The History of Magic: Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, its Rites and its Mysteries

The History of Magic: Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, its Rites and its Mysteries

by Eliphas Levi

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The History of Magic: Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, its Rites and its Mysteries by Eliphas Levi

mention in blurb that original French edition also available in CLC (double-check at time)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108062039
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 614
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the English translation; Introduction; Part I. The Derivations of Magic: 1. Fabulous sources; 2. Magic of the magi; 3. Magic in India; 4. Hermetic magic; 5. Magic in Greece; 6. Mathematical magic of Pythagoras; 7. The holy Kabalah; Part II. Formation and Development of Dogmas: 1. Primitive symbolism of history; 2. Mysticism; 3. Initiations and ordeals; 4. The magic of public worship; 5. Mysteries of virginity; 6. Superstitions; 7. Magical monuments; Part III. Divine Synthesis and Realisation of Magia by the Christian Revelation: 1. Christ accused of magic by the Jews; 2. The witness of magic to Christianity; 3. The devil; 4. The last pagans; 5. Legends; 6. Some kabalistic paintings and sacred emblems; 7. Philosophers of the Alexandrian schools; Part IV. Magic and Civilisation: 1. Magic among barbarians; 2. Influence of women; 3. The Salic laws against sorcerers; 4. Legends of the reign of Charlemagne; 5. Magicians; 6. Some famous prosecutions; 7. Superstitions relating to the devil; Part V. The adepts and the priesthood: 1. Priests and popes accused of magic; 2. Appearance of the Bohemian nomads; 3. Legend and history of Raymund Lully; 4. On certain alchemists; 5. Some famous sorcerers and magicians; 6. Some magical prosecutions; 7. The magical origin of Freemasonry; Part VI. Magic and the Revolution: 1. Remarkable authors of the eighteenth century; 2. Thaumaturgic personalities of the eighteenth century; 3. Prophecies of Cazotte; 4. The French revolution; 5. Phenomena of mediomania; 6. The German illuminati; 7. Empire and restoration; Part VII. Magic in the Nineteenth Century: 1. Magnetic mystics and materialists; 2. Hallucinations; 3. Mesmerists and somnambulists; 4. The fantastic side of magical literature; 5. Some private recollections of the writer; 6. The occult sciences; 7. Summary and conclusions; Appendix; Index.

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