ELIPHAS LEVI AND THE FRENCH OCCULT REVIVAL PDF

Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival. Front Cover. Christopher McIntosh. Rider, – Social Science – pages. I recently published a new article / review of McIntosh’s seminal work of occult history “Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival.” It features. Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival has 27 ratings and 1 review. Michael said: I enjoyed this book so much that I started rereading it when I fini.

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Its central focus is Levi himselfwould-be priest, revolutionary socialist, utopian visionary, artist, poet and, above all, author of a rdvival of seminal books on magic and occultism This classic study of the French magician Eliphas Levi and the occult revival in France is at last available again after being out of print and highly sought after for many years.

Its central focus is Levi himselfwould-be priest, revolutionary socialist, utopian visionary, artist, poet and, above all, author of a number of seminal books on magic and occultism. It is largely thanks to Levi, for example, that the Tarot is so widely used today as a divinatory method and a fremch of esoteric symbolism.

The magicians of the Golden Dawn were strongly influenced by him, and Ad Crowley even believed himself to be Levi’s reincarnation.

Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival

The book is not only about Levi, however, but also covers the era of which he was a part and the remarkable figures who preceded and followed him – the esoteric Freemasons and Illuminati of the occulf 18th century, and later figures such as the Rosicrucian magus Josephin Peladan, the occultist Papus Gerard Encaussethe Counter-Pope Eugene Vintras, and the writer J.

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Huysmans, whose work drew strongly on occult themes.

These people were avatars of a set of traditions which are now seen as an important part of the western heritage and which are gaining increasing attention in the academy.

Christopher McIntosh’s vivid account of this richly fascinating era in the history of occultism remains as fresh and compelling as ever. Paperback2nd Editionpages.

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Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival by Christopher McIntosh

I enjoyed this book so much that I started rereading it when I finished! I have read two other biographies of Levi; neither of them match McIntosh in terms of content or clarity.

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