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 Levi and the French Occult Revival.

Bookmarking and posting here to add touchstone: Alice marked it as to-read Mar 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This topic is currently marked as “dormant”—the last message is more than 90 days old.

Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

It is often borne from equal measures hhe hope, desperation, disgust, and ennui. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Mvmontgomery rated it really liked it Nov 30, A toast to the magus! Will Elliott marked it as to-read Apr 06, The SUNY books are generally of high quality.

Simon Gray added it Jun 03, Today is the anniversary of the death of Llevi Louis Constant a. During his time there, he seems to have influenced occult orders in the region.

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Madeleine rated it really liked it Dec 27, Owen Owen rated it liked it Aug 19, These errors seem to be carried over from the previous Rider edition of the book. Sunrise marked it as to-read Nov 26, Alexandra Son rated it really liked it Jul 06, We meet many of his confidants, frehch, and even enemies in the guise of renegade Satanists and the occasional charlatan.


Its central focus is Levi himselfwould-be priest, revolutionary socialist, utopian visionary, artist, poet and, above all, author of a number of seminal books on magic and occultism This classic study of the French magician Eliphas Levi and reival occult revival in France is at last available again after being out of print and highly sought after for many years. He tends to reference people by name several times before introducing them in the text, and some narrative strains are simply dropped.

Rodney fgench it really liked it Jul 25, To anyone who is seeking a highly readable survey of this formative era in occultism can do no better than to look here. It is largely thanks to Levi, for example, that the Tarot is so widely used today as a divinatory method and a system of esoteric symbolism.

It is invaluable to have it back in circulation and easily available in print and e-reader formats from the SUNY Press. Want to Read saving…. Paperback2nd Editionpages. Concurrent to the development of the various occult orders, McIntosh spends a great deal of time tracing the history and development of the tarot as we know it today.


Daimon-HS8 marked it as to-read Jul 27, 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. Emilly Valle marked it as to-read Jan 13, Lists with This Book. Open Preview See a Problem?

LibraryThing Tue topics Hot topics Book discussions. Mike Seaman rated it liked it Sep 07, He designed the original goat pentagram, which first appeared in the book La Clef de la Magie Noirein Quincunx marked it as to-read Sep 03, Levi smoking opium on his deathbed.

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

Following the French Revolution and rise of the Enlightenment, McIntosh examines how the cultural consciousness of France was torn between mystery and mimesis. Alexandra added it Aug 16, The reprint is part of that publisher’s series. Throughout the book, the notion that the occult and revolution are ths linked becomes clear. Looks promising, so thanks for posting here.