Joscelyn Godwin

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  • Robert Fludd. Hermetic Philosopher and Surveyor of Two Worlds. London: Thames & Hudson; Boulder; Shambhala, 1979; also published Grand Rapids: Phanes Press, and in French, Greek, Spanish and Japanese.
  • Athanasius Kircher.A Renaissance Man and the Quest for Lost Knowledge. London: Thames & Hudson, 1979; also published in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.
  • Mystery Religions in the Ancient World. London: Thames & Hudson, 1981; San Francisco: Harper & Row; also published in Greek and Japanese.
  • Harmonies of Heaven and Earth. The Spiritual Dimension of Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde. London: Thames & Hudson, 1987; Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions; also published in French, German, and Japanese; partly published in Spanish.
  • Music and the Occult. French Musical Philosophies 1750-1950. Rochester: University of Rochester Press; London: Boydell & Brewer, 1995. Originally published in French as L'ésotérisme musical en France, 1750-1950; also published in Japanese.
  • The Mystery of the Seven Vowels in Theory and Practice. Grand Rapids: Phanes Press, 1991; also published in Italian; forthcoming in Czech.
  • Arktos. The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism, and Nazi Survival. Grand Rapids: Phanes Press, 1993; London: Thames & Hudson; Kempton: Adventures Unlimited; also published in German (two different editions), Japanese, Greek, French, Italian, and Spanish.
  • The Theosophical Enlightenment. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994; also published in Italian (Settimo Sigillo).
  • Johann Friedrich Hugo Von Dalberg (1760-1812): Schriftsteller, Musiker, Domherr, co-authored with Michael Embach. Mainz: Gesellschaft für mittelrheinische Kirchengeschichte, 1998. (In German)
  • The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance. Grand Rapids: Phanes Press; London: Thames & Hudson, 2002.
  • The Real Rule of Four. New York: The Disinformation Company, 2004; also published in French and Portuguese.
  • The Golden Thread: The Ageless Wisdom of the Western Mystery Traditions. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2007.
  • Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World. London: Thames & Hudson; Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2009; also published in French (Imprimerie Nationale) and Italian (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato).
  • Atlantis and the Cycles of Time: Prophecies, Traditions, and Occult Revelations. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2010.
  • The Forbidden Book, a Novel, co-authored with Guido Mina di Sospiro. Revised edition, New York: The Disinformation Company, 2011 (electronic book). Formerly published in Spanish, Danish, Russian, Greek, Bulgarian, Polish, and Romanian.

Book in progress:

  • Upstate Cauldron: Eccentric Spiritual Movements in Early New York State. Albany: State University of New York Press.


  • Alessandro Scarlatti, Marco Attilio Regolo. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1975 (Series: The Operas of Alessandro Scarlatti, vol. 2).
  • Schirmer Scores. A Repertory of Western Music. New York: Schirmer Books, 1975.
  • Music, Mysticism and Magic: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986; Harmondsworth: Penguin Arkana.
  • Michael Maier, Atalanta Fugiens: an Edition of the Fugues, Emblems and Epigrams. With an Introductory Essay by Hildemarie Streich. Tysoe: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1987; Grand Rapids: Phanes Press. Included a cassette tape of the first complete recording of the fifty Fugues, sung by Rachel Platt, Emily Van Evera, Rufus Muller, and Richard Wistreich. The recording has been remastered and issued on compact disc by Claudio Records.
  • Marius Schneider, Rudolf Haase, and Hans Erhard Lauer, Cosmic Music. Three Musical Keys to the Interpretation of Reality, translated by Marton Radkai and Joscelyn Godwin. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions International, 1989.
  • Paul Brunton: Essential Readings, co-edited by Randall Cash and Timothy Smith. Wellingborough: Crucible Books, 1990.
  • Harmony of the Spheres. A Sourcebook of the Pythagorean Tradition in Music. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 1993; also published in Spanish (Girona: Atalanta, 2009), with illustrations and a new introduction.
  • The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. Historical and Initiatic Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism, co-edited with Christian Chanel and John Patrick Deveney. York Beach: Samuel Weiser, 1995). Also published in French and Italian.
  • Ésotérisme, gnoses & imaginaire symbolique. Mélanges offerts à Antoine Faivre, co-edited with Richard Caron, Wouter J. Hanegraaff, and Jean-Louis Vieillard-Baron. Leuven: Peeters, 2001.
  • John Michell, Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist. Waterbury Center, VT: Dominion, 2005.
  • Petrus Talemarianus, Natural Architecture, translated by Ariel Godwin. Sacred Science Institute, 2006.
  • UNPUBLISHED: A War in Paradise: Two Aesthetes at Kelmscott Manor, 1938-1948.


  • Werner Walcker-Meyer, The Roman Organ of Aquincum. Ludwigsburg: Musikwissenschaftliches Verlagsgesellschaft, 1972.
  • Salomon Trismosin, Splendor Solis. Edinburgh: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1981; Grand Rapids: Phanes Press. 1991. Another version: Splendor Solis: Harley Ms. 3469. Barcelona: Moleiro, 2011, 53-69.
  • René Guénon, The Multiple States of Being. Burdett, NY: Larson Publications, 1984.
  • Fabre d'Olivet, The Secret Lore of Music. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 1988. Originally entitled Music Explained as Science and Art.
  • Johann Valentin Andreae, The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. Grand Rapids: Phanes Press, 1991.
  • Antoine Faivre, The Eternal Hermes. Grand Rapids: Phanes Press, 1994.
  • Francesco Colonna, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream. London & New York: Thames & Hudson, 1999 and re-editions.
  • Julius Evola, Ride the Tiger, co-translated with Constance Fontana. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 2003.
  • Hans Kayser, Textbook of Harmonics, co-translated with Ariel Godwin. Sacred Science Institute, 2006
  • Marco Baistrocchi, Agarttha: A Guenonian Manipulation? Fullerton, Ca.: Theosophical History, 2009 (Theosophical History Occasional Papers, No. XII).

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