There are so many books and websites out there I cannot begin to answer. It also depends on what you are interested in The Ghost Hunter’s bible by Trent Brandon is a good one. Raymond Bucklands’ Complete Book of Witchcraft is excellent instruction for Wicca. Wicca For One by Raymond Buckland is also excellent. Visit your local book store and browse the New Age section and you will find occult books and ghost books along with other new age topics.
http://www.ghostweb.com/ is a good website
I can tell you about what I know… and I can give you a book list, but I would like to know what you mean by “shaky” and what exactly it is you want to “join.”
The Astral or Other world is different than the world we live in. Polite means different things, ethics and morals are also somewhat different there than here. Travel there can be as about dangerous as travel in an unfamilar country.
It takes learning and practice.
You may email me if you like.
Ditto to what was said above me. The first book I read on Wicca was by Scott Cunningham and you can read it online for free through google:
There is a lot of things going down in the astral realm and the other side. I can’t tell you exactly what it is but it is directly effecting our physical world as well. We are in the middle of a pretty big change.
There are many different kinds of witchcraft and Paganism, you can go to your local bookstore (like Barnes & Noble) and look at sooooo many books. The best thing to do is let yourself be guided to what’s right for you. We all have a Divine team that will direct us and keep us on path if we are willing to listen. Basically though, when speaking of the occult, it’s a path and each person’s path is different. You start by picking up one book or reading something on one website and it opens up something inside you. IMO, we already know what we believe in and what kind of spirituality is right for us, we just need to remember and that is the path of the seeker. 😉
I didn’t see the Real Pagan Woman’s answer, I was referring to the first answer but I also agree with her answer too. 🙂
Chloe, the occult isn’t just about ghosts. You mean that you are interested in the paranormal. I don’t know what you mean when you say you want to join, it’s not a club…unless you are talking about joining a paranormal investigation team.
What about ghosts? What do you want to know about them? What are you looking to gain? Need more info here.
BTW, people have different opinions on what goes on on the other side, what ghosts are and how they interact with us, it’s not cut and dry. It will be up to you to decide what you believe in.
Occult means ‘Hidden Knowledge’ and Paranormal means ‘Ultra Normal’ Parapsychology is what you mean when you ask your question
Astral plane is different than this reality but I don’t know what you mean by shaky, it is not affected or effected by this reality.
You want to join what precisely?
Ghosts…..there are many many books out in the library about Parapsychology I would suggest you spend some time reading and learning.