By Colin Stanley
The 'Occult Trilogy' is the collective label utilized to Colin Wilson's 3 significant works at the occult: The Occult (1971); Mysteries: an research into the Occult, the magical and the Supernatural (1978) and past the Occult (1988). They amounted to a huge 1600 pages and feature spawned many different lesser works.
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16, 1971): 22. 16. Kirkus Reviews 39 (Sept. 1, 1971): 1005. 17. Life 71 (Dec. 31, 1971): 25. 18. Lima, Robert. Saturday Review of Literature 55 (Jan. 15, 1972): 48. 19. Needleman, Jacob. Commonweal 96 (Apr. 21, 1973): 173. 20. Oates, Joyce Carol. , 1973): 8-9. 21. Observer (Oct. 17, 1971): 33. 22. Publishers Weekly 200 (Sept. 27, 1971): 64. 23. Publishers Weekly 203 (Jan. 8, 1973): 66. 24. Rees, Gorownwy. , 1972): 56-58. 25. Blish, James “Eclectic Occultism” in Spectator 227 (Nov. 6, 1971): 654.
Lethbridge: “The only investigator of the twentieth century who has produced a comprehensive and convincing theory of the paranormal” (46), to a wider audience. According to Wilson, Lethbridge’s books fall into four groups: “…books on archaeology and primitive religion, and the books on pendulums and related matters. Legend of the Sons of God  …about visitors from other worlds and the magnetic forces of the earth, belongs in a group on its own. ” (76) All of these aspects of Lethbridge’s work are considered in Part One of Mysteries.
1972): 56-58. 25. Blish, James “Eclectic Occultism” in Spectator 227 (Nov. 6, 1971): 654. 26. Stanford, Derek. Scotsman (Oct. 9, 1971): nk. 27. Parrinder, E. Geoffrey “What we need is Faculty X” in Times Literary Supplement (Nov. 26, 1971): 1471. 28. Walton, Alan Hull. ” Books & Bookmen 17 (Dec, 1971): 50-51. ) 29. Weigel, p. 124-126. 30. H. , 1975): 547-556. 31. Payne, Paddy. “An Eye to the Future” (Nov. 13, 1971): 10. 32. P. Putnam’s Sons in the US shortly afterwards. The Occult, a book of over 600 pages, Wilson’s first commissioned work, was so successful that the publishers requested a sequel.