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Term: Ralph Shirley

(1865–1946) Important figure in the history of British publishing of occult books and topics. In 1905 he founded the Occult Review and edited it until 1926. It ran articles by famous occultists and became the most important metaphysical magazine of the time, focusing on occultism, the paranormal, and many other topics. Shirley wrote several books, including Occultists and Mystics of All Ages, and was the director of William Rider & Son from 1892–1925.