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Periodical: The Occult Review

Summary:  From Pat Deveney's database:

Occult Review, The.
A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Investigation of Supernormal Phenomena and the Study of Psychological Problems.
Other titles: The London Forum/Rider's Review
1905-1951 Monthly, then quarterly January 1936
London, England (and American edition, New York, NY). Publisher: William Rider and Son, Ltd.; Rider & Co.. Editor: Ralph Shirley (with Harry J. Strutton after 1915). Succeeded by: London Forum->The Occult Review->Rider's Review
1/1, January 1905-58/2, August 1933; then The London Forum from September 1933 to October 1935, and then returned in 1936 to the original title, incorporating the London Forum. In 1938 it reverted to the original title, and in 1949 it became Rider's Review. An "American edition" of the journal, differing only in those words stamped on the spine, was distributed from New York (probably from Hackensack, New Jersey by the Hermetic Research Center) from 1911 to 1925. 48 pp., 6 x 9. Seven shillings a year, sixpence a copy (sevenpence postpaid).

This was undoubtedly the pre-eminent English-language occult journal of the first quarter of the twentieth century because of the scope and quality of its contributors: A.E. Waite, C.G. Harrison, Franz Hartmann, W. Gorn Old, Andrew Lang, E.W. Berridge, Isabelle de Steiger, Oliver Lodge, J.M. Peebles, Robert Hugh Benson, Hereward Carrington, H. Stanley Redgrove, Mabel Collins, Arthur Avalon, Algernon Blackwood, W.J. Colville, Montague Summers, Sax Rohmer, Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie, Theodore Besterman, and many others. The journal carried articles and reviews, both antiquarian and (occasionally) practical but rarely dogmatic, on every possible occult and spiritualist topic, including ones on John Dee, vampirism, scrying, Sri Agamya Guru Paramahamza (who has an indirect influence on the beginnings of the O.T.O., the Ordo Templi Orientis), "Mr. Isaacs of Simla," J.M. Peebles (his very curious Spirit Mates), Bram Stoker, Aleister Crowley, Victor Neuberg, and many more, all written in the literate and dry style of the era. Of one of R.S. Clymer's works, for example, a reviewer noted that "on careful consideration one feels inclined to say that what is true in it is not new, and what is new is not true." Shirley not only edited the Occult Review but was also the owner of Rider & Co., and was thus a pivotal figure in occult publishing. As "Rollo Ireton," he had earlier published The Horoscope. NYPL; LOC; BNF; ZDB: Freiburg Inst Grenzgeb Psychol; Frankfurt/M UB.

An index of the periodical's articles between 1905 and 1948 is available.

