Key of It All: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages

        and Magical Systems of the World. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1994. (Two Vols)

Innes, Brian, Francis King & Neil Powell. Fate and Fortune. NY: Crescent Books, 1989.

Karcher, Stephen. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Divination. Dorset: Element Books,


Loewe, Michael and Carmen Blacker. Oracles and Divination. Boulder, CO: Shambhala,


Lyons, Albert F. Predicting the Future: An Illustrated History and Guide to the

        Techniques. NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1990.

Matthews, John, Ed. The World Atlas of Divination: The Systems, Where They Originate,

        How They Work. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1992

Metzner, Ralph. Maps of Consciousness: I Ching, Tantra, Tarot, Alchemy, Astrology,

        Actualism. NY: Macmillan, 1971.

Whitcomb, Bill. The Magician’s Companion. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1999.

Greek & General Philosophy

Bamford, Christopher, ed. Homage to Pythagoras: Rediscovering Sacred Science. 

        Hudson, NY: Lindisfarne Books, 1994.

Bowker, John, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. NY: Oxford University

        Press, 1997.

Burnet, John. Early Greek Philosophy. NY: Meridian, 1957.

Edwards, Paul. The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. NY: Macmillan Pub. & The Free Press,

        1967. (Eight Vols)

Honderich, Ted, ed. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. NY: Oxford University Press,


Plato, tr. B. Jowett. The Dialogues of Plato. NY: Random House, 1892. (Two Vols)

Plotinus, tr. Stephen MacKenna. The Enneads. NY: Penguin Books, 1991.

        (Extensive introduction, including Porphyry, but the text is abridged)

Plotinus, tr. Stephen MacKenna. The Enneads. NY: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1952.

        (Great Books series, no intro. but the translation is unabridged)

Runes, Dagobert D. Dictionary of Philosophy. NY: Philosophical Library, 1983.

Wheelwright, Philip, ed. The Presocratics. NY: Macmillan, 1966.

Mid-East Mythology, Alchemy, Gnostica, Hermetica, Islam

Allegro, John. The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reappraisal. NY: Penguin, 1964.

Barnstone, Willis, ed. The Other Bible. SF: Harper, 1984. (Apocrypha)

Barnstone, Willis and Marvin Meyer, eds. The Gnostic Bible. Boston: Shambhala, 2003.

Copenhaver, Brian. Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius.

        NY: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Darmsteter, James, tr. The Zend Avesta of Zarathustra: Selections. Edmonds, WA: Near

        Eastern Press, 1984.

Fakhry, Majid. Al-Farabi: Founder of Islamic Neo-Platonism. Oxford: One World, 2002.

        Chapters 6 & 10

Freke, Timothy and Peter Gandy. The Hermetica: The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs. NY:

        Penguin-Putnam, 1998.

Gaster, Theodor H. The Dead Sea Scriptures in English Translation. NY: Doubleday, 1964.

Goodspeed, Edgar J. The Apocrypha: An American Translation. NY: Vintage, 1959.

Gordon, Cyrus H. The Ancient Near East. NY: Norton, 1958.

Hooke, S.H. Middle Eastern Mythology. Baltimore: Penguin, 1963.

Jonas, Hans. The Gnostic Religion. Boston: Beacon Press, 1963.

Khaleel, Kasem. The Arabian Connection. Lincolnshire, IL: Knowledge House Pub., 2000.

        9th to 13th century Arabic science. Too ‘excitable’ to be very reliable, but lots of

        clues to follow up elsewhere.

Lindsay, Jack. The Origins of Alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt. NY: Barnes and Noble,


Mead, G.R.S. Pistis Sophia: A Gnostic Miscellany. Kila, MT: Kessinger Pub., n.p.d.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines. NY: SUNY

        Press, 1993.

Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels. NY: Random House, 1981.

Patai, Raphael. The Arab Mind. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1983.

Price, Randall. Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1977.

Robinson, James M., ed. The Nag Hammadi Library. SF: Harper, 1990.

Scott, Sir Walter, ed. & tr. Hermetica: The Ancient Greek and Latin Writings. Boston:

        Shambhala, 1993.

Smith, Andrew Phillip. A Dictionary of Gnosticism. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical 

        Publishing House, 2009.

Wescott, W. Wynn. Collectanea Hermetica. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1998.

Old Testament, Judaica, Jewish History, Roots of Kabbalah

Arbel, Vita Daphna. Beholders of Divine Secrets: Mysticism and Myth in the Hekhalot

        and Merkavah Literature. NY: SUNY Press, 2003.

Brown, Francis, S. Driver and C. Briggs. The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English

        Lexicon. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Pub., 1999. (Coded with Strong’s

        Concordance Numbers)

Buber, Martin. Tales of the Hasidim: The Early Masters. NY: Schocken Books, 1947.

_____Tales of the Hasidim: The Later Masters. NY: Schocken Books, 1948.

_____The Origin and Meaning of Hasidism. NY: Horizon Press, 1960.

Buber, Martin, tr. Walter Kaufmann. I and Thou. NY: Charler Scribner’s Sons, 1970.

Driver, S.R. An Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament. NY: Meridian, 1956.

Fine, Lawrence. Safed Spirituality. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1984.

Frankel, Ellen and Betsy Platkin Teutsch. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols. Northvale,

        NJ: Jason Aronson, 1995.

Gaon, Saadya, tr. Alexander Altmann. The Book of Doctrines and Beliefs. Oxford: East

        and West Library, 1946.

Graves, Robert and Raphael Patai. Hebrew Myths. NY: Doubleday, 1964.

Holtz, Barry W., ed. Back to the Sources: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts. NY: Summit,


Josephus, Flavius; tr. William Whiston The Works of Flavius Josephus. Baltimore:

        Armstrong & Berry, npd.

Neusner, Jacob. Understanding Rabbinic Judaism from Talmudic Times to Modern Times. 

        NY: KTAV, 1974.

Newman, Louis J. The Talmudic Anthology. NY: Behrman House, 1945.

Patai, Raphael. The Hebrew Goddess. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1990.

_____The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Source Book. Princeton, NJ: Princeton

        University Press, 1994.

_____TheJewish Mind. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1977.

Strong, James. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Atlanta, Ga: Thomas Nelson

        Pub., 1990.

Kabbalah Texts & Source Readers

Abrams, Daniel. The Book Bahir: An Edition Based on the Earliest Manuscripts. Culver

        City, CA: Cherub Press, 1994. (Only Introduction and Bibliography are in English)

Afilalo, Rabbi Raphael. The Kabbalah of Ari Z’al, According to the Ramal. Kabbalah

        Editions, 2004.

Blumenthal, David R. Understanding Jewish Mysticism: A Source Reader: The Merkabah

        Tradition and the Zoharic Tradition. NY: Ktav Publishing House, 1978. Vol 1.

_____Understanding Jewish Mysticism: A Source Reader: The Philosophic-Mystical

        Tradition and the Hasidic Tradition. NY: Ktav Publishing House, 1982. Vol 2.

Cordovero, Moshe; tr. Moshe Miller. The Palm Tree of Deborah. Southfield, MI: Targum

        Press, 1993.

_____tr. Ira Robinson. Moses Cordovero’s Introduction to Kabbalah: An Annotated

        Translation of His Or Ne’erav. NY: Yeshiva University Press, 1994.

_____Pardes Rhimmonim, or The Orchard of Pomegranates. No English translations.

        Probably the single biggest hole in the English language literature on Kabbalah.

Dan, Joseph, ed., tr. Robald Kiener. The Early Kabbalah. NY: Paulist Press, 1986.

Doreal, M. Sepher Yetzirah: The Book of Creation. nc:Brotherhood of the White Temple,


Gikatilla, Joseph; tr. Avi Weinstein. Sha’are Orah: Gates of Light. SF: Harper Collins,


Glotzer, Leonard R. Fundamentals of Jewish Mysticism: The Book of Creation and its

        Commentaries. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1992.

Kalisch, Isidor. Sepher Yetzirah: A Book on Creation. NY: L.H. Frank, 1877.

