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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Can we rediscover the secrets of the alchemists Was there a previous atomic age Is humanity evolving towards some kind of superhumanity Will future governments behave as secret societies The questions of a fevered imagination Not for the two authors who spent six years prospecting in that strange country that lies beyond the frontiers rational "scientific" wisdom.
They believe it is vital for us to pose these questions, and even others more disturbing. This classic of the New Age, written by the founders of the "Ancient Astronaut" thesis, featured on TV shows like "Ancient Aliens," quickly became a bestseller in many languages, and continues to inform us today. Read more Read less. Amazon International Store International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.
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The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases. Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. The actual book The Morning of the Magicians is a great book, and I have read it seveal times across the years, each of two or three different English translations and versions, and in this Kindle English versions.
The book itself is great, a masterpiece for its time and place, and deserves 5 stars. However, this current edition, that is, the Kindle edition of this tranlation, is a badly butchered and botched nighthmare that does not deserve one start, and, rather, it deserves zero stars.
Where do I start with my criticism of this editon? Well, there is no index, and the text cannot be searched using the Kindle search feature. Well, actually, it is techincally possible to attemtp to go through the motions of searching the text using the Kindle Search feature, but searches for any and all words or terms caome up with zero results.
This makes the lack of any kind of index to the book not only embararassing, but shameful. Worse, I know from experience in having read other versions of the book, and from direct comparison with other English translations of this book, that there are large sections of the original book that are entierly missing.
To its credit, this Kindle edition does include the images and photos from the original book, which are missing from many English translations and versions, but it is unforgivable that entire sections of text are entirely missing without a trace, and that there is no index, and that the book cannot be searched electronically in Kindle. Bottom line: Zero stars for this particular Kindle edition; it is so badly butchered, botched and mangled as to be almost totally unusable.
NOTE, this book is the same text as the other separately listed book with same title, but the type face is different. I did not read this book because I read the other version which has a better type face. I was fooled and got both.
Don't you also be fooled. It was nice getting another copy. I had read it in the 's and found it fascinating sending my mind on several tangents which influence my work to this day. The copy I have is in excellent condition and for me worth the wait in getting it. This would be good for anyone interested in oddities of Charles Fort, or UFO's, "ancient astronauts", human evolution and of ancient history before our official history among other topics.
Including human mutations that seem to appear and keep a mostly low profile yet are stellar beyond genius. You don't have to believe or accept any of to get your mind working on the concepts revolving around "what if? And since it was published in and it is now. We have the luxury of looking back with the hind sight of history. An entertaining and thought provoking read for the fantasist, SF, paranormal or just strange and exotic ideas.
Take your pick you may be all right or all wrong. Who cares if it is entertaining and it gets you to think in different terms about things. Don't be an instant believer, and don't be an instant debunker. Just read, process and see where it leads. It won't bite. This book is mostly interesting as a literary artifact. It predates a lot of the "grand conspiracy theory" type of genre literature that has come into the mainstream over the past few decades with even History Channel now well on board , so is invaluable to people who are interested in tracing the history and evolution of postwar conspiracy theory.
The writing is awful and sometimes incomprehensibly verbose; the reasoning, sourcing, research basis, and argumentation is just as poor as most work in the genre.
But still, people with an interest in the subject matter should probably at least skim through it and keep a copy for occasional reference.
Many years ago I had this book, which then went under the name of "The Dawn of Magic". Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. DPReview Digital Photography.
The Morning of the Magicians
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. First, because it brings to the attention of the average reader information which has probably not been seen before. And, second, because it is sure to inspire, at least some readers, to go further and learn more about the anomalies in our world and how they affect the world in which we live. 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. It is pure magic itself.
Review of The Morning of the Magicians by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Can we rediscover the secrets of the alchemists Was there a previous atomic age Is humanity evolving towards some kind of superhumanity Will future governments behave as secret societies The questions of a fevered imagination Not for the two authors who spent six years prospecting in that strange country that lies beyond the frontiers rational "scientific" wisdom. They believe it is vital for us to pose these questions, and even others more disturbing. This classic of the New Age, written by the founders of the "Ancient Astronaut" thesis, featured on TV shows like "Ancient Aliens," quickly became a bestseller in many languages, and continues to inform us today. Read more Read less. Amazon International Store International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.
Often referenced by conspiracy-theory enthusiasts and those interested in the occult , it presents a collection of "raw material for speculation of the most outlandish order",  covering topics like cryptohistory , ufology , occultism in Nazism , alchemy and spiritual philosophy. A German edition was published with the title Aufbruch ins dritte Jahrtausend Departure into the Third Millennium. The Morning of the Magicians became a cult classic within the youth culture in France through the s and s. Heavily influenced by Charles Fort 's work and ideas, the authors' primary aim was to arouse the curiosity of their readership, stating "Let us repeat that there will be a lot of silliness in our book, but this matters little if the book stirs up a few vocations and, to a certain degree, prepares broader tracks for research". Lovecraft such as " The Call of Cthulhu " or At the Mountains of Madness published in and , respectively that, according to Colavito, it is probable that Lovecraft's fiction directly inspired the book.