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The Occult, Witchcraft and Magic: An Illustrated History by Christopher Dell (En

The Occult, Witchcraft and Magic: An Illustrated History by Christopher Dell (En
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Publication Year: 2016
Format: Hardcover Language: English
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Synopsis
From the days of the earliest Paleolithic cave rituals, magic has gripped the imagination. Magic and magicians appear in early Babylonian texts, the Bible, Judaism, and Islam. Secret words, spells, and incantations lie at the heart of nearly every mythological tradition. But for every genuine magus there is an impostor. During the Middle Ages, religion, science, and magic were difficult to set apart. The Middle Ages also saw the pursuit of alchemythe magical transformation of base materialswhich led to a fascination with the occult, Freemasonry, and Rosicrucianism. The turn of the twentieth century witnessed a return to earlier magical traditions, and today, magic means many things: contemporary Wicca is practiced widely as a modern pagan religion in Europe and the US; “magic” also stretches to include the nonspiritual, rapid-fire sleight of hand performed by slick stage magicians who fill vast arenas. The Occult, Witchcraft and Magic is packed with authoritative text and a huge and inspired selection of images, some chosen from unusual sources, including some of the best-known representations of magic and the occult from around the world spanning ancient to modern times. From the earliest Paleolithic cave rituals, magic has gripped the imagination. Magic and magicians appear in early Babylonian texts, the Bible, Judaism and Islam. Secret words, spells and incantations lie at the heart of every mythological tradition. Today, magic means many things: contemporary Wicca is practised widely as a modern pagan religion in Europe and the US; ‘magic’ also evokes the cathartic rituals of Chaos magic, but stretches to include the non-spiritual, rapid-fire sleight of hand performed by slick stage magicians who fill vast arenas. The Occult, Witchcraft and Magic is packed with authoritative text and a huge and inspired selection of images, chosen from unusual and hidden sources. The material is presented in 100 entries, and includes some of the best-known representations of magic and the occult from around the world.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0500518882
ISBN-13 9780500518885
eBay Product ID (ePID) 220310337

Key Details
Author Christopher Dell
Number Of Pages 400 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2016-10-18
Language English
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publication Year 2016

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2016
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 62.2 Oz
Height 1.4 In.
Width 8.4 In.
Length 10.4 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LC Classification Number BF1411
Dewey Decimal 133.409
Dewey Edition 23

Reviews
“[An] invaluable source book on the history and practice of magic and occultism, filled with mystical symbols and perplexing charts. Whether the reader attempts to practice magic upon finishing this book is not as important to Dell as tracing the origins and roots of magic throughout the centuries. Layered throughout is a visually satisfying collection of eclectic and sometimes jarring photographs that will fascinate and stir curiosity.”

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