The Morning of the Magicians: Secret Societies, Conspiracies, and Vanished Civilizations

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Inner Traditions/Bear, Dec 9, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 448 pages
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The groundbreaking and classic study that first popularized occultism, alchemy, and paranormal phenomena in the 1960s

• Provides profound insights into our perceptions of reality, telepathy, mutants, and parallel universes

• Reveals the occult influences on the Nazis and introduces the alchemist Fulcanelli and the work of Charles Fort and Gurdjieff

• Over Half a Million Copies Sold

This groundbreaking, international bestseller, first published in 1960, couples profound insights into the hidden history of humanity and our perceptions of reality with the scientific evidence that supports the existence of paranormal activity, telepathy, and extraterrestrial communications. The first book to explore in depth the Nazi fascination with the occult, Pauwels and Bergier also broke new ground with their study of pyramidology, alchemy and its close kinship with atomic energy, and the possibility of a widespread mutation of humanity that would herald the dawn of a new age for the earth. Their study of secret societies, starting with the Rosicrucians, suggests that such changes are actively being pursued in the present day by a “conspiracy” of the most spiritually and intellectually advanced members of the human race.

The Morning of the Magicians also explores the anomalous events collected by Charles Fort, the work of Gurdjieff, and the history of the mysterious Fulcanelli, who was widely believed to have manufactured the philosopher’s stone--which provided the Nazis the motive for mounting an intensive search for him during their occupation of Paris. Much more than a collection of strange facts defying conventional wisdom, this book remains a sophisticated philosophical exploration of repressed phenomena and hidden histories that asks its readers to look at reality with ever “awakened eyes.”

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User Review  - Roberto Audiffred - Goodreads

One of my all-time favorites. One of the deepest, most intelligent books ever written on ancient mysteries and paranormal phenomena. I've read it some three times I guess and I'm sure I'll read it again in the future Read full review

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User Review  - Dean Andersson - Goodreads

I first read this book in its first American paperback English translation. It introduced me to many things that have since become "mainstream," the connections of Nazi Germany to occultism, the ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Louis Pauwels (1920-1997) was a French journalist who founded the magazine Planète, an outgrowth of this book. Jacques Bergier (1912-1978) was a nuclear physicist and chemical engineer who was active in the French Resistance in World War II and helped destroy the German atomic plant at Peenemünde.

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