Tobias Churton on tour: Occult Paris


Tobias Churton

on Tour

December 15-21



Occult Paris:
The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque

(nonfiction – history – occult)

 Release date: October 30, 2016
at Inner Traditions • Bear & Company 

ISBN: 978-1620555453
528 pages


Historian Tobias Churton explores the magical, artistic, and intellectual world of the Belle Époque Paris. He brings into full perspective the personalities, and forces that made Paris a global magnet and which allowed later cultural movements, such as the “psychedelic 60s,” to rise from the ashes of post-war Europe.


“Music, art, literature, mysticism–fin-de-siècle Paris had it all in great abundance, and in Tobias Churton’s latest tome he uncovers the hidden and not-so-hidden connections between Satie, Debussy, Redon, Rops, Khnopff, Gauguin, Crowley, Lévi, Papus, Mathers, Péladan, Michelet, Blavatsky, Reuss, Huysmans, Breton, and countless others. . . . Eminently readable and filled with meticulous historical details, this is a fabulous depiction of one of the most exciting and fervent periods of creativity in modern times.”
John Zorn, composer-performer

“No one can evoke the feel of a place and an era like Tobias Churton! This is Paris in the Belle Époque, but behind the city of the can-can, Toulouse-Lautrec, and the Moulin Rouge, Churton shows us a Paris of seekers in mysterious worlds–magic, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, alchemy–and of artists, writers, and composers who were also drawn to those realms. The spirit of their compelling quest is stamped on every page of this book.”
Christopher McIntosh, Ph.D., author of Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

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occult-paris-tobias-churtonTobias Churton
is Britain’s leading scholar
of Western Esotericism,
a world authority on Gnosticism,
Hermeticism, and Rosicrucianism.
An Honorary Fellow of Exeter University,
where he is a faculty lecturer,
he holds a master’s degree in Theology
from Brasenose College, Oxford,
and is the author of many books,
including Gnostic Philosophy and
Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin.
He lives in England.

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The Madonna of Notre Dame: release day today

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Today is the

release day of


The Madonna of Notre Dame

The Madonna of Notre Dame


 Release date: October 11, 2016
at New Vessel Press

ISBN: 978-1-939931-39-3
210 pages



Fifty thousand believers and photo-hungry tourists jam into Notre Dame Cathedral on August 15 to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. The next morning, a stunningly beautiful young woman clothed all in white kneels at prayer in a cathedral side chapel. But when an American tourist accidentally bumps against her, her body collapses. She has been murdered: the autopsy reveals disturbing details. Police investigators and priests search for the killer as they discover other truths about guilt and redemption in this soaring Paris refuge for the lost, the damned, and the saved. The suspect is a disturbed young man obsessed with the Virgin Mary who spends his days hallucinating in front of a Madonna. But someone else knows the true killer of the white-clad daughter of Algerian immigrants. This thrilling novel illuminates shadowy corners of the world’s most famous cathedral, shedding light on good and evil with suspense, compassion and wry humor.

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Alexis RagougneauAlexis Ragougneau
is a playwright and
The Madonna of Notre Dame is his first novel.
He has worked in Notre Dame Cathedral
helping monitor tourist crowds
and knows well its infinite secrets
and the forgotten souls who linger in its darkest corners.

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France Book Tours stops for October 17-21


the-art-of-rebellion Monday, October 17
Review + Guest-Post + Giveaway at
History from a Woman’s Perspective

Tuesday, October 18
Review + Giveaway at
The French Village Diaries

Wednesday, October 19
Review + Giveaway at
The Victorian Librarian

Review + Guest-Post + Giveaway at
History from a Woman’s Perspective

Thursday, October 20
Review + Giveaway at
Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

Friday, October 21
and giveaway at
Book and Ink
Excerpt + Giveaway at
Words And Peace