Ever wondered what kind of books there are for Christian Occultists? Well, I couldn’t help but ask the question lately. So, I’ve decided to share five of my findings with you. These books are simply the ones I found, and I haven’t even read them yet. But, I thought I’d share some of what others recommend. Keep in mind, these books have to be focused on Christian Occultism. Books like The Mystical Kabbalah, Advanced Magick, and even, The Keys of Solomon are not accounted for.
Some Christian Yet Occult Focused Books
Ironic as it may be, the first book I found was written by a woman. The book has also been around for a long time, first published in 1901. What convinced me this book was worth reading? Well, the author, Annie Besant, has a list of credentials a mile long. She knew Helena Blavatsky, became the President of the Theosophical Society, founded The Order of Universal Co-Freemasonry in Great Britain and the British Dependencies, and so much more. I feel compelled to read her book, if only for the experience!
Alright, so I may have found a few books by this author intriguing. But, for the purposes of this list, I selected Inner Christianity. This book is much newer, published in 2002, and other titles in 2007, 2008, and 2016. The focus of this particular title is what struck me. Taking traditional sources and mixing them with those more associated with the occult the book presents itself as an interesting contrast to what I’ve experienced prior. Hopefully the focus on Christianity won’t be too loud, but instead, serene.
Since I’m studying both elements of the Occult and Christianity, I thought a history book on Christianity was particularly appropriate. Hopefully, the book will put some events into context. While I’m not sure if this book in particular will do that or not, it is highly recommended from what I can tell. Why not start with the most recommended books first right? Well, that was kind of my thinking at least. Also, it’s a single book. Most books on church history are multiple volumes. So, having only one instead is great.
This is the one book I’m extremely excited about reading. The reviews aren’t that great, but I’m hoping that it’s only due to a disconnect in audience. Books written from a Christian perspective rarely do well for those coming from an Occult perspective. But, since I have a background in both now, I’m hoping I’ll simply enjoy the book. What I’m hoping is to get an idea of how one person does it. The author seems to have blended Wicca and Christianity together though, so it will be slightly different from what I’m looking to do.
Alright, last but not least, the one book I thought I’d never find, a Christian look at Tarot! How exciting is that given recent debates over divination? I know Hermeticism is looked at in strong distaste by some Christians, but I see no reason to exclude this book because of it. Also, I’ve heard of some Christian specific tarot readers. The whole concept really intrigues me, so I couldn’t resist this book. Hopefully, it’ll be as good as what I’m expecting it to be!
To conclude this list of recommendations, please remember I haven’t actually read any of these books at this time. If I do, I’ll probably review the books simply because of their unique content. But, if you’ve read them already, leave a short review! I’d love to have some opinions of these books. For now, the books are simply another step in the process. It wouldn’t hurt for me to add more Occult based books on the same topic, but that’s another list entirely!