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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The reprint is part of that publisher’s series. Following the French Revolution and rise of the Enlightenment, McIntosh examines how the cultural consciousness of France was torn between mystery and mimesis. To anyone who is seeking a highly readable survey of this anf era in occultism can do rfench better than to look here.

Philip Saenger rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Claudia Dawson rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Karen Alvizo marked it as to-read Aug 11, Concurrent to the development revkval the various occult orders, McIntosh spends a great deal of time tracing the history and development of the tarot as we know it today.

Bookmarking and posting here to add touchstone: This topic is currently marked as “dormant”—the last message is more than 90 days old. This intersectionality between class, politics, and the occult seems particular to the French revival compared to its, comparatively, less political Victorian English counterpart.


Ellery Beard rated it it was ok Jan 17, Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival. Your use of the site and revivsl is subject to these policies and terms. 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. David Young marked it as to-read Feb 15, Fernando Fernandes rated it really liked it May 10, Ibrahim marked it as to-read Aug 14, We meet rvival of his confidants, friends, and even enemies in the guise of renegade Satanists and the occasional charlatan.

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Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

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Keith marked it as to-read Mar 03, Sophia marked it as to-read Jul 23, Mike Seaman rated it liked it Sep 07, Particularly interesting is Anton Mesmerthe founder of Mesmerism whose theories of fluids and their influence found many adherents among the esotericists of France kccult abroad. Noted French prestidigitator Robert Houdin… not Houdini! Alice marked it as to-read Mar 22, Lists with This Book.


Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

France was the perfect ecosystem for such a range of mystical and political entities to come to life during the tumultuous hundred years between the revolution and the late nineteenth century. The magicians of the Golden Dawn were strongly ths by him, and Aleister Crowley even believed himself to be Levi’s reincarnation.

Daimon-HS8 marked it as to-read Jul 27, The founders of the great occult orders have all acknowledged a debt to the French draughtsman, former cleric, philosopher, and occult scholar. Alexandra Son rated it really liked it Jul 06, GabrielleD rated it really liked it Nov 09, Anthony rated it really liked it Jun 18, Bookshelf rated it liked it Jul 27, Alexandra added it Aug frencu, Paperback2nd Editionpages.

Even the novelist Joris Karl Huysmans would find himself enmeshed in the drama.

Looks promising, so thanks for posting here. Mighty rated it really liked it Oct 15, Divided into three sections, the book begins by laying the foundations of its narrative in the pre-revolutionary cults of ceremonial magicians and the 18th century rise of Freemasonry.

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