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ePub History of Magic download
Author:
Eliphas Levi
ISBN13:
978-0877280774
ISBN:
0877280770
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Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser; First Edition edition (June 1, 1981)
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Subcategory:
Occult & Paranormal
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1940 kb
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1997 kb
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Alphonse Louis Constant, better know by his pen name Eliphas Levi, was a master of the traditional Rosicrucian interpretation of the Kabbalah.

Alphonse Louis Constant, better know by his pen name Eliphas Levi, was a master of the traditional Rosicrucian interpretation of the Kabbalah. He was born in France in 1810, and through the offices of the parish priest, was educated for the church at SaintSulpice. He was later expelled from seminary for teaching doctrines contrary to those of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1824 Levi began studying the occult sciences, and wrote about magic and the Kabbalah for the next three decades.

Eliphas Levi - The History of Magic (4. MB). Book downloads: 1067. In this book, Levi traces Western magic from its origins in the ancient world to the nineteenth-century occult revival.

The History of Magic book. You know the kinds of books discussed in Foucault's Pendulum, where they try to tie together all secrets and mysteries, but just make a profound jumble? This is one of those kinds of books. He's interested in the kaballah, heiroglyphics, alchemy, miraculous events, sorcerors, the tarot, gypsies, the Rosicrucians, animal magnetism, anything arcane.

First published in 1913, this classic text is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism

First published in 1913, this classic text is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism. The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism, Mysticism, Oracles, Magical Monuments, Magic and Christianity, Pagan Magic, Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, Sorcerers, Magic and Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and more. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The History of Magic - Eliphas Lévi. The period from 1850-forty years after Lévi's birth-to the turn of the century was teeming with works on all aspects of occultism.

The history of magic, Éliphas Lévi : Translated by A. E. Waite, Foreword by Donald Weiser, p. c. cm. Originally publsihed: London : Rider, 1913.

The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism . First published in 1913, this classic text is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism.

The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism, Mysticism, Oracles, Magical Monuments, Magic and Christianity, Pagan Magic, Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, Sorcerers, Magic and Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and more.

The History of Magic (Paperback). Eliphas Levi (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

Eliphas Levi, Arthur Edward Waite.

First published in 1913, this classic text is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism. The contents include: Magic of the Magi, Magic in Ancient Greece, the Kabalah, Primitive Symbolism, Mysticism, Oracles, Magical Monuments, Magic and Christianity, Pagan Magic, Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems, Sorcerers, Magic and Freemasonry, the Illuminati, and more. Illustrated.
  • At some point, all religions had a beginning. Eliphas Levi, in fact, believed they all came from the same place. In The History of Magic, he discusses the origins of many of the world's schools of mysticism and occult ideologies, as well as how he claims they deviated from the sole source of true religion. As the title would suggest, it's more of an overview of numerous sub-topics than an instructional or dogmatic volume.

    ln my opinion, the first 160 pages or so contain the book's richest information, speaking in simpler language and laying down essential facets of Levi's occult belief system. Some of the cuts l particularly like include: 'Woe therefore to those who would employ natural powers in the service of injustice, since Nature is just and her reactions are terrible.' 'Black magic may be defined as the art of inducing artificial mania in ourselves and in others; but it is also and above all the science of poisoning.' 'To say there is no God, or to define what he is, constitutes equal blasphemy. Every definition of God hazarded by human intelligence is a recipe of religious empiricism, out of which superstition will subsequently extract a devil.'

    The latter half of the chapters become more detailed and anecdotal in nature. Here, we read stories and legends of famous and/or higher profile characters involved in the sphere of occultism: alchemists, sorcerers, madmen and reckless profaners of sacred magic rites. Gilles de Raiz, Rudolf II Holy Roman Emperor, Paracelsus and the Knights Templar are some of the cases examined. Often these people would meet terrible ends, due to events which are open to interpretation. The author, however, tends to stress that the mishandling of the absolute powers that be will always come with a dear cost, in various forms.

    lf you've read Transcendental Magic: Doctrine/Ritual, and you still have nightmares about how hard it was to read at times, this book should be somewhat of a relief. l find Levi's wording to be remarkably more easy to deal with here. There are footnotes throughout by the translator A.E. Waite, often disputing Levi's historical accuracy or contrasting his opinions. Most of these aren't very noteworthy, but some of them take up half the page.
    l think this is a good volume on the occult, written by a foremost author of that genre. ln the summary and conclusion, the writer does return to his interstellar, word-salad style and loses me a bit. Nevertheless, l enjoyed and recommend this book for some ideas of where occultism came from.

  • Anything written by Papus is worthy of admiration, as Eliphas is the authentic authority in transcendental magic and its applications were he always discloses secretive initiation rituals of profound wisdom. Other lore ceremonial secrets may be examined with the infamous book, Secret Societies Exposed!

  • This book was interesting, but the Kindle version was a bit of a mess.
    I had to make notes in order to read through all of what appears to be scanner artifacts throughout the book.

    That said, this is not so much a reflection of the nook itself (which I purchased as more of a curiosity than anything else) but perhaps of the haste of production.

    I might recommend this to others for the same reasons I got it for myself, but I would be inclined to recommend the printed version in the hoes that it might be more smoothly read.

  • Very cool book gave us a gift they were very happy and loved it very much

  • serves my purpose for what it purchased for

  • Not what I expected. Hard to read for those of limited vocabulary, enlightening material though. If your reading books catagorized as "occult" you'll be surprised at what you find here.

  • Great read. Touches the factual background of history and connects interprative nature of spirituality. Great start for anyone trying to get started with magic.

  • I received mine today. Funny, its origins were of another region's library. Ha.
    It was a great buy, I am most excited; and finally, it comes from an amazing writer who( if you understand his prose) captivates you into believing, as he does.
    Eliphas Lèvi is an exceptional writer, who, not only enlightens, but also encourages process.
    Take care to enjoy the book, as much as I the book and its author.