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Author Butler, Alison
Title Victorian occultism and the making of modern magic [electronic resource] : invoking tradition / Alison Butler
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (1 v.)
Series Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic
Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
A new order -- A new magic -- Resurrecting the past: Hiram, Isis, and the rosy cross -- Preservation and improvisation: nineteenth century magicians -- Magical libraries: what occultists read -- Revolutionizing magic: the will conquers the spirit -- Middle-class magic
The late Victorian period witnessed the remarkable revival of magical practice and belief. Butler examines the individuals, institutions and literature associated with this revival and demonstrates how Victorian occultism provided an alternative to the tightening camps of science and religion in a social environment that nurtured magical beliefs
Description based on print version record
Link Print version: Butler, Alison. Victorian occultism and the making of modern magic. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230223394 (OCoLC)695663240
Subject Occultism -- History -- 19th century
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Parapsychology -- General. bisacsh
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Reference. bisacsh
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Occultism. bisacsh
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Supernatural. bisacsh
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Mysticism. bisacsh
Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought -- c 1800 to c 1900 -- United Kingdom, Great Britain. bicssc
Religion. eflch
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