Eliphas Levi (1810-1875)
Eliphas Levi is the pseudonym of Alphonse Louis Constant, a French occultist and author whose work greatly influenced many of the occult revivalists of the 19th century. He was born in Paris in 1810, the son of a shoe maker. Until his death, Levi made his living from his occult writings and lessons. He was popular and had a cult of followers, some of them were inspired to write their own books.