Kaplan, Aryeh. The Bahir Illumination. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1979.

_____Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1990.

_____The Lost Princess and other Kabbalistic Tales of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

        Jewish Lights Publishing, 2004.

Klein, Eliahu. Kabbalah of Creation: Isaac Luria's Earlier Mysticism. Northvale, NJ:

        Jason Aronson, 2000.

Luzzato, Moshe Chaim and Aryeh Kaplan, tr. Way of G_d: Derech Hashem. Torah

        Classics Library, Feldheim, 1981.

Matt, Daniel. The Zohar. Vols 1-3. Stanford University Press, Pritzker Edition, 2003.

Meltzer, David. The Secret Garden: An Anthology in Kabbalah. Barrytown, NY: Station

        Hill, 1998.

Simon, Maurice and Harry Sperling, trs. The Zohar. 5 Vols. London: The Soncino Press,


Stenring, Knut, tr. The Book of Formation. Edmonds, WA: Sure Fire Press, 1988.

Suares, Carlo. The Sepher Yetzirah. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1976.

Tishby, Isiah; tr. David Goldstein. The Wisdom of the Zohar: An Anthology of Texts.

        Washington, DC: Littman Library, 1991. (Three Vols)

Vital, Hayyim ben Joseph, Donald Menzi, tr. The Tree of Life: Chayyim Vital’s

        Introduction to the Kabbalah of Isaac Luria. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1999.

Wescott, W. Wynn. Sepher Yetzirah: The Book of Formation. NY: Samuel Weiser, 1980.


Abelson, Joshua. Jewish Mysticism: An Introduction to the Kabbalah. NY: Dover, 2001.

Ariel, David. The Mystic Quest: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism. Northvale, NJ:

        Jason Aronson, 1988.

Ashlag R. Yehuda. An Entrance to the Tree of Life. NY: Research Centre of Kabbalah,


_____Ten Luminous Emanations. NY: Research Centre of Kabbalah, 1993. (Two Vols)

Berg, Philip S. An Entrance to the Zohar. NY: Research Centre of Kabbalah, 1974.

_____Kabbalah for the Layman. NY: Research Centre of Kabbalah, 1988. (Three Vols)

_____The Kabbalah Connection. NY: Research Centre of Kabbalah, 1985.

Besserman, Perle. The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism. Boston:

        Shambhala, 1997. (Author aka Perle Epstein)

Bischoff, Erich. The Kabbala: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism and its Secret

        Doctrine. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1985.

Breslauer, Don Howard. “Orality and Literacy in Hayyim Vital's Lurianic Kabbalah.”

        Doctoral Dissertation, New York University, 1999.

Cooper, David A. God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism. NY:

        Riverhead Books, 1997.

Dan, Joseph. The Ancient Jewish Mysticism. Tel Aviv: MOD Books, 1993.

_____Jewish Mysticism: Late Antiquity. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1998.

_____Jewish Mysticism: The Middle Ages. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1998.

Drob, Sanford L. Kabbalistic Metaphors: Jewish Mystical Themes in Ancient and

        Modern Thought. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 2000.

_____Symbols of the Kabbalah: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives.

        Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 2000.

Epstein, Perle. Kabbalah: The Way of the Jewish Mystic. Boston: Shambhala, 1988.

        (Author aka Perle Besserman)

Feldman, Ron H. Fundamentals Of Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah. Freedom, CA:

        Crossing Press, 1999.

Fine, Lawrence. Essential Papers on Kabbalah. NY: New York University Press, 1995.

Franck, Adolphe. The Kabbalah: The Religious Philosophy of the Hebrews. NY: Citadel,


Goldberg, Joel R. (Yechiel Shalom). “Mystical Union, Individuality, and Individuation in

        Provencal and Catalonian Kabbalah (France, Spain).” Doctoral Dissertation, New

        York University, 2001.

Gutwirth, Israel. The Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism. NY: Philosophical Library, 1987.

Halamish, Mosheh. An Introduction to the Kabbalah. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1999.

Hanson, Kenneth. Kabbalah: Three Thousand Years of Mystic Tradition. SF: Council Oak

        Books, 1998.

Hoffman, Edward, ed. Opening the Inner Gates: New Paths in Kabbalah and Psychology.

        Boston: Shambhala, 1995.

Hopking, C.J.M., The Practical Kabbalah Guidebook. NY: Sterling Publishing, 2001.

Idel, Moshe. Kabbalah: New Perspectives. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988.

Idel, Moshe and Harold Bloom. Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation.

        New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.

Kaplan, Aryeh. Inner Space: Introduction to Kabbalah, Meditation and Prophesy.

        Jerusalem: Moznaim Pub., 1990.

_____ Yaakov Elman and Israel Lipschutz. Immortality, Resurrection and the Age of the

        Universe: A Kabbalistic View. Ktav Publishing House, 1993.

Kook, Abraham Isaac. Tr. Ben Zion Bosker. The Lights of Penitence, Lights of Holiness,

        The Moral Principles, Essays, Letters and Poems. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1978.

Krakovsky, Levi Isaac. Kabbalah: The Light of Redemption. NY: Research Centre of

        Kabbalah, npd.

Labowitz, Shoni. Miraculous Living: A Guided Journey in Kabbalah Through the Ten

        Gates of the Tree of Life. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1996.

Litwak, Manuel. "The Tree of Life: Modern Psychology and Jewish Mysticism."

        Doctoral Thesis, The Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities,

        Cincinnati, OH, 1984.

Luzzatto, Moses. General Principles of Kabbalah. NY: Research Centre of Kabbalah,

        1988. (Lurianic)

Matt, Daniel C. God and the Big Bang. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 1996.

_____The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism. SF: Harper, 1995.

_____Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment. Ramsey, NJ: Paulist Press, 1983.

Rosenberg, David. Dreams of Being Eaten Alive: The Literary Core of the Kabbalah. NY:

        Harmony Books, 2000.

Samuel, Gabriella. The Kabbalah Handbook: A Concise Encyclopedia of Terms and 

        Concepts in Jewish Mysticism. NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penguin, 2007.

Samuel, Michael. "From My Flesh Shall I See God: The Empirical Method in Lurianic

        Kabbalah." Masters thesis, Concordia University, Quebec, Canada, 1990.

Schafer, Peter; tr, Aubrey Pomerance. The Hidden and Manifest God: Some Major

        Themes in Early Jewish Mysticism. NY: SUNY Press, 1992. (Hekhalot, Merkavah)

Schaya, Leo; tr. Nancy Pearson. The Universal Meaning of Kabbalah. Baltimore, MD:

        Penguin Metaphysical Library, 1971.

Scholem, Gershom G. Kabbalah. NY: Penguin Meridian, 1978.

_____Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. NY: Schocken, 1941.

_____On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism. NY: Schocken, New Ed edition, 1996.

_____On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead: Basic Concepts in Kabbalah. NY: Schocken,

        New Ed edition, 1997.

_____Origins of the Kabbalah. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Reprint Edition,


_____Zohar, The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah. NY: Schocken,


Schwarz, Arturo. Kabbalah and Alchemy: An Essay on Common Archetypes. Northvale,

        NJ: Jason Aronson, 2001.

Sendor, Mark Brian. "The Emergence of Provencal Kabbalah: Rabbi Isaac the Blind's

        Commentary on the Sefer Yetzirah." 2 Vols. Doctoral Thesis, Harvard Univ., 1994.

Silberman, Neil. Heavenly Powers: Unraveling the Secret History of the Kabbalah. NY:

        Grosset/Putnam, 1998.

Weiner, Herbert. 9 1/2 Mystics: The Kabbala Today. NY: Macmillan, 1992.

Wexelman, David. The Jewish Concept of Reincarnation and Creation: Based on the

        Writings of Rabbi Chaim Vital. Jason Aronson, 1991.

Zetter, Kim. Simple Kabbalah. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1999.

Aleph Beth

Berg, Philip S. The Power of Aleph Beth. NY: Research Centre of Kabbalah, 1988.

BOTA. Hebrew Letter Workbook. LA: BOTA, npd.

