Book recommendation for a beginner at ceremonial magick?

I’ve only just started in ceremonial magick and have worked through High Magick, by Damien Echols.
What would you recommend as a second book to start on?

This is a great question, and I’ve been sitting here for a good while trying to decide what single book I would suggest. So I’m going to start with four. :upside_down_face: Since you say you just started, I am going back to foundations. And really, you can’t go wrong with pretty much any book by Regardie or Fortune:

The Middle Pillar, by Israel Regardie
Ceremonial Magic - A Guide to the Mechanisms of Ritual, by Israel Regardie
Psychic Self-Defense, by Dion Fortune
An Introduction to Ritual Magic, by Dion Fortune & Gareth Knight

Let me know what you think, and I’m happy to make more suggestions!

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Honestly I think Modern Magick: 12 Lessons in the High Magickal Arts by Donald Kraig is great for beginner’s. It was one of my first books. Its really well rounded.

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Thanks for the suggestions!

Self initiation into the golden dawn clarified a practice that put things in perspective for me. There’s another book that is rare named ritual magic and I’ll have to come back with the author, but understanding thoth tarot but duquet is nearly as good, because it unveils the sacred image of the rose cross. Personally I think one benefits from an examination of physics and basic math and geometry too

https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Aleister-Crowleys-Thoth-Tarot/dp/157863623X/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia?crid=1T985OS8AWUVS&keywords=understanding+thoth+tarot&pd_rd_i=157863623X&pd_rd_r=ecfc90dd-ffc6-44b4-962e-09eefb3ab8c2&pd_rd_w=jv4kv&pd_rd_wg=QUwrT&pf_rd_p=1cb3f32a-ccfd-479b-8a13-b22f56c942c6&pf_rd_r=MYADDK5FPDQA511BFQD0&psc=1&qid=1577632760&sprefix=understanding+thoth%2Caps%2C176 https://www.amazon.com/Self-Initiation-Into-Golden-Dawn-Tradition/dp/1567181368/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1QWLLJITK3IYM&keywords=self+initiation+into+the+golden+dawn+tradition&qid=1577632785&s=books&sprefix=self+initia%2Cstripbooks%2C177&sr=1-1 https://www.amazon.com/Magicians-Companion-Practical-Encyclopedic-Llewellyns/dp/0875428681/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2US5WI64O9SB7&keywords=the+magicians+companion&qid=1577632844&s=books&sprefix=the+magicians+com%2Cstripbooks%2C191&sr=1-1

theres three there, sorry its so messy