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The History of Magic
Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, its Rites and its Mysteries

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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108062039

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108062039
    • length: 614 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the English translation
    Introduction
    Part I. The Derivations of Magic:
    1. Fabulous sources
    2. Magic of the magi
    3. Magic in India
    4. Hermetic magic
    5. Magic in Greece
    6. Mathematical magic of Pythagoras
    7. The holy Kabalah
    Part II. Formation and Development of Dogmas:
    1. Primitive symbolism of history
    2. Mysticism
    3. Initiations and ordeals
    4. The magic of public worship
    5. Mysteries of virginity
    6. Superstitions
    7. Magical monuments
    Part III. Divine Synthesis and Realisation of Magia by the Christian Revelation:
    1. Christ accused of magic by the Jews
    2. The witness of magic to Christianity
    3. The devil
    4. The last pagans
    5. Legends
    6. Some kabalistic paintings and sacred emblems
    7. Philosophers of the Alexandrian schools
    Part IV. Magic and Civilisation:
    1. Magic among barbarians
    2. Influence of women
    3. The Salic laws against sorcerers
    4. Legends of the reign of Charlemagne
    5. Magicians
    6. Some famous prosecutions
    7. Superstitions relating to the devil
    Part V. The adepts and the priesthood:
    1. Priests and popes accused of magic
    2. Appearance of the Bohemian nomads
    3. Legend and history of Raymund Lully
    4. On certain alchemists
    5. Some famous sorcerers and magicians
    6. Some magical prosecutions
    7. The magical origin of Freemasonry
    Part VI. Magic and the Revolution:
    1. Remarkable authors of the eighteenth century
    2. Thaumaturgic personalities of the eighteenth century
    3. Prophecies of Cazotte
    4. The French revolution
    5. Phenomena of mediomania
    6. The German illuminati
    7. Empire and restoration
    Part VII. Magic in the Nineteenth Century:
    1. Magnetic mystics and materialists
    2. Hallucinations
    3. Mesmerists and somnambulists
    4. The fantastic side of magical literature
    5. Some private recollections of the writer
    6. The occult sciences
    7. Summary and conclusions
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Author

    Éliphas Lévi

    Translator

    Arthur Edward Waite

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