Crystal, David. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge

        University Press, 1987.

Firmage, Richard. The Alphabet Abecedarium: Some Notes on Letters. Boston, MA:

        David R. Godine Pub., 1993.

Hoffman, Edward. The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey. SF: Chronicle Books, 1998.

Ouaknin, Marc-Alain. Mysteries of the Alphabet. NY: Abbeville Press, 1999.

Pennick, Nigel. Magical Alphabets. NY: Weiser, 1993.

Sacks, David. Language Visible: Unravelling the Mytsery of the Alphabet from A to Z.

NY: Broadway Books, 2003.

Webber, Murray. An Introduction to Gnostic Hebrew Qabbal. Toronto, Seven Oaks, 1995.


Albertson, Edward. Understanding the Kabbalah. Los Angeles: Sherbourne, 1973.

Barry, Kieran. The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysicism and Numerology in the Ancient

        World. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1999.

Bias, Clifford. Qabalah, Tarot and the Western Mystery Tradition. York Beach, ME:

        Samuel Weiser, 1997.

Bloom, Harold. Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds. NY: 

        Warner Books, 2002.

Bonner, John. Qabalah, A Primer. London: Skoob, 1995.

Compton, Madonna. Archetypes on the Tree of Life. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1991.

Dening, Melita and Osbourne Phillips. Entrance to the Magical Qabalah. UK: Thoth

        Publications, 1997.

DuQuette, Lon Milo. The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford. York Beach,

        ME: Samuel Weiser, 2001.

Fielding, Charles. The Practical Qabalah. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1989.

Fortune, Dion. The Mystical Qabalah. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1994.

Gewurz, Elias. Hidden Treasures of the Qabalah: The Transmutation of Passion into

        Power (Vol I, 1918) Mysteries of the Qabalah (Vol II, 1922). Kessinger. (PDF)

Godwin, David. Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pub, 1997.

_____Light in Extension: Greek Magic from Homer to Modern Times. St. Paul, MN:

        Llewellyn Pub, 1992.

_____The Truth About Cabala. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pub, 1994.

Gonzales-Wippler, Migene. A Kabbalah for the Modern World. St, Paul, MI: Llewellyn,


Gray, William. Concepts of Qabala. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1984.

_____The Ladder of Lights. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1981.

_____ The Talking Tree. York Beach, ME: Weiser, 1981. (Companion to The Ladder of

        Lights). Later reprinted as: Growing the Tree Within: Patterns of the Unconscious

        Revealed by the Qabbalah. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1991.

Greer, John Michael. Paths of Wisdom: The Magical Cabala in the Western Tradition.

        St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1996.

Halevi, Z’ev ben Shimon. Introduction to the Cabala: Tree of Life. York Beach, ME:

        Samuel Weiser, 1972. (QBLH)

_____Kabbalah: Tradition of Hidden Knowledge. NY: Thames and Hudson, 1980.

_____Kabbalistic Universe. NY: Weiser, 1977.

_____Psychology and Kabbalah. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1992.

_____The Work of the Kabbalist. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1986.

Hopking, C.J.M. The Practical Kabbalah Guidebook. NY: Sterling Pub., 2001.

Knight, Gareth. A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism. York Beach, ME: Samuel

        Weiser, 1978. (Combined Volumes)

Mathers, S.L. The Kabbalah Unveiled. London: Arkana, 1991.

Myer, Isaac. Qabbalah: The Philosophical Writings of Solomon Ben Yehudah Ibn

        Gebriol or Avicebron. NY: Samuel Weiser, 1974.

Parfitt, Will. The Elements of the Qabalah. Rockport, MA: Element, 1991.

_____The New Living Qabalah: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Tree of Life.

        Rockport, MA: Element, 1991.

Peeke, Margaret B. Numbers and Letters or the Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom (1908)
        Kessinger, 1997. (PDF)

Pollack, Rachel. The Kabbalah Tree: A Journey of Balance and Growth. St. Paul, MN:

        Llewellyn, 2004

Ponce, Charles. Kabbalah. Wheaton, IL: Quest, 1973

Prophet, Elizabeth Clare. Kabbalah: Key to your Inner Power. Livingston, MT: Summit

        University Press, 1997.

Pullen-Burry, Henry B. Qabalism. Chicago: Yogi Publication Society, 1925.

Raphael. Pathway of Fire: Initiation to the Kabbalah. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser,


Regardie, Israel. The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser,


Straughn, R.A. Meditation Techniques of the Kabalists, Vedantins and Taoists. NY: Maat,


Townley, Kevin. The Cube of Space: Container of Creation. Boulder, CO: Archive Press,


Waite, A.E. The Holy Kabbalah. NY: Citadel, 1995.

Westcott, W. Wynn. The Kabbalah of the Golden Dawn. Edmonds, WA: Holmes

        Publishing Group, 1997. 36 page booklet.

Williams-Heller, Ann. Kabbalah: Your Path to Inner Freedom. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books,


Yudelove, Steven. The Tao and the Tree of Life. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1996.

Zalewski, Pat. Kabbalah of the Golden Dawn. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1993.

Zetter, Kim. Simple Kabbalah. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1999.

Qabalah and Tarot

Hoeller, Stephan A. The Royal Road: A Manual of Kabalistic Meditations on the Tarot.

        Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1975.

Irwin, Lee. Gnostic Tarot: Mandalas for Spiritual Transformation. York Beach, ME:

        Samuel Weiser, 1998.

Wang, Robert. The Qabalistic Tarot: A Textbook of Mystical Philosophy. York Beach, ME:

        Samuel Weiser, 1998.

Qabalah and Astrology:

Alvarado, Luis. Psychology, Astrology & Western Magic: Image and Myth in Self-

        Discovery. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1991.

Halevi, Z’ev ben Shimon. The Anatomy of Fate: Kabbalistic Astrology. York Beach, ME:

        Weiser, 1978.


Qabalah C List:

(This list will grow a lot but I want to give all the books a second look first. Most of the

books published by the Research Centre of Kabbalah will probably go on this list):

Andrews, Ted. Simplified Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to theNew Age Qabala. St. Paul,

        MN: Llewellyn, 1995.

Bernstein, Henrietta. Cabalah Primer: Introduction to English/Hebrew Cabalah. Marina

        del Rey, CA: DeVorss, 1984.

Lawrence, Shirley Blackwell. Numerology and the English Cabalah. North Hollywood:

        Newcastle, 1993.

Raleigh, A.S. Occult Geometry and Hermetic Science of Motion & Number. Marina del

        Rey, CA: DeVorss, 1991.

Three Initiates. The Kybalion. Chicago: Yogi Pub., 1940.


Qabalah as Tradition (not QBLH as used here)

Cohen, Gerson David. “Abraham ibn Daud’s ‘Sefer ha-qabbalah’: A Critical Edition with

        an Introduction and an Annotated Translation of the First Part.” Doctoral

        Dissertation, Columbia University, 1959. This concerns the history of the Rabbinic

        tradition, Biblical, Talmudic and Gaonic history up to mid-12th century Spain.

        It has nothing to do with Qabalah understood as a mystical tradition.

ibn Daud, Abraham ben David. Sefer ha-qabbalah (The Book of Tradition); A Critical

        Edition with a Translation and Notes. Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society,



The A and B-list books are all worth acquiring, despite any critical comments that I've made. The C list, not so much. The A list is generally reserved for extremely influential works or works of scholarly rigor. Unfortunately, nearly all authors have the same unoriginal approach to the 56 "minor" cards, riffing or free-associating from the Smith-Rider-Waite deck and frequently misinterpreting the image. Few seem to understand why Smith's images were drawn the way they were, how the meaning of numbers and court combine with the meaning of suits, or that the original artist was capable of conceptual limitation and error as well, despite her remarkable work overall. Most of the online references I'm using are already given in the Study Links section of my website.

