The Ten Best Occult Books of the Decade

I define the occult as the exploration of unseen dimensions whose forces act upon us and through us — it is simply a study of extra-physicality and nonlocal intelligence. As a writer, reader, and publisher of occult literature, I offer up those titles that touched me as a seeker. Like every list, so much is missing — but these works and writers left an indelible mark on my search over the past decade.

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2012 by Daniel Pinchbeck

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John Dee and the Empire of Angels by Jason Luov

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Waking the Witch by Pam Grossman

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Dark Star Rising by Gary Lachman

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Mutants and Mystics by Jeffrey J. Kripal

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Quantum Enigma by by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner

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Real Magic by Dean Radin

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Occulture by Carl Abrahamsson

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High Weirdness by Erik Davis

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The culture critic Davis reveals how the seventies culture of yoga, psychedelics, and ceremonial magick — before it gave way to commercialized mall and digital versions — inaugurated an underground revolution in American life.

Infinite Tuesday by Michael Nesmith

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"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China

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