By Julia Mannherz
Modern Occultism in overdue Imperial Russia strains the historical past of occult concept and perform from its origins in deepest salons to its recognition in turn-of-the-century mass tradition. In lucid prose, Julia Mannherz examines the ferocious public debates of the 1870s on larger dimensional arithmetic and the workings of séance phenomena, discusses the realm of inexpensive guideline manuals and renowned occult journals, and appears at haunted homes, which introduced jointly the agricultural settings and the city plenty that obsessed over them. moreover, Mannherz seems at reactions of Russian Orthodox theologians to the occult.
In spite of its prominence, the function of the occult in turn-of-the-century Russian tradition has been mostly missed, if now not actively written out of histories of the trendy nation. For experts and scholars of Russian heritage, tradition, and technological know-how, in addition to these ordinarily drawn to the occult, Mannherz’s attention-grabbing learn treatments this hole and returns the occult to its rightful position within the renowned mind's eye of overdue 19th- and early twentieth-century Russian society.
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