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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pieter-Jan Beyul marked it as to-read Feb 01, I enjoyed this book so much that I started rereading it when I finished! May 31, Needless to say the decadent age of French Esotericism and Satanisme is my passion! Perhaps the most striking is on page where the famous eighteenth-century French conjurer Robert Houdin is misnamed Robert Houdini!

To anyone who is seeking a highly readable survey of this formative era in occultism can do no better than to look here. He begins with Antoine Court de Gebelinwho first drew an esoteric connection between the mysterious Italian ocdult of cards and the ancient Book of Thoth.

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Against this historical backdrop, we meet a diverse cast of revivzl characters like Martinez de PasquallyEtteillaCagliostroand Comte de St. B marked it as to-read Jan 12, Simon Gray added it Jun 03, Keith marked it as to-read Mar 03, He died in the Caribbean on the island of Saint-Domingue now known as Haiti.


Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. Tara rated revivsl liked it Sep 12, In English language surveys of the occult revival, there is a decided focus on the Victorian manifestations of Rosicrucianism.

Julio Aguilar marked it as to-read Dec 16, Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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.

I have read two other biographies of Levi; neither of them match McIntosh in terms of content or clarity. Mvmontgomery rated it really liked it Nov 30, During his time there, he seems to have influenced occult orders in the region.

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Sander rated it liked it Aug 23, This intersectionality between class, politics, and the occult seems particular to the French revival compared to its, comparatively, less political Victorian English counterpart.

Emilly Valle marked it as to-read Jan 13, Boullan forged a friendship with novelist J. Following the French Revolution and rise of the Enlightenment, McIntosh examines how the cultural consciousness of France was torn between mystery and mimesis. Concurrent to the development of the various occult orders, McIntosh spends a great deal of time tracing the history and development of the tarot as we know it today.


Crazyarms marked it as to-read Jun 14, Bookmarking and posting here to add touchstone: Your review is blocked for me at work, so I’ll plan to circle back when at home. This topic is currently marked as “dormant”—the last message is more than 90 days old.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Alphonse Louis Constant a. This symbol would later become synonymous with Baphomet, and gevival commonly referred to as the Sabbatic Goat. Books by Christopher McIntosh.

Eliphas Levi and the French Occult Revival

Rodney rated it really liked it Jul 25, You can revive it by posting a reply. Even the novelist Joris Karl Huysmans would find himself enmeshed in the drama. Guntars Reboks added it Mar 13, It is invaluable to have it back in circulation and easily available in frency and e-reader formats from the SUNY Press.