Eliphas Levi

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Birthday
8, 1810
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 31, 1875 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1810
Birthplace
France
Death Date
May 31, 1875 (65)

About

Ceremonial magician and occultist writer who wrote the late 19th-century book Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual.

Before Fame

Prior to working with magic, he entered the Saint Sulpice seminary, where he hoped to later become a priest.

Trivia

He was noted for his work with the theory of magic and produced tons of literature on the fundamental principles of the practice.

Family Life

He was once married to sculptor Marie-Noémi Cadiot. Often considered Jewish, due to his last name, he claimed he was not.

Associated With

He and fellow magician Robert Houdin were both originally from France.