Reading List

Right Now:

  • A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four George R.R. Martin*


  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three George R.R. Martin*
  • A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two George R.R. Martin*
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One George R.R. Martin*
  • As Always, Julia. The Letters of Julia Child & Avis DeVoto Joan Reardon (ed.)
  • Smoke and Mirrors Neil Gaiman*
  • Into Thin Air Jon Krakauer
  • Cadillac Jukebox James Lee Burke
  • On Food and Cooking. The Science and Lore of the Kitchen Harold McGee*
  • more…


  • Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult by Richard Metzger (ed.)
  • Liber Null & Psychonaut Peter Carroll
  • The Fairy Tale as Art Form and Portrait of Man Max Luthi and Jon Erickson
  • Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity Erving Goffman
  • Portable Darkness: An Aleister Crowley Reader Scott Michaelsen
  • Erotism: Death and Sensuality Georges Bataille
  • The Best American Essays Lauren Slater & Roberta Atwan (eds.)


  • Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid Wendy Williams
  • The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
  • Art That Kills: A Panoramic Portrait of Aesthetic Terrorism 1984–2001 George Petros
  • Satan Wants You: The Cult of Devil Worship in America Arthur Lyons
  • Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Life of Aleister Crowley Richard Kaczynski
  • The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography Aleister Crowley
  • Mystical Qabalah Dion Fortune
  • True Norwegian Black Metal Johan Kugelberg and Peter Beste
  • Man and His Symbols Carl Gustav Jung
  • Bodies of Subversion, Second Edition: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo by Margot Mifflin
  • The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic by Israel Regardie
  • The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites & Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order by Israel Regardie
  • The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why Amanda Ripley
  • Satan’s Power: A Deviant Psychotherapy Cult by William Sims Bainbridge



4 thoughts on “Reading List

    • I did not know that. I like Franzen, even though the characters in “The Corrections” are pretty unlikeable…well, not unlikeable, but very flawed human beings. And likeable because of that…argh, he’s tricking my with his words! Seriously though, it’s a neat book and the writing is really really good. Now I’m not surprised that it showed up on so many reading lists at my department back then. Have you read it? If you are interested, I can give it to you when I’m done.

  1. I haven’t read it. I’ve read excepts only and of his new book as well. My take away was that yes, he is a very good writer, very talented with prose, but his subject matter and characters were depressing. But yeah, I’d love to read it. Right now I’m reading Penguin Island by Anatole France. It’s a satire about a nearly blind priest who accidentally baptizes an island full of penguins and the debate that ensued in heaven about what to do with them because penguins don’t have souls.

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