"The author of THE OUTSIDER has written a fascinating history of magic through the centuries." The Washington Post
"This most interesting, informative and thought-provoking book on the subject I have read..." Arthur Calder-Marshall, The Sunday Telegraph
Colin Wilson's bestselling classic is an essential guide to the mind-expanding experiences and discoveries of the occult in the 20th century. He has produced a wonderfully skillful synthesis of the available materialone that sees the occult in the light of reason and reason in the light of the mystical and paranormal. The result is a wide-ranging survey of the subject that provides a comprehensive history of magic, an insightful exploration of our latent powers, and a journey of enlightenment.