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Non-Fiction

The following are called "non-fiction" not because anything in them is true, but because they are no intentionally fiction. There is truth in all things, but also illusion, lapwings, and lies. Always judge for yourself. The following are arranged by category. None are directly Grimr books, but contain truth that will help both those pursuing Grimr and those on different paths. Take what you can, throw out what you can't, and weigh and judge all. May you find a seed of wisdom in each of these books. Some categories overlap, and I've listed the books in multiple categories. The categories reflect my views on the books, not necessarily those of the authors or other readers. In each category, books are sorted by author, series, and date.
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America - Margot Adler
  • Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition - Cora Anderson
  • Thorns of the Blood Rose - Victor H. Anderson
  • Lilith's Garden - Victor H. Anderson
  • Heart of the Initiate: Feri Lessons - Victor and Cora Anderson
  • Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel - Victor H. Anderson, Cora Anderson
  • Evolutionary Witchcraft - T. Thorn Coyle
  • Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World - T. Thorn Coyle
  • Goddess Initiation: A Practical Celtic Program for Soul-Healing, Self-Fulfillment & Wild Wisdom - Francesca De Grandis
  • Share My Insanity: It Improves Everything - Francesca De Grandis
  • Children of Cain: A Study of Modern Traditional Witches - Michael Howard
  • The White Wand: Ruminations, Meditations, Reflections Toward a Feri Aesthetic - April Niino
  • The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess - Starhawk
  • Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery - Starhawk
  • The DustBunnies' Big Damn Handout Volume I - Valerie Walker
  • Balkan Traditional Witchcraft - Radomir Ristic, Translated by Michael C. Carter, Jr.
  • Book of Invasions - Anonymous
  • History of the Kings of Britain - Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • Blood & Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain - Ronald Hutton
  • Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Qutub. Or, The Point - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Mysticism: Initiation and Dream - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • The Robert Cochrane Letters: An Insight into Modern Traditional Witchcraft - Robert Cochrane, Evan John Jones
  • Pillars of Tubal Cain- Nigel Jackson, Michael Howard
  • The Book of Fallen Angels- Michael Howard
  • Children of Cain: A Study of Modern Traditional Witches - Michael Howard
  • The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition - Evan John Jones, Robert Cochrane, Michael Howard
  • The God of the Witches -Margaret Murray
  • Tubelo's Green Fire: Mythos, Ethos, Female, Male & Priestly Mysteries of the Clan of Tubal Cain - Shani Oates
  • The Star Crossed Serpent Volume I: Origins: Evan John Jones 1966-1998: The Legend of Tubal Cain - Evan John Jones & Shani Oates
  • The Star Crossed Serpent Volume II: The Legacy Continues: Shani Oates 1998-Present: The Legend of Tubal Cain - Shani Oates
  • The Rebirth of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
  • Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed - Doreen Valiente, Evan John Jones
  • Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Translated by Jeffrey Hopkins
  • Book of Invasions - Anonymous
  • Blood & Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain - Ronald Hutton
  • The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol - Roger Sherman Loomis
  • The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend: A Definitive Sourcebook of Magic, Vision, and Lore - John and Caitlin Matthews
  • 231 Gates of Initiation & The 32 Paths of Wisdom Tarot - Rawn Clark
  • Magic in Theory and Practice - Aleister Crowley 
  • The Book of Lies - Aleister Crowley
  • The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V - Aleister Crowley
  • The Book of the Law: Liber Al Gel Legis - Aleister Crowley
  • Chicken Qabalah - Lon Milo DuQuette
  • The Lesser Key of Solomon - S. L. MacGregor Matters
  • The Greater Key of Solomon - S. L. MacGregor Matters
  • The Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic - Israel Regardie
  • The ABC of Magic Charms - Elizabeth Pepper
  • The Cloud of Unknowing - Anonymous
  • The Interior Castle - St. Teresa of Avila
  • The Way of Perfection - St. Teresa of Avila
  • The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila By Herself - St. Teresa of Avila
  • The Dialogue - Catherine of Siena
  • Little Flowers of St. Francis - Brother Ugolino
  • Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality - Ether de Waal
  • Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Qutub. Or, The Point - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Mysticism: Initiation and Dream - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Satan: The Early Christian Tradition - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Mephistopheles: The Devil in the Modern World - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • The Prince of Darkness: Evil and the Power of Good of History - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • The Golden Bough - James George Frazer
