When it was first published in 1967, this book ws an instant best-seller. It was an important work driving the sixties' British occult revival which was exemplified by Alex and Maxine Sanders and occult rock music. Despite its lurid title, The Black Arts is a sympathetic and serious ntroduction to the various strands of the occult. astrology, alchemy, kabbalah, the tarot, and ceremonial magic. This new edition, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the original publication, shows that The Black Arts has lost none of its freshness. It is still the most readable introduction to the world of the occult, its history, beliefs and practices.
New York: TarcherPerigee, 2017. Paperback, xv 352 Pages. New.