OCCULT. PARIS. “With Tobias Churton as the cicerone—or dare I say
psychopomp?—the reader is expertly guided in the labyrinthine world of the Occult Paris of the Belle Époque (1871–1914). This is the best introduction to the
French occult ...
Author: Tobias Churton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
How fin-de-siècle Paris became the locus for the most intense revival of magical practices and doctrines since the Renaissance • Examines the remarkable lives of occult practitioners Joséphin Peladan, Papus, Stanislas de Guaïta, Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, Jules Doinel, and others • Reveals how occult activity deeply influenced many well-known cultural movements, such as Symbolism, the Decadents, modern music, and the “psychedelic 60s” During Paris’s Belle Époque (1871-1914), many cultural movements and artistic styles flourished--Symbolism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, the Decadents--all of which profoundly shaped modern culture. Inseparable from this cultural advancement was the explosion of occult activity taking place in the City of Light at the same time. Exploring the magical, artistic, and intellectual world of the Belle Époque, Tobias Churton shows how a wide variety of Theosophists, Rosicrucians, Martinists, Freemasons, Gnostics, and neo-Cathars called fin-de-siècle Paris home. He examines the precise interplay of occultists Joséphin Peladan, Papus, Stanislas de Guaïta, and founder of the modern Gnostic Church Jules Doinel, along with lesser known figures such as Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, Paul Sédir, Charles Barlet, Edmond Bailly, Albert Jounet, Abbé Lacuria, and Lady Caithness. He reveals how the work of many masters of modern culture such as composers Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, writers Arthur Rimbaud and Charles Baudelaire, and painters Georges Seurat and Alphonse Osbert bear signs of immersion in the esoteric circles that were thriving in Paris at the time. The author demonstrates how the creative hermetic ferment that animated the City of Light in the decades leading up to World War I remains an enduring presence and powerful influence today. Where, he asks, would Aleister Crowley and all the magicians of today be without the Parisian source of so much creativity in this field? Conveying the living energy of Paris in this richly artistic period of history, Churton brings into full perspective the characters, personalities, and forces that made Paris a global magnet and which allowed later cultural movements, such as the “psychedelic 60s,” to rise from the ashes of post-war Europe.
Etteilla (pseud, for Alliette): (i) Cours théorique et pratique du livre de Thot (Paris,
1791). (ii) Etteilla, ou manière de se récréer avec un jeu de cartes (Paris, 1770). (
iii) Le Zodiaque mystérieux, ou les oracles d'Etteilla (Amsterdam and Paris, ...
Author: Christopher McIntosh
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.
TM Perverse eroticism, realized in the femme fatale own publishing concern (
Skorpio) in 1908, when Petrovskaia left Briusov (but not for good), went to Paris,
and converted to Roman Catholicism, taking the name Renata. Of interest here is
Author: Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal
Publisher: Cornell University Press
A comprehensive account of the influence of occult beliefs and doctrines on intellectual and cultural life in twentieth-century Russia.
This volume represents the first attempt to examine occult sciences as a distinct category of Byzantine intellectual culture. It is concerned with both the reality and the image of the occult sciences in Byzantium, and seeks, above all, to represent them in their social and cultural context as a historical phenomenon. The eleven essays demonstrate that Byzantium was not marginal to the scientific culture of the Middle Ages, and that the occult sciences were not marginal to the learned culture of the medieval Byzantine world.
Pound's testimony to his ignorance of Rossetti strengthens the hypothesis that he
derived his esoteric knowledge from occult circles in London (and perhaps Paris)
. There is no doubt about his contact with members of the London occult. Paris ...
