El retorno de Los Brujos
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El retorno de Los Brujos

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  577 ratings  ·  39 reviews
En El Retorno de los Brujos, hay una mezcla entre Alquimia, parapsicología, esoterismo y su relación con el nazismo y las civilizaciones perdidas, destacando las pirámides de Egipto, la Isla de Pascua y los mapas de Piri Reis.
Paperback, 640 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Plaza & Janes Editores, S.A. (first published 1960)
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Ocean
Jul 29, 2008 Ocean rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people with a lot of intellectual felxibility
An all time favorite. Great reading for those interested in the connections between filosofie, religion, spirituality and the past and future of humankind.
Well researched, documented and written by men who know their field. This book got me interested in mysticism and thought me to think outside the box and to feel free to switch from science to pseudo-science and that that was ok. These writers thought me that real intelligence lies in being able to think further than is allowed. Not to be afr...more
David
Reality is not only stranger than we suppose but stranger than we can suppose. -J. B. S. Haldane
Quit thy childhood, my friend, and wake up! -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Absolutely mind-expanding! In this book, the authors expound a thesis of "fantastic realism" and explore the mind, not in the subconscious or conscious states but in what they believe to be ultraconsciousness. The book is able to cover virtually every topic from atomic energy, to secret societies of alchemists, to the influence of the...more
Matthew W
The Morning of the Magicians (as well as the piece of fantastic pseudo-history garbage The Spear of Destiny) played a major role in promoting the myths in regards to National Socialism being drive by dark Occult forces. The difference between The Morning of the Magicians and The Spear of Destiny is the first book is actually believably readable. Many of the facts regarding science, history, the Occult, and related topics are true but the book is also full of half-truths and absurd mythical claim...more
Andrew
Weird book. Completely bogus, vaguely or maybe pre-New Age story-telling about supposedly true events in the paranormal/mystical world we live in. Incas encountering UFOs bearing nuclear weapons... basically a reflection on marginal science that was surely influenced by the psychedelic era. All the same, it's kind of an interesting, "creative" read even if you you have to take it with a heaping pile of salt.

I found this book in my mom's library. For her, I'm told, books like this were more than...more
Dan
A classic of conspiracist lunacy. Influencing everything from Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! to The X-Files, this book has left its distinctive mark on just about everything that followed it. Bizarre occult Nazi activities, Blavatsky's Ascended Masters and the secret masonic symbolism of Gothic cathedrals are just a few of the threads tied together in this book's attempt at a unified field theory of hidden trends in Western history. Take it with a grain of salt-- but as an exercise in creati...more
Robert Beveridge
Jul 05, 2012 Robert Beveridge rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: conspiracy theorists, hollow-earth believers, etc.
Recommended to Robert by: Nazi zombies
Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, The Morning of the Magicians (Stein and Day, 1960)

The Morning of the Magicians, Pauwels and Bergier's Charles Fort-inspired catalogue of absoulte nutterdom circa mid-twentieth-century, has long been forgotten by pretty much everyone. (Given some of the predictions made in this book, many of which had been conclusively disproved within the decade, this is not a surprise.) I read it for the same reason pretty much anyone else who seeks it out these days does—ther...more
Anna Prejanò
Spero che in futuro qualcuno riesca a scrivere di nuovo un libro come questo, ovvero un libro che candidamente ­- barbaramente, direbbero gli autori - propugni un nuovo modo di pensare e quindi di agire, perché un'idea che non diventa parola non è una buona idea e una parola che non diventa azione non è una buona parola. E perché nonostante siano passati più di cinquant'anni, la tenaglia di una logica binaria e tutti i pregiudizi figli di visioni dualistiche fossilizzate (razionalismo vs. spirit...more
Dean Andersson
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 writings of the American collector of unexplained events, Charles Fort, the deeper concepts behind Alchemy, and the precepts of Fantastic Realism in general..."Only the Fantastic is real." It was an eye-opener of a book, and rereading it now, it still is. If you have any interest in the fantastic or the...more
Danny Tyran
Un livre mi scientifique mi roman passionnant à lire sans pour autant qu'il y ait une véritable histoire. Loin d'être décousu, les sujets sont vastes et variés: alchimie, sciences, occultisme, parapsychologie, société secrète,... tout est bon pour une nouvelle analyse selon les lunettes des auteurs. Et ce sont des lunettes formidables. Un gros livre mais qui se digère facilement sans que le poids des années ne se fasse réellement sentir.

