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    Resource thread for the Western Esoteric Tradition & clandestine organizations

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    Resource thread for the Western Esoteric Tradition & clandestine organizations

    Post by Extant on Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:25 pm

    Here's a whole slew of resources for the study of esotericism and secret societies that I have gathered:

    Societies with secrets and clandestine organizations:

    Online resources:

    Pietre-Stones Review of Freemasonry

    Freemason Information

    Canonbury Masonic Research Centre

    Freemasonry Today

    The Centre for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism - University of Sheffield (The centre is presently shut, though the website remains)

    ASRFF News - official blog of ASRFF - The Academic Society for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism

    Masonic Info

    Masonic Dictionary

    Phoenixmasonry, Inc.

    Phoenixmasonry, Inc. - Extensive list of ebooks on Masonry

    Bavarian Illuminati - Home of the Original Writings of the Bavarian Illuminati

    Illuminati Conspiracy Part One: A Precise Exegesis on the Available Evidence
    (Bavarian Illuminati)

    Illuminati Conspiracy Part Two: Sniffing out Jesuits
    (Bavarian Illuminati)

    Illuminati of Bavaria

    Timeline of the Authentic Tradition

    Antiquities of the Illuminati

    US Grand Lodge - Ordo Templi Orientis

    Theodor Reuss' Ordo Templi Orientis rituals


    The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis

    International Institute of Social History - Secret societies: A very short history

    Wikipedia list of secret societies, attendant material and mythologies

    Holy Terror: The Rise of the Order of the Assassins

    Mysticism, Germanentum, and the Thule-Gesellschaft by Devorah McGinnis


    Masonic Central Podcast - Philosophy

    Masonic Central Podcast - Spirituality

    PDF books:

    The Rosicrucian Enlightement - Frances A. Yates

    The Origins of Freemasonry - Scotland's Century 1590 to 1710 - by David Stevenson

    The Secret History of Freemasonry: Its Origins and Connection to the Knights Templar by Paul Naudon

    Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry by John J. Robinson

    The Arcane Schools: A Review Of Their Origin And Antiquity With A General History Of Freemasonry by John Yarker

    Morals And Dogma By Albert Pike

    The secret societies of all ages and countries : a comprehensive account of upwards of one hundred and sixty secret organizations, religious, political, and social, from the most remote ages down to the present time ... and other mysterious sects - Vol. I by Charles William Heckethorn

    The secret societies of all ages and countries : a comprehensive account of upwards of one hundred and sixty secret organizations, religious, political, and social, from the most remote ages down to the present time ... and other mysterious sects - Vol. II by Charles William Heckethorn

    History of Freemasonry Throughout the World - R.F. Gould

    An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry by Albert G. Mackey

    Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy - Robert Hewitt Brown

    4shared - 500 Masonic ebooks

    Two PDF books on the Order of the Assassins:

    The Order of Assassins - Marshall G.S. Hodgson

    The History of the Assassins - Joseph von Hammer

    Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley.

    The Anglo-American Establishment - by Carroll Quigley

    America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones by Antony C. Sutton

    Offline resources:

    Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Margaret C. Jacob

    Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith by James H. Billington

    Perfectibilists: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati by Terry Melanson

    Qadosh: The Johannite Tradition by Jonathan Sellers

    Western esoterica/occult philosophy:


    Amsterdam Hermetica - Western Esotericism in the Academy

    European Society for the Study of Western Esotercism

    Links to full length articles from Esoterica: The Journal of Esoteric Studies:

    Esoterica Journal

    Gnostic Info

    Gyllene Gryningen Blogspot

    The Craftsman's Trowel Blogspot

    Internet Sacred Text Archive

    The Library of Hermetic Philosphy in Amsterdam

    Twilight Grotto - Esoteric Archives

    The Warburg Institute Library

    The Hermetic Library

    The Alchemy Website

    Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry

    The Rosicrucian Library

    Theosophy Library Online

    The Occult (Bit torrent resource site for esoterica)


    Salamander and Sons - Esoteric, occult and arcane book publishers


    Transalchemy.com's Picasa page featuring a plethora of alchemical imagery and art:

    key.universe's Picasa page: Alchemy

    ifdawn.com | The Tree of Life (The Original, since 1994)

    BBC - h2g2 - The Secret Art of Alchemy

    Much information on John Dee available in this post.

    Fortean Times: The Occult World of CG Jung
    - How a near-death experience transformed the psychologist's attitude to the world of mysticism and magic

    PDF books:

    A History of Magic and Experimental Science Vol. I - Lynn Thorndike

    A History of Magic and Experimental Science Vol. II - Lynn Thorndike

    Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism edited by Wouter J. Hanegraaff

    The Occult Underground - James Webb

    Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century by Mark Sedgwick

    The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

    Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

    Hitler's Priestess: Savitiri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and neo-Nazism by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

    The lightning and the sun
    by Savitri Devi

    The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance by Arthur Versluis

    The Red Book by Carl Jung

    The Medieval Manichee: A Study of the Christian Dualist heresy - by Steven Runciman

    The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844 by John L. Brooke

    The Occult Philosophy of the Elizabethan Age by Frances A. Yates

    The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates

    Giordano Burno and the Hermetic Tradition by Frances A. Yates

    John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought (International Archives of the History of Ideas) by Stephen Clucas (Editor)

    Three Books on Life (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies) by Marsilio Ficino, Carol V. Kaske, John R. Clark

    Eternal Hermes: From Greek God to Alchemical Magus by Antoine Faivre

    Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation by Mitch Horowitz

    Rar'd html files:

    Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times (S U N Y Series in Western Esoteric Traditions) by R. van den Broek, Wouter J. Hanegraaff

    Access to Western Esotericism (Suny Series in Western Esoteric Traditions) by Antoine Faivre


    Occult of Personality Podcast

    Gnostic Media Podcast

    Alchemically Braindamaged Podcast

    Some excellent podcasts here from Melvyn Bragg's "In Our Time" on the subject of Esoterica:

    Renaissance Magic

    Renaissance Astrology

    The Music of the Spheres

    Rudolph II


    Carl Gustav Jung



    Offline resources:

    The Occult Establishment - James Webb

    The Western Esoteric Tradition: A Historical Introduction by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

    John Dee's Conversations with Angels: Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature by Deborah E. Harkness

    John Dee's Natural Philosophy: Between Science and Religion by Nicholas Clulee

    John Dee's Occultism: Magical Exaltation Through Powerful Signs (Suny Series in Western Esoteric Traditions) by Gyorgy E. Szonyi

    Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition by Glenn Alexander Magee

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