Mystery School Reading List - Levels I-V

​Five Year Long Online Apprenticeships in Witchcraft Shamanism & Magick (WSM)

with High Priestess Kassia S. Morgan

​​Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick I: Sparking The Inner Flame – Inner Development:

  • Animal-Speak: The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews
  • The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Psychic Energy Codex: Awakening Your Subtle Senses by Michele Belanger
  • Inner Temple of Witchcraft and its companion CD (sold separately) by Christopher Penczak
  • Kissing the Limitless by T. Thorn Coyle
  • Natural Witchery by Ellen Dugan
  • Psychic Self Defense by Dion Fortune
  • Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Belanger

​​          Recommended Additional Books:

  • Psychic Protection: Balance and Protection for Body, Mind & Spirit by Ted Andrews
  • The Kybalion by The Three Initiates

Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick II: Growing Your Roots in Service to the Gods – Outer Manifestation

  • Apprentice to Power: A Wiccan Odyssey to Spiritual Awakening by Timothy Roderick
  • Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays in the Pagan Tradition by Laurie Cabot
  • Earth, Air, Fire & Water by Scott Cunningham
  • ​Elemental Magick by D.J. Conway
  • The Fifth Agreement by don Miguel Ruiz & don Jose Ruiz
  • Natural Magic by Doreen Valiente
  • Nature-Speak: Signs, Omens & Messages in Nature by Ted Andrews
  • Outer Temple of Witchcraft and its companion CD (sold separately) by Christopher Penczak
  • Seasons of Witchery by Ellen Dugan (NOTE: May replace with a different Sabbats/Wheel of the Year book)
  • And all WSM I books

Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick III: Shaminism & Embracing Your Shadow

  • The Five Levels of Attachment by Ruiz
  • Kissing The Limitless by T. Thorn Coyle
  • The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner
  • Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality by Michael Harner
  • Earth Magic by Steven Farmer
  • Wisdom of the Shamans by don Jose Ruiz
  • The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
  • The Art of Shapeshifting by Ted Andrews
  • The Living World of Faery by R.J. Stewart
  • The Faery Teachings by Orion Foxwood
  • Shamanic Temple of Witchcraft and its companion CD (sold separately) by Christopher Penczak
  • Plant Spirit Journey by Laura Silvana

Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick IV:  Ceremonial Witchcraft & Magick – High Magick

Required Books: Though many books will be referenced during the class, the required books include the following: (may be tweaked for 2021)

  • Dion Fortune’s fictional series, including:
    • Sea Priestess,
    • Moon Magic,
    • The Goat Footed God,
    • The Secrets of Dr. Tavener,
    • The Demon Lover and 
    • The Winged Bull
  • The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
  • Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Cornelius Agrippa (edited by Donald Tysson, Llewlyn's Sourcebook 1992)
  • More Simplified Magic: Pathworking with the Tree of Life by Ted Andrews
  • Practical Qabalah Magick: Working the Magick of the Practical Qabalah and the Tree of Life in the Western Mystery Tradition by David Rankine and Sorita d’Este
  • Practical Planetary Magick: Working the Magick of the Classical Planets in the Western Mystery Tradition by David Rankine and Sorita d’Este
  • Climbing the Tree of Life: A Manual of Practical Magickal Qabalah by David Rankine
  • The Temple of High Witchcraft by C. Penczak
  • The Temple of High Witchcraft CD by C. Penczak​
  • The Chicken Qabalah: Of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford: Dilettante’s Guide to What You Do and Do Not Need to Know to Become a Qabalist by Lon Milo DuQuette
  • The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace by don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Circle of Fire: Inspiration and Guided Meditations for Living in Love and Happiness by don Miguel Ruiz
  • Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires: The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered by Aaron Leitch
  • The Occult Christ: Angelic Mysteries, Seasonal Rituals, the Divine Feminine and More (HPS has the 2006 edition) by Ted Andrews
  • A tarot deck of your choosing (recommend considering The Thoth Tarot Deck by Aleister Crowley; see recommended reading below

