Occult Timeline


is a compiled timeline of significant "Occult" publications and events

throughout history that shows where the influences/knowledge came from over time. 3100 o.c. Pyramid Texts [egy] 2953-2838 Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi, produced first w.v. of I Ching [cfu] 1800 Enuma Elish, Bablyonian Creation Myth. [ane] 1760 Gilgamesh Epic.[ane] 1600 Orig. Egyptian Book of the Dead. (Book of Coming Forth by Day) 1550-1450 o.c. Rig-Veda,Sama-Veda and Yajur-Veda [hin] 1300? Zarathushtra founds Zoroastrianism, the religion of the Magi 1000-500 Shih Ching (Book of Odes) [cfu]. 1000 o.c. Atharva Veda [hin]. 990-922 King Solomon. 950 o.c. Torah/Pentateuch, Song of Songs. 800-700 Brihad-Aranyaka and Chandogya Upanishads [hin]. 800-400 Aranyakas, Brahmanas and Upanishads [hin]. 800 or 700 Homer (?): Illiad and Odyssey. 800: Hesiod: Works and Days, Theogony 740 O.T. Book of Isaiah. 700 Books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Samuel. (O.T.) 700 o.c. Ramayana [hin]. 650 o.c. Tao te Ching. 600 w.v. Rig Veda [hin] 664-525 Rev. Egyptian Book of The Dead 628-551 Zarathustra/Zoroaster

c. Nihongi.v. Taoist texts and the Five Classics.) 480-390 (alt. 400 Books of Proverbs. founder of Christianity. Gensis.T.T.) 371-289 Mencius (Meng-tzu). [cfu] 164 Book of Daniel (O. 580-500 (trad.T. others. . Heart Sutra. 100 Ramayana of Valmiki. Shu Ching (Book of History).v. [cfu] 200 w. CE 5-7 (ca. [tao] 360 Critias by Plato: contains story of Atlantis. founder of Confucianism. Atharva Veda. Numbers.) Tao-te Ching.T.T. [tao] 240 Dhammapada canonized by Asoka. [hin] 340 Writings of Chuang-tzu. 540 w. first Greek trans.) Mahavira. [hin] 200 I Ching commentaries.T. [hin] 150 Early Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls). 160 O. [cfu] 47 First burning of the Library of Alexandria (by Romans).v. April 8.) Mahavira. Confucian Canon. 250 Abhidharma. [bud] 15? o.) Jesus. Mahabharata [hin].) Tao-te Ching [tao]. founder of Taoism. Apocrypha: Tobit.v. 409 w. books.) 285 Septuagint. and possibly ancient manuscripts and maps from unknown Ice Age civilizations. of the O.). (O. 540-468 (hist. [tao] 300 Book of Jonah (O.) b. Isaiah.) Lao tzu. 10? Diamond Sutra. 563-483 Buddha (b. 300 w. 350 (hist.). 150 Yoga Sutras of Patanajali.T. [bud] 250 w. (O. founder Jainism. Tao te Ching. 1 Esdras. 599-527 (trad. [tao] 350 w.) 500 w. [hin] 86 Rev.T. including Confucian. Song of Songs (O. Shih Ching (Book of Odes). 520 Books of Zechariah.v. founder Jainism. Events described in the first four N. Bhagavad-Gita. [cfu] 369-286 Chuang-tzu. 520 (trad.610-570 Sappho. Chinese Classics. 563 BCE). Mahabharata. Exodus. Rev. including works of Sappho.) Lao-tzu. [bud] 213 Emperor Ch'in Shih burns books.T. [shi] 1-33 (trad.v. 551-479 Confucius (K'ung tzu). Enoch.v. Kojiki. Job (O. part of the Tripitaka. of Jesus.

