Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing, 2013. Paperback, 258 pages. New.
In the scholarship of the occult, most research has focused on English and French speaking areas. This collection of essays remedies that, taking a broad international overview. Essays range across the German magical order of the Fraternitas Saturni, esoteric Satanism in Denmark, sexual magic in Colombia and the reception of occultism in modern Turkey, India and the former Yugoslavia.
As any other form of cultural practice, the occult is not isolated from its social, discursive, religious, and political environment. By studying occultism in its global context, the book offers insights into the reciprocal relationships that colour and shape regional occultism.
This book is an important one. Treadwells recommends.