Top 10 Occult Books of 2016

 

Occult practices in the past have all been based on arcane knowledge; it is this information that forms the backbone of some of the occult practices still held today. But some of the arcane information remains lost to this day but the rest have been published in the form of books or compendiums. This list features some of the very best in the occult to be released last year, so check out the same.

Did you know that most occult practices are deeply rooted in history and only underscore the perpetual need for knowledge and information? It is this quest that propels many to study occult in detail. If you are a beginner or already know your basics, then you may want to read some of the books featured in the list as they provide you with all the information you need on the occult and its various practices.

 

The Mystical Qabalah

This book provides you with all the information you need on Qabalah and its mystique, the various rites included in the same. This book also teaches you about esoteric magic as well as astrology and tarot card reading. With this book, you should be able to delve into the inner workings of the Qabalah; it certainly stands out as one of the top books

Read it For:
for a comprehensive review of Qabalah
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into occult, you may want to give it a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
easy to understand format, good detailed information

Foucault’s Pendulum

The book though fiction, covers several key concepts of Occult, masterfully woven into the story by Umberto Eco, a renowned author. The story is concerning three friends who invent a game linking several occult practices but soon the game takes on a life of all its own and the friends are no longer able to tell the difference between truth or fiction. A must read book as it certainly stands out as one of the top 10 occult books of 2016

Read it For:
a gripping tale of the occult
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into occult, you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
fast paced narrative, strong characters

Peyton Place

The book is a lyrical representation of the movies. Over the time two motion pictures have been based on the book.

Read it For:
The book gives a good character build-up and great scenes to the story.
Don't Read it For:
The story is nothing new, but the characters are well written.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book makes the most of the mundane lives.

The Occult

Colin provides a refreshing take on the occult and synthesizes various occult information by using logic and clarifies various points on some of the esoteric principles governing occult. It is a must read for all occult students and certainly stands out as one of the top 10 occult books to come out this year

Read it For:
an interesting take on occult
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into occult, then you would want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
fast paced narrative, easy to understand format
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Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult

This  book is the perfect compendium that all those into occult need to read as it brings together several occult practices and rituals under one book. It provides you with detailed overview of the same as well as the detailed explanations; it certainly stands out as the gold standard as well as one of the top books

Read it For:
a comprehensive overview of the occult
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into occult, you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
the brilliant narrative and easy to understand instructions

Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual

This book, is one of the gold standards when it comes to occult and the mysticism behind the same. It certainly provides you with a complete picture of all the hidden knowledge behind the various rites and doctrines of several occult practices which is why it ranks as one of the top 10 occult books of 2016

Read it For:
a comprehensive take on occult
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into occult, you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
vivid illustrations, easy to understand format

The Key of Solomon the King: Clavicula Salomonis

This book is alleged to have been compiled by King Solomon himself and details out the various occult rites by which you can summon spirits and even control them. The book effectively blurs the line between white and dark magic; but it certainly stands out as one of the top books

Read it For:
for a comprehensive take on occult practices and rites
Don't Read it For:
If you are not into occult, then you may want to give this a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
easy to understand instructions

Merrick

Anne Rice has certainly proven that she is no novice when it comes to weaving spell binding tale of the occult. This book highlights several occult practices as it follows the main protagonist Louis as he tries to exorcise his past, literally. Soon he seeks the help of a witch which sets the showdown of sorts. A must read for all those into occult, this book stands out as one of the top occult books of 2016

Read it For:
a spell binding take of occult practices, vampires and witches
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into occult, you may want to give it a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
brilliant narrative and strong characters

The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic

This book is one of the first to highlight the role of high magic, and its core principles as well as illuminate the inner workings of the same. It shows you how true magic consists of both yoga and mysticism. This book shows you how to channel your inner energy and to make the best use of the same. This book certainly stands out as one of the top 10 occult books of 2016

Read it For:
a comprehensive take on advanced magic
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into occult, you may want to give it a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
clear cut instructions

Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft

A complete step-by-step guide to Wicca and all its rites and traditions, and this book also provides you with all the information you need on how to cast your own spells. It also comes with detailed photos as well as illustrations that show you how to get started on the same. The book certainly stands out  as one of the best books to read

Read it For:
a comprehensive overview of Wiccca
Don't Read it For:
if you are not into occult, you may want to give it a miss
What makes this book stand out?:
easy to understand instructions

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