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The New Encyclopedia of the Occult

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From "Aarab Zereq" to "Zos Kia Cultus," this is the most up-to-date, comprehensive guide to the history, philosophies, and personalities of Western occultism. Written by an occult scholar and practitioner with the assistance of hundreds of experts in the field, this volume presents the latest in scholarly research and points out errors in previous writings-revealing truths ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published October 8th 2003 by Llewellyn Publications (first published October 1st 2003)
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Danielle Parker
Jan 05, 2010 Danielle Parker rated it really liked it
Book Review: ‘The New Encyclopedia of the Occult” by John Michael Greer
Llewellyn Publications, 2007
ISBN 13: 978-1-56718-336-8
531 pages

I once picked up a scholarly religious encyclopedia whose collective authors pursed their lips and looked aslant at their subject. They leavened their scholarly opinions on religious miracles with thoroughly modern scientific skepticism.
I suspect when they told of the walls of Jericho and their famous collapse, they considered various scientific theories on how t
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Nathaniel Nathaniel
May 06, 2013 Nathaniel Nathaniel rated it really liked it
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Well researched encyclopedia of the occult. What I love about it is that the author, even if he's a druid and a magician, remains open minded, yet objective. None of the terms in the encyclopedia tries to persuade the reader to anything, on the contrary - terms are as objective and informing as possible.

It's a real encyclopedia, and not some "the world of the occult in my eyes" type of book. I recommend it for anyone who need a good reference occult encyclopedia.
Zan G
May 26, 2007 Zan G rated it liked it
I have a bizarre interest in real-world theories on magic, metaphysics and whatnot. John Michael Greer is a major authority in the community and I have a couple of his books.
I don't really believe in this stuff but it is a really interesting topic, so if you have an interest in this kind of thing at all then the Occult Encyclopedia is a good place to start and a good reference for further reading.
Jedidiah Gainey
May 04, 2013 Jedidiah Gainey rated it it was amazing
Perfect. Exactly as advertised. Invaluable. This is the go to, without equivocation. I have yet to think of a subject which isn't covered satisfactorily. I would suggest the reader also pick up Lewis Spence's "Encyclopedia of Occultism" for cross-reference.
Chantelle
Nov 30, 2011 Chantelle rated it really liked it
Being a Greer fan, this might be a slightly biased opinion of this book. It has everything "occult" you could possibly imagine. I just wish there was a little more information, and maybe more visual additions.
Andrew
Apr 22, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it
Excellent resource to have if one has an interest or is studying the occult. Loads of information.
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Sam Jayne
Sep 28, 2007 Sam Jayne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: witches, politicians
I own this fucker but it's the hardbound 60's press of the original 20's print! take that fools! real magic is for nerds!
Regina Hunter
Aug 09, 2010 Regina Hunter rated it it was ok
Not much patience for a book where everything is thrown in the pile, ie religions and practices.
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John Michael Greer is an author of over thirty books and the blogger behind The Archdruid Report. He also serves as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America. His work addresses a range of subjects, including peak oil and the future of industrial society. He lives in Cumberland, Maryland with his wife.
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