Books to start with

Thus far I’ve downloaded a free Groetia. It’s all I can do at present. Which books are the best to start with for the Left Hand Path?

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Works of Darkness by EA Koetting.


Apart from EA Koetting and the other BALG authors, I’d recommend anything published by the Gallery of Magick.

I’ve copied my personal reading list below. A lot of these I’ve added just by noting down any titles I’ve seen recommended around this forum. Enjoy.

To begin:

  • Demons of Magick - Gordon Winterfield
  • Mystical Words of Power - Damon Brand
  • Archangels of Magick - Damon Brand
  • The Kybalion - Three Initiates
  • The Miracle of New Avatar Power - Geoff Gray-Cobb
  • Liber Null & Psychonaut – Peter J. Carroll

More nerdy/theoretical/system-agnostic stuff:

  • The Apophenion – Peter J. Carroll
  • Reality Transurfing - Vadim Zeland
  • Quantum Psychology - Robert Anton Wilson
  • Prometheus Rising - Robert Anton Wilson
  • The Law and the Promise - Neville Goddard
  • Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life - Maxwell Maltz
  • The Game of Life - Florence Scovel Shinn

More: (click to expand)


  • Sigils of Power and Transformation - Adam Blackthorne
  • The Complete Book of Demonolatry - S. Connolly
  • Magickal Servitors - Damon Brand
  • Inner Alchemy - Taylor Ellwood
  • Space/Time Magic - Taylor Ellwood
  • The Angels of Love - Zanna Blaise
  • Magickal Seduction - Damon Brand
  • Magickal Attack - Gordon Winterfield
  • Magickal Protection - Damon Brand
  • 72 Angels of Power - Damon Brand
  • Words of Power - Damon Brand
  • Greater Words of Power - Damon Brand
  • Magickal Cashbook - Damon Brand
  • Wealth Magic - Damon Brand
  • New Energy Ways - Robert Bruce
  • Shapeshifting - John Perkins
  • Telecult Power - Reese P. Dubin
  • Soul Traveller - Albert Taylor
  • Living Thelema - David Shoemaker
  • The Science of Being Great - Wallace D. Wattles
  • The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace D. Wattles
  • The Forbidden Parapsychology - Jose M. Herrou Aragon
  • The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
  • The Neville Goddard Collection - Neville Goddard
  • Belial - Without a Master compendium - E.A. Koetting, Kurtis Joseph
  • Creating Magickal Entities - David Michael Cunningham
  • The Goetia of Dr. Rudd - Stephen Skinner, David Rankine
  • Drawing Down Belial - S. Connolly


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Also forgot to add:

  • Liber Null & Psychonaut - Peter J. Caroll
  • The Apophenion - Peter J. Caroll

These are more Chaos Magick than LHP but definitely worth a read, especially the former; the latter is quite theory-heavy and more nerdy/theoretical.


  • Modern Magick - Donald Michael Kraig

Definitely more RHP and based on lot of Golden Dawn teachings iirc, but this book covers a lot of essential basics in very digestible format and is probably the one book that started me down the path proper.


*Lucifer and Hidden Demons by Theodore Rose

*The Magick of Angels and Demons by Henry Archer