La Vie Mysterieuse No. 30 - March 25 1910
Issue No. 30, Mar 25 1910
LA VIE MYSTERIEUSE, a very scarce occult journal published in Paris from 1909-1914. Topics included "Magie, Astrologie, Cartomancie, Chiromancie, Graphologie, Spiritisme, Magnetisme." Edited by Papus and Professor Donato; Donato was a very famous stage hypnotist and magnetizer in the 1870s and 1880s.
Via the IAPSOP.com archive: "The journal listed among its "principal collaborators" a who's who of the major and minor figures of the French fin-de-siecle occult world and the epigoni in the years before World War I: Papus, Hector Durville, Comte de Larmandie, Ely Star, Jules Lermina, Favius de Champville, Gabriel Delanne, Ernest Bosc, et al.--many of whom figured also in Papus's Societe Internationale de Recherches Psychiques, founded in 1908. It was a well-illustrated popular exposition of the occult arts listed in the subtitle, with short articles on magic, astrology, scrying, famous mediums, will cultivation, personal magnetism, photographing human rays and spirits, amulets,and regularly carried short occult novelettes ("Earthmen on Venus," "The Call of the Phantom," etc.)."
Fabulous ads on the back cover and very cool illustrations throughout. Some light foxing, tanned pages, a lot of wear and small tears to outer edges, but pages are all intact. Should be handled with care but the pages are still sturdy and flexible (not crumbling like you sometimes see with publications of this age). Front and back covers are still connected to each other but there is deterioration.
9" x 11". 14 pages.