Arthur Edward Waite (1857-1942)
A Selective Bibliography
The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records. London: Kegan Paul,
Trench, Trubner, 1926.
A Handbook of Cartomancy, Fortune-Telling and Occult Divination. London: Redway, 1889 [5th rev. ed. 1912]
The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry. London: Rebman, 1912.
A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (Ars magna latomorum) and of Cognate Instituted
Mysteries: Their Rites, Literature and History. London: Rider, 1921 (2 vols.)
Emblematic Freemasonry and the Evolution of Its Deeper Issues. London: Rider, 1925.
The Secret Tradition in Freemasonry. [Rev. ed.] London: Rider, 1937.
The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal: Its Legends and Symbolism Considered in Their
Affinity with Certain Mysteries of Initiation and Other Traces of a Secret Tradition in Christian Times. London: Rebman, 1909.
The Holy Grail, Its Legends and Symbolism: An Explanatory Survey of Their
Embodiment in Romance Literature and a Critical Study of the Interpretations Placed Thereon. London: Rider, 1933.
The Secret Doctrine in Israel: A Study of the Zohar and Its Connections. London: Rider,
The Holy Kabbalah: A Study of the Secret Tradition in Israel. London: Williams &
The Life of Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, the Unknown Philosopher, and the Substance
of His Transcendental Doctrine. London: Welby, 1901.
Saint-Martin the French Mystic and the Story of Modern Martinism. London: Rider,
The Real History of the Rosicrucians Founded on Their Own Manifestoes and on Facts
and Documents Collected from the Writings of Initiated Brethren. London: Redway, 1887.
The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross. London: Rider, 1924 [revision of above title]
The Key to the Tarot: Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition under the Veil of
Divination. London: Rider, 1910 [issued with a deck of cards designed by Waite]
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot … 1911 [reprint of above title with card illustrations
reproduced in the book]
General mysticism & occult spirituality
The Occult Sciences: A Compendium of Transcendental Doctrine and Experiment,
Embracing an Account of
Magical practices, of Secret Sciences in Connection to Magic, of the
The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. London: Redway, 1898.
Studies in Mysticism and Certain Aspects of the Secret Tradition. London: Hodder &
The Book of Ceremonial Magic: The Secret Tradition in Goetia, Including the Rites and
Mysteries of Goetic Theurgy, Sorcery, and Infernal Necromancy. London: Rider,
1911 [revised edition of The book of Black magic]
The Book of Destiny, and the Art of Reading Therein. London: Rider, 1912.
Raymund Lully, Illuminated Doctor, Alchemist and Christian Mystic. London: Rider,
Lamps of Western Mysticism: Essays on the Life of the Soul in God. London: Kegan
Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1923.
Prince Starbeam: A Tale of Fairyland. London: Burns, 1889.
The Golden Stairs: Tales from the Wonder-World. London: Theosophical Pub., 1893.
Belle and the Dragon: An Elfin Comedy. London: James Elliott, 1894.
The Collected Poems of Arthur Edward Waite. London: Rider, 1914.
Shadows of Life and Thought: A Retrospective Review in the Form of Memoirs. London:
Selwyn & Blount, 1938 [autobiography]
Works edited &/or translated by Waite
The Mysteries of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Eliphas Levi. London: Redway,
1886 [2nd ed., rev. & enlarged.1897]
Elfin Music: An Anthology of English Fairy Poetry. London: Scott, 1888.
Lives of Alchemystical Philosophers / [Francis Barrett]. London: Redway, 1888.
The Alchemical Writings of Edward Kelly. London: James Elliott, 1893.
Collectanea Chemica: Being Certain Select Treatises on Alchemy and Hermetic
Medicine. London: James Elliott, 1893.
A Golden and Blessed Casket of Nature’s Marvels / Figulus Benedictus. London: James
The Hermetic Museum Restored and Enlarged. London: James Elliott, 1893.
A Lexicon of Alchemy / Martin Ruland. London: James Elliott, 1893.
The Triumphal Chariot of Antimony / Basilius Valentinus. London: James Elliott, 1893.
The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus Bombast, of
Hohenheim, Called Paracelsus the Great. London: James Elliott, 1894 (2 vols.)
The New Pearl of Great Price / Petrus Bonus of Ferrara. London: James Elliott, 1894.
Transcendental Magic / Eliphas Levi. London: Redway, 1896.
The Turba Philosophorum; or, Assembly of the Sages. London: Redway, 1896.
The Gift of the Spirit: A Selection from the Essays of Prentice Mulford. London Redway,
Neurypnology; or, The Rationale of Nervous Sleep, Considered in Relation with Animal
Magnetism or Mesmerism / James Braid. London: Redway, 1899.
Obermann / Etienne Pivert de Senancour. London: Welby, 1903.
The Gift of Understanding: A Second Series of Essays / Prentice Mulford.. London:
Philip Wellby, 1907.
The History of Magic / Eliphas Levi. London: Rider, 1913.
The Works of Thomas Vaughn. London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1919 [based on
earlier editions of Vaughn by Waite in 1888 & 1910].
Works about Waite
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 1983 (1421-2)
Longman Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature, 1970.
New Encyclopedia of the Occult / John Michael Greer. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2003.
Twentieth Century Authors. New York: Wilson, 1942 (1462-3)
Elisabeth Brewer. “Charles Williams and Arthur Edward Waite” in VII: An Anglo-
American Literary Review 4 (1983) 54-67.
Robert Galbreath. “Arthur Edward Waite, Occult Scholar and Christian Mystic” in
Bulletin of Bibliography 30:2 (April-June 1973) 55-61.
R. A. Gilbert. A. E. Waite: A Bibliography. Aquarian Press, 1983.
R. A. Gilbert. A. E. Waite: Magician of Many Parts. Wellingborough: Crucible, 1987.
Harold van Buren Voorhis. Arthur Edward Waite: A Checklist of His Writings, 1932.
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