Bibliographies of the Occult

Selected Bibliography by Dr Robert A. Hatch (University of Florida)

Bibliographies of the Occult

  • Caillet, Albert L. Manuel bibliographique des sciences psychiques ou occultes. 3 vols. Paris: 1912. [The standard bibliography.]
  • Duveen, Denis I. Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica. An Annotated Catalogue of Printed Books on Alchemy, Chemistry and Cognate Subjects, in the Library of Denis I. Duveen. London: 1949. [The Duveen collection is now in the University of Wisconsin Library.]
  • Galbreath, Robert. ‘The History of Modern Occultism: A Bibliographical Survey.’ The Occult: Studies and Evaluations. Ed. Galbreath. Bowling Green, KY: 1972. 98-126.
  • Gardner, F. Leigh. A Catalogue Raisonné of Works on the Occult Sciences. 3 vols. London: 1903-1912.
  • Graesse, Johann Georg Theodor. Bibliotheca Magic et Pneumatica. Leipzig: 1843.
  • Ladrague, A. Sciences Secretes. Moscow: 1870.
  • London, University of, Council for Psychical Investigation. Exhibition of Rare Works from the Research Library of London Council for Psychical Investigation, from 1490 A.D. to the Present Day. London: 1934.
  • Midelfort, H.C. Erik. ‘Recent Witch Hunting Research, or Where Do We Go from Here?’ Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 62 (1968): 373-419.
  • Nugent, Donald. ‘Witchcraft Studies, 1959-1971: A Bibliographical Survey.’ The Occult: Studies and Evaluations. Ed. Robert Galbreath. Bowling Green, KY: 1972. 82-97.
  • Price, Harry. Short-Title Catalogue of Works on Psychical Research, Spiritualism, Magic,…for the Scientific Investigation of Alledged Abnormal Phenomena from Circa 1450 to 1929. London: 1929.
  • Yve-Plessis, R. Essai d’une bibliographie francaise méthodique et raisonnée de la sorcellerie et de la possession demonaique. Paris: 1900; reprint Nieuwkoop, 1971.

General Works on Magic, Mysticism & the Occult

Bouisson, Maurice. Magic: Its Rites and History. Trans G. Almayrac. London: 1960.

Cavendish, Richard. The Black Arts. New York: 1967.

Cohen, John. Chance, Skill and Luck: The Psychology of Guessing and Gambling. Baltimore: 1960.

Eliade, Mircea. Myth and Reality. Trans. Willard R. Trask. New York: 1963.

Frazer, Sir J.G. The Golden Bough. London: Macmillan & Co., 1957.

Gardner, Martin. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science. 2nd ed. New York: 1957.

Gleadow. Magic and Divination. London: 1941.

Godwin, John. Occult America. Garden City, New York: 1972.

Jahoda, Gustav. The Psychology of Superstition. London: 1969.

Jarvie, I.C., and Joseph Agassi. ‘The Problem of the Rationality of Magic.’ British Journal of Sociology 18 (1967): 55-74.

Kirk, G.S. Myth: Its Meaning and Function in Ancient and Other Cultures. Cambridge/Berkeley: 1970.

Lovejoy, Arthur D. The Great Chain of Being: A Study in the History of an Idea. Cambridge: 1936.

MacDougall, Curtis D. Hoaxes. New York: 1940.

Mackay, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. London: 1841.

MacKenzie, Norman, ed. Secret Societies. London: 1967.

Malinowski, Bronislaw. Magic, Science and Religion and other Essays. Garden City, New York: 1954. (The ‘Magic, Science and Religion’ essay was first published in Science, Religion and Reality. Ed. Joseph Needham. New York: 1955. 23-88.

Maury, Alfred. La Magie et l’Astrologie. Paris: 1860; reprinted Paris: 1970.

Middleton, John, ed. Magic, Witchcraft, and Curing. Garden City, New York: 1967.

Price, H.H. ‘Survival and the Idea of ‘Another World’.’ Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research. 50 (1953): 1-25. Reprinted in John Hick, ed., Classical and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Religion. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: 1964. 364-86.

Rachleff, Owen. The Occult Conceit.

Rawcliffe, D.H. Occult and Supernatural Phenomena. New York: 1959.

Read, Carveth. The Origin of Man and of His Superstitions. Cambridge: 1920.

