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Historian Tobias Churton explores the magical, artistic, and intellectual world of the Belle Époque Paris.
During Paris’s Belle Époque (1871-1914), many cultural movements and artistic styles flourished–Symbolism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, the Decadents–all of which profoundly shaped modern culture. Inseparable from this cultural advancement was the explosion of occult activity taking place in the City of Light at the same time.
The author demonstrates how the creative hermetic ferment that animated the City of Light in the decades leading up to World War I remains an enduring presence and powerful influence today.
Where, he asks, would Aleister Crowley and all the magicians of today be without the Parisian source of so much creativity in this field?
Churton brings into full perspective the characters, personalities, and forces that made Paris a global magnet and which allowed later cultural movements, such as the “psychedelic 60s,” to rise from the ashes of post-war Europe.
Author: Tobias Churton | Pages: 528
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