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By Lewis Spence

The main recognized compendium of knowledge at the occult and the 1st entire paintings of its variety, this quantity initially seemed in 1920. Subtitled "A Compendium of data at the Occult Sciences, Occult Personalities, Psychic technological know-how, Magic, Demonology, Spiritism, Mysticism and Metaphysics," it used to be compiled through Lewis Spence, the writer of various books on folklore, mythology and occult-related matters. Its 2,500 dictionary-style entries (many of which run to a number of pages) diversity from famous phrases ("abracadabra," "poltergeist," "spells," "vampire") to extra arcane issues, and comprise listings for historic figures with ties to the occult resembling Nostradamus, John Dee, Mary Baker Eddy, and Catherine de Medici. An oft-cited source and a vintage of its style, this variation offers to take pleasure in an speedy and lasting acceptance.

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