Redgrove, H. Stanley. Magic and Mysticism: Studies in Bygone Beliefs. New Hyde Park, New York: 1971.

Roszak, Theodore. The Making of a Counter Culture. Garden City, New York: 1969.

Senior, John. The Way Down and Out: The Occult in Symbolist Literature. Ithaca, New York: 1959.

Singer, Charles. From Magic to Science. Dover: 1958.

Thurston, Herbert, S.J. The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism. London: 1952.

Underhill, Evelyn. Mysticism. New York: 1961.

Waite, Arthur Edward. The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross. London: 1924.

Webster, Hutton. Magic: A Sociological Study. Stanford: 1948.

Woods, Richard. The Occult Revolution: A Christian Meditation. New York: 1971.

History of the Occult to 1700 {General Works}

Allen, Don Cameron. Mysteriously Meant: The Rediscovery of Pagan Symbolism and Allegorical Interpretation in the Renaissance. Baltimore: 1971.

Blau, Joseph L. The Christian Interpretation of the Cabala in the Renaissance. New York: 1944.

Bokser, Rabbi Ben Zion. From the World of the Cabbalah.

Budge, E.A. Wallis. Egyptian Magic. London: 1899.

Cassirer, Ernst. ‘Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: A Study in the History of Renaissance Ideas.’ Journal of the History of Ideas 3 (1942): 123-44, 319-46.

Cohn, Norman. The Pursuit of the Millenium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages. Revised edition. New York: 1970.

Cumont, Franz. Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans. New York: 1912.

Debus, Allen G. The English Paracelsians. London: 1965.

Debus, A. ‘Harvey and Fludd: The Irrational Factor in the Rational Science of the 17th Century.’ Journal of the History of Biology 3 (1970): 81-105.

Debus, A. ‘Robert Fludd and the Use of Gilbert’s De Magnete in the Weapon-Salve Controversy.’ Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 19 (1964): 389-417.

Dodds, E.R. The Greeks and the Irrational. Berkeley: 1968.

Festugiere, A.J. La révélation d’Hermès Trismégiste. 4 vols. Paris: 1950-1954.

Franck, Adolphe. The Kabbalah. Translated reprint, 1940.

Frankfort, Henri et al. Before Philosophy. Chicago: 1946.

Frazer, James G. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. Abridged edition. New York: 1922.

French, Peter J. John Dee: The World of an Elizabethan Magus. London: 1972.

Garin, Eugenio. Magic and Astrology in the civilization of the Renaissance in Science and Civic Life in the Italian Renaissance. Trans. Peter Munz. Garden City, New York: 1969.

Guillaume, Alfred. Prophecy and Diviniation among the Hebrews and other Semites. London: 1938.

Haydn, Hiram. The Counter-Renaissance. New York: 1950.

Kristeller, Paul Oskar. Eight Philosophers of the Italian Renaissance. Stanford: 1964.

MacDermot, Villet. The Cult of the Seer in the Ancient Middle East: A Contribution to Current Research on Hallucinations. Drawn from Coptic and other Tests. Berkeley: 1971.

Michel, Paul-Henri. La cosmologie de Giordano Bruno. Paris: 1962.

Nauert, Charles G. Aggrippa and the Crisis of Renaissance Thought. Urbana: 1965.

Pachter, Henry M. Parcelsus: Magic into Science. New York: 1951.

Pagel, Walter. Paracelsus: An Introduction to Philosophical Medicine in the Era of the Renaissance. New York: 1958.

Reeves, Marjorie. The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages: A Study in Joachimism. Oxford: 1969.

Scholem, Gershom. Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. New York: 1961.

Scholem, Gershom. On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism. New York: 1965.

Scott, Walter, ed. and trans. Hermetica. 4 vols. Oxford: 1924-1936.

Shumaker, Wayne. The Occult Sciences in the Renaissance: A Study in Intellectual Patterns. Berkeley: 1972.

Snell, Bruno. The Discovery of the Mind: The Greek Origins of European Thought. Trans T.G. Rosenmeyer. Cambridge, MA: 1953.

Le Soleil à la renaissance. Brussels: 1965.

Thomas, Keith. Religion and the Decline of Magic. New York: 1971.

Thorndike, Lynn. A History of Magic and Experimental Science. 8 vols. New York: 1923-1956.

Thorndike, Lynn. The Place of Magic in the Intellectual History of Europe. New York: 1967.

