Sometimes we want to learn a subject and always the hardest part is just getting the basics.
I had a recent experience here because I posted something that ended up showing that I was not even basically competent on the subject. Rather than to feel guilty or upset over it I decided that perhaps a better way of handling it (as well as a number of other blind spots) was to poll other members who have expertise in areas to give some idea of what books or other media is essential to getting a basic understanding.
One of the assumptions this site is built on is that of everyone being a genius at something. We all have areas where we excel and can share knowledge.
If you feel that you have a good grasp on a subject and would like to share the writings that are needed for someone to have a basic understanding on the topic, please post your thoughts.
Please use the following format:
Topic (At the top. It describes the subject)
Name of book (site, magazine article, etc.)
Brief description of why item is important.
Latest Activity: May 9, 2014
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke (2008), The Western Esoteric Traditions, Oxford University Press Good College-Level intro. Course book.Continue
I bought this book in 1985 and have recently "found" it in my book shelves. It was the book used at the University of California, Berkeley by their Philosophy department (at that time).A Sourcebook…Continue
The Pocket classics series of Shambhala Books is a very quick, cheap, no frills selection to consider.some are listed below. They have more than these. I find these very useful. At work. Bedside.…Continue