Abraham, Sylvia. How to Read the Tarot: The Keyword System. St. Paun, MN: Llewellyn,

        1997. (C list)

Adkinson, Robert. Sacred Symbols, The Tarot. Thames and Hudson, 1995 (C list)

Almond, Jocelyn & Keith Seddon. Understanding Tarot. SF: Thorsons, 1991. (C list)

Anonymous, tr. Robert Powell.  Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian

        Hermeticism. NY: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam, 2002. (C list. There is very little of

        the Tarot here. Rather, the author uses each of the 22 Trumps to launch a chapter
        expounding his own idea of Christian mysticism. Sometimes the launch point is one

        insightful facet of the card, but more often it is a misunderstanding of its meaning)

Anonymous. Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck . Stamford, CT: U.S. Games Systems, n.p.d.

        (C list)

Arrien, Angeles. The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols.

        Sonoma, CA: Arcus, 1993. (C list)

Aviza, Edward. Thinking Tarot: Be Your Own Reader and Adviser. NY: Fireside, 1997.

        (C list)

Banzhaf, Hajo. The Tarot Handbook. Stamford, CT: U.S. Games Systems, 1993. (C list.

        Attempts original correspondences with Astrology and Yijing, but fails at both)

_____The Crowley Tarot. Stamford, CT: U.S. Games Systems, 1995. (C list)

_____Tarot and the Journey of the Hero. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 2000. (C list)

Benares, Camden. Common Sense Tarot: The Complete Guide to Tarot Reading. Van

        Nuys, CA: Newcastle, 1992. (C list)

Benavides, Rodolfo. The Prophetic Tarot. Mexico: Editores Mexicanos Unidos, 1969.

        (C list)

Bennett, Sidney. Tarot for the Millions. Los Angeles: Sherbourne, 1967. (C list)

Buess, Lynn. The Tarot and Transformation. Lakemont, GA: Tarnhelm Pr., 1973. (C list)

Bunning, Joan. Learning the Tarot. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1998.

        Free Online Course. 2007. May be read online at http://www.learntarot.com

        (B list. As good a beginner's introduction as any. Not particularly deep, but not as

        full of error as most, except with Swords. No help with number symbolism though)

Burger, Evelin & Johannes Fiebig. Tarot Basics. NY: Streling, 1997. (C list)

Butler, Bill. Dictionary of the Tarot. NY: Schocken, 1975. (B list. A digest of numerous

        Tarot authors)

Campbell, Joseph and Richard Roberts. Tarot Revelations. San Anselmo, CA: Vernal

        Equinox, 1987. (C list. Spins many wheels but goes nowhere)

Case, Paul Foster. The Secret Doctrine of the Tarot. Published in The Word, 1916. (C list,

        relevant material covered later in life)

_____An Introduction to the Study of Tarot. Cornerstone Book Publishers, 2008 (1920)
        (C list, relevant material covered later in life)

_____Oracle of the Tarot: A Course on Tarot Divination. Self-Published, 1933. (B list,

        better coverage of the Pips complements The Tarot, below. More on the 10 #s)

_____The Book of Tokens: Tarot Meditations. LA: Builders of the Adytum, 1934. (C list)

_____The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. Richmond, VA: Macoy, 1975 (1947).
        (B list. Of historical importance. Concentrates on the Trumps. Many contortions

        in making his connections, including assumptions that the Hebrew alphabet is

        fundamental. Consistent with Golden Dawn attributes. Weak history. Has a useful 

        summary of the 10 numbers)

Chatto, William Andrew. Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing

        Cards. London: John Russell Smith, 1848. Online. (B list. A little dated, but full of

        fun facts and speculations)

Christian, Pierre. Histoire de la Magie: Du Monde Surnaturel Et De La Fatalite a Travers

        Les Temps Et Les Peuples. Paris: Furne, Jouvet et cie, 1870. Partial translation by

        Genevieve Stebbins, found at http://green-door.narod.ru/pctarot.html (C list) 

Cicero, Chic and Sandra Tabatha. The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot. St. Paul, MN:

        Llewellyn, 1996. (C list)

Clarson, Laura. Tarot Unveiled: The Method to its Magic. Stamford, CT: U.S. Games

        Systems, 1988. (C list)

Connolly, Eileen. Tarot: A New Handbook for the Apprentice. North Hollywood:

        Newcastle, 1990. (C list)

_____Tarot: Handbook for the Journeyman. North Hollywood: Newcastle, 1987. (C list)

_____Tarot: The First Handbook for the Master. North Hollywood: Newcastle, 1990.

        (C list. Seriously? I have yet to see a single masterly work with "master" in the title)

Court de Gebelin, Antoine, tr, Donald Tyson. The Game of Tarots. Excerpted from Monde

        Primitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne, 1781. Online. (A list. Also

        includes Recherches sur les Tarots, et sur la Divination par les Cartes des Tarots,

        or Study on the Tarots, and on Divination with Tarot Cards, by the Comte de Mellet,    

        1727-1804. These two essays marked the beginning of the Occult Tarot tradition,

        and of its fanciful "history" of Egyptian and Kabbalistic origins)

Crowley, Aleister. 'A Description of the Cards of the Tarot.' The Equinox 1-8 (1912)

        145-210. (B list. Earlier image descriptions and divinatory meanings)

_____The Book of Thoth. NY: Lancer, n.p.d., first published 1944. (A list. Historically

        important. The first to seriously analyze the symbols as portmanteaus. Extensive

        correspondences, many useful, with a few fundamental errors worth correcting.

        Presents the seeds of a workable Yijing-Tarot relationship. Card meanings are still

        far from well-rounded. Should be read with more skeptical and critical thinking skills

        than most people are capable of. See DuQuette)

Decker, Ronald, Thierry Depaulis & Michael Dummett. A Wicked Pack of Cards: The

        Origins of the Occult Tarot. NY: St. Martin’s, 1996. (A list. A much-needed outsider's
        point of view, rigorously critical of unsubstantiated origin theories)

Decker, Ronald and Michael Dummett. A History of the Occult Tarot (1870-1970).

        Overlook, 2013. (A list. A much-needed outsider's point of view, rigorously critical of

        unsubstantiated origin theories)

Dee, Johnathan. Tarot. NY: Barnes and Noble, 1998. (C list)

Doane, Doris Chase & King Keyes. How to Read Tarot Cards. NY: Funk & Wagnalls,

        1967. (C list)

Douglas, Alfred. The Tarot: The Origins, Meanings and Uses of the Cards. NY: Penquin,

        1976. (B list. Workmanlike and thoughtful)

DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Crowley's Thoth Tarot. SF: Weiser Books, 2003.
        (B list. Does only what it promises. Organizes and clarifies Crowley's ideas and Thoth

        Tarot, without introducing any of the author's own ideas)

Eakins, Pamela. Tarot of the Spirit. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1992. (C list)

Eason, Cassandra. Complete Guide to Tarot. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1999. (C list)

Echols, Signe E., Robert Mueller & Sandra Thomson. Spiritual Tarot: Seventy-Eight Paths

        to Personal Development. NY: Avon, 1996. (C list)

Fairfield, Gail. Choice Centered Tarot. Smithville, IN: Ramp Creek, 1990. Reprinted as

        Every Day Tarot: A Choice Centered Book (B list. Good sense of the Ten Number

        symbols, especially pp. 27-35 & 44-67 & the Four Suits)

Farber, Monte and Amy Zerner. The Instant Tarot Reader. NY: St. Martin’s, 1997. (C list)

Fenton, Sasha. Super Tarot, New Techniques for Improving Your Tarot Reading. London:

        Aquarian Pr., 1991. (C list)

Fenton-Smith, Paul. Mastering the Tarot. NSW: Simon & Schuster, 2000. (C list)

_____Tarot Masterclass. NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2007. (C list)

Field, John. Ultimately Tarot. Self Published, 2010. ISBN 978 1 4461 9780 6. (C list)

Franklin, Stephen. Origins of the Tarot Deck. A Study of the Astronomical Substructure of

        Game and Divining Boards. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1988. (C list)

Gad, Irene Tarot and Individuation, Correspondences with Cabala and Alchemy. York

        Beach, ME: Nicolas-Hays, Inc., 1994. (C list)

Garen, Nancy. Tarot Made Easy. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1989. (C list)

Gearhart, Sally and Susan Rennie. A Feminist Tarot. Boston: Alyson Pub., 1981.  (C list)

Gerulskis-Estes, Susan. The Book of Tarot. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan, 1981.

