posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 09:55 AM
While Mercury is retrograde, familiar channels of communications become tangled and confused. Expect delays and changes in plans. Use this time for
researching and problem-solving. A lot of people make some mistakes when jumping into the occult withut a proper understanding of the fundamentals.
Of course, several different schools of the mysteries will have their own fundamentals, however, if you are coming from the Western Mystery Tradition,
which utilizes Sidereal Astrology, then I have a few suggestions, and if you are coming from the Chaos paradigm, and taking a more pragmatic, 'pick
and choose' method for your practice, then you are also in luck. First, I must recommend you purchase a traditional Tarot deck with Zodiacal and
Alchemical attributions - this will be an excellent teacher for the Classical understanding of the Arts (BOTA Tarot, Crowley THOTH, or Cicero's
Golden Dawn, are usually sought after).
For the fundamentals:
High Magic - Frater U.D. (Good mix of Chaos and Traditional Methods)
Magick in Theory and Practice - Aleister Crowley (The Blue Brick)
The Golden Dawn - Israel Regardie (The Black Brick)
Hands-On Chaos Magic - by Andrieh Vitimus (excellent)
Modern Magick - D.M. Kraig (excellent)
zodiacarts.com (your moon phase calendar with retrograde analysis)
All the Best,