The Dedalus Occult Reader: The Garden of Hermetic Dreams
Gary Lachman Dedalus Limited

The Dedalus Occult Reader: The Garden of Hermetic Dreams

Paginas

412

Formato

Paperback

Fecha de lanzamiento

May 2005

Editora

Dedalus Limited

Peso

13.6 oz

Tamaño

6 x 1 x 9 "

People have enjoyed stories of magic and the supernatural for ages, but in the late 18th century, tales of the occult became something more than a source of entertainment, or the means of enjoying the thrill of the strange and unknown. Drawing on the tradition of 'rejected knowledge', at the dawn of the modern age, numerous writers found in the occult a powerful antidote to the rising "scientification" of human experience. In these reports from the dark side, the weird, enigmatic and unexplainable became symbols of the human spirit's resistance to the new rational world.

The Dedalus Occult Reader brings together for the first time a unique collection of European fiction, offering some of the finest flowers and bizarre blooms from the hermetic gardens of literary occultism.