Author: Leon Surette
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Literary Criticism
In The Birth of Modernism Leon Surette offers a radical revision of our understanding of high modernism. Acknowledging that current post-modern and theoretical critiques have provoked fresh examination of the high culture of the first half of this century, Surette rejects their characterization of modernism as positivistic and absolutist, despite the statements in the 1920s of modernists such as Pound, Eliot, and Joyce. He also rejects the diametrically opposed New Critical view of modernism as sceptical and relativistic. Through an explanation of both familiar and little-known theoretical writings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century - the work of Friedrich Nietzsche receives particular attention - Surette develops a portrait of modernism that demonstrates its continuity with American transcendentalism, French symbolisme, and English aestheticism. His account is, in many ways, a revival of an early view of modernism as the heir of symbolisme, but Surette documents, for the first time, the origins of modernist aesthetics in the occult. Yeats' occultism has long been acknowledged, but this is the first study to show that Pound's early intimacy with Yeats was based largely on a shared interest in the occult sciences, and that Pound's epic of the modern age, The Cantos, is a deeply occult work. To substantiate these claims Surette formulates a theory of the occult and analyses the occult speculations of several of Pound's close associates during his London years, relating these to the work of influential Continental occultists and Wagnerians. The author also examines the place of myth and mythopoeia in modernist literature. He scrutinizes the complex provenance of the theories of myth, to which modernists and their apologists appeal, and demonstrates that positive anthropology, Nietzschean philology, Wagnerian opera, symbolisme, and occultism all contribute to the theories expressed by Pound and, to some extent, to Eliot's poetry. In light of these discoveries Surette considers Pound's editing of Eliot's The Waste Land and concludes that the work's early reception as an expression of scepticism and relativism has obscured aspects of the poem that are consistent with Eliot's earlier and later piety. Pound's ruthless cutting of the manuscript, Surette asserts, was not motivated primarily by stylistic concerns, as has generally been contended in the formalist arguments of the New Critics, but by thematic considerations. It was precisely because Eliot knew Pound to be well-informed about the occult that he asked far his assistance with The Waste Land.
Paris: Sorlot, 1934. . Discours (1939-1941). Paris: Denoël, 1941. . Libres propos
sur la guerre et la paix; recueillis sur l'ordre de Martin Bormann. Préf. de R. d'
Harcourt. Version française de François Genoud, 2 vol. Paris: Flammarion, 1952.
Introduction Almost two years after the liberation of Paris, in May 1946, Breton
came home to 42, Rue Fontaine. Immediately, he instigated renewed surrealist
group sessions at the Café des Deux Magots. The addition of new blood was ...
Author: Tessel Bauduin
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
This book offers a new perspective on a long-debated issue: the role of the occult in surrealism, in particular under the leadership of French writer André Breton. Based on thorough source analysis, this study details how our understanding of occultism and esotericism, as well as of their function in Bretonian surrealism, changed significantly over time from the early 1920s to the late 1950s. -Dr Tessel M. Bauduin (1980) is a historian of art and culture. She holds a PhD in the Arts (2012) from the University of Amsterdam, and is currently affiliated with the Radboud University, Nijmegen, as a post-doctoral researcher. Her research interests include the historical avant-garde, especially Surrealism; Modernism and occulture; Modernist medievalism.
Aubrun , R . G . , Péladan ( Paris , Sansot , 1904 ) . Baldick , Robert , The Life of J
. - K . Huysmans ( Oxford , Clarendon Press , 1955 ) . A masterly work containing
a penetrating analysis of the occult influences on Huysmans . Barlet , François ...
Its eleven members, all deputies of Paris had, according to him, been acclaimed
by the people. They were: — Emmanuel Arago, Cremieux, Jules Favre, Ferry,
Gambetta, GarnierPages, GlaisBizoin, Pelletan, Picard, Rochefort, Jules Simon.
