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. Éliphas 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). This vintage book is not to be missed by those with an interest in magic and the occult, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Contents include: "Magic of the Magi", "Magic in Ancient Greece", "The Kabalah", "Primitive Symbolism", "Mysticism", "Oracles", "Magical Monuments", "Magic and Christianity", "Pagan Magic", "Kabalistic Paintings and Sacred Emblems", "Sorcerers", "Magic and Freemasonry", "The Illuminati", and more. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
First published in French, this work by Éliphas Lévi (1810-75) was translated into English by occult historian Arthur Waite in 1913. In this book, Lévi traces Western magic from its origins in the ancient world to the nineteenth-century occult revival. Lévi's French edition is also reissued in this series.
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