Dion Fortune's "The Mystical Qabbalah"
Agrippa's books of occult philosophyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Books_of_Occult_Philosophy
Look for explanations (golden dawn or thelema?) on the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram
Can't think of anything entry-level, I like Jodorowsky's The Way of Tarot, but it's a big brick
Check all of that first, then move on to something more advanced
This is a good source for non-Hermetic Qabalah. It gave me a wider perspective.http://www.workofthechariot.com/TextFiles/Teachings-Introduction.html
My recommendations for starting out in Chaos Magick, in no particular order:
* Condensed Chaos by Phil Hine
* Advanced Magick for Beginners by Alan Chapman
* Liber Null by Peter Carroll
* The Psychonaut Field Guide by Bluefluke
* Principia Discordia by Malaclypse the Younger
* The Chicken Qabalah by Lon Milo DuQuette (beginner)
* A Garden of Pomegranates by Isreal Regardie (intermediate)
Chaos magick is cool but it seems like all the books on it are really basic?
Actually just read religious texts instead of conspiracy theorist bullshit for the love of god(s)
My recommendation is always actually to stay away from any resource to begin with, and ask yourself, how would you define the magic that you want to produce or wield?
Because once you've read an opinion of how it should work, and you've accepted that as your framework of mind whenever discussing magical items with yourself, you cease to have the chance to explore the magic of you instead of the magic of someone else. That's why Crowley got so pissed at Israel, because he wrote down every tidbit he could try to wry out of Crow and then released them as books, producing the cult family tree line of the Golden Dawn.
Or as written from the same idea but a more scientific perspective, you are priming yourself as to what it could and will be if you read somebody elses take on what it should mean to do such and such, or what it should mean to procure such effect from such an action / intent.
Liber Null and Psychonaut was my introduction and I think its perfect for that