The Elements of Spellcrafting : 21 Keys to Successful Sorcery
by Jason Miller
A great read for any practitioner or follower of any path. Gives some very practical tips for spellwork and working with spirits.
The Chaos Protocols:Magical Techniques for Navigating the New Economic Reality
by Gordon White
A practical guide that is based in chaos magic but has some great tips for all. Looking about how one can use your individual spiritual/occult practice to deal with the practical concerns of life.
by Grant Morrison
Though this comic has been out for decades, it was only this year that I got to it. An absorbing graphic novel that explores themes of oppression, control, and the various prices of bucking the status quo.
The Ballad of Black Tom
by Victor D. LaValle
A great example of not only building on top of but expanding the source material. This book starts with the framework of Lovecraft and addresses historical and contemporary issues.
Sheila Hicks : Lifelines
edited by Michel Gauthier
A wonderful visual retrospective of the artist’s work, this volume explores every stage of the artist’s career. Hick’s is a master of color and form and her work is carefully reproduced here.
by Alan Moore
Again another graphic novel that had been on my radar but I hadn’t gotten to. Promethea is a story that not only explores mythology and the the last 100 years of occultism but seem to reflect many of the author’s own beliefs.
by Naomi Alderman
Alderman’s work explores the dynamics of power and gender and how old patterns can reemerge when the world is made new again.
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
A collection of stories about stories, archetypes, and culturally created gender. These tales are filled with horror or uncanniness as Ortberg picks apart the very idea of a fairy tale and our own “norms”.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Book one, The Crucible
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Read the graphic novel that the Netflix show is based on. There are many differences from the show and this source material and it guaranteed to help tide fans over as they wait for season two.
Clive Barker’s next testament. Volume On
by Clive Barker
A truly terrifying look at what it would be like if our creator came back. An engrossing story, but Barker definitely maintains his horror aesthetic throughout.