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A Dark Muse: A History of the Occult

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From being a crucial influence on the Renaissance to developing into a fruitful source of inspiration for many important artists, this hidden history of the occult features essays by noted writers and thinkers, from William Blake to H.G. Wells.

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The occult was a crucial influence on the Renaissance, and it obsessed the popular thinkers of the day. But with the Age of Reason, occultism was sidelined; only charlatans found any use for it. Occult ideas did not disappear, however, but rather went underground. It developed into a fruitful source of inspiration for many important artists. Works of brilliance, sometimes even of genius, were produced under its influence. In A Dark Muse, Lachman discusses the Enlightenment obsession with occult politics, the Romantic explosion, the futuristic occultism of the fin de siècle, and the deep occult roots of the modernist movement. Some of the writers and thinkers featured in this hidden history of western thought and sensibility are Emanuel Swedenborg, Charles Baudelaire, J. K. Huysmans, August Strindberg, William Blake, Goethe, Madame Blavatsky, H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, and Malcolm Lowry.

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ISBN:
9781560256564
Author:
Lachman, Gary
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Occultism
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Number:
Second Edition
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
378
Dimensions:
3400x500

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The occult was a crucial influence on the Renaissance, and it obsessed the popular thinkers of the day. But with the Age of Reason, occultism was sidelined; only charlatans found any use for it. Occult ideas did not disappear, however, but rather went underground. It developed into a fruitful source of inspiration for many important artists. Works of brilliance, sometimes even of genius, were produced under its influence. In A Dark Muse, Lachman discusses the Enlightenment obsession with occult politics, the Romantic explosion, the futuristic occultism of the fin de siècle, and the deep occult roots of the modernist movement. Some of the writers and thinkers featured in this hidden history of western thought and sensibility are Emanuel Swedenborg, Charles Baudelaire, J. K. Huysmans, August Strindberg, William Blake, Goethe, Madame Blavatsky, H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, and Malcolm Lowry.
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