Recommended Readings

 

Excerpt from the book: Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses, Llewellyn Publications.

 

Sacred Books

Chaldean Oracles

Corpus Hermeticum. The Way of Hermes, Translated by Clement Salaman, Dorine Van Oyen, William D. Wharton, and Jean-Pierre Mahé. Inner Traditions Rochester, Vermont.

 

Magic and the Mysteries

Graf, Fritz. Magic in the Ancient World. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997.

Price, Simon. Religions of the Ancient Greeks. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999.

Dignas Beate, Trampedach Kai. Practitioners of the Divine.

 

Renaissance Hermetism

Voss, Angela. Marsilio Ficino. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2006.

Walker, D-P. Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella. University Park: The Pennsylvania University Press, 2000.

 

Astrology

Holden, James H. A History of Horoscopic Astrology: From the Babylonian Period to the Modern Age. Tempe (AZ): American Federation of Astrologers, 2006.

 

Mythology

Graves, Robert. Greek Myths. London: Penguin Books, 1981.

Mclean, Adam. The Triple Goddess: An Exploration of the Triple Feminine. Grand Rapids: Phanes Press, 1989.

 

Philosophy

Apuleius. The Golden Ass.

Marcus Aurelius. Meditations.

Seneca. On Tranquility of Mind.

 

Platonism – Primary Texts

Plato. (1997) Plato: Complete Works. Ed. Cooper, J. & Hutchinson, D.S. Indianapolis, IN, Hackett Publishing Company.

 

Neoplatonism – Primary Texts

Iamblichus (1988) The Theology of Arithmetics translated by R. Waterfield. Phanes Press.

Iamblichus. De Anima. John F. Finamore & John M. Dillon (trans.) Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2002.

Iamblichus of Chalcis. The Letters. Translated by John M. Dillon and Wolfgang Polleichtner.

Iamblichus. De Mysteriis. Emma C. Clarke, John M. Dillon, & Jackson P. Hershbell (trans.) Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.

Ovidio (1994) Le Metamorfosi. Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli. Traduzione di G. Faranda Villa, note di R. Corti. Testo latino a fronte

Proclus (2005) Teologia Platonica. A cura di M. Abbate. Testo greco a fronte. Bompiani.

Proclus (1909). Proclus' Metaphysical Elements translated by T.M. Johnson

Proclus (2001). Proclus Hymns R.M.Van den Berg. Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, Netherlands

Proclus (2006). Commentary on Plato’s Timeus – Book I: Proclus on the Socratic State and Atlantis. Edited and translated by H. Tarrant

The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation Including the Demotic Spells: Volume One. Hans Dieter Betz (ed.) Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996.

 

Neoplatonism – Secondary Texts

Corrigan K. (2005) Reading Plotinus – A Practical Introduction to Neoplatonism. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data.

Dillon, John. The Middle Platonists: 80 B.C. to A.D. 220. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996.

Finamore John F. Iamblichus and the theory of the vehicle of the soul. American Classical Studies 14.

Fowden, Garth. The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1986.

Shaw, Gregory. Theurgy and the Soul: the Neoplatonism of Iamblichus. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995.

Uždavinys Algis (2010) Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity

 

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