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The Encyclopedia of the Occult - Charles Walker

Crescent, 1995, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, 3 cm tape-repaired tear to head of lower panel.

The main sections of the book broadly reflect the principal branches of the occult. The first section, The Occult World, examines occultism in terms of world-systems and general philosophies, including the traditional secret paths of theosophy, anthroposophy and Rosicrucianism, and the contributions made by the great leaders of these secret paths. The second section covers Witchcraft, from the medieval witch riding her flying-stick to the modern movement of Wicca, with its New Age aspirations and its search for satisfactory ritual. The third section, Magic, ranges from the Black and White forms to curse magic, sympathetic magic and sigil magic. The final section, Divination, explores in some depth the more popular forms of prediction, from geomancy and the Chinese "I Ching" to palmistry and the Tarot. Astrology, the most cerebral of the occult sciences, is also included in this section.
Size: 10¼" x 9"
Number of Pages: 216
ISBN: 0517159392