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PostSubject: Resource thread for the Western Esoteric Tradition & clandestine organizations   Tue 10 Aug 2010, 9:17 pm

Here's a whole slew of resources for the study of esotericism and secret societies that I have gathered, originally placed on ATS where the content is generally ignored now.

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

Thelemapedia

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

Podcasts:

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:

Online:

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)

Thelemapedia

Salamander and Sons - Esoteric, occult and arcane book publishers

Rubaphilos.com

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

Podcasts:

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

Catharism

Carl Gustav Jung

Pythagoras

Zoroastrianism


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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PostSubject: Re: Resource thread for the Western Esoteric Tradition & clandestine organizations   Wed 11 Aug 2010, 3:13 pm

Good stuff- thanks very much! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Resource thread for the Western Esoteric Tradition & clandestine organizations   Wed 11 Aug 2010, 4:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Resource thread for the Western Esoteric Tradition & clandestine organizations   Wed 11 Aug 2010, 7:30 pm

Sweet! Mind if I share this thread, Extant? No worries if you do, then I wont.
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PostSubject: Re: Resource thread for the Western Esoteric Tradition & clandestine organizations   Thu 12 Aug 2010, 2:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: Resource thread for the Western Esoteric Tradition & clandestine organizations   Thu 12 Aug 2010, 3:28 am

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