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The Occult Sourcebook

1st Edition

By Nevill Drury, Gregory Tillett


244 pages

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Hardback: 9780367349134
pub: 2019-09-27
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Originally published in 1978, The Occult Sourcebook has been compiled primarily for the many people who are for the first time becoming engrossed by the numerous and often confusing possibilities underlying the occult sciences. It consists of a series of articles on key areas, providing the reader with easy access to basic facts, together with a carefully planned guide to further reading. Critical comments on the recommended books allow the reader to select those which best suit their interests. The authors have also included a ‘Who’s Who of the occult’ to provide short biographies of some of the more amazing figures who have already travelled down the mystic path. The book offers a programmed system of exploration into the realms of the unknown. It will be invaluable to the increasing number of people who are concerned with the exploration of enlarging human consciousness.

Table of Contents


Part I: Source Areas

1. ESP

2. Meditation and Biofeedback

3. Dreams

4. Reincarnation

5. The Origins of Magic

6. Supernatural and Occult Beings

7. Ritual Magic

8. Ritual Consciousness

9. Magical Equipment

10. The Golden Dawn

11. Magical Cosmology

12. The Qabalah

13. The Tarot

14. The Tattvas

15. Magical Attack

16. Sexual Magic

17. Aleister Crowley: Lord of the New Aeon

18. Hypnotism, Auto-Suggestion and Relaxation

19. Trance Consciousness

20. Out-of-Body Consciousness

21. Drugs and Mystical Consciousness

22. Shamanistic Magic

23. Ghosts and Hauntings

24. Spiritualism

25. Possession

26. Exorcism

27. Faith Healing

28. Vampires

29. Traditional Witchcraft

30. Modern Witchcraft

31. Traditional Satanism

32. Modern Satanism

33. Voodoo

34. Eastern Mysticism

35. Eastern Influence on the Occult

36. Theosophy

37. I Ching

38. Astrology

39. Numerology

40. Palmistry

41. Lost Continents

42. Inner Space Rock Music

43. Occult Art

Part II: Who’s Who in the Occult


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Occultism

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1978 and 1992, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the occult and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines occultism from a broad range of disciplines, from shamanism and the occult tarot, to the esoteric and spiritualism. It includes volumes across the disciplines of religion, covering new religious movements, spiritualism, ritual and magic practices. The three books that comprise this set include investigations into the evolution of occultism, as well as the history and practices of the occult as a religious movement. This collection brings back into print insightful and detailed books and will be a must-have resource for academics and students, not only of religion and anthropology, but also of history and psychology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General