Tillyard, E.M.W. The Elizabethan World Picture. New York: n.d.

Walker, D.P. Spiritual and Demonic Magic from Ficino to Campanella. London: 1958.

Waton, Harry. The Philosophy of the Kabbalah.

Wind, Edgar. Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance. London: 1958.

Yates, Frances A. Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition. Chicago: 1964.

Yates, Frances a. ‘The Hermetic Tradition in Renaissance Science.’ Art, Science, and History in the Renaissance. Ed. Charles S. Singleton. Baltimore: 1968. 255-74.

Yates, Frances A. The Art of Memory. Chicago: 1966.

Yates, Frances A. The Rosicrucian Enlightenment. London: 1972.

History of the Occult Since 1700 {General Works}

Bakan, David. Sigmund Freud and the Jewish Mystical Tradition. Princeton: 1958.

Bridges, Hal. American Mysticism: From William James to Zen. New York: 1970.

Darnton, Robert. Mesmerism and the End of the Enlightenment in France. Cambridge, MA: 1970.

Ellenberger, Henri F. The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry. New York: 1970.

Jonsson, Inge. Emanuel Swedenborg. Trans. C. Djurkou. New York: 1971.

Judah, J. Stillson. The History and Philosophy of the Metaphysical Movements in America. Philadelphia: 1967.

MacDougall, C.D. Hoaxes. New York: 1970.

Podmore, Frank. From Mesmer to Christian Science: A Short History of Mental Healing. New Hyde Park, New York: 1963.

Webb, James. The Flight from Reason. London: 1971.

Zweig, Stefan. Mental Healers’ Franz Anton Mesmer, Mary Baker Eddy, Sigmund Freud. Trans. Eden and Cedar Paul. New York: 1932.

The Scientific Revolution & the Englightenment

Becker, Carl L. The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers. New Haven: 1932.

Boas, Marie. The Scientific Renaissance, 1450-1630. New York: 1962.

Gay, Peter. The Enlightenment, an Interpretation: The Rise of Modern Paganism. New York: 1966.

Gillispie, Charles C. The Edge of Objectivity. Princeton: 1960.

Hall, A. Rupert. From Galileo to Newton. London: 1954.

Lenoble, Robert. Mersenne ou la naissance du mécanisme. Paris: 1943.

Westfall, Richard S. The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics. New York: 1971.

Willey, Basil. The Eighteenth Century Background. New York: 1940.


Atwood, M.A. Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy. New York: 1960.

Burckhardt, Titus. Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul. Baltimore: 1971.

Eliade, Mircea. The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy. Trans. Stephen Corrin. New York: 1971.

Federmann. The Royal Art of Alchemy. Trans Richard H. Weber. Philadelphia: 1969.

Graubard, Mark. Astrology and Alchemy: Two Fossil Sciences. New York: 1953.

Holmyard, E.J. A.chemy. Middlesex: Harmondsworth, 1957.

Hopkins, Arthur John. Alchemy: Child of Greek Philosophy. New York: 1934.

Jung, C.G. Alchemical Studies. Princeton: 1967.

Jung, C.G. Psychology and Alchemy. 2nd ed. Princeton: 1968.

Kauftman, G.B., and Z.A. Payne. ‘Contributions of Ancients and Alchemists.’ Chemistry 46, no. 4 (Apr 1973): 6-11.

Lindsay, Jack. The Origins of Alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt. New York: 1970.

Read, John. Prelude to Chemistry: An Outline of Alchemy. 2nd ed. London: 1939.

Taylor, F. Sherwood. The Alchemists. New York: 1962.


Allen, Don Cameron. The Star-Crossed Renaissance: The Quarrel about Astrology and Its Influence in England. Durham, NC: 1941.

Coopland, G.W. Nicole Oresme and the Astrologers. Cambridge, MA: 1952.

Cumont, Franz. Astrology and Religion among the Greeks and Romans. New York: 1912.

Garin, Eugenio. ‘Magic and Astrology in the civilization of the Renaissance.’ Science and Civic Life in the Italian Renaissance. Trans. Peter Munz. Garden City, New York: 1969.

Gauquelin, Michel. The Scientific Basis of Astrology. Trans. James Hughes. New York: 1969.

Gleadow, Rupert. The Origin of the Zodiac. New York: 1969.

