Synopses & Reviews
Long out of print, this classic survey of magic and the occult clearly explains centuries of mystical rituals and practicespart of the new Tarcher Supernatural Library.
This guide distills generations of magical practice, witchcraft, and other occult interests across cultures and centuries into a single, enchanting volume.
Written for laymen and practitioners alike, The Romance of Sorcery simply and readably outlines the history of magicfrom ancient Egypt to John Dee to Madame Blavatskyshowing how both Wiccan practice and witches in popular culture came to be.
The first three titles released in Tarcher's Supernatural Library are Ghost Hunter (by Hans Holzer), Romance of Sorcery (by Sax Rohmer) and Isis in America (by Henry Steel Olcott).
“There is no better general introduction to magic, sorcery, and the paranormal.”
“A serious contribution to the literature of one of the most fascinating subjectsin the world.”
—The New Republic
“Definitely worth reading. Any serious collector of books about the occult should grab it immediately, and Im very proud to have it in my bookshelf.”
— Stefan Isaksson
About the Author
Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (1883-1959), who wrote under the name Sax Rohmer, was the British mystery, horror, and action novelist behind the Fu-Manchu series of books.