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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Jordan Harrington marked it as to-read Feb 28, Refresh and try again. Karen Alvizo marked it as to-read Aug 11, Books by Christopher McIntosh.

May 31, Francisco marked it as to-read Jul 15, This topic is currently marked as “dormant”—the elipjas message is more than 90 days old. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lfvi enjoyed this book so much that I started rereading it when I finished! Against this historical backdrop, we meet a diverse cast of vibrant characters like Martinez de PasquallyEtteillaCagliostroand Comte de St.

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Crazyarms marked it as to-read Jun 14, Anthony rated it really liked it Jun 18, Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival.

Emilly Valle marked it as to-read Jan 13, Throughout the book, the notion that the occult and revolution are inexorably linked becomes clear. In English language surveys of the occult revival, there is a decided focus on the Victorian elipphas of Rosicrucianism. These men were members of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, the precursor group to the more widely known Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. David Young marked it as to-read Feb 15, During his time eliphax, he seems to have influenced occult orders in the region.


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It is often borne from equal measures of hope, desperation, disgust, and ennui. This intersectionality between class, politics, and the occult seems particular to the French revival compared to its, comparatively, less political Victorian English counterpart.

These people were avatars occu,t a set of traditions which are now seen as an important part of the western heritage and which are gaining increasing attention in the academy. 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.

This connection to Martinez de Pasqually and the Martinists can be felt across the diasporic practices of the Caribbean and South America, from Voudu to Umbanda. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. LibraryThing All topics Hot topics Book discussions.

Tara rated it liked it Sep 12, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He died in the Caribbean on the island of Saint-Domingue now known as Haiti. Lists with This Book.

The Chapel of the Abyss members 6, messages You must be a member of this group to post. Huysmans, whose work drew strongly on occult themes. Noted French prestidigitator Robert Houdin… not Houdini!

Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

Search anything and hit enter. Keith marked it as to-read Mar 03, Even the novelist Joris Karl Huysmans would find himself enmeshed in the drama.


The book is not only about Levi, however, but also covers the era of which he was a part and the remarkable figures who preceded and followed him – the esoteric Freemasons and Illuminati of the late 18th century, and later figures such as the Rosicrucian magus Josephin Peladan, the occultist Papus Gerard Encaussethe Counter-Pope Eugene Vintras, and the writer J.

Dr Nathan T Richards rated it really liked it Dec 22, 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.

Esoteric orders flourish when the old orders are shown to be crumbling, when established power shows its weakness, and the people glimpse something more between the cracks in the walls.

Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival

We also meet his successor Etteilla, who published his own methods of divination called cartonomancy not to be confused with cartomancy. We meet many of his confidants, friends, and even enemies in the guise of renegade Satanists and the occasional charlatan. Alex Towey marked it as to-read Feb 16, Mighty rated it really liked it Oct 15, Mike Seaman rated it liked it Sep 07,