Sepia photograph of a street in Paris and the Eiffel Tower, with occult symbology superposed.

Occult Paris: The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque

by Tobias Churton Author

Ideal for idle reading with Edward Satie playing in the background, scholar of esotericism Tobias Churton will transport you to the Belle Époque of Paris, from 1871 to 1914. He’ll take a historical dive into the different groups that called Paris home during this time — artists, intellectuals, freemasons, and many others. He explores the styles and currents in art that would come to define this period and the character of the city. He explores how this time would come to influence artistic movements in the future, such as the Beatniks and the psychedelic sixties -- and furthermore today.