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Jan 21, Jacqkes Audiffred rated it it was amazing. Despotopoulos, appealed to UNESCO in a manifesto demanding that scientific research should cease, or at least be kept secret. Pauwels and Bergier don’t actually believe in everything.

During this period of rupture, or rather of transmutation, we must not be surprised if great changes take place in regard to the role of science and the scientist’s mission in life. Yet, every extremity illuminates.

Review of The Morning of the Magicians by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier | Kit Bradley

He declared that men would one day be able to fly. Full of confidence in progress and science, believing in the coming to power of the proletariat, he had constructed a powerful philosophy for himself. Lkuis, inside the brutal stupidity that is most of the book are two interesting parts. Such ideas were the difficult heritage of my generation. Berthelot attacked the philosophers — “fencing with their own ghosts in the solitary field of abstract logic” a good description that, of Einstein, for example.

And, second, because it is sure to inspire, at least some readers, to go further and learn more about the anomalies in our world and how they affect the world in which we live.

There are men I know who can read with the greatest profit one hun- dred pages of mathematics, philosophy, history, or archaeology in twenty minutes.

When I had gone to sleep my father would quietly thumb through my bedside reading, trying to understand the source of my strange ideas, which yawned like a gulf between us. And Claude Bernard declared that “a man who discovers the simplest fact does a greater service than the greatest philosopher in the world.


Matter has been shown to be as rich, if not richer in possibilities than the spirit. To have any hope, however small, was a betrayal. Poetry was then my favorite reading, Rimbaud my favorite poet. And the object of this book is to make people think about it harder.

Bourgeois delights — A crisis for the intelligence, or the hurricane of unrealism — Glimpses of another reality — Beyond logic and literary philosophies — The idea of an Eternal Present — Science without conscience or conscience without science? Reality is not only stranger than we suppose but stranger than we can suppose.

Combined with a long section on alchemy, it’s very much like the Marvel Universe – where magicians, psychics, and te fight Nazi evildoers and dark powers. These are the forces at work in science and technology, which will demolish the old sociological order established in the nineteenth century.

It is true that Kibaltchich had used his techni- cal skill to morninf the bomb that had just cut up into little pieces the Emperor Alexander II. Magloire, in Synthhe, November These great men had had to wage war against the inertia of the human spirit, and had been violent in their campaigns. PREFACE xxi I was suffocating within the closed system of my thinking; I some- times felt myself to be no more than a little, arid intellectual and envied him his large free-ranging thoughts.

These false ideas would only deform their young minds. Our best reader, the one we value the most, will have finished with us in two or three hours. We no longer live in a closed world, as no intelligent person in tune with our times can have failed to notice.

If you have any interest in the fantastic or the hidden history of the world, give it a try. But this clandestinity will in no way hamper research. A V2 rocket traveling at 3, miles per hour is over the city. Our meeting something more than chance I have always thought was to prove of great consequence. However, ins I had mostly just thought to give The Morning of the Magicians a one-star rating and move on. First warning the author entertains pseudoscience and extravagant claims.


See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. The book also touched on a few of the ancient civilisations. They felt themselves responsible only to truth. It was Philippe Lavastine, a new incarnation of the hero of Balzac’s “Chef- d’Ceuvre Inconnu” “Unknown Masterpiece” and a disciple of Gurdjieff, who told me about them.

Vemos una mano, la llamamos ciencia: If Christopher Columbus had been a man of this caliber he would have kept his discovery secret. No; a great century, but narrow — a dwarf stretched out.

Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier Morning Of The Magicians

I spent my time listing the crimes committed by the modern mind against Mind. But suddenly the doors so carefully closed by the nineteenth century in the face of the infinite possibilities of man, of matter, of energy, of time, and of space are about to burst asunder. We have not discovered still one more Eastern sage; we have not become the disciples morrning a new Messiah; we are not expounding a doctrine.

The cosmic rays, the great accelerators, produced them in enor- mous quantities. This was just not my cup of tea. For others Marxism has a complete explanation of Hitler. Mavicians chance meeting was to shape my life for many years. Pontecorvo fled to Russia to carry on his work there. It was not until the nineteenth century that this mystery was referred to again in the works of the French writer Jacolliot.