Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer (and Beyond) Reading List

In the off chance that someone might benefit from this (and to keep track myself), I am posting my summer reading list in a few categories.

NOTE: There is no way I am going to read all of these, but this is the 'plan' nonetheless. I will read as much as I can, though obviously this will bleed over into the next academic year. It's a long-term reading program, in other words.

I will try to write as much as I can about this stuff, either as commentary/reviews, or some of my own elaborations. I hope to post on this blog more frequently in the coming months, as well as write a paper or two that I can have in my back pocket to submit to conferences when any relevant ones roll around.

Platonism, Neoplatonism, Hermeticism, Gnosticism, &c.:

  • Hermetica
  • The Nag Hammadi Scriptures
  • Vlastos - Platonic Studies
  • Cornford - Plato's Cosmology
  • Pseudo-Dionysus - The Complete Works
  • Plotinus - The Enneads
  • Iamblichus - On the Mysteries & The Theology of Arithmetic
  • Veldman - Theurgy and Numbers
  • Proclus - The Elements of Theology
  • Kupperman - Living Theurgy
  • Hadot - Plotinus: The Simplicity of Vision
Phenomenology & Philosophy:
  • Leeuw - Religion in Essence and Manifestation
  • James - The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • Bergson - Creative Evolution
  • Scheler - Ressentiment
  • Gebser - The Ever-Present Origin
  • Steinbock - Phenomenology and Mysticism
  • Obeyesekere - The Awakened Ones: Phenomenology of Visionary Experience
  • Reich - Ether, God & Devil / Cosmic Superimposition; The Mass Psychology of Fascism; The Invasion of Compulsory Sex-Morality; The Sexual Revolution
  • Husserl - Cartesian Meditations; Ideas
  • Guenon - East and West; The Crisis of the Modern World; The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times
  • Stirner - Der Einzige und Sein Eigentum (probably English and German)
Miscellaneous Occult (including some more in-depth re-reading):
  • Bruce - Astral Dynamics
  • LaBerge & Rheingold - Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming
  • Webb - Uncle Setnakt's Essential Guide to the Left Hand Path; Mysteries of the Temple of Set; Uncle Setnakt's Nightbook; The Seven Faces of Darkness
  • Flowers - Hermetic Magic
  • Crowley - Liber E; Liber O
  • Leitch - The Essential Enochian Grimoire
  • Carroll - Liber MMM
Logic & Mathematics:
  • Priest - Introduction to Non-Classical Logic
  • Goldblatt - Topoi: The Categorial Analysis of Logic
Fiction & Poetry:
  • Fowles - The Magus
  • Machen - The White People
  • Blackwood - Ancient Sorceries
  • Ashton-Smith - The Dark Eidolon
  • Blake - Complete Poems
  • Coleridge - Complete Poems
  • Rilke - Selected Poetry (Bilingual)