  • The Golden Ass of Apuleius - Translated by Robert Graves
  • Diodorus Siculus: Library of History - Diodorus Siculus
  • Miracles and Pilgrims: Popular Beliefs in Medieval England - Ronald C. Finucane
  • Blood & Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain - Ronald Hutton
  • The Return of the Dead: Ghosts, Ancestors, and the Transparent Veil of the Pagan Mind - Claude Lecoiteux
  • The Formation Of A Persecuting Society: Power And Deviance In Western Europe,950-1250- R.I. Moore
  • The Origins of European Dissent - R.I. Moore
  • Inquisition - Edward Peters
  • Dissent and Reform in the Early Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Witchcraft in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Religious Dissent in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Satan: The Early Christian Tradition - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Mephistopheles: The Devil in the Modern World - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • The Prince of Darkness: Evil and the Power of Good of History - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • A History of Medieval Christianity: Prophecy and Order - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, Pagans - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages: The Search for Legitimate Authority - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Paradise Mislaid: How We Lost Heaven and How We Can Regain It - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies,  and Other Supernatural Creatures - Katharine Briggs
  • Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia - Carol Rose
  • A Field Guide to Irish Fairies - Bob Curran
  • Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition - Cora Anderson
  • Thorns of the Blood Rose - Victor H. Anderson
  • Lilith's Garden - Victor H. Anderson
  • Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel - Victor H. Anderson, Cora Anderson
  • Heart of the Initiate: Feri Lessons - Victor and Cora Anderson
  • Evolutionary Witchcraft - T. Thorn Coyle
  • Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World - T. Thorn Coyle
  • Goddess Initiation: A Practical Celtic Program for Soul-Healing, Self-Fulfillment & Wild Wisdom- Francesca De Grandis
  • Share My Insanity: It Improves Everything - Francesca De Grandis
  • The White Wand: Ruminations, Meditations, Reflections Toward a Feri Aesthetic - April Niino
  • The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess - Starhawk
  • Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery - Starhawk
  • The Dust Bunnies' Big Damn Handout Volume I - Valerie Walker
  • The Web That Has No Weaver - Ted J. Kaptchuk
  • The Herb Book: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to More than 500 Herbs - John B. Lust
  • Practical Chinese Medicine - Penelope Ody
  • Plants of Life, Plants of Death - Frederick J. Simoons
  • The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, A Safe Home Environment - Valerie Ann Worwood
  • Aradia: Gospel of the Witches -Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Black Book of the Yezidi
  • Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation
  • The Zohar
  • The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons - Jill Hammer
  • Magic that Works: Practical Training for the Children of Light - Frances Harrison, Nineveh Shadrach
  • I Asked For Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology - Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • The Guide for the Perplexed - Moses Maimonides
  • The Kabbalah: The Essential Texts From the Zohar - Bharat Rochlin
  • Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism - Howard Schwartz, Caren Loebel-Fried, Eliot K. Ginsburg
  • Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation
  • The Zohar
  • The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons - Jill Hammer
  • I Asked For Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology - Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • The Guide for the Perplexed - Moses Maimonides
  • The Kabbalah: The Essential Texts From the Zohar - Bharat Rochlin
  • Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism - Howard Schwartz, Caren Loebel-Fried, Eliot K. Ginsburg
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Anonymous
  • The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends - Ronan Coghlan
  • The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol - Roger Sherman Loomis
  • The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend - Alan Lupack
  • Le Morte D'Arthur - Thomas Malory
  • The Elements of the Grail Tradition - John Matthews
  • The Faerie Queene - Sir Edmund Spenser
  • Erec and Enide - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Cligès - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Yvain, the Knight of the Lion - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Perceval, the Story of the Grail - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Monster Theory: Reading Culture - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
