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Occult Paris: The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque

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Description for Occult Paris: The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque Hardback. How fin-de-siecle Paris became the locus for the most intense revival of magical practices and doctrines since the Renaissance Num Pages: 528 pages, Includes 16-page color insert and 160 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; HBTB; VXW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 165 x 308 x 37. Weight in Grams: 882.
During Paris's Belle Epoque (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 Epoque, Tobias Churton shows how a wide variety of Theosophists, Rosicrucians, Martinists, Freemasons, Gnostics, and neo-Cathars called fin-de-siecle Paris home. He examines the precise interplay of occultists Josephin Peladan, Papus, Stanislas de Guaita, and founder of the modern Gnostic Church Jules Doinel, along ... Read more

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About Tobias Churton
Tobias Churton is Britain's leading scholar of Western Esotericism, a world authority on Gnosticism, Hermeticism, and Rosicrucianism. An Honorary Fellow of Exeter University, where he is a faculty lecturer, he holds a master's degree in Theology from Brasenose College, Oxford, and is the author of many books, including Gnostic Philosophy and Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin. He lives in ... Read more

Reviews for Occult Paris: The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque
Tobias Churton brings this amazing era to life. Gnostics, Free Masons, Rosicrucians, Hermetics...The echos of Paris' Belle Epoque is still heard in cultural and spiritual movements today.
The Echo
No one can evoke the feel of a place and an era like Tobias Churton! This is Paris in the Belle Epoque, but behind the city of ... Read more

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