Occult London

Author(s): Merlin Coverley


ehind the official façade promoted by the heritage industry, lies a city of esoteric traditions, obscure institutions, and forgotten locations. Occult London rediscovers this history, unearthing the hidden city that lies beneath our own. From the Elizabethan magic of Dr Dee and Simon Forman, to the occult designs of Wren and Hawksmoor; from the Victorian London of Spring-Heeled Jack, to the fin de siècle heyday of Madame Blavatsky and Aleister Crowley. This book describes these practitioners of the occult and their unorthodox beliefs, alongside the myths and legends through which the city has always been perceived. The role of the occult within London's literary history is also outlined, while a gazetteer maps the sites of London's most resonant occult locations.


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General Fields

  • : 9780857301345
  • : Trafalgar Square
  • : Trafalgar Square
  • : July 2017
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  • : July 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Merlin Coverley
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 133
  • : 192