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The Morning of the Magicians by Louis…

The Morning of the Magicians (1960)

by Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier, Louis Pauwels

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A classic of radical literature, this revolutionary study has challenged conventional knowledge and assumptions for decades, offering unique perspectives on everything from alchemy, politics, history, and supernatural phenomena to magic, Nazi occultism, and mankind's place in the universe. Drawing from the work of Charles Fort and Carl Jung, among others, the authors explore the importance of history and its varied perceptions and propose new ways of interpreting reality. Through these visionary ideals, they assert that mankind can ultimately achieve cosmic interconnectedness.… (more)



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I have this in xerox form only
  susanaberth | Jun 22, 2016 |
Read a good part of it some ten years ago - time to finish.
  Lucy_Skywalker | Apr 24, 2013 |
An interesting book. The section on alchemy was questionable but who knows. The section though which held my interest the most concerned the nazis. I have always felt that there was an extremely mystical side to the 3rd Reich and the second section of this book went through a great deal of the ideas which permeated it. The rest of the book concerning lost civilizations and mutations is something for me to think about later and didn't leave a strong impression on me at the time of reading. The only problem I have is the lack of bibliography although they do name some sources within the work there is much that is surely not there. ( )
1 vote Loptsson | Nov 20, 2009 |
This hilarious mish-mash was one of the first books to link National Socialism with The Occult. ("The Occult" explains everything and nothing.) Lots of interesting bits and pieces which don't add up. Inspired the song of the same title by The Flaming Lips on Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.
3 vote kencf0618 | Oct 12, 2005 |
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Pauwels, Louisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bergier, Jacquesmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Pauwels, Louismain authorall editionsconfirmed
Myers, RolloTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The groundbreaking and classic study that first popularized occultism, alchemy, and paranormal phenomena in the 1960s

• Provides profound insights into our perceptions of reality, telepathy, mutants, and parallel universes

• Reveals the occult influences on the Nazis and introduces the alchemist Fulcanelli and the work of Charles Fort and Gurdjieff

• Over Half a Million Copies Sold

This groundbreaking, international bestseller, first published in 1960, couples profound insights into the hidden history of humanity and our perceptions of reality with the scientific evidence that supports the existence of paranormal activity, telepathy, and extraterrestrial communications. The first book to explore in depth the Nazi fascination with the occult, Pauwels and Bergier also broke new ground with their study of pyramidology, alchemy and its close kinship with atomic energy, and the possibility of a widespread mutation of humanity that would herald the dawn of a new age for the earth. Their study of secret societies, starting with the Rosicrucians, suggests that such changes are actively being pursued in the present day by a “conspiracy” of the most spiritually and intellectually advanced members of the human race.

The Morning of the Magicians also explores the anomalous events collected by Charles Fort, the work of Gurdjieff, and the history of the mysterious Fulcanelli, who was widely believed to have manufactured the philosopher’s stone--which provided the Nazis the motive for mounting an intensive search for him during their occupation of Paris. Much more than a collection of strange facts defying conventional wisdom, this book remains a sophisticated philosophical exploration of repressed phenomena and hidden histories that asks its readers to look at reality with ever “awakened eyes.”
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