) Colossians.) Acts of the Apostles. 391 Second burning of library at Alexandria (by Christians). Welsh Mabinogion. 90 (N. Qur'an. of Writings of Chuang-tzu .33 (trad.v. 610 w.T. 80 (N.) o.) Gospel of Mark. [isl] 642 Third (and final) destruction of Library of Alexandria (by Moslems). 50-63 (N.c. [isl] 712 w. 365-408 Burning of Sibylline Books. 30 CE or April 7. 80 (N. [zor] 560 (to 7th Cent. [cfu] 166 Buddhism formally established in China. 81-96 o. founder of Islam. Ephesians. 170 Lotus Sutra. of Qur'an. [shi] 742 Can. 65 Entry of Buddhism into China. Nihongi.) Gospel of John. Shu Ching (Book of History). [bud] 200 Mayan Classical Phase (to 900 CE).) o.v. 100 Lotus Sutra.[isl] 630 First Hadith. 100 o. 33 CE: the Crucifixion. 550-950 Bundahishn. 570-632 Muhammed. [chr] 404 Cod.) Gospel of Luke. 401 Confessions of St. Eddas. Philippians. Nag Hammadi scriptures. Revelation of St.c. 325 Council of Nicea. Kojiki.T. 400 w. 600 (to 9th Cent.c.c. [chr] 150 w. 300-400 w. Buddha-Charita of Ashvagosha.T.) either April 3.T. 70 (N. of the Abhidharma (Tripitaka) [bud]. Angas in Prakrit [jai]. [zor] 538-552 Buddhism reaches Japan.T. Apocrypha. 644-656 Can. [shi] 720 w. 550-950 Bundahishn. of the Vulgate (Latin Bible). 550 Last temple to Isis (at Phiae) closes. 60-80 (N.v.v. Avesta in Pahlavi. [bud] 100-300 composition of Corpus Hermetica 150 N.T. of Christian Bible. John. 400 Babylonian Talmund [jud].) Gospel of Matthew. 400-450 Cod. Shih Ching (Book of Odes). Popul Vuh.c. 350 Jewish Talmund and Gemara. 300 Denkart in Pahlavi.T.v. o.v.v. Nag Hammadi scriptures in Coptic 350 w. Can. Augustine. Philemon. Buddha-Charita of Ashvagosha. 30-96 New Testament.

reformer. Under the patronage of the de'Medicis. 800 Shikand Gumani Vazar [zor]. White Book of Rhydderch (Mabinogion). 868 Diamond Sutra is first book printed in China [bud]. 1150 Kuo-an Shih yuan's Ten Pictures of the Ox.c. son of Euclid 1280? Sefer Ha-Zohar written by Moses de León but attributed to Simon ben Yohai 1300 o. Vulgate Bible by Gutenberg. 946 Start of Tibetan calendar. he translated many Greek classics including the Corpus Hermetica 1440-1518 Kabir.760 o. 1375-1425 Author of Red Book of Hergest (Mabinogion). 1306-21 Divine Comedy by Dante. 1489 Ficino's Libri de Vita 1494 Reuchlin's De verbo mirifico published 1503-1566 Nostradamus 1517 Reuchlin's De arte cabalistica published 1517 Martin Luther's 95 Theses. Isl. passes 1016-1100 Naropa [tib] 1039-1123 Milarepa [tib] 1054 Schism between East and West Church [chr]. Poetic Edda 850 Can. 1300-1325 w. 950 (trad. 1179-1241 Snorri Sturlson (auth. 1220 Prose Edda. 1527-1608. 1236 Dogen. 800 w.v. 1250? Liber Juratus (Sworn Book of Honorius) compiled by Honorius of Thebes. Key of Solomon. 1456 First p. Heimskringla). Tyndale (1494-1536). 1004-1007? al-Majriti. Translated into Englsh by W.) Necronomicon of Abdul Alhazred. of Hadith [isl]. 1525 N. .v. Calls of Enoch. [bud] 1175-1120 compilation of Confucian Canon by Chu Hsi. founds Soto School of Zen [bud]. 927 Yengiski [shi]. 900 Agamas [hin]. founder of Sikhism. 1222-1282 Nichiren [bud].v. 1469-1538 Guru Nanak. Mystic.c of Bardo Thödol (Tibetean Book of the Dead). 1433 Marsilio Ficino. [tib] 800 Sepher Yetzirah [jud]. Prose Edda. 1486 Malleus Malificarum: textbook for witch-hunters. 1471 Ficino's translation of Corpus Hermeticum published 1483-1546 Martin Luther chr. Kalachakra Tantra [tib].p 1463 first Latin translation of Corpus Hermeticum. Dee. author of Picatrix. Italian philosopher born. by J.T.

