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Return to Book Page. The Morning of the Magicians by Louis Pauwels. Drawing from the work of Mogning Fort and Carl Jung, among others, the authors explore the importance of history and its varied perceptions and propose new ways of interpreting reality.
Through these visionary ideals, they assert that mankind can ultimately achieve cosmic interconnectedness. Paperbackpages. Published October 1st by Souvenir Press first published January 10th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Morning of the Magiciansplease sign up. See 1 question about The Morning of the Magicians…. Lists with This Book. Jul 29, Ocean rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 An all yhe favorite. Not to be afraid to “believe”, not to fear intellectual rejection and snobisme pauwes that real insight is a reward for intellectual flexibility.
Jul 15, Robert Beveridge rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, The Morning of the Magicians Stein and Day, The Morning of the MagiciansPauwels 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.
The Morning of the Magicians by Louis Pauwels
I read it for the same reason pretty much anyone else who seeks it out these days does—ther Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, The Morning of the Magicians Stein and Day, The Morning of the MagiciansPauwels and Bergier’s Charles Fort-inspired catalogue of absoulte nutterdom circa mid-twentieth-century, has long been forgotten by pretty much everyone. I read it for the same reason pretty much anyone else who seeks it out these days does—there’s a section, actually a single sentence, on page that inspired the reviatlization of a movie subgenre that has persisted, on and off, to this day—the Nazi Zombie movie.
In the DVD extras for the movie Shock Wavesmagiciqns kicked the subgenre off again after almost thirty years of dormancy, one of the screenwriters I think it was John Kent Harrison, but don’t quote me mentions that he got the idea for the movie from this book. Having been a rabid Shock Waves fan since I first saw it in the late seventies, my destiny was pretty much sealed at jacqurs moment I heard that.
It took me some five years to track down a copy of this book. It then took me another year and a half to read it. And I can guarantee you, since if you’ve even heard of this book at this point in time you, too, are probably a fan of Nazi Zombie movies, the quote above is the only part of the book you need to read.
Interestingly, there’s not a single mention of the obsessive quest for the Spear of Destiny If you’re going to read the book, this is the section to read it for; the stuff you will find here is fascinating, in a batshit-crazy sort of way, and it’s sobering indeed in today’s culture to remember that it is, in fact, possible for a country of people who have no idea what their leaders are actually thinking to be controlled by a handful of wingnuts who have much more of a place in the asylum than in Parliament.
The latter is where things get crazy, and to be fair, reading Pauwels and Bergier’s catalogue of silliness is really no different than, these days, reading Alvin Toffler’s The Third Wave or Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring or even those MTV adverts thrown around by environmentaist groups back in the eighties remember when the rainforests would be denuded altogether by and the ozone layer would be entirely depleted by ? The difference, for which I have to give Pauwels and Bergier grudging props, is that these guys never offer up any of this stuff, save the stories of what has come before, as documented fact.
Pauwels even says, a number of times, that he expects much of the conjecture in the book to be proven wrong as time goes on, but that the authors hope someone will take some of the threads they have gathered and run with them, in a scientific sense.
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But this conjures up some questions, the most obvious of which is this: May 19, David rated it really liked it. Reality is not only stranger than we suppose but stranger than we can suppose. Haldane Quit thy childhood, my friend, and wake up! 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 Reality is not only stranger than we suppose but stranger than we can suppose.
The book is able to cover virtually every topic from atomic energy, to secret societies of alchemists, to the influence of the occult upon Hitler, to parapsychology and consciousness, and finally to the upcoming superman – a mutant capable of astounding intellectual feats.
The authors cite numerous previous explorers: Bizarre theories are considered: Horbiger’s theory of “eternal ice” and it’s influence on HitlerTeed’s theory that we live on the concave inner surface of a hollow earth, theories to explain the origins of civilization, the work of the alchemists and their possible knowledge of atomic physics, theories regarding mutation of the human species, and theories propounding alternative origins for life on this planet.
The authors are able to consider all of this and put it together in a coherent whole, under the idea of “fantastic realism”. They dare to ask such questions as: Are we all in a collective conspiracy to hide the truth, is science such a conspiracy? Do secret societies exist and do they have an influence upon history?
What special knowledge did the ancients possess that we may not possess now? What role did secret societies play in the origins of Nazism, and in the “Nazi Black Order? What is the historical meaning of the atomic bomb?
What does the future promise for our civilization? And, Do supermen live amongst us men, and if so, have they always? Hypotheses are put forth in answer to all these questions. The authors reject a magical worldview and they also reject the narrow confines of scientific positivism.
However, they consider it necessary to keep an open mind when examining these phenomena, and they refer to themselves as “barbarians” seeking to search out a scientific explanation to be imposed on the fantastic. The book is simply amazing, and truly life-affirming. You MUST read it! Not just to understand yourself and your world, but also to understand your future. You will never be able to perceive things in the exact same light again.
Get this book and discover the mysteries of the world for yourself! 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 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.
Many of the facts regarding science, history, the Occult, magicins related topics are true but the book is also full of half-truths and absurd mythical claims not backed by any type of sources aside from making claims like “we gathered thousands of documents on the SS”.
The book does not even have a bibliography in the back nor sources cited. One can only assume that Mr. Bergier was a little biased when morningg The Morning of the Magicians, his butt-love for Albert Einstein is more than obvious.
The Morning of the Magicians is an interesting work as far as entertainment goes but not to be taken seriously. Aug 17, Peter Mcloughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 Mornng 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 First warning the author entertains pseudoscience and extravagant claims.
The author writing only a decade and a half from the Cratering ruins of the second world war like many Europeans was attempting to or sense of a world after the camps and the bomb and human destiny and our place in the cosmic picture.
The grim context of early postwar Europe sent people looking to make sense of things when idols of progress seemed eclipsed. I get this guys impulse in many ways we are living under the same shadows as the generations of the mid twentieth century. This book was one of the inspirations of the counterculture of the sixties but is deeply informed by the cataclysms of the first half of the century. Those flower children in so multi hued a decade of the sixties are the progeny of darker times.
Connections between the age of Aquarius and calamities of the first half of the century share a andd connection that is often overlooked. It is the spiritual thirst for transcendence that was made extremely acute by the darkness of Holocaust and the H-bomb. The counterculture was a struggle and experimentation that tried in many ways to come to grips with the dark tenor of the postwar period.
Oluis can forget when one sees the befgier of new agers that they were an attempt to grapple with some dark stuff of the recent past. So while I get that the nonsense of the sixties and the new age is fairly laughable it would be a mistake to disregard the impulse behind it.
Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier Morning Of The Magicians
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 unsupported claims, claims of personal experiences, meeting a strange unknown alchemic master for instance, quotes without any mention where it is taken from or any reference Over half a million copies sold and an excellent rating on Goodreads.
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Apr 22, Dan rated it really liked it. A classic of conspiracist lunacy. Influencing everything from Robert Anton Wilson’s Illuminatus! Bizarre occult Nazi activities, Morniing 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 A classic of conspiracist lunacy.