Written source material and research books. This page is a work in process and will constantly evolve as my processes evolve. This should not be seen as an ultimate expression of works read.
Science and Skepticism
No one should ever involve themselves in the occult unless they have a firm grasp on science. The science and spiritual walk hand-in-hand, and to be unbalanced in any area destroys credibility on multiple levels.
Dawkins, Richard.: The God Delusion
Sagan, Carl.: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Sagan, Carl. Druyan, Ann.: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
The occult, reality hacking, magic and related crap.
Carrol, Peter J.: Liber Kaos
Carroll, Peter J.: Liber Null and Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic
Talbot, Michael: The Holographic Universe
(I could well place this in my “Science” section, but there is some overlap and supplementary reading in the area of quantum theory and magic)
Wetzel, Joshua: The Paradigmal Pirate: Liber LII and Liber Ventum
Although I do not deal in what can be termed as “animal magic” (not being a particularly enthusiastic nature or animal lover), I do seem to possess some connections to animal archetypes or “totems”.
Blum, Deborah: Love At Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection
Blum, Deborah: The Monkey Wars
Brenner, Bernd: Bears: A Brief History
Shepard, Paul and Sanders, Barry: The Sacred Paw: The Bear in Nature, Myth and Literature
Research based on my own experience with the otherkin phenomena. Things daimonic and “other”, including myself.
Enderson, James H.: Peregrine Falcon: Stories of the Blue Meanie
Foster, Michael Dylan: Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai
Hearn, Lafcadio: Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Series I and II.
Yoda, Hirota and Alt, Matt: Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide