Colin Wilson's 'Occult Trilogy': A Guide for Students by Colin Stanley

By Colin Stanley

The 'Occult Trilogy' is the collective label utilized to Colin Wilson's 3 significant works at the occult: The Occult (1971); Mysteries: an research into the Occult, the magical and the Supernatural (1978) and past the Occult (1988). They amounted to a huge 1600 pages and feature spawned many different lesser works.

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75) Lethbridge was a natural dowser, who no doubt found this skill useful when excavating archaeological sites. But when someone suggested that, instead of a hazel twig, he should use a pendulum, he began, in his later years, a series of pioneering experiments using pendulums of varying lengths (or ‘rates’) to divine, at first, various metals and then all manner of objects. His experiments also revealed that these objects all have vibrational ‘fields’ surrounding them, the radius being that of the ‘rate’ for the object.

Portuguese] l. as: Das Okkulte. Berlin: Marz, 1982,? ). [German] m. as: Okaruto. ). Translated by Yasuo Nakamura. [Japanese] n. as: Het Occulte. ). Translated by Margot Bakker. [Dutch] o. as: L’Occulte. ). Translated by Robert Genin. [French] p. as: “Magic—the Science of the Future (The Occult)” in The Essential Colin Wilson. London: Harrap, 1985, cloth, p. 108-129. A reprint of a section from this volume. q. , cloth. [ISBN: 4-89203-101-1] r. as: The Occult: a history. , cloth. s. as: The Occult: the ultimate book for those who would walk with the Gods.

B. Yeats and Carl Jung asserted: “…a racial memory, which works in terms of symbols. ” (133) This brings Wilson back to the I Ching and initiates a discussion on the symbolism of the Tarot which contains “…shocks to jar the mind out of ‘the triviality of everydayness’, to induce concentration upon essentials” (149). In Part Two, Chapter 1, ‘The Evolution of Man’, Wilson argues that life is a purposive process: “…science insists that the universe can be explained entirely in mechanical terms. ” (153) When we make an effort, says Wilson, for example when learning to play a musical instrument, we slowly master the difficult process.

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