After the witch-hunts of the Middle Ages, it was believed that the tradition of magic was dead. Instead, a network of secret societies kept the old beliefs alive. The authors examine some of the famous – and infamous – magicians of the past 400 years: Dr. Lamb, Eliphas Levi, W.B. Yeats, Dion Fortune and – of course – Aleister Crowley. This is an in-depth look at their lives, beliefs, organisations, weapons and rituals. Who were the frauds? And who were the genuine?