        (C list)

Giles, Cynthia. The Tarot: History, Mystery and Lore. NY: Fireside, 1992.  (A list. Has

        little on card meanings and interpretation. Well-researched, annotated bibliography)

Gotthold, Shirley. The Transformational Tarot: An Appropriate Tool for a Time of

        Transition. Berkeley, CA: Foolscap, 1995. (C list)

Grand Orient. Manual of Cartomancy and Occult Divination. London: William Rider and

        Son, 1909. (C list. Tarot trumps discussed from pp. 125-144)

Graves, F.D. The Windows of Tarot. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan & Morgan, 1973. (C list)

Gray, Eden. The Complete Guide to the Tarot. NY: Dell, 1972. (B list. Not particularly

        insightful, but very influential in popular interpretation since the 1970's)

_____Mastering the Tarot: Basic Lessons in an Ancient, Mystic Art. NY: Signet, 1973.

        (C list)

_____The Tarot Revealed: A Modern Guide to Reading the Tarot Cards. NY: Signet,

        1969. (C list)

Greer, Mary K. Tarot for Your Self. N. Hollywood: Newcastle, 1984. (C list)

_____The Complete Book of Tartot Reversals. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2002. (C list.

        More useful for those who use reversals, but keywords can also be harvested here

        by those who regard card meanings as broader spectra and continua)

_____21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn, 2007. (B list. An

        important original scoping of approaches to the cards, from the most rational and

        systematic to the most intuitive and mystical. Has a better understanding than most

        of where archetypes fit in. Decent information on the component dimensions)

Greer, Mary K. and Tom Little. Understanding the Tarot Court. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn,
        Publications, 2004. (B list. A broad and useful look at the subject. Also a succinct

        history of the early Tarot on pp. 41-45)

Guaita, Stanislas de. La Serpent de la Genese. Essais de Sciences Maudites, Vol. II.

        Paris, Henri Durville, 1920. Original 1897. (B list. I don't read French, but I will

        venture a guess, based on some auto translating, that this needs real translating)

Haich, Elisabeth, tr. D. Q. Stephenson. The Wisdom of Tarot. Great Britain: Unwin
        Paperbacks, 1985. (C list)

Hall, Manly P. and J. Augustus Knapp. The Tarot: An Essay. Philosophical Research

        Society, 1978. (C list. But it contains black-and-white depictions of the full Knapp-

        Hall Tarot)

Hamaker-Zondag, Karen. Tarot as a Way of Life: A Jungian Approach to the Tarot. York

        Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1997. (C list)

Hansson, Susan. Reading Tarot Cards: A Guide to the New Palladini Tarot. Stamford, CT:

        U.S. Games Systems, 1996. (C list)

Hoeller, Stephan. The Royal Road: A Manual of Kabalistic Meditations on the Tarot.

        Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1975. (C list)

Hollander, P. Scott. Tarot for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Understanding and

        Interpreting the Tarot. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1995. (C list)

Hyatt, Christopher S. and Lon Milo DuQuette. Sex Magic, Tantra and Tarot: The Way of

        the Secret Lover. Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications, 1991. Online. (C list)

Irwin, Lee. Gnostic Tarot: Mandalas for Spiritual Transformation. York Beach, ME:

        Samuel Weiser, 1998. (C list. A lot of writing in this book, but I don't think he even

        looked up what Gnosticism is. No Sophia, no Demiurge, no Aeons)

Jette, Christine. Tarot Shadow Work: Using the dark Symbols to Heal. St. Paul, MN:

        Llewellyn, 2000. (C list. But a worthwhile idea to explore the cards from this angle.

        Trumps on pages 151-198, no Court or Pips)

Jorgensen, Danny L. The Esoteric Science, Cultic Milieu and Occult Tarot. NY: Garland,

        1992. (B list, Chapters 6, 7 & 8)

Kaplan, Stuart R.: The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Vol I. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1983.

        (A list. An admirable effort at cataloging all things Tarot without playing favorites)

_____The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume II. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1994. (A list)

_____The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1990. (A list)

_____The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume IV. NY: U.S. Games Systems, 2005. (A list)

_____Tarot Cards for Fun and Fortune Telling, NY: U.S. Games Systems, 1970. (C list)

Kliegman, Isabel. Tarot and the Tree of Life: Finding Everyday Wisdom in the Minor

        Arcana. Wheaton, IL: Quest, 1997. (C list)

Knight, Gareth. The Magical World of the Tarot: Fourfold Mirror of the Universe. York

        Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1991. (C list)

Kraig, Donald Michael. Tarot & Magic. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Worldwide, 2003.

        (C list. The idea has potential, but knowing the core meanings should come first as

        spells tend to bring us irony along with their results)

Levi, Eliphas, tr. A. E. Waite. Dogma et Rituel de la Haute Magie. Rider & Co., 1896.
        Online PDFs: Vol. 1 and Vol 2  (B list. An important tap root
for the development 

        of the Golden Dawn approach. References to cards throughout, but see especially

        Volume 2, Chapter 22, The Book of Hermes)

Louis, Anthony, Tarot, Plain and Simple. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1996. (B list. A little

        confused on the big difference between number symbolism and numerology)

Lyle, Jane. Tarot. NY: Mallard Press, 1990. (C list. Basic, but a nice coffee table book)

Lyons, Albert F. Predicting the Future: An Illustrated History and Guide to the

        Techniques. NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1990. (B list. A beautiful coffee-table book, a

        worthy companion to Manly P. Hall's Secret Teachings. Concise summaries of its

        various subjects, including Astrology and a bilingual Zhouyi or original Yijing)

Mann, A.T. The Elements of the Tarot. Rockport, MA: Element, 1993. (C list)

Masino, Marcia. Easy Tarot Guide. San Diego, ACS, 1993. (C list)

Mathers, S.L. MacGregor. The Tarot: Its Occult Significance, Use in Fortune-Telling and

        Method of Play. 1888. Republished as: The Tarot: A Short Treatise on Reading

        Cards. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1993. (C list. Mundane, not very helpful)

Maxwell, Joseph. The Tarot. NY: Samuel Weiser, 1992. (C list)

Michelsen, Teresa C. The Complete Tarot Reader.  St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2005.
        (C list)

Moore, Daphna. The Rabbi’s Tarot: Spiritual Secrets of the Tarot. St. Paul, MN:

        Llewellyn, 1992. (C list)

Nichols, Sallie. Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser,

        1980. (C list. More useful as a demonstration of how Jungian psychology can be 

        applied to a subject that Jung himself was unfamiliar with. Lots and lots of words

        about the trumps)

Noble, Vicki. Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess through Myth, Art and Tarot. SF:

        Harper, 1994. (C list. I really wanted a mentally-balanced, feminist Tarot book to
        appreciate, but this wasn't it. Several of the male cards are probably rapists)

_____and Jonathan Tenney. Motherpeace Tarot Playbook: Astrology and theMotherpeace

        Cards. Berkeley: Wingbow Press, 1986. (C list)

Oken, Alan. Pocket Guide to the Tarot. Freedom, CA: Crossing Pr., 1996. (C list)

O'Neill, Robert V. Tarot Symbolism. Lima, OH: Fairway Press, 1986. (A list, trumps only.
        Better with historical research than with trump meanings)

Ouspensky, P.D. The Symbolism of the Tarot: Philosophy of Occultism in Pictures and

        Numbers. NY: Dover, 1976. (C list, of minor historical interest, but not of much use)

Ozaniec, Naomi. The Element Tarot Handbook: An Initiation into the Key Elements of the

        Tarot. Dorset, UK: Element, 1994. (C list. Some fair introductory material on the

        major dimensions and Qabalah, but very little on individual cards)

Papus (Gerard Encausse), tr. A. P. Morton. The Tarot of the Bohemians. Wilshire Book

        Co., 1892, 1982. Online. (C list. Historically noted. But if ever we needed proof that

        the Tarot evolved out of vague, chaotic and fanciful beginnings, instead of a perfect,

        golden-age system, this book provides it. Gives us reduction numerology and

        reinforces the decans hypothesis. Little in the way of useful content)

Payne-Towler, Christine. The Underground Stream: Esoteric Tarot Revealed. Eugene, OR:

        Noreah Press, 1999. (C list. Could have been a valuable book, particularly for icon

        evolution, but drops the reader down too many rabbit holes of unwarranted belief)

Peach, Emily. Tarot for Tomorrow: An Advanced Handbook of Tarot Prediction.

