Occult london is written by an author who knows where is talking about it gives the reader a nice introduction about the occult history of the city but it is rather brief more a summary than a decent treatment on the subject. Occult london rediscovers this hidden history unearthing the secret city and its forgotten inhabitants encompasses history from the elizabethan age to today and covers such varied topics as magic kabbalah occult designs and occult organisations includes four walk routes and an a to z of occult locations. When i started this book i was under the impression that it was a sort of travelogue a guide to spooky places in and around london i was mistaken its more of a history of the occult in london starting with john dee queen elizabeth is astrologer and ending with the case of the highgate . The role of the occult within londons literary history is also outlined while a gazetteer maps the sites of the most resonant occult locations merlin coverley also examines the roots of a current revival of occult interest. Elsewhere we meet figures such as spring heeled jack and the highgate vampyre and occult organizations from the invisible college to the golden dawntoday a concern for such hidden traditions has returned and merlin coverley explores this revival of interest in the occult tradition one that accords well with emerging new age philosophies the
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