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The Resource Satanism, magic and mysticism in fin-de-siecle France, Robert Ziegler, (electronic book)

Satanism, magic and mysticism in fin-de-siecle France, Robert Ziegler, (electronic book)

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Satanism, magic and mysticism in fin-de-siecle France
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Satanism, magic and mysticism in fin-de-siecle France
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Robert Ziegler
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eng
Summary
In response to the growing influence of Republicanism, science, and secularism, turn-of-the-century France witnessed a powerful movement toward mysticism, magic, and Satanism. Serious occultists, declaring themselves heirs of Hermes Trismegestius, published works fueling interest in spiritualism, astral travel, and spell-casting. Capitalizing on church concerns over the spread of devil-worship, Leo Taxil propagated the stunningly intricate hoax of Palladism, declaring that the Freemasons had established in Lodges throughout the world a cult of Lucifer devoted to sexual debauchery and mass murder of the faithful. Disenchanted with religion that preached reason and moderation, fin-de-siecle Catholics turned increasingly toward mystical beliefs extolling the value of personal suffering that would help to hasten the fervently hoped-for apocalypse. Examining the cultural determinants accounting for this flourishing of the supernatural, this volume examines the emergence in France of the mystic, the Magus, and the malefactor
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UK-WkNB
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1947-
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Ziegler, Robert
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic
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  • Satanism
  • Satanism
  • Occultism
  • Occultism
  • Mysticism
  • Mysticism
  • Satanism in literature
  • Occultism in literature
  • Mysticism in literature
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Satanism, magic and mysticism in fin-de-siecle France, Robert Ziegler, (electronic book)
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Contents
Preface -- The Satanist -- The Hoaxer -- The Magus -- The Mystic -- The Miracle-worker -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
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9781137006615
Extent
240 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781137006615
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Satanism, magic and mysticism in fin-de-siecle France, Robert Ziegler, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
Preface -- The Satanist -- The Hoaxer -- The Magus -- The Mystic -- The Miracle-worker -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
9781137006615
Extent
240 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137006615
Specific material designation
remote
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PDF

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