Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Solomon's Secret ArtsThe Occult in the Age of Enlightenment$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul Kleber Monod

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300123586

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300123586.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 02 August 2021

The Occult on the Margins

The Occult on the Margins

(p.189) Chapter Six The Occult on the Margins
Solomon's Secret Arts

Paul Kléber Monod

Yale University Press

This chapter deals with those who faithfully preserved one aspect or another of occult tradition, who existed on the margins of cultural authority—either for social, political, or religious reasons. They possessed a measure of learning but were not gentlemen, even in the loosest sense of the term, and some of them belonged to the region that separated formally educated members of the elite from the rest of the English and Scottish population. Others who were mystics, Tories, Jacobites, or Nonjurors set themselves apart through their fundamental beliefs. These marginal men were, however, less obstructed by the constraints of respectability than the Newtonians, and as such, embraced the fading glow of occult philosophy in ways that were spiritually adventurous. Their espousal of spirituality, sentiment, and feeling placed them in harmony with cultural trends of growing significance.

Keywords:   occult tradition, cultural authority, gentlemen, mystics, Tories, Jacobites, Nonjurors, marginal men, constraints of respectability, Newtonians

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.