The list author says: "Recommendations for mind re-programming and designer consciousness.
Edit note: I created this list years ago. It previously had a much heavier focus on occult philosophy and ritual. I recently deleted most of it and re-ordered the remainder. Everything related to Chaos Magick is gone. I still assert the value of the meta-belief paradigm at the core of chaote theory and practice, and advocate a solid grasp of the ego deconstruction and reconditioning practices it advocates, but there are better sources for these concepts. Crowley and Thelemic philosophy are also gone; too much context is required to produce any value for the casual reader."
"This book is essential for codifying important ideas about our 'reality tunnels' and techniques for altering them, and for soundly grasping multi-model thinking. This is also an excellent introduction to a wide range of Robert Anton Wilson's ideas, in the context of a narrative of a period of his own life. I highly recommend this as a starting point before advancing to any of the following books."
"A R.A.W. classic. More important to Discordianism than the Principia Discordia. Hysterically funny, and a psychedelic experience in itself. The mere act of reading it provokes and promotes multi-model thinking."
"If you are fascinated by Gnosticism, you'll probably love this one. If you were intrigued by Robert Anton Wilson's experiences in Cosmic Trigger: Volume 1, then you must read this book. It's a fictualized autobiographical account of Philip Dick's experiences that have eery synchronicities with Bob's. In fact, the two ended up corresponding with each other because of it."
"An interesting examination of ego deconstruction through submission to chance/chaos, and the consequences involved in breaking through personal and societal taboos. It's a worthwhile read for anyone interested in or practicing ego deconstruction techniques. It's also a great novel with a lot of dark humor."
"This is an amazing little book. It's partially a poetic rendition of transactional psychology with its concept of 'infinite games' being like 'winner scripts,' but there is also a deeper philosophical message that can be appreciated by anyone with a taoist/buddhist/mystic/magickian leaning. It will make you re-think a lot of your attitudes towards everyday life."
"I had to include at least one Carlos Castaneda book for completeness. While all of them are worthwhile, this is the first and most important if you read only one. This is a journey into the shamanic reality tunnel."
"Regardless of your beliefs about divination, Tarot is a way of gaining insight into your subsurface thoughts and feelings by using archetypes to paint a conceptual picture to reflect upon. The more I use it, the more I value it."