The Modern Mystery School has many books it recommends that will create a foundation of esoteric, metaphysical and Hermetic knowledge, which is the basis for all the mystery teachings. While books alone will not replace the true, oral teaching of the mystery school tradition, they are a great place and reference points for further education.

You Are Not Perfect The Way You Are
Essential Principles for the Warrior of Light
The Game Changers: Social Alchemists of the 21st Century
Melchizedek Truth Principles
How to See and Read the Aura
Simplified Qabalah Magick
The Ritual Magic Workbook
The Act of Will
The Meditation of Marcus Aurelius
Jonathon Livingston Seagull
Discipleship in the New Age
Doctrine of the Heart
Study in Consciousness
Isis Unveiled
Fruits of the Moon Tree
Notebooks of Paul Brunton
How the Shaman Stole the Moon
The Power of Myth
The Teachings of Don Juan
The Alchemist
Dancing with Dragons
777: A Qabalistic Primer
The Book of Thoth
The Heart of the Master
Hamlet’s Mill
Zen Way to the Martial Arts
The Mystical Qabalah
Creative Dreaming
The Prophet
The Foundation of Tibetan Mysticism
Creative Meditation and Mulit…
The Art of Earthly Wisdom
Outside the Circle of Time
Inner Traditions of Magick
The Way of the Splendour
Modern Man in Search of a Soul
Answer to the Job
Magick and the Western Mind
Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism
Inner Life
Paradoxes of the Highest Science
The Key to the Mysteries
Celts: Uncovering the Myths
Le Tresor Des Humbles
The Kabbalah Unveiled
21 Lessons of Merlyn
Chakra and Kundalini Workbook
The Book of Five Rings
Initiations and Initiates in Tibet
The New Living Qabalah
Invisible Worlds and Their Inhabitants
Foundation of Practical Magic
The Golden Dawn
Egyptian Magick: Enter the Body of Light
Birth of Merlin
Collective Works of Shakespeare
Call Adonai
Cornelius Agrippa
Merlin’s Journal of Time
Esoteric Cosmology
Advanced Magical Arts
Tao Te Ching
The Art of War
Sepher Yetzirah
Spiritual Awakening

Sovereign Ipsissimus Dave Lanyon
Sovereign Ipsissimus Dave Lanyon
Ipsissima Theresa Bullard-Whyke
Frater Achad
Ted Andrews
Ted Andrews
Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
Roberto Assagioli
Marcus Aurelius
Richard Bach
Alice Bailey
Annie Besant
Annie Besant
Madam Blavatsky
Alan Bleakley
Paul Brunton
William H. Calvin
Joseph Campbell Carlos
Castaneda Edgar
Cayce Paulo
D.J. Conway
Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley
M. Von Dechend & G. de Santilana
T. Deshimaru
Dion Fortune
Patricia Garfield
Kahlil Gibran
Lama Anagarika Govinda
Lama Anagarika Govinda
Balthasar Graclan
Kenneth Grant
W.G. Grey
Edward Hoffman
C.G. Jung
C.G. Jung
Stephon Kaplan-Williams
Gareth Knight
Gareth Knight
Charles W. Leadbeater
Eliphas Levi
Eliphas Levi
Jean Markale
Maurice Materlinck
MacGregor Mathers
Douglas Monroe
John Mumford
Miyamoto Musashi
Alexandra David-Neel
Gwydion O’Hara
Will Parfitt
Point Loma Editorial Staff
Charles Ponce
Israel Regardie
Israel Regardie
Gerald Schueler
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Albert Shutz
Lewis Spence
Kara Starr
Rudolph Steiner
John O. Stephens
R.J. Stewart
Lao Tzu
Sun Tzu
Translated by W.W. Westcott
Barbara Harris Whitfield

