0. Introduction (H.T. Hakl): Octagon – The quest for wholeness mirrored in a library dedicated to religious studies, philosophy and esotericism in particular.
1. Hans Thomas Hakl: There once was a young man who left home in order to buy lots of books, and even as an old man hadn’t got any wiser and still diligently kept buying them … The History of
a Library and the Personal Reflections of a Collector.
2. Wouter J. Hanegraaff: ‘Ad loca secretiora’: Rejected Knowledge and the Future of Libraries.
3. Hereward Tilton: The Urim and Thummim and the Origins of the Gold- und Rosenkreuz.
4. Peter J. Forshaw: Unexpected in the Octagon: Heinrich Khunrath’s Presentation Copy.
5. Henrik Bogdan: The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the George E.H. Slater Collection.
6. Joscelyn Godwin: A Walk through the Speculative Music Section.
7. Christopher McIntosh: Searching for the Gods in the Octagon.
8. Aaron Cheak: The Alchemy of Desire – The Metaphysics of Eros in Renè Schwaller de Lubicz (A Study of Adam l‘homme rouge).
9. Konstantin Burmistrov: Kabbalah in the Doctrine of the Order of the Asiatic Brethren.
10. Roberto Fondi: The Holistic Factor in Biological Evolution.
11. Riccardo Bernardini: The Historiography of Eranos: An Homage to Hans Thomas Hakl.
12. Mac Linscott Ricketts: Glimpses into Eliade’s Religious Beliefs as Seen in his Portugal Journal.
13. Jeffrey Kripal: How I Came to the Study of Western Esotericism: And Why I Think It Is So Important.
14. Andraž Marchetti: Dharma.
15. Giuseppe Baroetto: The Illusion of Reincarnation.
16. Arthur Versluis: Parahistory and Madame Blavatsky’s Progeny.
17. Alexander Bruce: Arcana Arcanorum: From the Rituals of Egyptian Freemasonry to the Kremmerzian Corpus.
18. Alexandra Nagel: The Enigmatic Mentalist Wolf Messing.
19. Gregory Shaw: Archetypal Psychology, Dreamwork, and Neoplatonism.
20. Frank Julian Gelli: Julius Evola and I.
21. Christian Giudice: ‘For a Spiritual Understanding of Life’ – Arturo Reghini’ís Theosophical Years (1898–1907).
22. Todd Pratum: Dark Impressions – 35 Years Selling Books on the Occult.
23. Indices of the German, Italian and French Octagon volumes.