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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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Karen Alvizo marked it as to-read Aug 11, In English language surveys of the occult revival, there is a decided focus on the Victorian manifestations of Rosicrucianism.

Lists with This Book. These errors seem to be carried over from the previous Rider edition of the book. It is largely thanks to Levi, for example, that the Tarot is so widely used today as a divinatory method and a system of esoteric symbolism.

Ellery Beard rated it it was ok Jan 17, 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.

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Pasqually created what might frwnch considered the first modern ceremonial magical order as well as being the father of the esoteric strain of Freemasonry known as Martinism. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Throughout the book, the notion that the occult and revolution are inexorably linked becomes clear. Madeleine rated it really liked it Dec 27, Guntars Reboks added it Mar 13, Mighty rated it really liked it Oct 15, Emilly Valle marked it as to-read Jan 13, I have read two other biographies of Levi; neither of them match McIntosh in terms of content or clarity.

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Bookshelf rated it liked it Jul 27, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 This classic study of the French magician Eliphas Levi and occuly occult revival in France is at last available again after being out of print and highly sought after for many years.

France was the perfect ecosystem for such a range of ldvi and political entities to come to life during the tumultuous hundred years between the revolution and the late nineteenth century.

Noted French prestidigitator Robert Houdin… not Houdini! In reality, his work is far more nuanced than mere satanic posturing. No trivia or quizzes yet.

“Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival” by Christopher McIntosh

Return to Book Page. Alexandra Son rated it really liked it Jul 06, He designed the original goat pentagram, which first appeared in the book La Clef de la Magie Noirein You can revive it by posting a reply.

A toast to the magus! He died in the Caribbean on the island of Saint-Domingue now known as Haiti. Open Preview See a Problem? Crazyarms marked it as to-read Jun 14, This intersectionality between class, politics, and the occult seems particular to the French revival compared to its, comparatively, less political Victorian English counterpart. elihpas

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Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival

Esoteric orders flourish when the old orders are shown to be crumbling, when established power shows its weakness, and the people glimpse something more between the cracks in the walls.

Daimon-HS8 marked it as to-read Jul 27, Your review is blocked for me at work, so I’ll plan to circle back when at home.

The magicians of the Golden Dawn were strongly influenced by him, and Aleister Crowley even believed himself to be Levi’s reincarnation. Books by Christopher McIntosh. Even in the throes of an anti-monarchist and anti-clerical revolt, the people seemed to long for and deeply need both mystery and ceremony. Madeleine 2 elenchus Edited: May 31, Following the French Revolution and rise of the Enlightenment, McIntosh examines how the cultural consciousness of France was torn between mystery and mimesis.