  • The Book of Qualities - J. Ruth Gendler
  • Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom - Caitlin Matthews 
  • Stillness Speaks - Eckhart Tolle
  • Book of Invasions - Anonymous
  • Phantoms and Fairies from Norwegian Folklore - Tor Age Bringsvaerd
  • The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends - Ronan Coghlan
  • A Field Guide to Irish Fairies - Bob Curran
  • Roles of the Northern Goddess - Hilda Ellis Davidson
  • The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion - James George Frazer
  • History of the Kings of Britain - Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth - Robert Graves
  • The Golden Ass of Apuleius - Translated by Robert Graves
  • Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux
  • The Return of the Dead: Ghosts, Ancestors, and the Transparent Veil of the Pagan Mind - Claude Lecoiteux
  • Aradia: Gospel of the Witches -Charles Godfrey Leland
  • The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol - Roger Sherman Loomis
  • The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend - Alan Lupack
  • The Elements of the Grail Tradition - John Matthews
  • The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend: A Definitive Sourcebook of Magic, Vision, and Lore - John and Caitlin Matthews
  • Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia - Carol Rose
  • The Religion of the Teutons - Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye
  • Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism - Howard Schwartz
  • Diodorus Siculus: Library of History - Diodorus Siculus
  • Plants of Life, Plants of Death - Frederick J. Simoons
  • The Poetic Edda - Snorri Sturluson
  • The Prose Edda - Snorri Sturluson
  • Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the World - Barbara C. Sproul
  • Goddess of the North - Lynda C. Welch
  • Magical Creatures - The Witches' Almanac, LTD.
  • Phantoms and Fairies from Norwegian Folklore - Tor Age Bringsvaerd
  • Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy - Mircea Eliade
  • Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux
  • Riding Windhorses: A Journey into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism - Sarangerel

  • Roles of the Northern Goddess - Hilda Ellis Davidson
  • The Elements of the Runes - Bernard King
  • Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux
  • The Religion of the Teutons - Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye
  • The Poetic Edda - Snorri Sturluson
  • The Prose Edda - Snorri Sturluson
  • Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism - Edred Thorsson
  • Drawing Down the Spirits: The Traditions and Techniques of Spirit Possession - Kenaz Filan, Raven Kaldera
  • The Robert Cochrane Letters: An Insight into Modern Traditional Witchcraft - Robert Cochrane, Evan John Jones
  • The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition - Evan John Jones, Robert Cochrane, Michael Howard
  • Tubelo's Green Fire: Mythos, Ethos, Female, Male & Priestly Mysteries of the Clan of Tubal Cain - Shani Oates
  • The Star Crossed Serpent Volume I: Origins: Evan John Jones 1966-1998: The Legend of Tubal Cain - Evan John Jones & Shani Oates
  • The Star Crossed Serpent Volume II: The Legacy Continues: Shani Oates 1998-Present: The Legend of Tubal Cain - Shani Oates
  • Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages: A Guide to Asking for Protection, Wealth, Happiness, and Everything Else! - Judika Illes
  • I Ching - Anonymous
  • The Web That Has No Weaver - Ted J. Kaptchuk
  • The Elements of Feng Shui - Man-Ho Kwok, Joanne O'Brien
  • Practical Chinese Medicine - Penelope Ody
  • Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai - Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu
  • The Art of War - Sun Tzu
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America - Margot Adler
  • Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition - Cora Anderson
  • Heart of the Initiate: Feri Lessons - Victor and Cora Anderson
  • The Robert Cochrane Letters: An Insight into Modern Traditional Witchcraft - Robert Cochrane, Evan John Jones
  • Magic and Witchcraft: From Shamanism to the Technopagans - Nevill Drury
  • The Book of Fallen Angels - Michael Howard
  • Children of Cain: A Study of Modern Traditional Witches - Michael Howard
  • Pillars of Tubal Cain - Nigel Jackson, Michael Howard
  • Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft - Ronald Hutton
  • Masks of Misrule: The Horned God & His Cult in Europe - Nigel Jackson
  • Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux
  • Aradia: Gospel of the Witches -Charles Godfrey Leland
  • The God of the Witches -Margaret Murray
  • Balkan Traditional Witchcraft - Radomir Ristic, Translated by Michael C. Carter, Jr.
  • Witchcraft in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, Pagans - Jeffrey Burton Russell and Brooks Alexander
  • The Rebirth of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
  • Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed - Doreen Valiente, Evan John Jones
  • Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai - Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • The Art of War - Sun Tzu