Issues:Occult Review V1 N1 Jan 1905
Occult Review V1 N2 Feb 1905
Occult Review V1 N3 Mar 1905
Occult Review V1 N4 Apr 1905
Occult Review V1 N5 May 1905
Occult Review V1 N6 Jun 1905
Occult Review V2 N7 Jul 1905
Occult Review V2 N8 Aug 1905
Occult Review V2 N9 Sep 1905
Occult Review V2 N10 Oct 1905
Occult Review V2 N11 Nov 1905
Occult Review V2 N12 Dec 1905
Occult Review V3 N1 Jan 1906
Occult Review V3 N2 Feb 1906
Occult Review V3 N3 Mar 1906
Occult Review V3 N4 Apr 1906
Occult Review V3 N5 May 1906
Occult Review V3 N6 Jun 1906
Occult Review V4 N10 Oct 1906
Occult Review V4 N11 Nov 1906
Occult Review V4 N12 Dec 1906
Occult Review V4 N7 Jul 1906
Occult Review V4 N8 Aug 1906
Occult Review V4 N9 Sep 1906
Occult Review V5 N1 Jan 1907
Occult Review V5 N2 Feb 1907
Occult Review V5 N3 Mar 1907
Occult Review V5 N4 Apr 1907
Occult Review V5 N5 May 1907
Occult Review V5 N6 Jun 1907
Occult Review V6 N1 Jul 1907
Occult Review V6 N2 Aug 1907
Occult Review V6 N3 Sep 1907
Occult Review V6 N4 Oct 1907
Occult Review V6 N5 Nov 1907
Occult Review V6 N6 Dec 1907
Occult Review V7 N1 Jan 1908
Occult Review V7 N2 Feb 1908
Occult Review V7 N3 Mar 1908
Occult Review V7 N4 Apr 1908
Occult Review V7 N5 May 1908
Occult Review V7 N6 Jun 1908
Occult Review V8 N1 Jul 1908
Occult Review V8 N2 Aug 1908
Occult Review V8 N3 Sep 1908
Occult Review V8 N4 Oct 1908
Occult Review V8 N5 Nov 1908
Occult Review V8 N6 Dec 1908
Occult Review V9 N1 Jan 1909
Occult Review V9 N2 Feb 1909
Occult Review V9 N3 Mar 1909
Occult Review V9 N4 Apr 1909
Occult Review V9 N5 May 1909
Occult Review V9 N6 Jun 1909
Occult Review V10 N1 Jul 1909
Occult Review V10 N2 Aug 1909
Occult Review V10 N3 Sep 1909
Occult Review V10 N4 Oct 1909
Occult Review V10 N5 Nov 1909
Occult Review V10 N6 Dec 1909
Occult Review V12 N1 Jul 1910
Occult Review V12 N2 Aug 1910
Occult Review V12 N3 Sep 1910
Occult Review V12 N4 Oct 1910
Occult Review V12 N5 Nov 1910
Occult Review V12 N6 Dec 1910
Occult Review V13 N1 Jan 1911
Occult Review V13 N2 Feb 1911
Occult Review V13 N3 Mar 1911
Occult Review V13 N4 Apr 1911
Occult Review V13 N5 May 1911
Occult Review V13 N6 Jun 1911
Occult Review V14 N1 Jul 1911
Occult Review V14 N2 Aug 1911
Occult Review V14 N3 Sep 1911
Occult Review V14 N4 Oct 1911
Occult Review V14 N5 Nov 1911
Occult Review V14 N6 Dec 1911
Occult Review V15 N1 Jan 1912
Occult Review V15 N2 Feb 1912
Occult Review V15 N3 Mar 1912
Occult Review V15 N4 Apr 1912
Occult Review V15 N5 May 1912
Occult Review V15 N6 Jun 1912
Occult Review V16 N1 Jul 1912
Occult Review V16 N2 Aug 1912
Occult Review V16 N3 Sep 1912
Occult Review V16 N4 Oct 1912
Occult Review V16 N5 Nov 1912
Occult Review V16 N6 Dec 1912
Occult Review V17 N1 Jan 1913
Occult Review V17 N2 Feb 1913
Occult Review V17 N3 Mar 1913
Occult Review V17 N4 Apr 1913
Occult Review V17 N5 May 1913
Occult Review V17 N6 Jun 1913
Occult Review V18 N1 Jul 1912
Occult Review V18 N2 Aug 1912
Occult Review V18 N3 Sep 1912
Occult Review V18 N4 Oct 1912
Occult Review V18 N5 Nov 1912
Occult Review V18 N6 Dec 1912
Occult Review V19 N1 Jan 1914
Occult Review V19 N2 Feb 1914
Occult Review V19 N3 Mar 1914
Occult Review V19 N4 Apr 1914
Occult Review V19 N5 May 1914