Recommended Reading (Optional):

  • The Book of Tokens Tarot Meditations by Paul Foster Case (Highly recommend; This would be required, but the used books are pricey ~$35.)
  • The Key to the Temple, Unlocking Dion Fortune's Mystical Qabalah Through Her Occult Novels by Penny Billington and Ian Rees (Highly recommend; gives themes, teachings and comparisons/connections between Dion Fortune's fictional novels)
  • Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune: The Logos of the Aeon and the Shakti of the Age by Alan Richardson (Highly recommend)
  • The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie (Also highly recommend; great, original source material. Lengthy tome like Agrippa's work, perhaps a little more academincally accessible in tone than Agrippa's prose.)
  • ​Modern Magick by Donald Michael Kraig (Another great book; accessible/readable in tone)
  • Thoth Tarot Deck by Aleister Crowley (and below are other books that discuss his tarot deck)...
    • Keywords for the Crowley Tarot by Hajo Banzhaf & Brigitte Theler
    • The Book of Thoth: The Tarot of the Egyptians by Aleister Crowley
    • The Thoth Tarot: Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot by Lon Milo DuQuette
  • Women of the Golden Dawn, Rebels and Priestesses by Mary K. Greer
  • Dion Fortune's the Rites of Isis and of Pan edited by Gareth Knight (Discusses the rites that are part of Dion Fortune's fictional series)
  • The Miracle Tree, Dymystifying the Qabalah by R.J. Stewart (You may recall some of his books were required reading in WSM III.)​​

There will be additional recommendations made during the class year, but not required, for further self-study.

Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick V: Seminary in Witchcraft, Shamanism & Magick – Service & Community

Required books:

  • The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship by don Miguel Ruiz 
  • The Mastery of Self by don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. 
  • The Living Temple of Witchcraft Volume One: The Descent of the Goddess by Christopher Penczak 
  • The Living Temple of Witchcraft Volume Two: The Journey of the God by Christopher Penczak 
  • The Cauldron of Memory: Retrieving Ancestral Knowledge and Wisdom by Raven Grimassi 
  • DIY Akashic Wisdom: Access the Library of Your Soul by Jacki Smith and Patty Shaw 
  • The Rebirth of Witchcraft by Doreen Valiente 
  • Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks and Covens by Paul Huson
  • Spiritual Mentoring: A Pagan Guide by Judy Harrow 
  • Dion Fortune & The Inner Light by Gareth Knight

Recommended Reading (Optional):

  • The Living Temple of Witchcraft, Volume One CD Companion - optional; you may do these on your own based on the book exercises and some will be done in class / on the class video
  • The Living Temple of Witchcraft, Volume Two CD Companion- optional; you may do these on your own based on the book exercises and some will be done in class / on the class video
  • Don Juan, Mescalito and Modern Magic: The Mythology of Inner Space by Nevill Drury
  • The Witches’ Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft and Magical Transformation by Raven Grimassi
  • Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition by Raven Grimassi 
  • Crafting Wiccan Traditions: Creating a Foundation for Your Spiritual Beliefs & Practices by Raven Grimassi
  • Spellworking for Covens: Magick for Two or More by Edain McCoy
  • CovenCraft: Witchcraft for Three or More by Amber K.
  • Shamanism & The Spirit Mate by Shana Robinson & Dana Robinson 
  • A Teaching Handbook for Wiccans & Pagans: Practical Guidance for Sharing Your Path by Thea Sabin
  • Theurgy or The Hermetic Practice: A Treatise on Spiritual Alchemy by E. J. Langford Garstin
  • Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found my Faith by Martha Beck
  • Beyond Fear: Toltec Guide to Freedom & Joy
  • The Intercession of Spirits: Working with Animals, Angels and Ancestors by Ted Andrews
  • The Pagan Book of Living & Dying: Practical Rituals, Prayers, Blessings and Meditations on Crossing Over by Starhawk
  • Dion Fortune and the Three Fold Way by Gareth Knight 
  • Cauldron of the Gods: A Manual of Celtic Magick by Jan Fries