1545 Giorgi's De Harmonia Mundi 1546 O. later known as the Illuminati 1781 Tarot as book of Thoth. Bunyan 1684 Christian Knorr von Rosenroth published second volume of Kabbala Denudata 1700 Mahanirvana Tantra [bud] 1708 death of last Sikh guru 1749-56 Swedenborg's Arcana Coelestia published 1750 Walam Olum 1674 Westminster Shorter Catechism 1776 Weishaupt formed the "Order of Perfectibilists". Monde Primitif by Antoine Court de Gébelin (¤) 1785 How to Entertain Yourself With the Deck of Cards Called Tarot by . Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa published in Paris ¤¤¤ 1533 Agrippa's De Occulta philosopha published 1535 p.T. 1600 Final version of Adi Granth [skh] 1606 Trithemius' Steganographia first published 1614 Rosicrucian Fama Fraternitatis 1617-19 Fludd's Utriusque Cosmi Historia ¤¤¤ 1618-9 Synod of Dordrecht. 1546 O. Discouerie of Witchcraft 1589 John Dee and Edward Kelley began the Enochian workings 1600 Janam Sakhis [skh]. Part Two (¤) 1652 Thomas Vaughan publishes English translation (not his own) of the Rosicrucian Fama and Confessio 1677 Paradise Lost/Regained by J.v.1531 Three Books of Occult Philosophy.T. Popul Vuh.T. 1677 Christian Knorr von Rosenroth published first volume of Kabbala Denudata 1678 Pilgrim's Progress by J. 1558 Giambattista della Porta's Magia Naturalis ¤¤¤ 1558 Zohar printed ¤¤¤ 1560 Foxe's Book of Martyrs [chr] 1564 Dee's Monas Hieroglyphica 1575 Arbatel of Magic (first appears) 1584 Bruno's Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast published 1584 Reginald Scot. by Catholic Church.v. 1554-1558 w. [chr] 1618 Maier's Atlanta Fugiens 1618 Johann Grossschedel published Calendarium magicum (The Magical Calendar) 1629 O. Milton. 1539 (5th) Guru Arjan [skh]. Apocrypha Can. Apocrypha removed from Protestant Bible 1652 Kircher's Oedipus Aegyptiacus published Part One (¤). Bible in English by Miles Coverdale (1488-1569).

1855 Transcendental Magic by Eliphas Levi (pentagram. Kalevala) 1805-1849 Joseph Smith. Kitab-i-Iqan. by Donnelly 1888 Papus' Traité Elémentaire de Science Occulte published (¤) 1888 Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn established in London 1888 The Secret Doctrine by H.[shi] 1897 Levi's Le Clef des Grandes Mystères published 1898 Aleister Crowley joins the Golden Dawn 1898 Mathers publishes The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage [original] (¤) 1899 Aradia. by C. founder Mormonism 1812-1820 English trans. Aleister Crowley (¤) 1875-1947 777. [hin][bud][zor][cfu][isl] 1880 The Book of Oahspe 1882 Kojikitrans. Ashton. [bhi] 1819-1850 the Bab (Mirza 'Ali-Muhammad) [bhi] 1823 Book of Mormon tr. Chamberlain. [wic] 1900 Crowley expelled from the Golden Dawn 1903 the Societas Rosicruciana became the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn 1904 the Book of the Law was dictated to Crowley (published?) (¤) 1908 The Kybalion by three Initiates. Gospel of the Witches.P. by Balthasar Gracian. auth.G. Blatavsky 1889 Mathers' edition of Kabbalah Unveiled 1789 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer 1890 the 1st volume of The Golden Bough. of Walam Olum 1817-1892 Baha'u'llah. the Antediluvian World. 50 volumes of English translations of primary texts of Eastern religions. national epic of Finland. tarot) (¤) 1859 Darwins' Origin of Species 1861 Levi's masterpiece Le Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie published 1871 Darwins' Descent of Man 1871 Albert Pike . (Paul Foster Case?) (¤) .Morals and Dogma (¤) 1875-1947 The Book of Thoth.P.[shi] 1882 Atlantis.Etteilla 1793 Thomas Paine's Age of Reason 1802-1884 Elias Lönnrot (auth. into English by W. Blavatsky 1879-1910 Publication of the Sacred Books of the East by Max Müller. Leland. by Lönnrot. into English by R. by James Frazer. founder Baha'i.H. tr. H. was published 1891 Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling by Charles Godfrey Leland (¤) 1891 Baltimore Catechism 1892 The Art of Worldly Wisdom. Aleister Crowley (¤) 1877 Isis Unveiled. (Mirza Husayn-'Ali). Joseph Smith 1835-1849 Kalevala). by Joseph Jacobs 1896 The Nihongi trans.

