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Dr Christopher McIntosh



Academic background

BA/MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University (1965).

BA in German language and literature, London University (1978).

D.Phil. in history, Oxford University (1989).


Books published

The Astrologers and their Creed (London: Hutchinson, 1969)

Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival (London: Rider, 1972; new edition, Albany: SUNY Press, 2011).

The Rosicrucians (latest edition, York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, 1997)

Ludwig II of Bavaria. Biography (London: Allen Lane, 1982; revised edition, London: I.B.Tauris, 2012).

The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason, based on D. Phil. dissertation (Leiden: Brill, 1992; new edition, Albany, SUNY Press, 2011).

Gardens of the Gods (London: I.B. Tauris, 2005).



Eranos: an Alternative Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century (Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, scheduled for October 2012). German original: Thomas Hakl, Der verborgene Geist von Eranos.


Recent articles

"‘Fräulein Sprengel’ and the Origins of the Golden Dawn: A Surprising Discovery," in Aries, 11:2 (2011), 249-257.

"The Phlogiston Theory: A Late Relic of Pre-Enlightenment Science," in Handbook of Religion and the Authority of Science, edited by James R. Lewis and Olav Hammer (Leiden: Brill, 2011).

"Gardens of Initiation," in G Magazine, Romania, scheduled for 2012.

"Eliphas Lévi (1810-1875)," in The Occult World, edited by Christopher Partridge (London: Routledge, scheduled for 2013).