Occult Review V19 N6 Jun 1914
Occult Review V20 N1 Jul 1914
Occult Review V20 N2 Aug 1914
Occult Review V20 N3 Sep 1914
Occult Review V20 N4 Oct 1914
Occult Review V20 N5 Nov 1914
Occult Review V20 N6 Dec 1914
Occult Review V21 N1 Jan 1915
Occult Review V21 N2 Feb 1915
Occult Review V21 N3 Mar 1915
Occult Review V21 N4 Apr 1915
Occult Review V21 N5 May 1915
Occult Review V21 N6 Jun 1915
Occult Review V22 N1 Jul 1915
Occult Review V22 N2 Aug 1915
Occult Review V22 N3 Sep 1915
Occult Review V22 N4 Oct 1915
Occult Review V22 N5 Nov 1915
Occult Review V22 N6 Dec 1915
Occult Review V23 N1 Jan 1916
Occult Review V23 N2 Feb 1916
Occult Review V23 N3 Mar 1916
Occult Review V23 N4 Apr 1916
Occult Review V23 N5 May 1916
Occult Review V23 N6 Jun 1916
Occult Review V24 N1 Jul 1916
Occult Review V24 N2 Aug 1916
Occult Review V24 N3 Sep 1916
Occult Review V24 N4 Oct 1916
Occult Review V24 N5 Nov 1916
Occult Review V24 N6 Dec 1916
Occult Review V25 N1 Jan 1917
Occult Review V25 N2 Feb 1917
Occult Review V25 N3 Mar 1917
Occult Review V25 N4 Apr 1917
Occult Review V25 N5 May 1917
Occult Review V25 N6 Jun 1917
Occult Review V26 N1 Jul 1917
Occult Review V26 N2 Aug 1917
Occult Review V26 N3 Sep 1917
Occult Review V26 N4 Oct 1917
Occult Review V26 N5 Nov 1917
Occult Review V26 N6 Dec 1917
Occult Review V27 N1 Jan 1917
Occult Review V27 N2 Feb 1917
Occult Review V27 N3 Mar 1917
Occult Review V27 N4 Apr 1917
Occult Review V27 N5 May 1917
Occult Review V27 N6 Jun 1917
Occult Review V28 N1 Jul 1918
Occult Review V28 N2 Aug 1918
Occult Review V28 N3 Sep 1918
Occult Review V28 N4 Oct 1918
Occult Review V28 N5 Nov 1918
Occult Review V28 N6 Dec 1918
Occult Review V29 N1 Jan 1919
Occult Review V29 N2 Feb 1919
Occult Review V29 N3 Mar 1919
Occult Review V29 N4 Apr 1919
Occult Review V29 N5 May 1919
Occult Review V29 N6 Jun 1919
Occult Review V30 N1 Jul 1919
Occult Review V30 N2 Aug 1919
Occult Review V30 N3 Sep 1919
Occult Review V30 N4 Oct 1919
Occult Review V30 N5 Nov 1919
Occult Review V30 N6 Dec 1919
Occult Review V31 N1 Jan 1920
Occult Review V31 N2 Feb 1920
Occult Review V31 N3 Mar 1920
Occult Review V31 N4 Apr 1920
Occult Review V31 N5 May 1920
Occult Review V31 N6 Jun 1920
Occult Review V32 N1 Jul 1920
Occult Review V32 N2 Aug 1920
Occult Review V32 N3 Sep 1920
Occult Review V32 N4 Oct 1920
Occult Review V32 N5 Nov 1920
Occult Review V32 N6 Dec 1920
Occult Review V33 N1 Jan 1921
Occult Review V33 N2 Feb 1921
Occult Review V33 N3 Mar 1921
Occult Review V33 N4 Apr 1921
Occult Review V33 N5 May 1921
Occult Review V33 N6 Jun 1921
Occult Review V34 N1 Jul 1921
Occult Review V34 N2 Aug 1921
Occult Review V34 N3 Sep 1921
Occult Review V34 N4 Oct 1921
Occult Review V34 N5 Nov 1921
Occult Review V34 V6 Dec 1921
Occult Review V35 N1 Jan 1922
Occult Review V35 N2 Feb 1922
Occult Review V35 N3 Mar 1922
Occult Review V35 N4 Apr 1922
Occult Review V35 N5 May 1922
Occult Review V35 N6 Jun 1922
Occult Review V36 N1 Jul 1922
Occult Review V36 N2 Aug 1922
Occult Review V36 N3 Sep 1922
Occult Review V36 N4 Oct 1922
Occult Review V36 N5 Nov 1922
Occult Review V36 N6 Dec 1922

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