Gruabard, Mark. Astrology and Alchemy: Two Fossil Sciences. New York: 1953.

Lindsay, Jack. Origins of Astrology. London: 1971.

Maury, Alfred. La magie et l’astrologie. Paris: 1860; reprinted Paris: 1970.

McIntosh, Christopher. The Astrologers and their Creed: An Historical Outline. London: 1969.

Ptolemy, Claudius. Tetrabiblos. Trans F.E. Robbins. Loeb: 1940.

Swift, Jonathan. ‘Predictions for the Year 1708.’ (By Isaac Bickerstaff). Prose Writings. Vol 2. Oxford: 1940. 139-50.

Wedel, Theodore Otto. The Mediaeval Attitude Toward Astrology, Particularly in England. New Haven: 1920.

Enthusiastic Religion & Apocalyptic Movements

Aberle, David F. ‘The Prophet Dance and Reactions to White Contact.’ Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 15, 1 (Spr 1959): 77-83.

Barber, Bernard. ‘Acculturation and Messianic Movements.’ Am. Soc. Rev. 6 (Oct 1941): 663-68.

Belshaw, Cyril S. ‘The Significance of Modern Cults in Melanesian Development.’ Austrialian Outlook 4, 2 (Jun 1950): 116-25.

Brown, Donald N. ‘The Ghost Dance Religion Among the Oklahoma Cheyenne.’ Chronicles of Oklahoma XXX, 4 (Win 1952-3): 408-16.

Cochrane, Glynn. Big Men and Cargo Cults. Oxford: 1970.

Cohn, Whitney R. The Burned-over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800-1850. Ithaca: 1950.

Festinger, Leon, Henry W. Riecken, and Stanley Schachter. When Prophecy Fails. Minneapolis: 1956.

Firth, Raymond. ‘The Theory of ‘Cargo’ Cults: A Note on Tikopia.’ Man LV, 102 (Sep 1955): 130-32.

Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization. London: 1962.

Gayton, A.H. ‘The Ghost Dance of 1870 in South-Central California.’ Univ. Cal. Pub. in Am. Arch. and Ethn. 28, 3 (1930): 57-82.

Holtker, Georg. ‘How ‘Cargo-Cult’ is born.’ Pacific Islands Monthly XVII, 4 (Nov 1945): 4, 16.

Inglis, Judy. ‘Cargo-Cults: The Problem of Explanation.’ Oceania XXVII, 4 (Jun 1957): 249-63.

Jarvie, I.C. ‘Theories of Cargo Cults.’ Oceania XXXIV, 1 (Sep 1963): 1-31.

Kelsey, Morton T. Tongue Speaking: An Experience in Spiritual Experience. Garden City, New York: 1964.

Krige, J.D. ‘The Social Functions of Witchcraft.’ Theoria (Pietermaritzburg) 1 (1947): 8-21.

Knox, Ronald A. Enthusiasm: A Chapter in the History of Religion. Oxford: 1950.

Langton, Edward. Essentials of Demonology: A Study of Jewish and Christian Doctrine, Its Origin and Development. London: 1949.

Lanternari, Vittorio. The Religions of the Oppressed: A Study of Modern Messianic Cults. New York: 1963.

Mair, Lucy P. ‘The Pursuit of the Millennium in Melanesia.’ British Journal of Sociology IX, 2 (Jun 1958): 175-82.

Miller, David H. Ghost Dance. New York: 1959.

Reeves, Marjorie. The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages: A Study in Joachimism. Oxford: 1969.

Scotch, Norman A. ‘Magic, Sorcery and Football among the Urban Zulu: A Case of Reinterpretation Under Acculturation.’ Journal of Conflict Resolution V, 1 (Mar 1961): 70-74.

Thrupp, Sylvia, ed. Millenial Dreams in Action: Essays in Comparative Study. The Hague: 1962.

Worsley, Peter. The Trumpet Shall Sound: A Study of ‘Cargo’ Cults in Melanesia. 2nd ed. New York: 1968.

Wilson, Bryan R. Magic and the Millennium. New York: 1973.

Occult, Quack & Primitive Medicine

Ackerknecht, Erwin H. Medicine and Ethnology: Selected Essays. Ed. H.H. Walsner and H.M. Roelbing. Baltimore: 1971.

