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Periodical: Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus

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Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus.
Monatsschrift zur Erforschung der gesamten Geheimwissenschaften. Unter Mitwirkung von gelehrten und Fachschriftstellern.
1907-1933 Monthly
Leipzig, then Berlin, Germany. Language: German. Publisher: Max Altmann. Editor: Karl Brandler-Pracht, Demeter Georgievitz-Weitzer ("G.W. Surya"), E.W. Dobberkau, A. Grobe-Wutischky, Max Altmann.
1/1, July 1907-26/12, June 1933. Suspended publication in 1916 and resumed in 1918. 48 pp., 8 x 10. Illustrated.

The journal in its early days was divided into sections: I. Scientific Occultism; II. Spiritualism, Theosophy, Indian Mysticiam, Buddhism, "und verwandte" III. Spiritualism, Magnetism, Natural Living; IV. Belletristik; V. Questions and answers from readers; and VI. Reports from around the World. There was a considerable academic presence in the journal, with very lengthy articles-really small books-spread over many issues, on astrology, Pendelforschung, clairvoyance, the "spiritual breath," the astral double, and the like. The journal also carried articles by or selections from François Jolllivet-Castelot, C.W. Leadbeater, Carl du Prel, Ernest Fiedler, Ernest Tiede, "Gnostikos" (E.C.H. Peithmann, on his Neo-Gnostic version of the sexual inheritance), A. de Rochas, Gregor Schwartz-Bostunitsch, Prentice Mulford, Carl Kiesewetter, et al. In 1929-1930, the journal republished "The Elixir of Life" by Mirza Murad Ali Beg (Godolphin Mitford), originally published in The Theosophist in the 1880s.

Karl Brandler-Pracht (1864-1939), the first editor of the journal (until he decamped with a copy of the mailing list to Hugo Vollrath's Prana), was an actor and astrologer. He also helped create the first astrological school in Vienna, which trained many of the important astrologers of the next generation (including Elsbeth Ebertin), and was active in creating and running Prana, Astrologische Rundschau, Hohe Warte, Psyche and Astrologischen Blätter. He advocated "practical occultism" to develop occult powers, urging, notably, the use of the magic mirror. Surya (Demeter Georgievitz-Weitzer, 1873-1949) edited the journal from 1909 to 1914. He was a Theosophist, astrologer, New-Thought advocate, and occult physician-and in addition is reputed to have been that great rarity, a successful alchemist. NYPL; Stanford University; ZDB: Freiburg Inst Grenzgeb Psycho; München BSB; Augsburg SuStB; Berlin SBB Haus Unter d.Linden; Berlin SBB Haus Potsdamer Str; Berlin Charite ZHGB Gesch.Med; Worms StBi; Kassel UB/LMB, BB 6; Fulda HLB; Gottingen SuUB; Mönchengladbach StB; Leipzig DNB; Dresden SLUB, ZB; Innsbruck Univ.; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek; Stanford University.

Issues:Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V1 1907-1908
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V2 1908-1909
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V3 1909-1910
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V5 1911-1912
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V6 1912-1913
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V7 1913-1914
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V8 1914-1915
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V9 1915-1916
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V10 1916-1917
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V11 1917-1918
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V12 1918-1919
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V13 1919-1920
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V14 1920-1921
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V15 1921-1922
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V16 1922-1923
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V17 1923-1924
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V18 1924-1925
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V19 1925-1926
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V20 1926-1927
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V21 1927-1928
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V22 1928-1929
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V23 1929-1930
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V24 1930-1931
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V25 1931-1932
Zentralblatt fur Okkultismus V26 1932-1933

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