The Mirror Of Magic - Kurt Seligmann
A collector's edition of the classic, illustrated, and comprehensive history of magic and the occult.
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- Written by renowned Surrealist and magic scholar Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962)
- Includes all 250 illustrations from the original 1948 edition
- Explores magical practices and beliefs from their origins in the ancient world through the heyday of secret societies in the 18th century
In the occult classic The Mirror of Magic, renowned Surrealist Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) draws from his encyclopedic practitioner's knowledge and extensive antiquarian collection to offer a comprehensive, illustrated history of magic and the occult from Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt through the 18th century. He explores the gods and divinatory arts of the legendary Sumerians and the star-wise Babylonians, including the birth of astrology. He examines the afterlife beliefs of the ancient Egyptians and the dream interpretation practices and oracles of ancient Greece, including the mysteries of Eleusis and the magical philosophy of Plato, Socrates, and other Greeks. He uncovers the origins of Gnosticism and the suppression and banishment of magic by the post-pagan, Christian emperors of Rome.
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company