  • You Are Not Perfect The Way You Are by Sovereign Ipsissimus Dave Lanyon
  • Essential Principles for the Warrior of Light by Sovereign Ipsissimus Dave Lanyon
  • The Game Changers: Social Alchemists of the 21st Century by Ipsissima Theresa Bullard-Whyke
  • Melchizedek Truth Principles by Frater Achad
  • How to See and Read the Aura by Ted Andrews
  • Simplified Qabalah Magick by Ted Andrews
  • The Ritual Magic Workbook by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
  • The Act of Will  by Roberto Assagioli
  • The Meditation of Marcus Aurelius  by Marcus Aurelius
  • Jonathon Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  • Discipleship in the New Age by Alice Bailey
  • Doctrine of the Heart by Annie Besant
  • Study in Consciousness by Annie Besant
  • Isis Unveiled by Madam Blavatsky
  • Fruits of the Moon Tree by Alan Bleakly
  • Notebooks of Paul Brunton by Paul Brunton
  • How the Shaman Stole the Moon by William H. Calvin
  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
  • The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
  • Auras by Edgar Cayce
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    Dancing with Dragons by D.J. Conway
  • 777: A Qabalistic Primer by Aleister Crowley
  • The Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley
  • The Heart of the Master by Aleister Crowley
  • Hamlet’s Mill by M. Von Dechend & G. de Santilana
  • Zen Way to the Martial Arts by T. Deshimaru
  • The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
  • Creative Dreaming by Patricia Garfield
  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  • The Foundation of Tibetan Mysticism by Lama Anagarika Govinda
  • Creative Meditation and Multidimensional Consciousness by Lama Anagarika Govinda
  • The Art of Earthly Wisdom by Balthasar Graclan
  • Outside the Circle of Time by Kenneth Grant
  • Inner Traditions of Magick by W.G. Grey
  • The Way of the Splendour by Edward Hoffman
  • Modern Man in Search of a Soul by C.G. Jung
  • Answer to the Job by C.G. Jung
  • Dreamworking by Sephon Kaplan-Williams
  • Magick and the Western Mind by Gareth Knight
  • Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism by Gareth Knight
  • Inner Life by Charles W. Leadbeater
  • Paradoxes of the Highest Science by Eliphas Levi
  • The Key to the Mysteries by Eliphas Levi
  • Celts: Uncovering the Myths by Jean Markale
  • Le Tresor Des Humbles by Maurice Materlinck
  • The Kabbalah Unveiled by MacGregor Mathers
  • 21 Lessons of Merlyn by Douglas Monroe
  • Chakra and Kundalini Workbook by John Mumford
  • The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  • Initiations and Initiates in Tibet by Alexandra David-Neel
  • Moonlore by Gwydion O’Hara
  • The New Living Qabalah by Will Parfitt
  • Invisible Worlds and Their Inhabitants by Point Loma Editorial Staff
  • Kabbalah by Charles Ponce
  • Foundation of Practical Magic by Israel Regardi
  • The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardi
  • Egyptian Magick: Enter the Body of Light by Gerald Schueler
  • Birth of Merlin by William Shakespeare
  • Collective Works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
  • Call Adonai by Albert Shutz
  • Cornelius Agrippa by Lewis Spence
  • Merlin’s Journal of Time by Kara Starr
  • Esoteric Cosmology by Rudolph Steiner
  • Awareness by John O. Stephens
  • Advanced Magical Arts by R.J. Stewart
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Sepher Yetzirah Translated by W.W. Westcott
  • Spiritual Awakening by Barbara Harris Whitfield


Required reading before attending the first Ritual Master training (RM Novice):

  1. Externalization of the Hierarchy – by Alice Bailey
  2. Initiation, Human, Solar and Stellar – by Alice Bailey
  3. The Holy Bible:
  • 1st Book of Moses
  • 1st Corinthians Ch. 13
  • John Revelations

Other Ritual Master reading materials:

  • The Ritual Master “bible” is The Hermetica (The approved version MMS works from is Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction, by Brian P. Copenhaver)
  • Initiate recommended reading list as found above or in the official Empower Thyself Manual
  • Please note further reading materials are assigned by the Ritual Master Teacher throughout the various stages of progression and training

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