The Morning of the Magicians (Mysteries of the Universe) Paperback – 1 Mar 2011
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The Morning of the Magicians by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier... taught me live your life in the visible and the invisible world . --Paolo Coelho
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Louis Pauwels founded the magazine Planète and Jacques Bergier was an internationally distinguished nuclear physicist.
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Taking another look at "Morning of the Magicians" - you'll find what the content is all about elsewhere - I think it still holds a position as the most important book of that remarkable decade, much more so than "Chariot of the Gods" by von Däniken or, in a completery different vein, Herbert Marcuse's "One Dimensional Man".
Heavily criticized for lack of source material, hard proof, empirical research, control of facts, footnotes and bibliography I think you could bear with that for sheer excitement and with some of the over-dramatizations or exaggerations. There's no denying that Louis Pauwells is a man of very grande gestures. For example: There's a dramatic reference in the part II dealing with Nazi occultism to a book by Jack Fishman: The Seven Men of Spandau. In reality, there is nothing unusual about this matter-of-fact description of the lives of Rudolf Hess a.o. in the Spandau Prison after World War II, once you consult the book referred to.
Another source pointed out by critics as receiving overdue sensationalist attention by the authors is Hermann Rauschning's "Talks with Hitler"; here I think the authors are justified, however, in their interpretation. Hermann Rauschning - describing Hitler as man going completely mad at times - could not just make up such extraordinary quotes by the Führer.
I think it comes out between the lines that Jacques Bergier is the more, so to speak, naive of the two, although he represents the scientist, and Louis Pauwells is the journalist - who in the following decades entered the scene of political debate by supporting the so-called New (e.g. no longer Marxist) Philosophers Glucksmann and Levi by far exceeding them in taking up Right positions - what a shock to realize he was no part of the 60's movement at all! Let History judge - and let it be known that there would have been no psychedelic etc. 1960's if not for this book!
From this perspective, the authors put on paper different readings of what has happened in the past and what may lie ahead. Notably, a perfected human race, of which some specimens are said to be already amongst us.
For the curious and practical mind, the authors propose forgotten or rather ignored sources of information and research. One of these sources is alchemy. A science which is believed to have reached a great understanding of Nature and its powers.
This book, to me, was a starting platform. Facts and myths intermingle to form an account of a trip to the unexplored realms of consciousness. If anything, you'll find here a source of ideas to think about and "investigate" further, always with an open mind. Or at the least with as unprejudiced a mind as possible. I have to say that, although no interpretation is imposed upon us some may seem difficult to process.
The index shows carefully structured and entitled chapters making the browsing easier. The authors even propose to choose whatever destination we fancy. Chapters may be read unordered although some could probably awake curiosity about the previous one.
I certainly don't regret having read it, I regret the authors didn't later publish further explorations of their assumptions. Actually, they sort of leave it to us to explore and draw our very own conclusions. We are asked to believe...in us.
This book was first published in French in the 1960's by Editions Gallimard.
It's worth buying just for the WWII stuff which is the first time I have seen an analysis that actually explains how and why normal people could do what they did in Nazi Germany - it's fortunate that section is so good as it's a large part of the book.
If you're left-hand-path inclined then it may be of relevance that this book is highly recommended by the Temple of Set reading list too.
If you can find this book, it's well worth the read.
I am a firm believer that the super advanced technology didn't really exist in the past, but that there is a lot of lost knowledge. Unfortunately most books on the subject place emphasis on the authors views only, and these are invariably total rubbish, with random references to "modern" technology and trying to show how this was used to make the pyramids into water pumps etc.
So, a good read and has better than average reasoning.
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