Reference

  • THE HISTORY OF MAGIC – Éliphas Lévi

    THE HISTORY OF MAGIC – Éliphas Lévi

    A history of magicians written by a Hermetic philosopher. Translated and annotated by E.A. Waite. Éliphas Lévi is the pen-name of Abbé Alphonse Louis Constant, a Roman Catholic priest and magician. He wrote this history of Magical theory and practice around the world in the mid-nineteenth century, in a time when occultism was de rigueur…

  • THE SYMBOLIST MOVEMENT IN LITERATURE – Arthus Symons

    THE SYMBOLIST MOVEMENT IN LITERATURE – Arthus Symons

    Without symbolism there can be no literature; indeed, not even language. That’s some deep stuff there, if one thinks about it. What are words themselves but symbols, almost as arbitrary as the letters which compose them, mere sounds of the voice to which we have agreed to give certain significations, as we have agreed to…