[wic] 1949-61 Gardnerian Book of Shadows [wic] 1950 I Ching (Richard Wilhelm translation) 1954 Gerald Gardner published early works on Wicca 1954 Magick Without Tears. Yates (¤) 1965 The Three Pillars of Zen.D. Carl Jung 1975 Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea (¤) 1975 The Book of The Sacred Magic of Abramelin The Mage. Murray. Vol. Ouspensky (¤) 1962 The Secret of the Golden Flower. MacGregor Mathers 1977 Exo-Pyschology by Timothy Leary . William S. (¤) 1945 Discovery of Nag Hammadi scriptures. Graves.L. includes the bulk of the Golden Dawns' rituals/teachings. Israel Regardie (¤) 1972 Programming and metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer. Aleister Crowley (¤) 1956 Initiation into Hermetics by Franz Bardon was published (¤) 1957 The Fourth Way. Murray. Aleister Crowley (¤) 1932 The Middle Pillar. Burroughs. Barth condems Hitler [chr] 1933 God of the Witches by M. G. [wic] 1923 HP Lovecraft first mentioned the Necronomicon in "the Hound" (¤) 1929 Magick in Theory & Practice. Frances A. 1948 The White Goddess by R. (¤) 1910 the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck was published 1913 The Book of Pleasure by Austin Osman Spare (¤) 1919 The Blue Equinox. Francis Barrett (¤) 1968 Principia Discordia 1969 Minutes to Go by Brion Gysin. Gregory Corso 1969 The Satanic Bible by Anton LeVey 1971 Joseph Weed . Sinclair Beiles.I. Lilly (¤) 1973 Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. Tung-Pin Lu (¤) 1963 Meetings With Remarkable Men. 1921 The Witch Cult in Western Europe by M. (¤) 1947 Jack Pasons and L. [wic] (¤) 1935 Dion Fortune's The Mystical Qabalah (¤) 1937 Israel Regardie publishes The Golden Dawn. Gurdjieff (¤) 1964 Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition. Israel Regardie (¤) 1934 Declaration of Barmen by K. S. Philip Kapleau 1967 The Magus.1909 The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception by Max Heindel (¤) 1909 Darwins' Voyage of the Beagle 1909 The Equinox.Wisdom of the Mystic Masters (¤) 1972 The Tree of Life. Aleister Crowley et al. Aleister Crowley et al. I. P. John C. Ron Hubbord did the Babalon Working 1947 Aleister Crowley died 1947-56 Discovery of Qumran (Dead sea) scrolls.

