Victorian Occultism and the Making of Modern Magic

Invoking Tradition

  • Alison┬áButler

Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alison Butler
    Pages 1-16
  3. Alison Butler
    Pages 17-61
  4. Alison Butler
    Pages 125-137
  5. Alison Butler
    Pages 162-179
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    Pages 180-182
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-225

About this book


The late Victorian period witnessed the remarkable revival of magical practice and belief. Butler examines the individuals, institutions and literature associated with this revival and demonstrates how Victorian occultism provided an alternative to the tightening camps of science and religion in a social environment that nurtured magical beliefs.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Alison┬áButler
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Francis Xavier UniversityCanada

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