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Devil-Worship in France

or The Question of Lucifer

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,271 / 184 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 19
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,827
Added to site: 2007.05.01
mnybks.net#: 16749
Genre: Religion
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any experience, I for one refrained from entering any protest at the time.

Much about the same period it became evident that a marked change had passed over certain aspects of thought in "the most enlightened city of the world," and that among the jeunesse dorée, in particular, there was a strong revulsion against paramount material philosophy; an epoch of transcendental and mystic feeling was, in fact, beginning. Old associations, having transcendental objects, were in course of revival, or were coming into renewed prominence. Martinists, Gnostics, Kabbalists, and a score of orders or fraternities of which we vaguely hear about the period of the French Revolution, began to manifest great activity; periodicals of a mystical tendency--not spiritualistic, not neo-theosophical, but Hermetic, Kabbalistic, and theurgic--were established, and met with success; books which had grievously weighted the shelves of their publishers for something like a quarter of a century were suddenly in demand,

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