This is Part One of The War of the Magicians, the true story of a defrocked priest in 19th century France, the satanic Abbé Boullan.
The War of the Magicians: Part 2: "On the night of 4 January 1893, Joseph-Antoine Boullan was beaten by the invisible hands of fearsome hidden forces. He wrote about his presentiments to the author Joris-Karl Huysmans, who had just finished his book 'La-Bas', which was something like a history of satanism..."
- Joris-Karl Huysmans and the Essence of Decadence
The French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans started his career as a naturalist, but with "A Rebours" ("Against Nature") he wrote "the bible of decadence" and with "Down There" a history of satanism...
- Down There: A History of Satanism | Socyberty
In 1890, the already famous French decadent writer Joris-Karl Huysmans wrote to a friend that he was looking for a demoniac sodomite priest who performed the black mass. He needed him for a new book, now known as Là-bas or Down There.
- Up There, With Joris-Karl Huysmans
From the black magic and the occult horror of "Là-bas" (translated as "Down There"), for the French "decadent" writer Joris-Karl Huysmans arose a vision of a new field of research: the beauty and the ancient majesty of Christian religion...