THE MORNING OF THE MAGICIANS: Secret Societies, Conspiracies, and Vanished Civilizations  by Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier

THE MORNING OF THE MAGICIANS: Secret Societies, Conspiracies, and Vanished Civilizations by Louis Pauwels & Jacques Bergier

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This groundbreaking, international bestseller popularized occultism, alchemy, and paranormal phenomena in the 1960s. It provides insights into the hidden history of humanity and our perceptions of reality with the scientific evidence that supports the existence of paranormal activity, telepathy, and extraterrestrial communications. The first book to explore in depth the Nazi fascination with the occult, Pauwels and Bergier also broke new ground with their study of pyramidology, alchemy and its close kinship with atomic energy, and the possibility of a widespread mutation of humanity that would herald the dawn of a new age for the earth. Their study of secret societies, starting with the Rosicrucians, suggests that such changes are actively being pursued in the present day by a "conspiracy" of the most spiritually and intellectually advanced members of the human race.

The Morning of the Magicians will open your mind to questions that have previously gone unanswered:

-Were the masterminds behind the great civilizations of Central and South America from Mars?

-What connects the ancient art of alchemy and modern atomic physics?

-Was Hitler, during his mystical trances, in touch with the "Unknown Master"?

-Does extrasensory perception reveal that human consciousness has advanced beyond its currently accepted limits?

The Morning of the Magicians also explores the anomalous events collected by Charles Fort, the work of Gurdjieff, and the history of the mysterious Fulcanelli, who was widely believed to have manufactured the philosopher's stone--which provided the Nazis the motive for mounting an intensive search for him during their occupation of Paris. Much more than a collection of strange facts defying conventional wisdom, this book remains a sophisticated philosophical exploration of repressed phenomena and hidden histories that asks its readers to look at reality with ever "awakened eyes."

"This modern alchemical manifesto has been inspiring thinkers for half a century. It illuminates the intersection between science and mysticism, proclaiming matter as a gateway of the spirit. The Morning of the Magicians declares that an objective appreciation of the material world is a means by which we may attain an awakened state of consciousness, the next step in human evolutionary destiny. This study of 'fantastic realism' is a look behind one of the many masks of God." --James Wasserman, author of The Secrets of Masonic Washington and An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar


LOUIS PAUWELS (1920-1997) was a French journalist who founded the magazine Planete, an outgrowth of this book.

JACQUES BERGIER (1912-1978) was a nuclear physicist and chemical engineer who was active in the French Resistance in World War II and helped destroy the German atomic plant at Peenemunde.