Encyclopedia of the Occult: A Guide to Every Aspect of Occult Lore, Belief, and Practice by Fred Gettings newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Rider, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd printing. [First Published: 1986] Jacket illustration: Alchemical Androgyne (Bayerische State Museum, Munich). Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;
From the cover: What is the reason for todays widespread and often intense interest in the occult? Perhaps it is because conventional religion no longer seems to offer a link between man and the spiritual dimensions of the universe. Perhaps it is because our technological and scientific culture seems to stultify the imagination and deny writers, film makers and artists any stimulus to their imagination.
Whatever the reason, we encounter occult ideas and terms with increasing frequency and there is a great need for an encyclopaedia which can help us make sense of the concepts, terminology and entities of occult literature or practice.
This comprehensive, alphabetical reference book covers some 4,000 of the most frequently encountered terms used in occultism. The author is deeply knowledgeable yet able to deal so clearly and informatively with the concepts that even readers new to this area of interest will find his book both useful and illuminating.
The range is enormous including Alchemy, Astrology, Demonology, Qabbalism, Theosophy, Witchcraft, Psychic Science, Christian and Pagan occultism.
The book is profusely illustrated with approximately 100 line drawings from historical sources.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¾”.
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