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The Secret History of the World by Jonathan Black
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Mar 23, 08

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bookshelves: cultural-studies, esoteric
Recommended for: Anyone interested in esoteric matters

Well, what a romp. I can only add what I put into a Blog Posting on this one ... " [it] could be read as a cynical attempt to capture interest in the occult, as an occult attempt to re-introduce the 'Hidden Masters' to the wider public, as a 'sinister' ideological project to undermine the Enlightenment, as playfulness, as an attempt to rehabilitate imagination and subjectivity as equal to rational thought, as an experiment in creating a 'grand narrative' for the esoteric or as genuine attempt to create an esoteric morality based on 'art' (pp 380-1) - or all or part or something else."

But, on balance, strongly recommended as a work to stimulate the imagination - but do retain your critical faculties throughout. [The posting is at http://asithappens.tppr.info/journal/... ]
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