12 Sept 2021

Secret Wisdom

Ruth Clydesdale. Secret Wisdom: Occult Societies and Arcane Knowledge through the Ages. Arcturus
(1 September 2021)
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Throughout the course of our history, a secret few have sought to acquire profound occult knowledge which reveals the inner truth of our existence. From the Mystery cults of Ancient Greece to the Persian knowledge of astrology, Secret Wisdom is an exhilarating exploration of two and a half millennia of occult practices. Learn about the hidden messages in Renaissance art, the alchemy practices of Isaac Newton and secret societies which passed on spiritual rites including the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Theosophists and the Golden Dawn. New light is shone on well-known historical figures and the part they played in the global quest for divine understanding including:

• John Dee, Elizabeth I's magician
• Aleister Crowley, the English occultist
• Poets William Blake and William Butler Yeats
• Dante, the Italian writer and philosopher

Featuring photographs and illustrations which breathe life into ancient beliefs, this book is a marvelous journey to discover the most arcane of wisdom.