Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Devil Worship in France: Now Available!
This is a more or less full length work and one of incredible value. Technically just a refutation of Leo Taxil (who recanted, proving Waite correct, only a year later!) it provides a broad overview of various alchemical and demonological content, mentions and fleshes out a dozen or so major actual occult figures, speaks of the freemasons, and describes then-modern Satanism as it was in the more theistic sense.
Waite was a literary genius first and foremost. His work here is verbose and written with a bit of theatrical archaicism. I cleaned and modernized the language a bit but left some of his word-invention intact because of the subject matter. Altogether a great work, one of the greater within its era on any occult subject.