Je l'ai lu au début de ma passion pour la science-fiction,...more
Csar Suarez
Il n’est pas dit enfin que la constitution de cet être
collectif soit le terme ultime de l’évolution. L’esprit de la
Terre, l’âme du vivant n’ont pas fini d’émerger. Les
pessimistes, devant les grands bouleversements visibles
que produit cette secrète émergence, disent qu’il faut au
moins tenter de « sauver l’homme ». Mais cet homme n’est
pas à sauver, il est à changer. L’homme de la psychologie
classique et des philosophies en cours est déjà dépassé,
condamné à l’inadaptation. Mutation ou non, c’est un...more
Andrew Hennessey
this is the big illuminati picture behind the nazis - and I think if we read this in the context of 21st century e.g. david icke or matt delooze we would stop watching phoney war films.
Robert Beveridge
Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, The Morning of the Magicians (Stein and Day, 1960)

The Morning of the Magicians, Pauwels and Bergier's Charles Fort-inspired catalogue of absolute nutterdom circa mid-twentieth-century, has long been forgotten by pretty much everyone. (Given some of the predictions made in this book, many of which had been conclusively disproved within the decade, this is not a surprise.) I read it for the same reason pretty much anyone else who seeks it out these days does--the...more
Katelis Viglas
This is about the historical, enthusiastic study by Louis Powels and Jacques Bergier, which created an avalanche of similar studies and researches. It was written in 60’, an era of important and revolutionary changes in the institutions and the way of life. One can feel in the book the bitter taste of postwar nihilism and at the same time an unparallel necessity and tendency for renewal and progress. The writers combined knowledge and information from various fields as of science as of other rel...more
Jean de Galzain
Aug 24, 2011 Jean de Galzain added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any mystery seeker
Recommended to Jean by: Xavier Levraut
Louis Pauwels - The Morning of the Magicians -
I originally read it in French and I was really inspired by the thinking behind it. The way it was opening gates to new spheres of thought and innovative way of looking at the unexplained. It gave a sense that there are answers hidden all around us for which we had to dig a little deeper, if we cared to "connect all the dots" that were left unconnected behind life's mystery veil and that one could actually lift the veil by one's own creativity and e...more
Aaron Meyer
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 mystical side to the 3rd Reich and the second section of this book went through a great deal of the ideas which permeated it. The rest of the book concerning lost civilizations and mutations is something for me to think about later and didn't leave a strong impression on me at the time of reading. The on...more
Daniel Pearson
I read this fifty years ago. Some theories put forward in this book were quite thought provoking.
Roberto Audiffred
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
Kevin M.P. Johnson
I read this about thirty years ago as a serendipitous curiosity. I'd like to give it another go in view of the fringe claims surrounding the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider. I recall some interesting comments on the history of physics as related to alchemy along with the so-called black arts. Not sure if some of the extreme claims have reliable sources. I seem to recall it had much the same flavor as a lot of the current fascination with alternate reality and paranoid conspiracy theories....more
Ron Khare
For students of mystical history, it provides an interesting, 1950's-science level review of the second world war, paying particular attention to a lot of the occult parts of Nazism that modern observers have overlooked.

That, at least, was the most interesting part for me. For a certain kind of reader, I'd say go for it - otherwise it may not be a good fit. "The Secret History of the World" is a better book on a lot of these subjects.
Bonnie
I still haven't quite finished this one, but I already love it and expect it will take me quite a bit of time to finally read the entire thing. There's a lot to absorb here, so I read a bit at a time and then move onto something lighter. But, man, it's awesome! Secret societies and magical realism written by these insanely well-read and well-studied authors. The prologue alone will expand your mind and restore your faith in humanity.
Erik Graff
Apr 13, 2008 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Erik by: Martin Steinfels
Shelves: religion
God knows how to classify this popular melange of rumor, history and invention about the weird, the sinister and the occult. I read it as a teenager and was immensely entertained by its tales of Nazi pseudoscience, secret societies and age-old conspiracies. Now, having read so much of this stuff, I'd be more likely to recognize the sources and, so, be less impressed.
Arpad Lep
Apr 21, 2008 Arpad Lep rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: patient readers, Illuminatus! fans, the Fortean Society
Recommended to Arpad by: used bookstore in Baraboo WI
Shelves: geek
even though it was dead boring in places it was well worth the read for all of the weird imagery and ideas and soon to be forgotten culture, be it true or false. The records of history are pulped to print textbooks.
Andrea Blythe
This was sold as nonfiction, but it read more as science fiction or fantasy. Some of the supposed conspiracies have stuck clearly in my mind, and I'm tempted to read it again for its entertainment value.
Lisa Orki
700 pages de blabla de recherches pour définir l'état d'éveil. Trop d'infos sans fondements et totalement inutiles. A remettre dans le contexte des années 60 cependant.
Peter
Read this one originally in 1979 or thereabouts. Inspired me to learn about a bunch of other interesting authors, such as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
Nuno
Livro que retrata temas muito interessantes, mas de escrita bastante fatigante. Foi um enorme sacrifício a sua total leitura.
Pina Varriale
Insolito, affascinante, una miscela di ingredienti diversi che stuzzicano curiosità, riflessioni e domande.
Ana Rita Santos
Aug 31, 2011 Ana Rita Santos rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ana Rita by: Luisa
Muita filosofia e ideias estranhas!
Gostei de ler, mas não o voltava a fazer!
Doris
Excellent book that talks about pretty much everything I am interested in.
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