Bernard, Viola W. ‘Why People Become the Victims of Medical Quackery.’ Am. J. of Pub. Health 35 (1965): 1142-47.

Camp, John. ‘Quacks and Their Cures.’ Magic, Myth and Medicine. Chapter 7. 89-105.

Cook, James. Remedies and Rackets: The Truth about Patent Medicines Today. New York: 1958.

Dawson, George G. Healing: Pagan and Christian. London: 1935.

Deutsch, Ronald. The Nuts Among the Berries.

Dick, Hugh G. ‘Students of Physic and Astrology: A Survey of Astrological Medicine in the Age of Science.’ Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 1 (1946): 300-15, 419-33.

Eliade, Mircea. Shamanism. Princeton: 1964.

Forbes, Thomas R. The Midwife and the Witch. New Haven: 1966.

Holbrook, Stewart. The Golden Age of Quackery. New York: 1959.

Holder, Angela. ‘Homicide by Quackery.’ JAMA 222 (1972).

Hunter, Robert, M.D. ‘Health Quackery: Chiropractic.’ Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 125 (1973): 113-22.

Janet, Pierre. Psychological Healing: A Historical and Clinical Study. 2 vols. New York: 1925.

Kaufman, Martin. Homeopathy in America: The Rise and Fall of a Medical Heresy. Baltimore: 1971.

Ravin, James M.D. ‘Stones of Madness.’ Michigan Medicine 73 (1974): ff 185.

Sabatier, J.A., M.D. ‘Quackery.’ Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society 123 (1971): ff 185.

Sigerist, Henry E. Primitive and Archaic Medicine. New York: 1967.

Temkin, Owsei. The Falling Sickness: A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology. 2nd ed. Baltimore: 1971.

Temkin, Owsei. ‘Gall and the Phrenological Movement.’ Bulletin of the History of Medicine 21 (1947): 275-321.

Veith Ilza. Hysteria: The History of a Disease. Chicago: 1965.

Weatherhead, Leslie D. Psychology, Religion and Healing. Revised edition. New York: 1952.

Young, James H. Medical Messiahs. Princeton: 1967.

Young, James H. The Toadstool Millionaries: A Social History of Patent Medicines in America before Federal Regulation. Princeton: 1961.

Zilboorg, Gregory. A History of Medical Psychology. New York: 1941.

Zilboorg, Gregory. The Medical Man and the Witch During the Renaissance. Baltimore: 1935.


Broad, C.D. Lectures on Psychical Research. London: 1962.

Broad, C.D. Religion, Philosophy and Psychic Research: Selected Essays. London: 1953.

Carrington, Hereward. The American Seances with Eusapia Palladino. New York: 1954.

Carrington, Hereward. The Psychic World. New York: 1937.

Crumbaugh, James C. ‘A Scientific Critique of Parapsychology.’ International Journal of Neuropsychiatry 2 (1966): 523-31; reprinted in Gertrude Schmeidler, ed., Extrasensory Perception. New York: 1969. 58-72.

Flew, Antony. A New Approach to Psychical Research. London: 1953.

Fodor, Nandor. Encyclopedia of Psychic Science. London: 1933.

Freud, Sigmund. Studies in Parapsychology. New York: 1963.

Gardner, Martin. ‘Arthur Koestler: Neoplatonism Rides Again [Review of Koestler’s Roots of Coincidence].’ World 1, 3 (1 Aug 1972): 67-9.

Gurney, Edmund, F.W.H. Myers and F. Podmore. Phantasms of the Living. London: 1886.

Hansel, C.E.M. ESP: A Scientific Evaluation. New York: 1966.

Heywood, Rosalind. The Sixth Sense. London: 1959.

International Journal of Parapsychology, Parapsychology Foundation (Quarterly).

Journal of Parapsychology (Quarterly).

Kennedy, John L. ‘Experiments on the Nature of Extra-Extra-Sensory Perception.’ Journal of Parapsychology 3 (1939): 206-45.

Knight, David C. The ESP Reader. Grosset & Dunlap, 1969.

Koestler, Arthur. The Roots of Coincidence. London: 1972.

Lodge, Oliver. Raymond, or Life and Death. New York: 1916.

Murchison, Carl, ed. The Case For and Against Psychical Belief. Worcester, MA: 1927.

Myers, F.W.H. Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death. 2 vols. London: 1903.

Pratt, J.G., Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years. New York: 1940.

