know thyself | book list

  Lakshmi : the goddess of wealth and fortune - Devdutt Pattanaik • The Astral Body - A.E. Powell • The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects - Barbara G Walker • The first Americans were Africans - David Imhotep • The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks - • Making sense of the Madness - Joseph Chiappalone • Melatonin: your body’s own wonder drug  - Russell J. & Jo Reiter • Armageddon Now: the end of the world A to Z - Jim Willis • Basic Magick: a practical guide  - Phillip Cooper • The Modern Alchemist  - Richard Alan Miller • African Origin of Biological Psychiatry - Richard D King • Melanin: key to Freedom - Richard D. King • The Diloggun: Orishas, proverbs, sacrifices - Ochani Lele • Ancient Christian Magic - Marvin Meyer • The Historical Origin of Islam  - Walter Williams  • Spiritual Cleansings and psychic Defenses - Robert Laremy  • Dark light - Edward Bruce Bynum • Cosmic memory - Rudolf Steiner • Atlantis the Antediluvian world  - Ignatius Donnelly • Astral Dynamics - Robert Bruce • Temples of Light - Danielle Rama Hoffman  • Dirt: Social history…abuses of dirt - Terence McLaughlin • Elixer of Immortality - Robert E Cox • The Destruction of Black Civilization - Chancellor Williams • The secret books of the Egyptian Gnostics - Jean Doresse • The Metaphysics of Sex - Julius Evola • The Theology of Time- Elijah Muhammad  • Other Tongues Other Flesh- George Hunt Williamson • Stolen Legacy - George G.M. James • Three Initiates: The Kybalion -Dover publications  • Kundalini for the New Age - selected writings of Gopi Krishna edited by Gene Keiffer • The Confessions Nat Turner- William Styron • Ruled By Secrecy - Jim Marrs • Biographies of the Great Kings and Queens of Africa and Notable Black Men and Women - Lee John Smith/Deanna Williams  • The People Could Fly -Virginia Hamilton • The Kybalion A study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece • The Serpent Grail - Phillip Gardiner • Circle of Isis - Ellen Reed • A People’s History of United States -aka-(white people ruin everything) - Howard Zinn • Cosmic Trigger - Robert Wilson  • The People of the Secret - Ernest Scott • The Ancient Power of the Flower of Life - Drunvalo Melchizedek • Simulacra & Simulation - Jean Baudrillard  • Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos - H.P. Lovecraft  • Sun Gods in Exile - Karyl Robin Evans • Oracle of the illuminati - William Henry  • The Perfect Sermon or Asclepius  • Angels Demons & Gods of the New Millennium - Lon Mili Duqquette •The Golden Fleece and Alchemy- Antoine Faivre  • Vril, The Power of the Coming Race- Edward Lytton  • Gospel of The Zodiac - Bill Darlison • Lucifer Dethroned- William Schnoebelen  • Hermetic Magic- Stephen E. Flowers • The Gnostic Scriptures- Bentley Layton • Nag Hammadi Scriptures- James M. Robinson • Basics of Magic -Chic Cicero• The Golden Dawn Journal - Chic Cicero

 Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey • Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe • The Ankh : African Origins of Electromagnetism - Nur Ankh Amen • African Origins of Civilization Myth or Reality - C.A. Diop • Without Sanctuary: lynching photography in America - James Allen • Why Darkness Matters - The Power of Melanin in The Brain • Behold a Pale horse - William Cooper • From The Motherland to the Mothership - Shurlene Wallace • Secret Source - Adam Parfrey • Earth pleiadian keys to the Living Library - Barbara marciniak • Who’s who in Egyptian mythology - Anthony Mercatante • Psychic Self-defense - Dion Fortune • Conflicting Genes Neutronics and Genocide - Amun re sen Atum re (brother Polight) • Gnosis - Philip Gardiner • Gnosis - Kurt Rudolph • Yurugu - Marimba Ani • 1984 - George Orwell • Cosmic Voyage - Courtney Brown • The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury • The island of Dr. Moreau - HG Wells • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho • The Art of War - Sun Tzu • The historical origins of Christianity - Walter Williams • Metu Neter Vol. 1- (ALL) - Ra un nefer Amen • Ma’at Philosophy - Muata Ashby • Ancient egyptian light of the world -Gerald Massey • Pregnant Darkness Alchemy and the rebirth of consciousness - Monika Wikman • The Sufis - Idries Shah • The historical Jesus and the mythical Christ - Gerald Massey • The Coming Race - Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton • Saturn: A new look at an old devil - Liz Greene • Book of the Beginnings - Gerald Massey • The way of Hermes - Clement Salaman • The book of the law - Aleister Crowley • The Rosicrucian Cosmo-conception - Max Heindel • The God Genes - R.a. Waldron • The kemetic Tree of life - Muata Ashby • Echoes of an Old Darkland -Charles Finch • Atlantis and Lemuria - Rudolf Steiner • The Third Eye - Sophia Stewart • Supreme mathematic African Ma’at Magic • Lost cities and ancient Mysteries of the south - David Hatcher Childress • Lost Cities of North & Central America - David Hatcher • From Fetish to God - E.A. wallis Budge • The Africans who wrote the bible -Nana banchie Darkwah • Medical Apartheid - Harriet Washington • The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Women - Kevin Mcnutt • The Name Negro - Richard B Moore • Philosophy and opinions of Marcus Garvey - Marcus Garvey • The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets - Barbara G Walker • The Isis Papers - Frances Weshing • The Hermetica - Peter Gandy • Hermetica - Walter Scott • Hermetica - Copenhaver • Pagan Origins of the Christ myth - John G Jackson (32 pages) • The Finding of The Third Eye - Vera Stanley Alder • The Egyptian book of the dead - Muata Ashby • Legends of the Egyptian Gods- E.A. Wallis Budge • The Sirius Mystery - Robert Temple • Christianity Before Christ - John G. Jackson

 

xoDVF

Desirée Venn Frederic is a Sierra Leonean born writer and installation artist of Geeche and Maroon ancestry. Her work pulls heavily from her transnational experiences and understandings. The artist and thought leader explores identity, ownership and contemporary ideas in aesthetics. As the founder of Nomad Yard, a globally minded vintage shop in Washington, D.C., Venn Frederic creates a playground for those who love culture, history and rare antiques steeped in stories. She uses her work to negotiate multiple strata of marginalization being both undocumented and an aboriginal indigenous woman. She is an interior designer creating experiential spaces and interiors. She is a community organizer and founding member of Artist Union DC, with a keen interest in cultural studies and artistic expression. She is particurlarly interested in the ways in which fashion, visual culture and critical theory inform, shape and encourage discourses surrounding the socio-economic, political and cultural. Venn Frederic has shared her creative interests as an exhibiting artist with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center drawing parallels of her own personal immigration detention in 2013 to the criminalization of human existence throughout history. She holds degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Business Management and a certificate in Community Advocacy and is fluent in French and Krio. As a speaker, she has engaged TED Talks as well as audiences at University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, The National Endowment for the Arts National Maker Faire, Ted Talks, Made in DC Maker Summit, General Assembly, and Creative World’s Creative Economy Summit. As an ambassador with Define American, the activist shares her personal journey to expand the narrative of immigrants. She exists via the internet sphere simply as @xoDVF. She is a mentor to 2 college aged creative entrepreneurs and loves vintage kimonos.