I am looking for some new books to help aid in my practice. Do you all have any favorites or know of any good beginner texts?
I recommend you start with energy working, like yoga, and build your energy. Then follow the synchronicities and your intuition as directions come up for you. Make your own path.
Franz Bardon’s first and second book. Initiation into Hermetics and The practice of magical evocation. Mastering this two completely will make a easily a mid-level mage, in my opinion.
Please use the forum’s search function in the upper upper right (the little magnifying glass). There are multiple threads about book recommendations. It is unnecessary for us to keep repeating ourselves.