        Northamptonshire, UK: Aquarian, 1988. (C list)

Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. Part One: The Major

        Arcana. Northamptonshire, GB: Aquarian, 1980. (B list)

_____Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. Part Two: The Minor Arcana.

        Northamptonshire, GB: Aquarian, 1983. (B list)

_____The Haindl Tarot, Vol. 1. North Hollywood: Newcastle, 1990. (C list. The artist
        assigns the Gua of the Yijing to the cards without any clue as to their meanings)

_____The Haindl Tarot, Vol. 2. North Hollywood: Newcastle, 1990. (C list)

_____Forest of Souls. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2003. (C list)

Regardie, Israel. Book T. http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/gd/t.pdf (A list. The foundational

        document of all Golden-Dawn based decks, privately published circa 1888,

        introduced by Macgregor Mathers)

Renee, Janina. Tarot Spells. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pub., 1994. (C list)

_____Tarot: Your Everyday Guide. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pub., 2000. (C list)

_____Tarot for a New Generation. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pub., 2001. (B list. Very clear

        and well-presented introductory survey of the 78 cards)

Riley, Jana. The Tarot Book. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1993. (C list)

_____Tarot: Dictionary and Compendium. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1995.
        (B list. A digest of numerous Tarot authors)

Rosengarten, Arthur. Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility. St. Paul, MN:

        Paragon House, 2000. (C list. Original material in the sections on card meanings.

        Broader than Jungian in scope. Gets sloppy in places, confusing the cards with 

        archetypes, and number symbolism with numerology. Has the obligatory new

        age references to quantum physics. Doesn't stray far enough from Waite's images)

Rothwell, Dawn. Insight Tarot. Reiki Rays Press, 2007. (C list)

Sadhu, Mouni. The Tarot: A Contemporary Course of the Quintessence of Hermetic

        Occultism. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1962. Online. (C list. Gets lost in a

        highly over-elaborated conceptual map, leaving the unexplored terrain far behind)

Sargent, Carl. Personality, Divination and the Tarot. Inner Traditions, 1988. (C list)

Sharman-Burke, Juliet. The Complete Book of Tarot. NY: St. Martin’s, 1985. (C list)

Sharman-Burke, Juliet and Liz Greene. The Mythic Tarot: A New Approach to the Tarot

        Cards. NY: Fireside, 1986. (C list)

Shavick, Nancy. The Tarot. NY: Berkley, 1988. (B list, not authoritative, but has a good

        collection of original insights, weakest with the court cards)

_____The Tarot Reader. NY: Berkley, 1991. (B list, as the note above, but gets way too

         new-agey with the trumps)

Singer, Samuel Weller. Researches into the History of Playing Cards and Printing.

        London: T. Bensley and Son, 1816. Online. (B list)

Steiger, Brad and Ron Warmoth. The Tarot. NY: Award, 1969. (C list)

Sterling, Stephen. Tarot Awareness: Exploring the Spiritual Path. St Paul, MN: Llewellyn

        Publications, 2000. (C list)

Summers, Catherine and Julian Vayne. Self Development with the Tarot. London:

        Foulsham, 1992. (C list)

Thierens, A. E. Astrology and the Tarot. Newcastle, 1975. Also published as General

        Book of the Tarot, 1930. Online at http://sacred-texts.com/tarot/gbt/index.htm

        (C list. While it is excusable to have a poor understanding of a still-formative system

        of Occult Tarot, there is no such excuse for this poor a grasp of Astrology. The

        resulting system, from either side, is a useless mess. So are the card interpretations)

Thomson, Sandra A., Robert E. Mueller and Signe E. Echols. The Heart of Tarot: The

        Two Card Layout. SF: Harper, 2000. (C list)

Tognetti, Arlene and Lisa Lenard. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tarot and Fortune

        Telling. NY: MacMillan/Alpha Books, 1998. (C list)

Waite, A.E. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot: Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under

        the Veil of Divination. London: Rider, 1911. (A list. Historically important, but most

        of the value of this book derives from its illustrations - the deck designed by Pamela

        Colman Smith. Waite had his share of insights, in the first fairly skeptical history of

        the Tarot, and much good information on the Trumps, but his grasp of the Minor

        Arcana is as poor as anyone's before him, and certainly poorer than Ms. Smith's.

        His apology for not revealing more of "the secrets" seems disingenuous, but he

        could neither see nor admit that the Tarot was still evolving)

Walker, Barbara. The Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History And Symbolism. SF: Harper,

        1984. (B list. Interesting card-by-card study of the symbols used, from wider cultural

        perspectives, but not always relevant to the cards. Little focus on keyword meanings.

        Court and pips are not as strong. Some interesting historical speculation)

Wang, Robert. An Introduction to the Golden Dawn Tarot. York Beach, ME: Samuel

        Weiser, 1987. (C list. Relevant material can be found elsewhere in The Equinox, Vol.
        1-8 and Israel Regardie's Book T, both available online)

_____The Qabalistic Tarot, A Textbook of Mystical Philosophy. York Beach, ME: Samuel

        Weiser, 1983. (B list. Comprehensively examines the received tradition of Golden

        Dawn Qabalah in relation to the Golden Dawn Tarot. Useful to the extent that

        these associations are useful. Also has some common sense original insights)

Wanless, James. Voyager Tarot, Way of the Great Oracle. Carmel, CA: Merrill-West,

        1989. (C list)

Wanless, James and Angeles Arrien. Wheel of Tarot: A New Revolution. Carmel: Merril-

        West, 1992. (C list, an anthology of psychobabble and pseudoscience)

Wasserman, James. Instructions for Aleister Crowley’s Tarot Deck. Stamford, CT: U.S.

        Games Systems, 1983. (B list. Small booklet accompanying Crowley deck, very

        succinct and useful. Includes two essays by Lady Frieda Harris)

Williams, Brian. A Rennaissance Tarot: A Guide to the Rennasissance Tarot. Stamford

        CT: US Games, 1994. (C list. But nicely illustrated)

Wirth, Oswald. The Tarot of the Magicians. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1985.

        (C list. Minor historical contributions. Correspondences from before Golden Dawn,

         following Levi and Guaita. From 1927. Trumps only, with original designs)

Woudhuysen, Jan. Tarot Therapy: A New Approach to Self-Exploration. Los Angeles:

        Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1979. (C list)

Zerner, Amy and Monte Farber. The Enchanted Tarot. NY: St. Martin’s, 1990. (C list)

Ziegler, Gerd. Tarot: Mirror of the Soul. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1988. (C list)

Zwick, Martin. "Symbolic Structures as Systems: On the Near Isomorphism of Two

        Religious Systems." In Locker, Markus Ekkehard, ed. Systems Theory and

        Theology: The Living Interplay Between Science and Religion. Eugene, OR:

        Pickwick Publications, 2011. pp. 62-96. (B list. The only other scholar known to
        me to have pointed out the connection between the Tree of Life and the Taijitu)

Tarot Short List

Lo, Andrew. "The Game of Leaves: An Inquiry into the Origin of Chinese Playing Cards."

        Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,

        Vol. 63-3 (2000) 389-406. PDF.

van Rensselaer, Mrs. John King. The Devil's Picture Books: A History of Playing Cards.

        NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1890. PDF.

Taylor, S. The History of Playing Cards with Anecdotes of their use in Conjuring,

        Fortune-Telling and Card-Sharping. London: HN Camden Hotten, 1865. PDF.

Turk, Julia. Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea. U.S. Games, 2003.

See Also Symbolism (above)

Crowley, Hulse, de Lawrence, and Skinner

See Also Qabalah (above)

Gray. Concepts of Qabalah.

Knight. Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism.


Roberts, Richard. Tarot Revelations (listed under Joseph Campbell)


Abetti, Giorgio. The History of Astronomy. NY: Abelard-Schuman,1952.

Adam, G.G.M. Occult Astrology. London: L.N. Fowler, 1971.

Adams, Evangeline. Astrology for Everyone. NY: Dell, 1972.

_____Astrology, Your Place in the Sun. NY: Dell Publishing, 1959.

Alexander, Skye. Planets in Signs. Atglen, PA: Whitford Press, 1988.

Alvarado, Luis. Psychology, Astrology & Western Magic: Image and Myth in Self-

        Discovery. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1991.

Ankerberg, John and John Weldon. The Facts on Astrology. Eugene, OR: Harvest House,

        1988. Series of Christian Bible tracts.

Armstrong, Jeffrey. God the Astrologer: Soul, Karma and Reincarnation. Badger, CA:

        Torchlight Publishing, 2001.

_____The Facts on the Occult. The Facts on Astrology. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1991.

Arroyo, Stephen. Astrology, Karma and Transformation: The Inner Dimensions of the

        Birth Chart. Sebastapol, CA: CRCS Pub., 1992.

_____Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements. Sebastapol, CA: CRCS Pub., 1975.

_____Chart Interpretation Handbook. Sebastapol, CA: CRCS Pub., 1989.

Avery, Jeanne. The Rising Sign: Your Astrological Mask. NY: Doubleday, 1982.

_____Astrological Aspects: Your Inner Dialogues. Teme, AZ: AFA, 1995.

Banzhaf, Hajo and Anna Haebler. Key Words for Astrology. York Beach, ME: Weiser,


Barton, Tamsyn. Ancient Astrology. NY: Routledge, 1995.

Birbeck, Lyn. Do it Yourself Astrology. Rockport, MA: Element, 1996.

Bloch, Douglas and Demetra George. Astrology for Yourself: A Workbook for Personal

        Transformation. Berkeley: Wingbow Press, 1987.

Bok, Bart J. and Lawrence Jerome. Objections to Astrology. NY: Prometheus Books, 1975.

Brau, Jean-Louis, et al. Larousse Encyclopedia of Astrology. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1977.

Burt, Kathleen. Archetypes of the Zodiac. St Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1996.

Carter, Charles E.O. An Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology. Wheaton, IL:

        Theosophical Publishing House, 1963.

_____The Principles of Astrology. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1972.

Celeste. Astrology, Mythology and the Bible. NY: Avon, 1969.

Cunningham, Donna. The Astrological Guide to Self-Awareness. Vancouver, WA: CRCS

        Pub., 1978.

Davison, Ronald. Astrology. NY: Arc Books, 1970.

_____Synastry: Understanding Human Relations Through Astrology. NY: Aurora Press,


Donovan, Doe. Do You Speak Astrology? Tahlequah, OK: Sparrowhawk Press, 1991.

Ebertin, Reinhold. Transits. Aalen: Ebertin-Verlag, 1971.

Elsnau, Mary. Astrologer’s Notebook on Aspects of the Transiting Planets. US: Health

        Research, 1969.

Evans, Jane. Twelve Doors to the Soul: Astrology of the Inner Self. Wheaton, IL: Qwest

        Books, 1989.

Fairfax, Felix. The Key to Astrology. US: Key Publishing, 1959.

Fairfield, Gail. Choice Centered Astrology: The Basics. Smithville, IN: Ramp Creek, 1990.

Filbey, John & Peter. Astronomy for Astrologers. GB: Aquarian Press, 1984.

Forrest, Stephen. The Book of Pluto: Turning Darkness to Wisdom. San Diego: ACS,


_____The Changing Sky. San Diego: ACS, 1989.

_____The Inner Sky. San Diego: ACS, 1988.

Gammon, Margaret H. Astrology and the Edgar Cayce Readings. Virginia Beach, VA:

        A.R.E. Press, 1973.

George, Llewellyn. A-Z Horoscope Maker and Delineator. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1970.

Gerwick-Brodeur, Madeline and Lisa Lenard. Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astrology. NY:

        Alpha Books, 2000.

Goodman, Linda. Sun Signs. NY: Taplinger Pub., 1968.

Goodman, Morris. Astrology and Sexual Analysis. NY: Fleet Press, 1972.

Green, Jeff. Uranus: Freedon from the Known. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1993.

_____Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1994.

Green, Landis Knight. The Astrologer’s Manual: Modern Insights into an Ancient Art.

        Sebastapol, CA: CRCS Pub., 1975.

Greene, Liz. Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil. York Beach, ME: Weiser, 1987.

_____The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption. York Beach, ME: Samuel

        Weiser, 1996.

Guttman, Ariel & Kenneth Johnson. Mythic Astrology: Archetypal Powers in the

        Horoscope. St Paun, MN: Llewellyn, 1998.

Halevi, Z’ev ben Shimon. The Anatomy of Fate: Kabbalistic Astrology. York Beach, ME:

        Weiser, 1978.

Hall, Manly P. Astrological Keywords. Totowa, NJ: Littlefield Adams, 1975.

_____The Story of Astrology. NY: Philosophical Library, 1959.

_____The Philosophy of Astrology. LA: Philosophical Research Society, 1970.

Hamaker-Zondag, Karen. Psychological Astrology: A Synthesis of Jungian Psychology and

        Astrology. York Beach, ME: Weiser, 1990.

Hand, Robert. Horoscope Symbols. West Chester, PA: Whitford Press, 1981.

_____Planets in Transit: Life Cycles for Living. Atglen, PA: Whitford Press, 1976.

_____Planets in Youth: Patterns of Early Development. Atglen, PA: Whitford Press, 1977.

Heindel, Max. The Message of the Stars. Pasadena: Wood & Jones, 1970.

Herbst, Bill. Houses of the Horoscope. San Diego: ACS Publications, 1988. (Xerox)

Hewitt , William W. Astrology for Beginners: An Easy Guide to Understanding and

        Interpreting Your Chart. St Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1993.

Hickey, Isabel. Astrology: A Cosmic Science. Bridgeport, CT: Altieri Press, 1974.

Hilarion. Astrology Plus: The Signs and Houses. Ontario, Canada: Marcus Books, 1980

Huntley, Janis. The Elements of Astrology. GB: Element Books, 1990.

Hutchins, Robert, ed. Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler. Britannica Great Books, Vol. XVI.

        Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1948.

Jenkins, Palden. Living in Time: Learning to Expeience Astrology in Your Life. Bath:

        Gateway Books, 1987.

Jones, Marc Edmund. Astrology: How and Why it Works. NY: Penguin Books, 1969.

_____Essentials of Astrological Analysis. Stanwood, WA: Sabian Publishing Society, 1970

Lee, Dal. Dictionary of Astrology. NY: Warner Books, 1976.

Leek, Sybil. How to be Your Own Astrologer. NY: Signet Books, 1970.

Leo, Alan. Esoteric Astrology. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1989.

_____The Complete Dictionary of Astrology. Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 1989.

Lewi , Grant. Astrology for the Millions. NY: Bantam, 1980.

_____Heaven Knows What. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1967

Lewis, James R. The Astrologer’s Encyclopedia. Washington, DC: Visible Ink, 1994.

Lineman, Pose and Jan Popelka. Compendium of Astrology. Atglen, PA: Whitford Press,


Lofthus, Myrna. A Spiritual Approach to Astrology. Sebastapol, CA: CRCS Pub., 1987.

Lundstead, Betty. Astrological Insights into Personality. San Diego: ACS, 1984.

_____Planetary Cycles: Astrological Indicators of Crises and Change. York Beach, ME:

        Weiser, 1984.

Lynch, John, ed. The Coffee Table Book of Astrology. NY: Viking Press, 1967.

Mansall, Cordelia. The Astrology Workbook: Understanding the Art of Natal

        Interpretation. GB: Aquarian Press, 1985.

