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  • Published: 1 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781780288468
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 800
  • RRP: $49.99

The Occult



The essential guidebook to the mind-expanding experiences and discoveries of the 20th Century—“the most interesting, informative, and thought-provoking book on [the occult]” (The Sunday Telegraph)

Colin Wilson’s great classic work is a comprehensive history of mystery and magic. His genius lies in producing a skillful synthesis of the available material; clarifying without simplifying, seeing the occult in the light of reason and reason in the light of the mystical and paranormal. It is a journey of enlightenment—a wide-ranging survey of the whole subject and an insightful exploration of Man’s latent powers.

Republished two years after the author’s death, and with a new foreword by bibliographer Colin Stanley, Wilson brings his own refreshingly optimistic and stimulating interpretation to the worlds of the paranormal, the occult, and the supernatural.

  • Published: 1 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781780288468
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 800
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson's first book The Outsider became an instant literary sensation when it was first published in the fifties. Now author of over fifty books on subjects ranging from mysticism to criminology, he is a renowned authority on the paranormal and has also written numerous articles and plays and contributed to several newspapers and journals.

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