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Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Nevill Drury


Twentieth-century Western magic has been shaped by many diverse influences, including Gnosticism and the Hermetica, the medieval Kabbalah, Tarot, and Alchemy, and more recently, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. It also draws on Classical Graeco-Roman mythology, Celtic cosmology, Kundalini yoga, Tantra, shamanism, Chaos theory, and the various spiritual traditions associated in many different cultures with the Universal Goddess. This book traces the rise of various forms of magical belief and practice from the influential late nineteenth-century Hermetic Order of the ... More

Keywords: Western magic, Gnosticism Hermetica, Kabbalah, Tarot, Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Celtic cosmology, Kundalini yoga, Tantra, shamanism, Chaos theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199750993
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nevill Drury, author