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Art and Symbols of the Occult

Randall Boyer reviews Art and Symbols of the Occult: Images of Power and Wisdom, edited by James Wasserman, in the Bkwyrm archive.

It’s an attractive occult coffee-table book, with slightly cooler pictures than most other occult coffee-table books. The text of course is Really Basic, in the way of such books. The author is obviously enthusiastic about Crowley (something rare in this genre), but still misquotes him just like King or Cavendish or Maple or those other guys. The dust jacket promises an “extensive bibliography of classical occult works,” which has perfidiously been replaced by a one-page reading-list. Oh well, it still looks nice on my coffee-table. [via]