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El retorno de Los Brujos

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  889 Ratings  ·  76 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 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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Robert Beveridge
Jul 15, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  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
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David
May 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Peter Mcloughlin
First warning the author entertains pseudoscience and extravagant claims. Don't be fooled my relatively high rating is not for that aspect of the book. The book also has a strong strain of mysticism and spiritual impulse that I can say I often share with the author as well. The author writing only a decade and a half from the Cratering ruins of the second world war like many Europeans was attempting to make sense of a world after the camps and the bomb and human destiny and our place in the cosm ...more
Anna Prejanò
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. spiritu ...more
Friedrich Mencken
Jan 07, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: disinformation
Aliens ruled the world in antiquity, alchemy pre-dated the discoveries of nuclear physics, extrasensory perception and pre-cognition explains how writers or other people could make, for the time, fantastic statements that at some later time in the future “came true”, National Socialism was based on occult mysticism and black magic etc. etc. So what is the supporting evidence for all this? Religious mythologies and artwork that are interpreted, it can be argued to fit the bill, old texts making u ...more
Andrew
Aug 31, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Dan
Apr 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dean Andersson
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jeff Johnston
This was just not my cup of tea. Perhaps it is that I am not destined to become an 'Awakened man'. Or is it that this poor review is really camouflage to ensure that I am not identified as a superior 'mutant'

There was some nice illustrations, anecdotes providing a form of validation of men having super consciousness (Ramanujan, Cayce, Boscovitch). I will probably look into these guys further, so this was a positive.

The book also touched on a few of the ancient civilisations. 'Tiahuanaco' in Bol
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Katelis Viglas
Feb 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Csar Suarez
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Franco Dall'Oste
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

junio 13, 2017
#RESEÑA: "EL RETORNO DE LOS BRUJOS"




“Ver más allá…”
Por Franco Dall’Oste



Una bomba nuclear estalla: los Estados Unidos muestran su poderío occidental arrojando arrasando un pueblo entero, luego otro. Se ve un rostro: es nuestro Hyde, que se oculta detrás de palabras técnicas, valores morales e intereses económicos. Vemos una mano, la llamamos ciencia: es la mano que lanzó la piedra. Sí, la ciencia no es autónoma, no tiene conciencia propia: es sólo una mano, inútil sin su cuerpo. ¿Que
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Erik Graff
Apr 13, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  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.
Thierry Sagnier
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was a kid, this was THE book to read. So many unexplained mysteries and Pauwels seemed to touch on them all. I recently reread the book, and even after all this time it's still fascinating. Nice to see the book spanning generations.
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
Lisa Orki
Aug 06, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philo
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.
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.
Owen Black
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Curioso, interesante y complejo libro que ya tiene sus años.
Publicado en 1960 en Francia recoge toda una serie de teorías, hipótesis y formas nuevas de entender al ser humano en la época que tendrán una gran influencia.
El libro está dividido en tres partes, la primera hace una reflexión de los límites del positivismo heredado del siglo XIX y de cómo ciertas corrientes fueron destruyéndolo y modificándolo hasta que se quedó obsoleto para entender al hombre nuevo.
Ese hombre del siglo XX, que en su
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Niklaus
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: saggistica
Mi dispiace dare due stelle data la mole documentale e lo sforzo degli autori di raccogliere tutti i dati letterari, storici, scientifici, etc etc ma il libro è oggi oggettivamente un reperto fuori tempo massimo, verosimile nei dubbi che poneva (o meglio nel lasciare aperta la porta alla possibilità di una realtà diversa) nella prima metà del secolo ma non oggi. Un grave errore è semmai la decisione della Mondadori di pubblicare una nuova edizione nel 2014 senza prendersi la briga di una profond ...more
Sancar
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the French edition.
Alice
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nonostante sia stato scritto nel 1960, IL MATTINO DEI MAGHI può essere incluso in quell'elenco di opere sempre attuali. Non può essere considerato semplicemente come il libro che sta alla base di tutte le teorie ''stravaganti'' che oggi rientrano nella categoria del ''cospirazionismo''. IL MATTINO DEI MAGHI è molto di più. Quando due studiosi riescono a intuire l'importanza che assumeranno certe cose che ai loro contemporanei sembrano di poco valore, e poi a fare una previsione molto azzeccata d ...more
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
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Svetlana Meritt
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a seminal book, published half a century ago, that is still pertinent for this moment in history. It covers much ground: from the "scientific" theories that shaped the Nazi philosophy and Hitler's role as a medium for Dark Powers, to explorations of higher states of conciseness that is the next step in the evolution of the human mind. What I particularly appreciate about this book is that one of the authors, a nuclear physicist and chemical engineer, Jacques Bergier, was not afraid to th ...more
Pinko Palest
Mar 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was going to be fun, some light reading with lots of fantasy. Well, it was not. In fact it is a reactionary interpretation of everything, with the author showing at every stage how ill at ease he is with mass democracy
Marco
Cos'�� "Il mattino dei maghi", un meraviglioso libro di fantascienza o il parto troppo serio di due sciroccati? Un intelligente mosaico di elementi tra realt�� e finzione, o una presa per il culo fatta e finita? Rispondere �� impossibile.

Bergier e Pauwels - o meglio, apparentemente solo Pauwels, perch�� il libro �� scritto in prima persona e Bergier �� solo attore esterno - sostengono di non credere in quel che scrivono, eppure �� chiaro che lo fanno e anche troppo. Dicono di non voler esser pre
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Jason
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE MORNING OF THE MAGICIANS is something of a classic when it comes to books on the paranormal, occult, and secret societies. Written around 1960, it foreshadows many themes which would become commonplace in later decades, such as the idea of "mutants", created by radiation, which live secretly among us and have amazing, superhuman gifts. This idea, of an awakened human, dominates the third section of the book. Part one is a meditation on medieval alchemy, making the argument that alchemy and n ...more
Ruth Santana Valencia
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
En algún lugar del facebook recomendaban este libro y por el título recordé haberlo visto en el libro de casa de mis padres, sin mayor información fui a buscarlo y me lo traje a casa decidida a leerlo, el libro en si es una joya editado en 1969 y tiene una anotación con letra de mi papá que lo leyó unos meses antes de que yo naciera, así que con mucho amor y respeto decidí leer el libro (como acercando a mi papá a través de sus lecturas)
Ahora sí el libro aun cuando se escribió a inicio de la déc
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Jean de Galzain
Aug 24, 2011 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
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