London: Arrow Books. . Reprint. Reprint, the 4th Arrow Books edition (first issued by them in 1966); the original was issued in 1936. Small octavo, original pictorial wrappers (paperback format). 320 pp., Index. A couple of very faint spine creases, a near fine copy in wrappers. Item #312353
¶ Necromancy, witchcraft, sex-rites, alchemy, vampires and werewolves In 1935, right after The Devil Rides Out was published, Dennis Wheatley’s publisher asked him to write a non fiction book about the occult. Wheatley claims he was too busy at the time (he did eventually publish one in 1971), but he recommended that his publisher get in touch with his yoga teacher, a peculiar character named Rollo Ahmed. Rollo Ahmed claimed to be an Egyptian expert on the occult, but he was actually from Guyana. The book was quickly culled together by Ahmed and was a bit of a bestseller, but it's also a bit of a... thing. "This book might be of interest to individuals who are researching what people believed about black magic in the 1930s, but I wouldn’t want to rely on it as an accurate historical account."
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