Pauwels, Louis (1920– )
Co-author with Jacques Bergier of the sensational bestselling
French work, Le Matin des Magiciens (1960), later translated
into English as The Dawn of Magic (London, 1963) and reprintEncyclopedia
of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Pauwels, Louis
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ed in America as The Morning of the Magicians (1971). The book
had a significant influence on the occult revival in Europe and
elsewhere, and it contained revelations of the part played by occultism
in the career of Adolf Hitler and the establishment of
Nazi philosophy.
Pauwels and Bergier have also collaborated on Der Planet der
unmöglichen Möglichkeiten (1968), translated into English as Impossible
Possibilities (1971).
Pauwels was born in Paris, August 2, 1920, and worked in
journalism and French television. As a student he was fascinated
by the romance of alchemy. His collaborator Bergier was
born 1912 and qualified as a chemical engineer during World
War II. Pauwels was an active member of the French resistance
movement. In the 1970s he was employed as the chief editor
of Figaro magazine.
Sources
Pauwels, Louis, and Jacques Bergier. The Eternal Man. London
Souvenir, 1972.
———. Le Matin des Magiciens. Paris Editions Gallimard,
1960. English edition as The Dawn of Magic. London Anthony
Gibbs and Phillips, 1963. Reprinted as The Morning of the Magicians.
New York Stein and Day, 1964.
———. Der Planet der unmöglichen Möglichkeiten. Bern
Scherz Verlag, 1968. English edition as Impossible Possibilities.
New York Stein and Day, 1971.