He had talked to the man who called himself a magician, and not only surprised but scandalized the company by an equally sympathetic familiarity with the most fantastic forms of Oriental occultism
and psychic experiment.
When I observed to my friend, the professor's wife, that the life of Madame de S , with its unofficial diplomacy, its intrigues, lawsuits, favours, disgrace, expulsions, its atmosphere of scandal, occultism
, and charlatanism, was more fit for the eighteenth century than for the conditions of our own time, she assented with a smile, but a moment after went on in a reflective tone: "Charlatanism?
Whether you believe Lovecraft had supernatural powers or not, no one can argue against Lovecraft's profound influence on many modern black arts and the darker currents of western occultism
Dugin's "politics" are bathed in the swampy waters of mystical esotericism and occultism
Disturbing Stories of Stolen Destinies, Idolatrous Religions, Occultism
, Fallen Angels, Witchcraft and Demonology
Based in the 1930s, spiced with occultism
, witchcraft and secret societies the breathtaking artwork highlights folklore and fairytales from all over the world.
Money, Masons and Occultism
in the Decline of the Catholic Church", author Leo Lyon Zagami reveals the possible reasons for the choice of historical abdication of Benedict XVI and traces the process that led to the election of Cardinal Bergoglio: the Pope who many have prophesied will be the last to hold that sacred office and will bring the Catholic Church to its end.
When Hitler came to power he began to persecute those involved in the occult, and something similar occurred under Stalin's regime: "Books on occultism
were removed from shelves all across the country, members of esoteric groups were sent to camps and shot" (pp.
Pessoa's writings were strongly influenced by clairvoyance, but his interest in esoteric practices was not limited to occultism
, and included theosophy, astrology, hermeticism, alchemy and the Kabbalah.
Iconic works were given ample space presented alone on individual walls, while four compact laboratories introduced a productive density: One could dig for hours through philosophical and archival material covering themes relevant to these artists' longing for a fourth dimension beyond everyday perception, including color, occultism
, science, film, and architecture.
Felicia is an active student of theology, mysticism, occultism
, and visual art.
The final question is answered by the very existence of so many practitioners of Lovecraftian occultism