Is it possible to contact universes parallel to our own? Is humanity evolving toward some kind of superman? Will the secret society be the future form of government? Has someone lost the plot? Not necessarily. The authors spent six years prospecting in that strange country that lies beyond the frontiers of so-called rational knowledge. They feel these questions are vital – and others even more disturbing. Among many items documented: that medieval magicians were far in advance of their modern contemporaries; the way Hiteler relied on the predictions of star-gazers; and the strange undercurrents of fantasy in the behaviour of world leaders in the 1960s. This book is best described as a compendium of dark and peculiar stories, well outside the mainstream of modern thought together with an introduction into the occult. Previously published under the title The Dawn Of Magic. Illustrated with black and white photos.