Cyril Scott wrote a total of forty one books plus innumerable articles for magazines and journals. His writings embraced a wide variety of subjects, including alternative medicine, ethics, philosophy, Occultism, music, Christianity and humour. Cyril Scott published five volumes of poetry and two verse translations. He also wrote lyrics for many of his songs and the libretti for his operas.


Bone of Contention:
the autobiography of Cyril Scott

My Years of Indiscretion


Cancer Prevention

Cider Vinegar
Nature's Great Health Promoter and Safest Treatment of Obesity

    Childishness: A Study in Adult Conduct

    Constipation and Common Sense

    Crude black molasses:
    A Natural "Wonder-Food"

    Good Sleep Without Drugs

    Health Diet and Common Sense

    Medicine Rational and Irrational

    The Real Tolerance

    Simpler and Safer Remedies for Grievous Ills

    Sleeplessness: Its Prevention and Cure by Harmless Methods

    Victory over cancer without radium or surgery


    The Adept of Galilee: A story and an Argument

    The Christian Paradox


    The Boy Who Saw True

    The Boy Who Saw True is based on the diary entries of a young Victorian boy whose extraordinary supernatural talent reveals itself within these pages. By turns naïve, insightful, funny and moving, it is an extremely convincing account of a precocious paranormal talent, and all the more persuasive because the young diarist never sets out to win over his readers. Born with incredible clairvoyant powers, the anonymous author (Cyril Scott) could see auras and spirits, yet failed to realize that other people were not similarly gifted. This remarkable book has become a paranormal classic.

    The Greater Awareness

    1937. This book explains the ethical and practical side of Occultism. It explains the deeper meaning of Occultism and hopes to provide an understanding of false misinterpretation of a belief that can be a key point in acquiring spiritual happiness. Partial Contents: The Cultivation of Love Consciousness, Understanding and Discrimination, Life Consciousness, and the Joy Consciousness.

    The Initiate
    Some Impressions of a Great Soul

    This is the veiled history of an Adept who elected to hide his true identity. In this classic work, Scott weaves a wonderful teaching story riddled with profound truths that are as valid today as when this book was first written.

    The Initiate in the New World
    — by his Pupil (Cyril Scott

    Written as a sequel to The Initiate, the Pupil, as Scott called himself, reconnects with his master, Justin Moreward Haig, after not seeing him for many years. Scott is invited to leave London to stay in Boston, where Justin Moreward Haig is teaching about thirty other students. As in The Initiate, Scott related his experiences as if he were keeping a diary, so that this second book is also a teaching story. For example, the master discusses concentration, meditation, and contemplating, telling the Pupil, let people meditate often but only for short periods of time. It is better to meditate, say, ten times a day for a few moments or even less, than a whole hour in succession. Or, With regard to purity-what we mean by the word is not prudery but the exact opposite. Purity is the power to see the beautiful in all things and all functions of life, and to glorify all actions by the spirit of unselfishness. As the story unfolds, you will find yourself in the presence of a great teacher, who shows you how to attain spiritual consciousness while living an ordinary life

    The Initiate in the Dark Cycle
    A Sequel to The Initiate and to The Initiate in the New World by Cyril Scott

    The third volume in the series takes up where The Initiate and The Initiate in the New World leave off, providing more insights into the mysterious Adept known as Justin Moreward Haig. At first, we think that "the dark cycle" relates to the group of students left to their own devices when Justin Moreward Haid disappears for a time. The students meet with the astrologer David Anrias, and become aware of the concepts taught by Krishnamurti and the theosophists. But when Justin Moreward Haig reappears we learn that the dark cycle really indicates a period of destruction and war - when Planetary Logos is throwing off and transmuting poisons that create disturbances in the collective astral or emotional body of the human race. In this volume we learn how the group develops, how they relate to their missing teacher, and how they continue their search for spiritual understanding.

    Occultism: An Alternative to Scientific Humanism

    An Outline of Modern Occultism

    The Vision of the Nazarene
    by Cyril Scott; David Anrias (Illustrator)

    Cyril Scott felt that if the Christian religion was to survive, its esoteric aspects must be presented to the reading public and not merely remain the knowledge of a select few. The Vision of the Nazarene reveals Jesus of Nazareth in a light hitherto unknown and unsuspected by most. It also gives the key to many of his teachings which have not been correctly understood. 2 illustrations. Introduction. Afterword.


    Music and Its Secret Influence Throughout the Ages
    By Cyril Scott — with an Introduction by Desmond Scott

    The role of music in the evolution of humanity

    Reveals how a hierarchy of initiates, evolved spiritual intelligences, and devas actively influenced the musical compositions of geniuses to transmit great truths through music

    Explores the influence of the classical composers Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Wagner, and Strauss--from Beethoven’s influence on the creation of psychoanalysis to Chopin’s musical influence on the emancipation of women

    Composer and author Cyril Scott explores the role of music in the evolution of humanity and shows how it has pushed human evolution forward. He explains that music has a profound effect on history, morals, and culture and is a more potent force in the molding of character than religious creeds or moral philosophies. Whereas mediocre musicians reflect only their own times, inspired ones help determine the character of the future. 

    Exploring the works of classical composers such as Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Wagner, and Strauss, Scott reveals how their compositions were actively influenced by a hierarchy of initiates, evolved spiritual intelligences, and devas to make the way fertile for human spiritual evolution. Scott explains how humans are composed not only of a physical body, emotional body, and a mental body but also a sensation body that acts as the bridge between the physical realm and the hierarchy of initiates. Scott shows how the music of great composers affects not only those listening but also society as a whole--from Beethoven’s influence on the creation of psychoanalysis to Chopin’s musical influence on the emancipation of women.

    The Philosophy of Modernism in Its Connection With Music

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    The Philosophy of Modernism, in Its Connection With Music


    A Bookman's Catalogue Vol. 1 A-L: 
    The Norman Colbeck Collection of Nineteenth-Century and Edwardian Poetry and Belles Lettres

    The Shadows of Silence and the Songs of Yesterday

    The Grave of Eros and the Book of Mournful Melodies

    • 1907

    Translation: The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire)

    Translation: Poems of Stefan George (Selections from his Works)

    • 1910

    The Voice of the Ancient

    The Vales of Unity

    The Celestial Aftermath: A Springtime of the Heart and Faraway Songs

    • 1915

    The Poems of a Musician

    • 1943
    • Scott's last volume of poetry has never been published but in it we think he produced some of his best work