Magic: A History of Its Rites, Rituals, and Mysteries (Dover by Éliphas Lévi,A. E. Waite

By Éliphas Lévi,A. E. Waite

"The so much arresting, enjoyable, and amazing of all experiences at the subject." — Arthur Edward Waite
A nice paintings of literature in addition to a pioneering vintage of occultism, this voluminous historic survey lines the roots and manifestations of magic throughout the a long time as a mystery culture persisting from distant instances. writer Éliphas Lévi, pseudonym of Alphonse Louis consistent (1810-75), was once a pace-setter of the French occult revival, a religious instructor and magus who's this present day thought of by means of a few to be a founder of the recent Age circulate. one in every of his such a lot gorgeous (and unique) revelations connects the Kabbalah with the Tarot, hence supporting to encourage the continued fascination with the symbols of either, and their correspondences with one another. during this 1860 paintings, Lévi's discussions comprise issues that proceed to intrigue smooth readers, topics as likely disparate because the mathematical magic of Pythagoras, magical monuments, magic and Christianity, the satan, the Knights Templar, alchemy, the illuminati, hallucinations, etc which are both alluring.
The first a part of the ebook explains the rules underlying magical operations, whereas the second one half addresses the particular ritual and perform of transcendent magic. an important source for the library of a person attracted to mysticism and the occult sciences, this influential paintings seems right here in its first English translation (from the unique French) by means of the celebrated student and co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, A. E. Waite.

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