Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1947 of Marc Edmund Jones' OCCULT PHILOSOPHY: AN INTRODUCTION, THE MAJOR CONCEPTS AND A GLOSSARY. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. Original green boards with gilt decoration of snake and flowers on front, and gilt title on spine. In very good condition: some shelfwear to boards, mainly back board; rubbed and bumped corners; wear to board and spine edges; pages are clean and free of markings save author's signature and dedication. Please see pictures for more detail. Contents include: The Meaning of Philosophy; Historical Roots of Occultism; The Four Profane Mysteries; The Seven Basic Truths; Perspective in Time; Social Perspective in Manifestation, and much more. Please see below for more information on the author.
Born October 1, 1888, in Missouri, as a child Marc Edmund Jones was interested in complex patterns observable in the environment, and he gradually developed a distinctive personal system of thought that later produced notable perspectives on occultism and the cabalistic world-view in general. He grew up in Chicago in the social framework of a formal, late Victorian parental style. Other early influences were the Christian Science neighbors, as well as an aunt who introduced him to Theosophy. In 1913 his lifelong interest in astrology was kindled, leading to further investigation into occult principles, and an interest in Spiritualism that developed later on.