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'The knowledge of the hidden' - that is the meaning of the Latin occultus, from which we take our modern phrase 'the occult'. Why is it that this subject stirs up so much controversy? Is the answer present in that very definition: the idea that studies into the occult are pushing at the very boundaries of human knowledge? In this simple-to-follow A to Z guide, you will discover the details of both studies into the occult and the truth about occultists, who, from the earliest times in history, have attempted to remove the veil that shrouds 'the knowledge of the hidden'. This book covers such topics as: What were the world's greatest occultists, including Plato, Nostradamus, Isaac Newton and William Blake, searching for; What are the true origins of alchemy; What secret knowledge is concealed within the tarot deck; Was the infamous Aleister Crowley really 'the wickedest man in the world'; and, did the Ancient Egyptians believe in magic? Simon Cox and Mark Foster guide you along the pathways of the occult and attempt to bring the hidden into full view.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845961572
ISBN-10: 1845961579
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 143mm x 23mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Simon Cox

Simon Cox is the author of the international bestsellers Cracking the Da Vinci Code and Illuminating Angels and Demons. He is a renowned researcher, broadcaster and speaker and is editor-in-chief of the DVD-based magazine DUAT. Mark Foster is a writer and historical researcher whose website,, has garnered critical acclaim within the alternative history genre. He is a graphic designer and is the creative director of DUAT.

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