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The history of magic : including a clear and precise exposition of its procedure, its rites and its mysteries

Author: Éliphas Lévi; Arthur Edward Waite; Mahmoud Saba
Publisher: London : William Rider & Son, 1913.
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lévi, Éliphas, 1810-1875.
History of magic.
London, W. Rider & Son, 1913
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Éliphas Lévi; Arthur Edward Waite; Mahmoud Saba
OCLC Number: 4751402
Notes: "Opus hierarchicum et catholicum (Definition of the Great Work according to Heinrich Khunrath)."
Description: xxxvi, 535, [1] pages : frontispiece, plates, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Book I: The Derivations of Magic. Fabulous sources --
Magic of the Magi --
Magic in India --
Hermetic magic --
Magic in Greece --
Mathematical magic of Pythagoras --
The holy Kabalah. Book II: Formation and Development of Dogmas. Primitive symbolism of history --
Mysticism --
Initiations and ordeals --
The magic of public worship --
Mysteries of virginity --
Superstitions --
Magical monuments. Book III: Divine Synthesis and Realisation of Magia by the Christian Revelation. Christ accused of magic by the Jews --
The witness of magic to Christianity --
The devil --
The last pagans --
Legends --
Some Kabalistic paintings and sacred emblems --
Philosophers of the Alexandrian school. Book IV: Magic and Civilisation. Magic among barbarians --
Influence of women --
The Salic laws against sorcerers --
Legends of the reign of Charlemagne --
Magicians --
Some famous prosecutions --
Superstitions relating to the devil. Book V: The Adepts and the Priesthood. Priests and popes accused of magic --
The appearance of the Bohemian nomads --
Legend and history of Raymund Lully --
On certain alchemists --
Some famous sorcerers and magicians --
Some magical prosecutions --
The magical origin of freemasonry. Book VI: Magic and the Revolution. Remarkable authors of the eighteenth century --
Traumatic personalities of the eighteenth century --
Prophecies of Cazotte --
The French Revolution --
Phenomena of mediomania --
The German Illuminati --
Empire and resoration. Book VII: Magic in the Nineteenth Century. Magnetic mystics and materialists --
Hallucinations --
Mesmerists and somnambulists --
The Fantastic side of magical literature --
Some private recollections of the writer --
The occult sciences.
Other Titles: Histoire de la magie.
Responsibility: by Éliphas Lévi (Alphonse Louis Constant) ... Translated with a preface and notes by Arthur Edward Waite.


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