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Azoth: Letters of Eliphas Levi

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.occult
From: (nagasiva)
Subject: Azoth: Letters of Eliphas Levi
Date: 20 Dec 1997 16:20:11 -0800

[I found this interesting enough to repost here for archiving.  tn]

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~Subject: Letters of Eliphas Levi

Re: Eliphas Levi
>> Some of his "unpublished letters" were printed in the Theosophical
>> journal _Lucifer_ around the years 1890-1900.  These letters seem to
>> make up the core of an esoteric "correspondence course."

> Thanks, that would be appreciated! I am reading the (out of print)
> book "Eliphas Levi: Master of Occultism" by Thomas A. Williams, the
> Univ.  of Alabama Press, 1975.

An English translation of much of Levi's later Qabalistic writing was
published by Weiser in 3 volumes in the mid-70's as _The Book of
Splendors_, _Mysteries of the Qabala_ and _The Great Secret_. These
are also out of print, but contain much of the instructional material
that was written for Baron Spedalieri (sp?). The second volume is
especially interesting, and the rarer of the three, being Levi's
QBListic comment on Ezekial and the Book of Revelations. Also, don't
overlook Chris McIntosh's _Eliphas Levi and the French Occult
Revival_, which complements Williams' book in examining the immediate
and lasting impression Levi had on 19th Century French occultism.


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