The powerful sequel to the bestselling THE OCCULT
“A major work…An extraordinary tour de force, [this book] will materially help to bring both sides (science and paranormal studies) together in a way which could lead to real and important advances in our view of the universe…” —New Scientist
MYSTERIES is the powerful and enlightening sequel to Wilson’s bestselling masterwork, THE OCCULT, continuing the investigation, through Wilson's extraordinary first-hand experiences, into the paranormal, the occult, and the supernatural.
Through personal experience, Colin Wilson discovered that human beings consist of a ladder—or hierarchy—of selves, whose upper members may be called upon at will for personal transformation and deep knowledge. His new-found knowledge spurred him to write MYSTERIES, an attempt to apply his theory to all paranormal phenomena, from precognition to Uri Geller's spoon bending. He presents detailed studies of hauntings, possession and demonic hypnosis, as well as magic, the Kabbalah, and astrology. At the heart of his work is a fascinating discussion of the Great Secret of the alchemists, which he sees as the key to the mystery of the ladder of selves.