#BookReview Introducing the Occult: Selected Introductions, Prefaces, Forewords and Afterwords of Colin Wilson by Colin Stanley

I received this book for review and since I am a fan of occult subjects, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. Read on to see my review of Introducing the Occult by Colin Wilson.

My Review

This book is not going to introduce you to the occult. It is basically a collection of samples from previously published books on the subject, written by the late Colin Wilson. I found it useful for the fact that I had not heard about him throughout my research and reading, and the book was interesting in that respect. It does, however, leave me with a list of books to read that will expand upon what is introduced by the editor. I got a little confused about time frames, since the chapters refer to events at the time of the original books being written, which was back in the 1970s and 1980s (I think).

About the Book

The late Colin Wilson wrote a staggering 180 introductions, forewords, prefaces and afterwords to other authors’ books. Soon after his now classic study The Occult appeared in 1971, he was constantly sought out by writers and publishers to endorse their work. He rarely refused. And, as this volume reveals, these were not hurriedly written paragraphs, relying largely on his name as an endorsement, but often significant and substantial essays. Introducing the Occult brings together 17 of his best published introductions chosen by his bibliographer Colin Stanley. Within these covers you can read Colin Wilson on magic, witchcraft, exorcism, ghosts, poltergeists, the Loch Ness Monster, the afterlife, dowsing and much more.

Buy the book: Amazon; Waterstones; WH Smith.

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2 Responses to #BookReview Introducing the Occult: Selected Introductions, Prefaces, Forewords and Afterwords of Colin Wilson by Colin Stanley

  1. I read his book Beyond the Occult back in the 90s – it was a lifechanger for me!

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