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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Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

I enjoyed this book so much that I started rereading it when I finished! Claudia Dawson rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Crazyarms marked it as to-read Jun 14, To anyone who is seeking a highly readable survey of this formative era in occultism can do no better than to look here. Osiris Oliphant rated it really liked it Feb 27, This intersectionality between class, politics, and the occult seems particular to the Occcult revival compared to its, comparatively, less political Victorian English counterpart.

David Young marked it as to-read Feb 15, During his time there, he seems to have influenced occult tne in the region.

Sophia marked it as to-read Jul 23, Alice marked it as to-read Mar 22, Julio Aguilar marked it as to-read Dec 16, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He tends to reference people by name several times before introducing them in the text, and some narrative strains are simply dropped. The goat pentagram was first designed by de Guaita.


Rodney rated it really liked it Jul 25, About This topic is occuult marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic. Sunrise marked it as to-read Nov 26, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Particularly interesting is Anton Mesmerthe founder of Mesmerism whose theories of fluids and their influence found many adherents among the esotericists of France and abroad. Books by Christopher McIntosh.

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

The magicians of the Golden Dawn were strongly influenced by him, and Aleister Crowley even believed himself to be Levi’s reincarnation. These people were avatars of a set of traditions which are now seen as an important part of the western heritage and which are gaining increasing attention in the academy.

Anthony rated it really liked it Jun 18, Looks promising, so thanks for posting here. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Pasqually is even cited as part of the spiritual lineage of Michael Bertiaux and the Monastery of 7 Rays. Bookshelf rated it liked it Jul 27, GabrielleD rated it really liked it Nov 09, This topic is currently marked as “dormant”—the last message is more than 90 days old.

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Tomasz marked it as to-read Dec 14, LibraryThing All topics Hot topics Book discussions. The book is not only about Levi, however, but also covers the era of which he was a part and the remarkable figures who preceded and followed him – the esoteric Freemasons and Illuminati of the late 18th century, and later figures such as the Rosicrucian magus Josephin Peladan, the occultist Papus Gerard Encaussethe Counter-Pope Eugene Vintras, and the writer J.


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Your review is blocked for me at work, so I’ll plan to circle back when at home. Tara rated it liked it Sep 12, These errors seem to be carried over from the previous Rider edition of the book. He died in the Caribbean on the island of Saint-Domingue now known ocult Haiti.

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

He designed the original goat pentagram, which first appeared in the book La Clef de la Magie Noirein Will Elliott marked it as to-read Apr 06, Dr Nathan T Richards rated it really liked it Dec 22, Alex Towey marked it as to-read Feb 16, Noted French prestidigitator Robert Houdin… not Houdini!

Ibrahim marked it as to-read Aug 14, The reprint is part of that publisher’s series. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.