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e-Book The History of Magic: Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of Its Procedure, Its Rites and Its Mysteries (Rider pocket editions) download

e-Book The History of Magic: Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of Its Procedure, Its Rites and Its Mysteries (Rider pocket editions) download

by Eliphas Levi and Arthur Edward Waite

ISBN: 0091500419
ISBN13: 978-0091500412
Language: English
Publisher: Rider; New Ed edition (1982)
Pages: 384
Category: Occult and Paranormal
Subategory: Religion

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The history of magic : including a clear . First published in French, this work by Éliphas Lévi (1810-75) was translated into English by occult historian Arthur Waite in 1913.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The history of magic : including a clear and precise exposition of its procedure, its rites and its mysteries. In this book, Lévi traces Western magic from its origins in the ancient world to the nineteenth-century occult revival.

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The History of Magic book. First published in 1913, an invaluable source book that includes clear and precise exposition on procedures, rites, and occult mysteries

The History of Magic book. First published in 1913, an invaluable source book that includes clear and precise exposition on procedures, rites, and occult mysteries. Every aspect of esoteric doctrine and practice is exhaustively dealt with and every authority cited.

The task has been undertaken still less in the interests of any who may have other - that is to say, direct occult - reasons for acquaintance' with ' its procedure, its rites and its mysteries.

The original illustrations are included and portraits of the author. Jlondon william rider & son, limited. The task has been undertaken still less in the interests of any who may have other - that is to say, direct occult - reasons for acquaintance' with ' its procedure, its rites and its mysteries. I have no object in providing unwary and foolish seekers with material of this kind, and it so happens that the present History does not fulfil the promise of its sub-title in these respects, or at least to any extent that they would term practical in their folly. Lévi, Eliphas, 1810-1875; Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942. London : W. Rider & Son. Collection. Brigham Young University. Harold B. Lee Library.

Synopsis: Including a clear & precise exposition of its procedure, its rites & its mysteries. Book Description: First published in French, this work by Éliphas Lévi (1810-75) was translated into English by occult historian Arthur Waite in 1913.

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First published in 1913, "The History of Magic" is an invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism by E. Lévi. liphas Lévi (8 February 1810 - 31 May 1875) was a French author of the occult and ceremonial magician. Other notable works by this author include "L'assomption de la femme" ("The Assumption of Woman") (1841), "La mère de Dieu" ("The Mother of God") (1844), and "Le livre des Larmes" ("The Book of Tears") (1845).

Waite, Arthur Edward, 1857-1942.

Comments:
Garne
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.

Xlisiahal
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!

Clandratha
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.

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

Vetibert
serves my purpose for what it purchased for

lolike
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.

Steelraven
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.

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