March, Marion D. & Joan McEvers. The Only Way to Learn Astrology: Basc Principles,

        Vol. 1. San Diego, ACS, 1981.

_____The Only Way to Learn Astrology: Math & Interpretation Techniques, Vol. I1.

        San Diego, ACS, 1981

Mark, Alexandra. Astrology for the Aquarian Age. NY: Essandess, 1970.

Marks, Tracy. Planetary Aspects: From Conflict to Cooperation. Sebastapol, CA: CRCS

        Pub., 1987.

_____The Astrology of Self-Discovery. Sebastapol, CA: CRCS Pub., 1987.

Mayo, Jeff. The Planets and Human Behavior. Sebastapol, CA: CRCS Pub., 1985.

McCaffrey, Ellen. Graphic Astrology: The Astrological Home Study Course. Richmond,

        VA: Macoy Pub., 1952.

Merlin, Katharine. Character and Fate: The Psychology of theBirthchart. London: Arkana,


Meyer, Michael R. The Astrology of Change. NY: Anchor Books, 1975.

Michaud, Joy. The Uranus-Neptune Influence. York Beach, ME: Weiser, 1994.

Moore, Marcia and Mark Douglas. Astrology: The Divine Science. York Harbor, ME:

        Arcane Publications, 1971.

Moore, Thomas. The Planets Within: The Astrological Psychology of Marsilio Ficino.

        Hudson, NY: Lindisfarne Press, 1990.

Muchery Georges. The Astrological Tarot. London: Senate, 1994. (Not a Tarot Book)

Munkasey, Michael. Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets. San Diego: ACS,


Nesle, Solange de Mailly. Astrology: History, Symbols and Signs. Hong Kong: Leon

        Amiel Pub., 1981

Noonan, George. Spherical Astronomy for Astrologers. Washington, DC: AFA, 1974.

Oakland, Dennis. Your Planetary Personality: Everything You Need to Make Sense of Your

        Horoscope. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1995.

Omarr, Sydney. My World of Astrology. N. Hollywood, CA: Wilshire Books, 1965.

Parker, Julia. The Astrologer’s Handbook. Sebastapol, CA: CRCS Pub., 1987.

_____and Derek Parker. Parker’s Astrology. NY: Dorling Kindersley 1991.

_____and Derek Parker. Sun and Moon Signs. NY: Dorling Kindersley 1996.

Pelletier, Robert. Planets in Aspect: Understanding Your Inner Dynamics. Atglen, PA:

        Whitford Press, 1974.

_____Planets in Houses: Experiencing Your Environment. Atglen, PA: Whitford Press,


Pottenger, Maritha. Easy Astrology Guide. San Diego: ACS, 1991.

Proctor, Percy. Star Myths and Stories. NY: Exposition Press, 1972.

Quigley, Joan. Astrology for Adults. NY: Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1969.

Righter, Carroll. Astrology and You. SF: Delphic Press, 1975.

Rosenblum, Bernard. The Astrologer’s Guide to Counseling: Astrology’s Role in the

        Helping Professions. Reno, NV: CRCS Pub., 1983.

Rudhyar, Dane. Astrological Signs: The Pulse of Life. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 1978.

_____An Astrological Study of Psychological Complexes. Berkeley: Shambhala,

        1976. (Xerox)

_____The Astrology of Personality. NY: Doubleday, 1970.

_____The Astrological Houses: The Spectrum of Individual Experience. Sebastapol, CA:

        CRCS Pub., 1975.

de Saint-Germain, Comte. Practical Astrology. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1901.

Sakoian, Frances & Louis S. Acker. The Astrologer’s Handbook. NY: Harper & Row,


Schulmnan, Martin. Karmic Astrology : The Moon’s Nodes and Recarnation. York Beach,

        ME: Weiser, 1975. (Vol I)

_____Karmic Astrology: Retrogrades and Reincarnation.

        1977. (Vol II)

_____Karmic Astrology: Joy and the Part of Fortune. York Beach, ME: Weiser, 1978.

        (Vol III)

Seymore, Percy. Astrology: The Evidence of Science. GB: Arkana, 1988.

_____The Scientific Basis of Astrology: Tuning to the Music of the Spheres. NY: St.

        Martin’s Press, 1992.

Spiller, Jan and Karen McCoy. Spiritual Astrology. NY: Fireside Books, 1988.

Stearn, Jess. A Time for Astrology. NY: Signet, 1972.

Sullivan, Erin. Retrograde Planets: Traversing the Inner Landscape. NY: Arkana, 1992.

Sutton, Komilla. Indian Astrology: How to Discover the Secrets of Your Vedic Star Sign. 

        NY: Viking Studio, 2000.

Tester, Jim. A History of Western Astrology. NY: Ballantine, 1987.

Tierny, Bil. Dynamics of Aspect Analysis: New Perceptions in Astrology. Reno, NV: CRCS

        Pub., 1983.

Tyl, Noel, ed. How to Personalize the Outer Planets: The Astrology of Uranus, Neptune

        and Pluto. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1992.

Vaughan, Richard. Astrology in Modern Language. Reno, NV: CRCS Pub., 1985.

DeVore, Nicholas. Encyclopedia of Astrology. NY: Philosophical Library, 1947.

West, John Anthony and Jan Gerhard Toonder. The Case for Astrology. NY: Coward-

        McCann, 1970.

Whitman, Edward. The Influence of the Houses: Astro-Kinetics,Vol II. London: L.N.

Fowler, 1971.

_____The Influence of the Planets: Astro-Kinetics,Vol II. London: L.N. Fowler, 1971.

_____Aspects and Their Meanings: Astro-Kinetics,Vol III. London: L.N. Fowler, 1971.

Williams, Jerry. Contemporary Astrology. Rockport, MA: Para Research, 1977.

Wilson, James. A Complete Dictionary of Astrology. NY: Weiser, 1978. (Reprint, 1st Pub.


Woolfolk, Joanna Martine. The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need. Lanham, MD:

        Scarborough House, 1990.

Other Numerical Systems


Addison, Howard A. Enneagram and Kabbalah: Reading Your Soul. Woodstock, VT:

         Jewish Lights, 1998.

Beesing, Maria, et al. The Enneagram: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Denville, NJ:

        Dimensions Books, 1984.

Bennett, J.G. The Enneagram. Sherborne, GB: Coombe Springs Press, 1974.

Goldberg, Michael J. The 9 Ways of Working: How to Use the Enneagram. NY: Marlowe 

        & Co., 1999.

Naranjo, Claudio. Ennea-Type Structures: Seld-Analysis for the Seeker. Nevada City, CA:

        Gateways, 1990.

Palmer, Helen. The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life. SF:

        Harper, 1991

Riso, Don Richard and Russ Hudson. Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-

        Discovery. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

Rohr, Richard and Andreas Ebert. Discovering the Enneagram: An Ancient Tool for a new

        Spiritual Journey. NY: Crossroad, 1999.

Webb, Karen. Principles of the Enneagram. SF: Thorsens, 1996. (xerox)

See Also Addison @ QBLH



Blum, Ralph. The Book of Runes: A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle. NY:

        Oracle Books, 1982.

Howard, Michael. Understanding Runes: Their Origin and Magical Power. SF:  

        Thorsons, 1980.

Kaser, R.T. Runes in 10 Minutes. NY: Avon Books, 1995.

Line, David & Julia. Fortune-Telling by Runes. UK: Aquarian Press, 1984.

Pennick, Nigel. Magical Alphabets. NY: Weiser, 1993.

_____ Rune Magic: The History and Practice of Ancient Runic Traditions. London:

Aquarian Press, 1992.

_____The Complete Illustrated Guide to Runes: How to Interpret the Ancient Wisdom 

        of the Runes. Boston: Element, 1999.

Peschel, Lisa. A Practical Guide to the Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magic. St.

        Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1998.

Thorssen, Edred. Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic. Yorm Beach, ME: Weiser, 1987.


IFA, Geomancy

Skinner, Stephen. The Oracle of Geomancy: Techniques of Earth Divination. Dorset, GB:

        Prism Press, 1977.

See Also: Crowley, 777; Hulse, The Key of it All.