"A definitive document of its material."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“[A] serious yet lively work, chockablock with facts, anecdotes, and original research.”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
(Michael Dirda The Washington Post
“A first-class study of the pursuit of the occult in England from the Restoration through 1815.”—Library Journal
This illuminating book reveals the surprising extent to which great and lesser-known thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment embraced the spiritual, the magical, and the occult.