My Life With the SpiritsMy Life With the Spirits



Not since The Confessions of Aleister Crowley has a true magician told his own story. My Life with the Spirits is a rare glimpse into the fascinating, sometimes terrifying, sometimes hilarious world of a modern ceremonial magician.

Author: Lon Milo DuQuette

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631203

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A rare glimpse into the fascinating, sometimes terrifying, sometimes hilarious world of a modern ceremonial magician. Hailed by critics as the most entertaining author and one of the most widely respected members of the magick community, Lon Milo DuQuette provides a beacon for aspiring magicians everywhere.

Modern Occultism in Late Imperial RussiaModern Occultism in Late Imperial Russia



Séances thus created opportunities for amorous adventures . Elena Andreevna Maslova , the young woman to whom Briusov referred , was engaged to Mikhail Evdokimovich Baburin at the time , but within the context of a séance ...

Author: Julia Mannherz

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN: 9781501757280

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Victorian Occultism and the Making of Modern MagicVictorian Occultism and the Making of Modern Magic



Modern Ritual Magic. The Rise of Western Occultism. Bridport, Dorset: Prism, 1989. First published as Ritual Magic in England. London: Neville Spearman, 1970. King, Francis. The Flying Sorcerer: Being the magical and aeronautical ...

Author: A. Butler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230294707

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The late Victorian period witnessed the remarkable revival of magical practice and belief. Butler examines the individuals, institutions and literature associated with this revival and demonstrates how Victorian occultism provided an alternative to the tightening camps of science and religion in a social environment that nurtured magical beliefs.

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Modernism and the OccultModernism and the Occult



... and the diminution of opportunities for adventure and heroism in the modern world'. Comparing the Theosophical and occultist vogues, he continues: 'In the romances of Stevenson, Haggard, Kipling, Doyle, Bram Stoker, and .

Author: John Bramble

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137465788

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This study of modernism's high imperial, occult-exotic affiliations presents many well-known figures from the period 1880-1960 in a new light. Modernism and the Occult traces the history of modernist engagement with 'irregular', heterodox and imported knowledge.

Daimon and PharmakonDaimon and Pharmakon



The book contains sections on history, theory, practice, New Spiritual and Esoteric Movements, and future models of study and approach. DAIMON AND PHARMAKON is Book 5 in the 'Western Esotericism in Context' seies by Three Hands Press.

Author: Daniel A. Schulke

Publisher: Three Hands Press

ISBN: 1945147253

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DAIMON and PHARMAKON contains thirteen cutting-edge essays on the contribution of psychoactive substances to occult traditions, by contemporary authors on subculture and esotericism. The book will be of interest to students of Entheogens, Occultism, Comparative Religions, Psychedelia, and the Noetic Sciences. The essays included examine the role of chemically-altered consciousness in spirituality, particularly in secret traditions of magic and occultism, and focus especially on Western esoteric traditions such as Thelema, Witchcraft, and lodge-based magical orders. Sections on History, Theory, Practice, and Influence of psychoactives and the occult are also provided.

A Science for the SoulA Science for the Soul



In A Science for the Soul, historian Corinna Treitel explores the appeal and significance of German occultism in all its varieties between the 1870s and the 1940s, locating its dynamism in the nation's struggle with modernization and the ...

Author: Corinna Treitel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801878128

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In A Science for the Soul, historian Corinna Treitel explores the appeal and significance of German occultism in all its varieties between the 1870s and the 1940s, locating its dynamism in the nation's struggle with modernization and the public's dissatisfaction with scientific materialism. Occultism, Treitel notes, served as a bridge between traditional religious beliefs and the values of an increasingly scientific, secular, and liberal society. Drawing on a wealth of archival materials, Treitel describes the individuals and groups who participated in the occult movement, reconstructs their organizational history, and examines the economic and social factors responsible for their success. Building on this foundation, Treitel turns to the question of how Germans used the occult in three realms of practice: Theosophy, where occult studies were used to achieve spiritual enlightenment the arts, where occult states of consciousness fueled the creative process of avant-garde painters, writers, and dancers and the applied sciences, where professionals in psychology, law enforcement, engineering, and medicine employed occult techniques to solve characteristic problems of modernity. In conclusion, Treitel considers the conflicting meanings occultism held for contemporaries by focusing on the anti-spiritualist campaigns mounted by the national press, the Protestant and Catholic Churches, local and national governments, and the Nazi regime, which after years of alternating between affinity and antipathy for occultism, finally crushed the movement by 1945.