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Histoire de la Magie

Histoire de la Magie
Avec une Exposition Claire et Précise de ses Procédés, de ses Rites et de ses Mystères


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108027304

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  • First published in 1860, Éliphas Lévi's history of magic follows in the wake of his enormously successful Dogme et Ritual de la Haute Magie, which first appeared in 1854. In this book, the French occultist and alleged magician offers a thoroughly comprehensive survey of the idea of 'magic' in Western history, from its origins in Indian, Greek, cabalistic and hermetic traditions to the latest developments in nineteenth-century occult philosophy, as well as his own private recollections of his experience with magic. Lévi is adamant in his treatment of magic as a serious science and one compatible with Christianity, encouraging his readers to see magic as the reconciliation point between faith and reason, science and belief, authority and liberty. Extending to almost six hundred pages and with numerous illustrations, this book should appeal to those interested in the nineteenth-century obsession with mysticism and the occult.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108027304
    • length: 618 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 18 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Livre I. Les Origines Magiques:
    1. Origines fabuleuses
    2. Magie des mages
    3. Magie dans l'Inde
    4. Magie hermétique
    5. Magie en Grèce
    6. Magie mathématicienne de Pythagore
    7. Le sainte kabbale
    Livre II. Formation et Réalisation du Dogme:
    1. Symbolisme primitif de l'histoire
    2. Le mysticisme
    3. Initiations et épreuves
    4. Magie du culte publie
    5. Mystères de la virginité
    6. Des superstitions
    7. Monumenets magiques
    Livre III. Synthèse et Réalisation Divine du Magisme par la Révélation Chrétienne:
    1. Christ accusé de magie
    2. Vérité du christianisme par la magie
    3. Du diable
    4. Les dernier païens
    5. Les légendes
    6. Peintures kabbalistiques
    7. École d'Alexandrie
    Livre IV. La Magie et la Civilisation:
    1. Magie chez les Barbares
    2. Influence des femmes
    3. Lois saliques contre les sorciers
    4. Légendes de Charlemagne
    5. Magiciens
    6. Procès célèbres
    7. Superstitions relatives au diable
    Livre V. Les Adeptes et le Sacerdoce:
    1. Prêtres et papes accusés de magie
    2. Apparition des Bohémiens nomades
    3. Légende et histoire de Raymond Lulle
    4. Alchimistes
    5. Sorciers et magiciens célèbres
    6. Procès de magie
    7. Origines magiques de la maçonnerie
    Livre VI. La Magie et la Révolution:
    1. Auteurs remarquables du XVIIIe siècle
    2. Personnage merveilleux du XVIIIe siècle
    3. Prophéties de Cazotte
    4. Révolution française
    5. Phénomènes de médiiomanie
    6. Les illuminés d'Allemagne
    7. Empire et restauration
    Livre VII. La Magie au XIXe Siècle:
    1. Les magnétiseurs mystiques et les matérialistes
    2. Des hallucinations
    3. Les magnétiseurs et les somnamnules
    4. Les fantaisistes en magie
    5. Souvenirs intimes de l'auteur
    6. Des sciences occultes
    7. Résumé et conclusion

  • Author

    Éliphas Lévi

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