The Occult in Art

By Owen S. Rachleff - Rating: 7/10

This massive coffee table book seems like it would be a lot cooler than it is. Despite its size, it’s mostly fluff and not a deep investigation into occult artists. The bulk of it amounts to finding an old-timey painting that has a monster or witch in it, including a photo of the work, and then describing the work in the text. The book best serves as a starting point in finding artists who occasionally created fantastic imagery. The one point in which the author tries to push some scientific skepticism into the occult happenings, he gets his facts all wrong by describing how the phases of the moon are the result of the Earths shadow being cast on the moon!

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