The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca

The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca

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Explore the occult from ancient times to the modern day with one of its most respected scholars and practitioners.
Take an enlightening journey through occult history, exploring 100 dramatic incidents, arcane knowledge, and key historical figures from around the world. John Michael Greer delves into two millennia of tradition, from the earliest alchemists to pagan rituals; from the Philosopher’s Stone to Cabala, the first tarot, and the Knights Templar; and from the first horoscopes to fortune-telling trials and the birth of modern witchcraft, or Wicca. Each entry features a stunning image or intriguing item of ephemera.

Title:The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781454925774
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    The Occult Book: A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca Reviews

  • Kenneth

    This is the bathroom book of the occult. It is a series of short entries about the major figures and movements in Western Occultism, arranged chronologically. I can imagine a BBC series with David Att...

  • Jacky

    3,5/5This book is a nice chronological overview of the occult throughout history. Each chapter is quite short and tries to summarize occult movements and beliefs as best as possible through different ...

  • Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)

    I know that I hung, on the windy tree. Nine full nights. Pierced by a spear, offered to Odin. Myself to myself, Upon that tree, of which none knows. Where its roots run....I love this book. It gives y...

  • Hanna Kylin

    A list of men, erasing women from historyThis is one of those history books that make it seem as if men multiplie via vegetative reproduction. Spiritual practices performed buy women have for a great ...

  • James

    This is one of those books that, regardless of the content, makes a good Halloween coffee table read. The cover is beautiful, and every other page is covered in an illustration. The content itself con...

  • Gabrijela Kovac

    A concise account of occult history. The book helped me make sense of some unfamiliar esoteric teachings. It's a shame the author didn't reflect on occult traditions in East Asia, South America, or Af...

  • Kir

    A whistle-stop tour that i learned a great deal from. Encouragingly unbiased and respectful of the characters which made it all the more readable....

  • J.C. Pillard

    I'm a sucker for a beautiful hardcover book, and this one was no exception. It was given to me not that long ago, and I finally started reading it before bed, which was the ideal time to read it. The ...

  • Eliza ?

    Really fun and easy read with brief but informative passages. The quick overviews allow for a jumping off point for future research on sections that interest you while also being short enough that you...

  • Brian Choate

    Nice high-level survey of the many major people, events, and writings from western occultism. It was very interesting to look at the subjects n a sort of timeline. Not specifically trying to draw dire...