Aryeh Kaplan 1989 Crowley’s Apprentice. B. Carl Jung (¤) 1981 The Magical Philosophy .K. Denning and Phillips (Ogdoadic tradition) (¤) 1982 Edward Peters: The Magician.1977 Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson (¤) 1977 Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson (¤) 1978 Liber Null & Psychonaut. Margot Adler 1981 Light on Pranayama. Peter Carroll (¤) 1992 Prometheus Rising. the Witch.'. Chic and Tabitha Cicero (¤) 1995 The Goetia.3 volumes. Israel Regardie 1992 Liber Kaos. S. Gerald Suster 1989 Real Magic. James A. Phil Hine 1994 The Mystical and Magical System of the A. Barbara Walker 1985 Angel Tech.'. Christopher Hyatt (¤) 1993 Prime Chaos.S. Aleister Crowley (¤) 1979 The Spiral Dance. Iyengar (¤) 1993 Undoing Yourself With Energized Meditation. Lao Tsu (Stephen Mitchell translation) (¤) 1988 Tanya Luhrmann: Persuasions of the Witch's Craft 1988 Modern Magick. Walter Scott 1995 Self-Initiation Into the Golden Dawn Tradition. Isaac Bonewits 1980-1990 Internet Book of Shadows 1990 Lords of Light. Gershom Scholem (¤) 1982 The Complete Guide to the Tarot. Donald Michael Kraig (¤) 1989 Voudon Gnostic Workbook by Michael Bertiaux (¤) 1989 Meditation and Kabbalah. MacGregor Mathers .A.S. Butler 1990 Gabor Klaniczay: The Uses of Supernatural Power 1992 Dead Sea Scrolls published on microfiche 1992 The Eye in the Triangle. Starhawk (¤) 1979 Drawing Down the Moon.K. W. Eden Gray 1983 Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti by Maya Deren (¤) 1983 The Black Arts.E. Eshelman (¤) 1994 Hermetica. B. Iyengar (¤) 1981 Alchemy. Marie-Louise Von Franz (¤) 1981 Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. Peter Carroll (¤) 1978 Journey of Awakening. Antero Alli (¤) 1985 TAZ by Hakim Bey 1988 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (¤) 1988 Foucoult's Pendulum by Umberto Eco 1988 Tao Te Ching.L. Ram Dass (¤) 1979 The Confessions of Aleister Crowley. Robert Anton Wilson (¤) 1993 Light on Yoga.. Richard Cavendish (¤) 1983 The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths & Secrets. and the Law 1982 Kabbalah.

Rodney Orpheus (¤) 2005 Nikki Bado-Fralick: Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual (¤) 2005 Generation Hex. Nancy Watson 1997 Angels. Mary Greer 1996 Practical Solitary Magic. Morals. Jiddu Krishnamurti 1996 Women of the Golden Dawn. Gilbert (¤) 1998 The Ritual Magic Workbook. John Dee . Lon Milo DuQuette 2003 The Essential Golden Dawn.S. Lon Milo DuQuette (¤) 2001 Promethea. Lon Milo Duquette (¤) 1997 The Art of True Healing. Lon Milo DuQuette 2005 Abrahadabra: Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic Magic. and Gods of the New Millenium. Manley P. A Life of Aleister Crowely 2000 The Training and Work of an Initiate. R. Jason A. Isaac Bonewits 2006 Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Witchcraft & Wicca. Lon Milo Duquette (¤) 2000 Do What Thou Wilt. Newcomb (¤) 2008 John Dee’s Five Books of Mystery. Isaac Bonewits (¤) 2007 Alex Owen: The Place of Enchantment 2008 The New Hermetics. Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki (¤) 1998 The Secret Teachings of All Ages. and Magic in the Ancient World 2001 Tao Te Ching.K. Various 2006 Aleister Crowley and the Practice of the Magical Diary. Hall (¤) 1999 My Life With the Spirits. Aleister Crowley et al. Dion Fortune (¤) 2000 Richard Kieckhefer: Magic in the Middle Ages 2000 Georg Luck: Ancient Pathways and Hidden Pursuits: Religion. Phil Hine 1996 Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti. Iyengar (¤) 2003 Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot. Lao Tsu (Jonathan Star translation) 2001 The Chicken Qabalah.1995 Condensed Chaos. Demons. Newcomb (¤) 2002 Richard Kazcynski's "Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley" 2003 Light on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Israel Regardie (¤) 1998 The Golden Dawn Scrapbook. Alan Moore 2002 21st Century Mage. Jason A. Chic and Tabitha Cicero 2003 The Magick of Aleister Crowley. 2006 Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Druidism.A. B.

= Canonicalization Cent. d. = Revised. p. although not necessarily oral) composition.T.Key to Abbreviations for BCE (Will add these later for CE) auth. = written version [bhi] Baha'i [bud] Buddhism [tib] Tibetan Buddhism [chr] Christianity [cfu] Confucianism [hin] Hinduism [isl] Islam [jai] Jainism [jud] Judaism . = author b. = circa Can. Orig. = composition.= accepted historical date o.c= date of original (typically. = Codification comp. = died hist. = Old Testament. = printed version Rev.v. = traditional date trans. trad.v. = born ca.= century. = translation w. = original O. Cod.

[shi] Shinto [skh] Sikhism [tao] Taoism [wic] Wicca [zor] Zoroastrianism [egy] Egypt Updated: 23-10-2013 .