Author: Edith Queenborough
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
THIS BOOK makes no claim to literary merit. It is simply a work of research and documentation, giving evidence and facts which will help the reader in drawing his own conclusions. The book is not complete simply because it will never be complete. But for the present it is the best study of the root conditions which have led to present day subversive upheavals and the overthrow of the principles of Christian civilization. The book is a fascinating journey into the various occult traditions from the 16th century to the early 20th century and reveals secrets that have long been hidden. The author died under very mysterious circumstances and has taken much of the secrets with her into the grave. Did she find out too much? If you want to know everything about secret societies and conspiratory brotherhoods, this is yours. Be prepared for knowledge that reaches far beyond your current imagination. Excerpt from Contents: Contents: Foreword Chapter I - The Religion Of The Secret Chapter Ii - The Meaning Of Occultism Chapter Iii - Brahminism Chapter Iv - Mazdeism (Zoroastrianism) Chapter V - Confucianism And Taoism Chapter Vi - Egyptian Esoterism Chapter Vii - Judaism (The Pharisees) Chapter Viii - Orpheism And The Pagan Mysteries Chapter Ix - The Druids Chapter X - Christianity Chapter Xi - Manicheism Chapter Xii - Witchcraft Chapter Xiii - The Gnostics (The Heretics) Chapter Xiv - Lamaism Chapter Xv - The Yezidees (Devil Worshippers) Chapter Xvi - Orthodox Islam Chapter Xvii - Unorthodox Islam, The Ishmaelites. The Lodge Of Cairo Chapter Xviii - The Druses Chapter Xix - The Assassins Chapter Xx - The Knights Templar Chapter Xxi - Knights Of Malta Chapter Xxii - The Rosicrucians Chapter Xxiii - Cathares, Albigenses, Waldenses Chapter Xxiv - The Moravians Chapter Xxv - The Anabaptists Chapter Xxvi - Grand Lodge Of England (Founded 1717) Chapter Xxvii - The Gospel Of Revolution Chapter Xxviii - The Preparation Chapter Xxix - General Pepe And The " One Big Union " Chapter Xxx - Albert Pike And Giuseppe Mazzini Chapter Xxxi - Practical Politics Chapter Xxxii - Adriano Lemmi Chapter Xxxiii - The Interlocking Directorate Associations Of The 16th Century Chapter Xxxiv - The Illuminati Of Spain (Founded 1520) Chapter Xxxv - The Order Of The Jesuits (Founded 1541) Chapter Xxxvi - The Defenders (Roman Catholic) (Founded 1562) Associations Of The 17th Century Chapter Xxxvii - Ancient Order Of Hibernians (A. O. H.) (Roman Catholic) (Founded 1641) Chapter Xxxviii - Jansenism (Founded 1638) Chapter Xxxix - Camisards Of The Cevennes (Originating 1688) Associations Of The 18th Century Chapter Xl - The Rite Of Swedenborg Or Illuminati Of Stockholm (Founded 1721) Chapter Xli - Supreme Conseil And Grand Orient De France (Founded 1725) Chapter Xlii - The Convulsionaries Of St. Medard (Founded 1731) Chapter Xliii - The Royal Order Of Scotland (Founded 1750) Chapter Xliv - The Strict Observance (Founded 1751-52) Chapter Xlv - The Martinist Order (Founded 1754) Chapter Xlvi - The Illuminati Of Avignon (Founded 1760) Chapter Xlvii - Antient And Accepted Scottish Rite (America). — Chapter Xlviii - The Order Of The Mopse (Founded 1763) Chapter Xlix - The Rite Of Zinnendorf (Founded 1766) Chapter L - The Philaletes (Chercheurs De La Verite) (Founded 1773) Chapter Li - The Illuminati Of Bavaria (Founded 1776) Chapter Lii - The Tugendbund (Founded 1786) ... and much more ...
Kurt Seligmann. BIBLIOGRAPHIC 333 RÉSUMÉ Pernéty , Dom Antoine Joseph ,
Les Fables égyptiennes et grecques dévoilées , Paris , 1786 Saint - Martin ,
Claude Louis , Tableau naturel des rapports qui existent entre Dieu , l ' homme et
Author: Kurt Seligmann
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Encompassing more than five thousand years of world history, the major civilizations, and every subject related to magic and the occult, this classic primer explores every aspect of magic and the occult, from Alchemy to Zoroaster.
