John Michael Greer {free Read} The Occult Book A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca

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S misteriosos y figuras históricas claves en todo el mundo John Michael Greer profundiza en el estudio de dos milenios de tradición ue abarcan desde los aluimistas pioneros paganos a los rituales paganos La Piedra Filosofal y la cábala A whistle stop tour that i learned a great deal from Encouragingly unbiased and respectful of the characters which made it all the readable

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The Occult Book A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca

El primer tarot y los caballeros templarios y de los primeros horóscopos a las prácticas adivinatorias y el nacimiento de la brujería moderna o wicca Cada entrada acompañada de una impresionante imagen o un fascinante objeto efímero Fun book to read for the person interested in the Occult John Michael Greer covers the usual suspects but there are gems in this book well worth pursuing for example Andrew Jackson Davis who I had never heard of and found fascinating And I was especially happy to see Greer in the entry on the Rider Waite Tarot deck mention Pamela Colman Smith the unsung and often unappreciated artistic genius behind the deck It s a shame it isn t known as the Rider Waite Colman Smith deckit should beAlso refreshing is Greer s attention to detail and what can be reliably substantiated Rare with books on the Occult Fun and Fascinating read for a pleasant afternoon

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Descubra el pasado oculto desde la Antigüedad hasta nuestros días con uno de los profesionales y expertos más respectados Emprenda un esclarecedor viaje a través de la historia oculta explorando 100 dramáticos incidentes conocimiento Okay So I am an ordinary citizen of a modern republic I am grounded in a worldview centered on the 18th century enlightenment mostly I did not come to this book looking for magic spells or to talk to dead relatives I approached this book in the spirit of Umberto Eco or Jorge Luis Borges as a history of Arcana in the western tradition which cross pollinated of course with other traditions in Africa and Asia and native Americans That is pretty much what I got out of this book and it is why I enjoyed it I like how this chronological catalog of rejected ideas in the Western tradition holds up a funhouse mirror to its main intellectual tradition It is like seeing Western Civ through a looking glass darkly Good stuff and written in a Borgesian style See my updates for detail


10 thoughts on “The Occult Book A Chronological Journey from Alchemy to Wicca

  1. says:

    Okay So I am an ordinary citizen of a modern republic I am grounded in a worldview centered on the 18th century enlightenment mostly I did not come to this book looking for magic spells or to talk to dead relatives I appro

  2. says:

    This is the bathroom book of the occult It is a series of short entries about the major figures and movements in Western Occultism arranged chronologically I can imagine a BBC series with David Attenborough doing the voice over If you're looking for detail and inclusiveness then you want Greer's New Encyclopedia of the Occult though that is arranged alphabetically and not written for the casual reader It was interesting breezy and seeing t

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    I know that I hung on the windy tree Nine full nights Pierced by a spear offered to Odin Myself to myself Upon that tree of which none knows Where its roots runI love this book It gives you just enough about a topic for you to decide if you want to look up about a certain topic and subject and it's short enough that if you don't care about a topic that you don't have to read a lot about it So it works out we

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    A whistle stop tour that i learned a great deal from Encouragingly unbiased and respectful of the characters which made it all the re

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    A list of men erasing women from historyThis is one of those history books that make it seem as if men multiplie via vegetative reproduction Spiritual practices performed buy women have for a great part of history been regarded as occult as anything conducted buy women were outside of the norm This book completely fails to even mention how the victims during the burning times were mostly nonconforming people ie women o

  6. says:

    This book follows the same setup as ”Death and the Afterlife” which appears to be in the same series The authors are not the same though but if you’ve read one of the books you know what you’re in for It’s a nice little journey through the ages this time dealing with the history of occult traditions

  7. says:

    I'm a sucker for a beautiful hardcover book and this one was no exception It was given to me not that long ago and I finally started reading it before bed which was the ideal time to read it The chapters are all one page long making it perfect to pick up and put down at one's leisure Each entry also contains uick references to other pertinent information So if you're reading about the origins of Tarot you can also check out the origins of

  8. says:

    Fun book to read for the person interested in the Occult John Michael Greer covers the usual suspects but there are gems in this book well worth pursuing for example Andrew Jackson Davis who I had never heard of and found fascinating And I was especially happy to see Greer in the entry on the Rider Waite Tarot deck mention Pamela Colman Smit

  9. says:

    The Occult Book is a fantastic source for interesting footnotes and personalities in the history of The Occult It's a great place to start deeper research on the subject or to find reference material for specific aspects o

  10. says:

    It was a surprisingly interesting read The chronological stories are like highlights that go over the progression of the two It references a