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The Occult Underground

Webb, James

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ISBN 10: 0912050462 / ISBN 13: 9780912050461
Published by Open Court Publishing Company, La Salle, Illinois, 1974
Used Condition: Good + Hardcover
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Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 3/8". 387pp. Mild wear to red cloth hardcover binding, with light rubbing to edges, bumping to corners, and soiling to cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Front hinge a bit loose. Dust soiling to top edge of text block. Light foxing to endpapers. Binding is sound. Contents are clean and unmarked. A social history of the Western occult movement from the decline of Napolean to the beginnings of World War I. Bookseller Inventory # 1056

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Title: The Occult Underground

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company, La Salle, Illinois

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good +

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Just when it seemed that Science and Reason had scored their greatest triumphs, the mid-nineteenth century witnessed an astonishing rebirth of occultism and anit-rationalism: the beginnings of the movement we now call New Age. A secret tradition of knowledge rejected by the Christian or Scientific establishments suddenly became emboldened to seek publicity and converts.

James Webb’s painstaking research carry him into the undergrowth inhabited by such illuminated personages as Madame Blavatsky, the Reverend Leadbeater, the Bortherhood of Luxor, Annie Besant, Krishnamurti, Swami Vivekananda, Spiritualists, Rosicrucians, Vegetarians, Mithraic cults, and all manner of occult propagandists.

 

"fascinating detail . . . particularly good in tracing the obscure and subterranean spiritual affiliations through which these pilgrims of eternity were bound together . . . as relevant to our own time as it is to the nineteenth century."

--Goronwy Rees, ENCOUNTER

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