Pratt, J.G. Parapsychology: An Insider’s View. New York: 1966.

Price, George R. ‘Science and the Supernatural.’ Science 122, 3165 (26 Aug 1955): 359-67.

Proceeding and Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research (Quarterly).

Rhine, J.G. New Frontiers of the Mind. New York: 1937.

Rhine, J.G. New World of the Mind. New York: 1953.

Rhine, J.G. The Reach of the Mind. New York: 1947.

Rhine, J.B. and Robert Brier. Parapsychology Today. Citadel: 1968.

Rhine, J.B. and J.G. Pratt. Parapsychology, Frontier Science of the Mind. Springfield: 1957.

Rhine, Louisa E. ESP in Life and Lab. New York: 1967.

Rhine, Louisa E. Hidden Channels of the Mind. New York: 1961.

Rhine, Louisa E. Mind Over Matter. London: MacMillan: 1970.

Richet, Charles. Thirty Years of Psychical REsearch. London: 1923.

Schmeidler, Gertrude R. ESP and Perrsonality Patterns. New Haven: 1958.

Schmeidler, Gertrude R., ed. Extrasensory Perception. New York: 1969.

Sinclair, Upton. Mental Radio. Springfield: 1930.

Smythies, J.R., ed. Science and ESP. London: 1967.

Soal, S.G. and F. Bateman. Modern Experiments in Telepathy. London: 1954.

Thouless, R.H. Experimental Psychical Research. Ed. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: 1963. G.E.W. Wolstenholme and Elain C.P. Millar. Ciba Foundation Symposium on Extrasensory Perception. Boston: 1956.


Crookes, William. Researches in the Phenomena of Spiritualism. London: 1874.

Doyle, A.C. The History of Spiritualism. London: 1926.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. The Vital Message. London: Hodder & Stroughton, 1919.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. The Wanderings of a Spiritualist. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1921.

Dunninger, J. Inside the Medium’s Cabinet. New York: 1935.

Flammarion, Camille. Death and Its Mystery. Fisher Unwin, 1923.

Fornell, Earl W. The Unhappy Medium: spiritualism and the Life of Margaret Fox. Austin, TX: 1964.

Gauld, Alan. The Founders of Psychical Research. London: 1968.

Hall, Trevor H. New Light on Old Ghosts. London: 1965.

Hall, Trevor H. The Spiritualists: The Story of Florence Cook and William Crookes. London: 1962.

Hall, Trevor H. The Strange Case of Edmund Gurney. London: 1964.

Houdini, Harry. A Magician Among the Spirits. New York: 1924.

Kerr, Howard. Mediums, and Spirit Rappers, and Roaring Radicals: Spiritualism in American Literature, 1850-1900. Urbana: 1972.

Lawton, George. The Drama of Life After Death: A Study of the Spiritualist Religion. New York: 1932.

Lyons, Arthur. The Second Coming: Satanism in America. New York: 1970.

Murchison, Carl, ed. The Case For and Against Psychical Belief. Worcester, MA: 1927.

Podmore, Frank. Modern Spiritualism. 2 vols. London: 1902. Reissued as Mediums of the 19th Century. 2 vols. New Hyde Park, New York: 1963.

Rinn, J.F. Searchlight on Psychical Research. London: 1954.

Rinn, J.F. Sixty Years of Psychical Research: Houdinni and I Among the Spiritualists. New York: 1950.

Swedenborg, Emanuel. The Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. London: Swedenborg Society, 1901.

Webb, James. The Flight from Reason. London: 1971.

Wilbur, Sibyl. The Life of Mary Baker Eddy. Boston: 1923.


Baroja, Julio Caro. The World of the Witches. Trans Nigel Glendinning. London: 1964.

Cannon, Walter B. ”Voodoo’ Death.’ American Anthropologist, N.S. 44 (1942): 169-81.

Cohn, Norman. Europe’s Inner Demons. Basic Books, 1975.

Crawford, J.R. Witchcraft and Sorcery in Rhodesia. London: 1967.

Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed. Cambridge, MA: 1974.

Douglas, Mary, ed. Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations. London: 1970.

Evans-Pritchard, E.E. Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande. Oxford: 1937.

Ewen, C. L’Estrange. Witchcraft and Demonism: A Concise Account Derived from Sworn Depositions and Confessions Obtained in the Courts of England and Wales. London: 1933.

