1960 book by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier. In a generalized and wide ranging overview of the occult or paranormal, the book presents a collection of “raw material for speculation of the most outlandish order”, discussing conspiracy theories, ancient prophecies, alchemical transmutation, a giant race that once ruled the Earth, and the Nazca Lines. It also includes speculations such as German occultism and supernatural phenomena conspiracy theory that the Vril Society and the Thule The magicians book 3 pdf were the philosophical precursors to the Nazi Party. Pauwels and Bergier worked on the book during five years, compiling voluminous documentation incorporated into the BNF as Fonds Pauwels in 2007.
The authors’ primary aim was to arouse the curiosity of their readership, stating “Let us repeat that there will be a lot of silliness in our book, but this matters little if the book stirs up a few vocations and, to a certain degree, prepares broader tracks for research”. The mythology of Maria Orsic has spread in the internet age, particularly among those inclined to Esoteric Nazism. 1970s counterculture, being a forerunner to the popularization of New Age ideas.
In a 2004 article for Skeptic Magazine, Jason Colavito wrote that the book’s tales of ancient astronauts predated Erich von Däniken’s works on the topic, and that the ideas are so close to the fictional works of H. Colavito, it is probable that Lovecraft’s fiction directly inspired the book. Curled Up With A Good Book. Il y aura sans doute beaucoup de bêtises dans notre livre, répétons-le, mais il importe assez peu, si ce livre suscite quelques vocations et, dans une certaine mesure, prépare des voies plus larges à la recherche » p.
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