The Morning of the Magicians
It is not science-fiction, although it cites myths on which that literary form has fed. Nor is it a collection of bizarre facts, though the Angel of the Bizarre might well find himself at home in it. It is not a scientific contribution, a vehicle for an exotic teaching, a testament, a document, a fable. It is simply an account - at times figurative, at times factual - of a first excursion into some as yet scarcely explored realms of consciousness. The Morning of the Magicians is a classic of radical literature, a book that has challenged assumptions and conventional knowledge for decades. It has shaken the foundations of beliefs all over the world and may be the most influential book published in the twentieth century. Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier spent years searching "through all the regions of consciousness, to the frontiers of science and tradition" and opened their minds to any fact or theory that went beyond the frontier of current theories. The result is this remarkable work, and the stream of possibilities that it contains: Do mutants exist, are they a future form of man? Does extrasensory perception reveal that human consciousness has advanced beyond its currently accepted limits? What connects the ancient art of alchemy and modern atomic physics?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Loptsson - LibraryThing
An interesting book. The section on alchemy was questionable but who knows. The section though which held my interest the most concerned the nazis. I have always felt that there was an extremely ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kencf0618 - LibraryThing
This hilarious mish-mash was one of the first books to link National Socialism with The Occult. ("The Occult" explains everything and nothing.) Lots of interesting bits and pieces which don't add up. Inspired the song of the same title by The Flaming Lips on Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Read full review