Hansen, Chadwick. Witchcraft at Salem. New York: 1970.

Huxley, Aldous. The Devils of Londun. London: 1952.

Kelly, Henry A. The Devil, Demonology and Witchcraft: The Development of Christian Beliefs in Evil Spirits. Garden City, New York: 1968.

Kluckhohn, Clyde. Navaho Witchcraft. Cambridge, MA: 1944.

Kramer, Heinrich and James Sprenger. Malleus maleficarum. Trans. Montague Summers. London: 1928.

Lea, H.C. The Inquisition of the Middle Ages: Its Organization and Operation. London: 1963.

Lea, H.C. Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft. Ed. A.C. Howland. Philadelphia: 1939.

Macfarlane, Alan. Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England. London: 1970.

Mair, Lucy. Witchcraft. New York: 1969.

Marwick, Max G. Sorcery in its Social Setting: A Study of the Northern Rhodesian Cewa. Manchester: 1965.

Marwick, Max G., ed. Witchcraft and Sorcery: Selected Readings. Middlesex: 1970.

Masters, R.E.L. Eros and Evil: The Sexual Psychopathology of Witchcraft. New York: 1962.

Middleton, John, ed. Magic, Witchcraft, and Curing. New York: 1967.

Middleton, John and E.H. Winter, eds. Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa. New York: 1963.

Midelfort, H.C. Erik. Witch Hunting in Southwestern Germany, 1562-1684: The Social and Intellectual Foundation. Stanford: 1972.

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. New York: 1959.

Monter, E. William, ed. European Witchcraft. New York: 1969.

Monter, E. Wm. Witchcraft in France and Switzerland. Cornell: 1976.

Murray, Margaret. The Witch-Cult in Western Europe. Oxford: 1921.

Notestein, Wallace, A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558-to 1718. New York: 1911; reprint 1965.

Parrinder, Geoffrey. Witchcraft: European and African. London: 1958.

Reynolds, B. Magic, Divination and Witchcraft among the Barotse of Northern Rhodesia. London: 1963.

Russel, Jeffrey B. Witchcraft in the Middle Ages. Ithaca: 1972.

Starkey, Marion L. The Devil in Massachusetts. New York: 1950.

Thomas, Keith. Religion and the Decline of Magic. New York: 1971.

Trevor-Roper, H.R. The European Witch-Craze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, and other Essays. New York: 1969.

White, Lynn Jr. ‘The Necessity of Witches.’ Machina ex Deo: Essays in the Dynamism of Western Culture. Cambridge, MA: 1968. 169-79.

Wilson, Monica H. ‘Witch Beliefs and Social Structure.’ American Journal of Sociology 56 (1951): 307-13.

Zilboorg, Gregory. The Medical Man and the Witch During the Renaissance. New York: 1969.

Contemporary Pseudo-Science

Condon, E.U., et al. Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects. New York: 1969.

Cooper, Paulette. The Scandal of Scientology.

de Grazia, Alfred, et al. The Velikovsky Affair: Scientism vs. Science.

Donnelly, Ignatius. Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. New York: 1882.

Edwards, Frank. Flying Saucers — Serious Business. New York: 1966.

Galanopoulos, A.G. and Edward Bacon. Atlantis: The Truth Behind the Legend. London: 1969.

Gardiner, Martin. ‘The Combinatorial Basis of the I Ching.’ Scientific American. (Jan 1974).

Gardner, Martin. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science. 2nd ed. New York: 1957.

Hering, Daniel W. Foibles and Fallacies of Science. New York: 1924.

Hyman, Ray and Evon Z. Vogt. ‘Water-Witching: Magical Ritual in Contemporary United States.’ Psychology Today 1 (1967): 35-42.

—–.’Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered.’ Pensée (May 1972).

Joravsky, David. The Lysenko Affair. Cambridge, MA: 1970.

Kelly, Alan W. ‘A Crank’s-Eye View.’ The Scientific Monthly 74 (1952): 117-19.

Lafleur, Lawrence J. ‘Cranks and Scientists.’ The Scientific Monthly 73 (1951): 284-90.

Larrabee, Eric. ‘The Day the Sun Stood Still.’ Harper’s 200 (Jan 1950): 19-26.

Ruppelt, Edward J. The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects. Garden City, 1956.

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