One of the Highest ideals of the Magnolia Temple is to remove the limitation of Information. We are doing this by working with and providing access to privately available ritual materials, publications, and manuscripts, as well as open-source publications and resources. We are working to always be open to new sources of information, magickal theory, and teachings by continually engaging in research, experimentation, and providing resources that are available to all members.
The library has recently been rehoused to a newly renovated and larger space due to the ever-expanding collection and need for more accessibility for individuals with specialist needs. This space is located now on an upper floor which is reachable for those with specialist needs, using one of our internal lifts.
Within the library collection are many published works, including a selection of limited edition print runs, private publications, and rare books. The library also has a sizeable collection of original handwritten historical and contemporary Manuscripts. These include religious texts, common place books, poetic works, masonic texts, Grimoires and Books of Shadows, and various other independent manuscript and documents.
The physical library collection currently is not available to the general public and is available only to coven members. We are continually seeking to remove the limitation of information and uphold our highest ideals and as such we are working to transcribe, digitalise, and make available those parts of the collection that are not under copyright or the independent private works of others without due permission to do so.
Please find below a list of open source Occult and Esoteric resources.
sacred-texts.com – The largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.
hermetic.com – Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, and Aleister Crowley’s Thelema for 20 years
thelemapedia.org – the original open-source encyclopedia of Thelema and Magick, including topics on Qabalah, astrology, yoga, godforms, biographies, and the works of Aleister Crowley. Our goal is to make Thelemapedia the single best, most comprehensive source for information on Thelema and magick.
esotericarchives.com – Archives of Western Esoterica
occult-underground.com – Free Resources on the Esoteric, Magick,Metaphysics and Paranormal
english.grimoar.cz – An occult texts library. It contains 2050 unrevised texts in pdf, doc and other formats.
chaosmatrix.org – A broad assortment of files pertaining to every aspect of chaos magick, other assorted files about other traditions or practices.
hermeticfellowship.org – Dedicated to serving as a general resource for students and practitioners of the Western Hermetic Tradition, and as a specific resource for the Alexandrine Temple
digimob.forumotion.net – A decent forum for all things occult AND if one were inclined to download their torrent links one would have a whole library worth of information.
iao131.com – Thelemic Blog, resource and archive.
opsopaus.com – John Opsopaus’ collection of original writings on Greco-Roman neopaganism. Includes factual materials as well as rituals and other information.
digital-brilliance.com/index.php – A site dedicated to publishing modern material on Kabbalah and related topics.
godchecker.com – Gods, Goddesses, myths – it’s a more user-friendly layout than Sacred Texts, offering less in-depth information. All in all, though, a great website to start your research at. And they cover nearly every deity under the sun.
controverscial.com – These pages contain information about Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism
wicca.com – Welcome to one of the oldest and largest Wicca, Witchcraft and Pagan sites on the Internet!
paganspath.com/magik/ – Here you will find information to learn about the basics of the religion of Witchcraft, a few of it’s traditions, and general magik.