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By Gary Lachman

ISBN-10: 1560256567

ISBN-13: 9781560256564

The occult used to be a very important effect at the Renaissance, and it obsessed the preferred thinkers of the day. yet with the Age of cause, occultism was once sidelined; purely charlatans stumbled on any use for it. Occult rules didn't disappear, even though, yet fairly went underground. It constructed right into a fruitful resource of suggestion for plenty of vital artists. Works of brilliance, occasionally even of genius, have been produced lower than its effect. In a gloomy Muse, Lachman discusses the Enlightenment obsession with occult politics, the Romantic explosion, the futuristic occultism of the fin de siècle, and the deep occult roots of the modernist flow. a few of the writers and thinkers featured during this hidden heritage of western notion and sensibility are Emanuel Swedenborg, Charles Baudelaire, J. okay. Huysmans, August Strindberg, William Blake, Goethe, Madame Blavatsky, H. G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, and Malcolm Lowry.

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Seventy-eight percent. I might have to pull it if— 36 n D A V E D I O T A L E V I A muffled voice deep in the outer office sounded and the shadow leaned against the door, as if needing to rest his belly there while listening; a white shirt and blue tie pressed flat against the glass. The Chief. He answered, “Okay, lemme see,” and left the door. Eighty-eight percent. “Dead? ” I wanted to sound like a wiseass punk so she would decide against involving me. One hundred percent. Finished—and the dialog box disappeared.

The front of her loose blouse fell away and gave me a view of everything but her nipples. The soft, blurred edges of her dark tan marked the masking effect her swimsuit had left. Her breasts, pale and pendulous, showed even whiter in the tiny stretch marks at their bases, caused, I concluded with a nod, by their weight. They talked to me, but I’m keeping their conversation private. “How dare you lie like this, you little prick! ” My mental picture showed no Postits (a favorite memory jogger) or other out-of-place words, checkmarks, or handwritten arrows.

Her short blonde hair was blunt cut with a relaxed body wave. Several loose, broad commas formed bangs hiding parts of her forehead. ” I didn’t mention the other reasons they wanted me alone: threats or violence. ” To her it must have seemed I was scratching my ankle. I had really slipped my SanDisk 4 gigabyte flashdrive from my pocket and was 34 n D A V E D I O T A L E V I inserting it into the USB port on the front on the Chief ’s computer near my right leg under his desk. The portable drive was smaller than a stick of gum.

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