The Morning of the Magicians: Secret Societies, Conspiracies, and Vanished Civilizations
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
The groundbreaking and classic study that first popularized occultism, alchemy, and paranormal phenomena in the 1960s
• Provides profound insights into our perceptions of reality, telepathy, mutants, and parallel universes
• Reveals the occult influences on the Nazis and introduces the alchemist Fulcanelli and the work of Charles Fort and Gurdjieff
• Over Half a Million Copies Sold
This groundbreaking, international bestseller, first published in 1960, couples profound insights into the hidden history of humanity and our perceptions of reality with the scientific evidence that supports the existence of paranormal activity, telepathy, and extraterrestrial communications. The first book to explore in depth the Nazi fascination with the occult, Pauwels and Bergier also broke new ground with their study of pyramidology, alchemy and its close kinship with atomic energy, and the possibility of a widespread mutation of humanity that would herald the dawn of a new age for the earth. Their study of secret societies, starting with the Rosicrucians, suggests that such changes are actively being pursued in the present day by a “conspiracy” of the most spiritually and intellectually advanced members of the human race.
The Morning of the Magicians also explores the anomalous events collected by Charles Fort, the work of Gurdjieff, and the history of the mysterious Fulcanelli, who was widely believed to have manufactured the philosopher’s stone--which provided the Nazis the motive for mounting an intensive search for him during their occupation of Paris. Much more than a collection of strange facts defying conventional wisdom, this book remains a sophisticated philosophical exploration of repressed phenomena and hidden histories that asks its readers to look at reality with ever “awakened eyes.”
frequency of car and aeroplane accidents. it is a fact that it was in the Middle Ages, devastated as they were by incessant conflagrations, more than at any other time in history, that the best remedies against bums were discovered, tiiough these recipes have now been completely forgotten. In this connection, it should be known that some of the old pharmaceutical products not only alleviated pain, but even prevented scars from forming and helped to regenerate the injured cells and tissues. Now
experiment is carried out thousands of times, but with one different fac- be Perhaps will fulfilled: — tor every time: the proportions of one of the ingredients, temperature, pressure, a different catalyzer, etc. The results obtained are noted, and some of the laws governing the phenomenon deduced therefrom. This is a method that has proved sound, but it is not the only one. The alchemist repeats his operation without any variation until something extraordinary happens. He believes
able to bring about the transmutation of metals in considerable quantities. It is reputed to be capable of transforming certain base metals into gold, silver or platinum, but this is only one aspect of its powers. It might even be a sort of reservoir of nuclear energy, controllable to any degree. tions are, We shall return later to the questions raised by the manipulations of the alchemists to which an enlightened mod- em man must find an answer; for the moment let us halt where the alchemic
exact sciences. It contains words representing not verbs or nouns, but events, and is thus more applicable to the space-time continuum in which we now know that we are living. Furthermore, the "event-word" has three moods: — — probability, imagination. Instead of saying: a crossed the river in a boat, the Hopi would employ the group: man-river-boat in three different combinations, according to whether the event was observed by the narrator, reported by a third party, or dreamt. The really
vessels. The sacred Hindu texts, such as the Ramayana and the Maha Bharatra, contain descriptions of airships appearing in the sky at the very beginning of time and looking like "blueish clouds in the shape of an egg or a luminous globe." They could encircle the Earth several tunes, and were propelled by "an ethereal force which struck the ground as they rose," or by "a vibration produced by an invisible force." They emitted "sweet and melodious sounds," and "a shining light as bright as fire,"