One good thing about reading is that it provides answers to some miseries of life. That wanting to know is as natural as wanting to eat and provide the soul with spiritual nourishment.
There are many books of esotericism. We approach esoteric literature not as one who seeks entertainment utility to advance in the material world or mere intellectual cultivation. The impulse that leads to hidden philosophy is a need to know beyond the apparent; a curiosity that propels us to seek the truth.
However, as we approach this study of invisible causes and universal principles, we commonly find ourselves within a whole coastline of mud and smoke, of charlatanism and superficiality, of unnecessary mystification and illusions of the ego and the imagination. It seems that, at least at the beginning, in this liminal area of knowledge it is more difficult to distinguish the truth from the false and from what has ulterior purposes.
It is one thing to read and another to put in practice but a person who puts into practice the teachings of the different esoteric books must be a fearless and brave soul. Also, he must apply caution as there are repercussions for everything done excessively.
Here is a list of some books that you can read that would help in the opening of your inner eyes.
- THE KYBALION
The Kybalion is a nineteenth-century document that summarizes the teachings of Hermeticism, also known as the Seven Principles of Hermeticism. The authorship is attributed to an anonymous group of people called The Three Initiates, although the bases of Hermeticism are attributed to a mystic alchemist and deity of some occultist lodges called Hermes Trismegistus.
These seven principles govern our knowledge, our relationship with the world and our perception. They include;
- The Law of Mentalism
- Law of Correspondence and Analogy
- The Principle of Vibration
- The Principle of Polarity
- The Principle of Rhythm
- The Principle of Cause and Effect
- The Principle of Gender
2.THE SECRET DOCTRINE
It is a work written by Helena Blavatsky that deals with philosophical, religious and scientific thoughts. The book was published in the late nineteenth century and is divided into 6 volumes.
The book deals with topics such as the evolution of the universe, ideas of theosophy and anthropogenesis. The book contains fundamentals such as the belief that the universe is eternal and that it passes through cycles of activity and inactivity. It also explains the identity of all the souls related to a universal soul and the existence of an eternal principle, without any kind of limit.
3.DOGMA AND RITUAL OF HIGH MAGIC
This is one of the fundamental books of Western occultism, published in 1854, as an authentic compendium of Magic, theory and practice. Its author, Eliphas Levi, devoted his life to the study of Magic from all possible angles but he did not settle for collecting data from different occult sources, instead he sought to reconcile all that information with the practical realization of it.
In the words of Levi: “Magic is the traditional science of the secrets of nature.” This definition is interesting since it synthesizes the base on which the ideas of Levi are structured. He conceives the Magic as a Science, not as a religion or a set of beliefs. Therefore, being a science, it has a part of theory that explains what it is, how it works, what elements make it up, what tools we can use to get closer to it and what results we can hope to obtain.
4. HIDDEN BOTANY
Paracelsus, philosopher, doctor and mystic, introduces us to the study of magical plants with this treatise on Hidden Botany. The book includes topics such as man and plant, food and instructions on food, dyes, decoctions, and treatment of plants, among others. In addition, we will find a dictionary with the medicinal properties and the magical virtues of a great variety of plants, such as garlic, celery, oats, cinnamon, dandelion, laurel, walnut, olive, and their pectoral, laxative, diuretic actions. The most commonly used species are known to cure bronchitis, ulcers, hair loss and curing burns.
5. THE MINOR KEY OF SOLOMON:
The minor key of Solomon is an anonymous grimoire of the XVII century, and one of the most popular books of demonology. Although it appeared in the seventeenth century, many of its texts date from the sixteenth century. It is believed that books of the Jewish Kabbalah and Muslim mysticism were also inspirations. Some of the material, in the first section, that talks about the invocation of demons, is from the fourteenth century or earlier.
The book is claimed to have been written by King Solomon, although this is certainly incorrect. The titles of nobility assigned to the demons did not exist at that time, nor was the praise to Jesus and the Holy Trinity included in the text.
The minor key of Solomon contains detailed descriptions of spirits, including the spells necessary to invoke them to do what the conjurer desires. This book details the protective circles and rituals that should be done, the actions necessary to prevent the spirits from taking control, the preparations prior to the invocation and the general instructions to be followed in the ritual.
There are many other good esoteric books you can read but we would suggest that you only practice what you have fully understood. You can also get a trained exorcist to assist you in research and practice.