As the Baroness d'Oberkirch, a contemporary observer and a participant in occult
crazes in centers from Paris to Strasbourg, remarked, “Never, certainly, were
Rosicrucians, alchemists, prophets, and everything related to them so numerous
Author: Gary Lachman
Publisher: Quest Books
Category: Political Science
The gritty business of politics is not something we usually associate with the occult. But esoteric beliefs have influenced the destiny of nations since the time of ancient Egypt and China, when decisions of state were based on portents and astrology, to today, when presidents and prime ministers privately consult self-proclaimed seers. Politics and the Occult offers a lively history of this enduring phenomenon. Author and cultural pundit Gary Lachman provocativly questions whether the separation of church and state so dear to modern political philosophy should be maintained. A few of his fascinating topics include the fate of the Knights Templar and the medieval Gnostic Cathars, the occult roots of America and the French Revolution in Freemasonry, Gurdjieff and the swastika, Soviet interest in UFOs, the CIA and LSD, the Age of Aquarius, the millenarian politics that inform the struggle with Islamic terrorism, fundamentalism, and more.
It was feared that the vanquished might have taken to them for refuge, and
Prefect Gisquet was to search occult Paris while General Bugeaud swept public
Paris; a double and connected operation which exacted a double strategy on the
Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: The Floating Press
Book lovers of all ages owe it to themselves to conquer this masterwork of nineteenth-century fiction from Victor Hugo, also author of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. One hundred and fifty years after the original publication of Les Miserables, the heart-rending story of Jean Valjean, Fantine, Cosette and dozens of others of France's downtrodden and dispossessed continues to capture the imaginations of audiences around the world.
Like London, St. Petersburg, and other European capitals, the Paris of thefinde
siècle hadbeen bitten by the occultism bug. Ever since 1856, when Éliphas Lévi
invented modern occultism withthe publication of Dogme etrituel dela
Author: Gary Lachman
Publisher: Quest Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Explorers of occult mysteries and the edges of consciousness change the way we view not only the nature of reality, but also our deepest sense of self. Insightful author Gary Lachman presents punchy, enlightening, and intriguing biographies of some of the most influential esoteric luminaries in recent history. His 16 subjects include Swedish mystical scientist Emanuel Swedenborg; H. P. Blavatsky, Russian cofounder of the Theosophical Society; Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who inspired the Waldorf School of education; Swiss visionary C. G. Jung, founder of depth psychology; notorious English ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley; Russian esotericist P. D. Ouspensky, explicator of Gurdjieff’s early works; and British psychic artist Dion Fortune, who was influential in the modern revival of magical arts.
Most occult philosophers ofthe Renaissance were interested in the art of memory
and it would be surprising if Agrippa were an exception. At anyrate, it wasfrom
Agrippa's ... A centreof occultist influence in Paris was formed by Jacques
Author: F A Yates
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Brooke , John L . “ Alchymical Experiments : Divining , Alchemy , Counterfeiting
and Religion in Eighteenth Century America . ” Paper delivered at 3rd
Colloquium on “ Occult , Magic and Witchcraft in American Culture , ” Paris , 1987
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Though he debunks bohemia , Twain seems to accept the existence of an occult Paris . In the Morgue he sees “ patrician vestments , hacked and stabbed and
stained with red , ” 92 and he notices in the Faubourg Saint - Antoine those
Author: Jean Méral
Category: Literary Criticism
Meral explores the ways in which Paris constitutes an authentic literary subject and analyzes the differing responses to the city of such American writers as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Pasos, and Henry Miller. Central is that idea that, although literary Paris reflects the changing fortunes of real Paris, the Paris depicted remains a uniquely American one because the heroes of the works are expatriate Americans, who apprehend the city through a foreign sensibility. Originally published in 1989. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Origins of the Occult Tarot Michael Dummett, Ronald Decker, Thierry Depaulis.
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However, his cos- mology was largely derived from Western European occult
sources and has much in common with the ... In Russia, these were Western
European occultism, especially Theosophy, and ballet; in Paris, occultism, lit-
Author: James R Lewis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The scientific, historic, and popular basis behind the ancient art of astrology is explored in this comprehensive reference. The guide also includes a table of astrological glyphs and abbreviations, a section on casting a chart, and a chapter that explains and interprets every planet in every house and sign.