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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95
The relation between body and mind is one of the oldest riddles that has puzzled mankind. That material and mental events may interact is accepted even by the law: our mental capacity to concentrate on the task can be seriously reduced by drugs. Physical and chemical processes may act upon the mind; and when we are writing a difficult letter, our mind... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
Magic has been an important term in Western history and continues to be an essential topic in the modern academic study of religion, anthropology, sociology, and cultural history. Defining Magic is the first volume to assemble key texts that aim at determining the nature of magic, establish its boundaries and key features, and explain its working.... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 10.99
Everyone – even the most jaded and sceptical – believes in ‘magic?, in the form of luck, mind over matter, the power of similarities, jinxes, and destiny. In this wonderful exploration of psychology, Matthew Hutson takes us on a fascinating tour of magical thinking in everyday life, revealing the healing power of John Lennon?s piano; the reason gamblers... more...
- De Gruyter 1997; US$ 563.00
David Humes "Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand" (zuerst 1748) gehört zu den großen Texten der Philosophie der Aufklärung: Alle nicht durch Erfahrung gestützten Grundsätze sind als dogmatisch abzuweisen. Nur Erfahrung garantiert Sinn. Wir vertrauen auf kausale Zusammenhänge, obwohl wir streng genommen nicht erkennen können. Mit dieser Problemlage... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95
This accessible study of Northern European shamanistic practice, or seidr, explores the way in which the ancient Norse belief systems evoked in the Icelandic Sagas and Eddas have been rediscovered and reinvented by groups in Europe and North America. The book examines the phenomenon of altered consciousness and the interactions of seid-workers ... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 59.99
Basing himself in the Indian city of Banaras, where magic is a familiar part of everyday life, the author reviews the major theories that have explained magic over the last century. He argues that all of these theories leave out something critical, namely what he calls "magical consciouness". more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 289.00
The career of the sixteenth-century English mathematician and natural philosopher John Dee has played a significant role in historiographical debates about the relationship between magic and science in the early modern period. This work addresses a range of Dee's diverse intellectual activities and seeks to enlarge the scope of this debate. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 226.00
Examines the history of the 18th-Century secret order of the Golden Rosicrucians (Gold- und Rosenkreuzer), one of the most mysterious, exclusive and successful Masonic societies in the German speaking countries of that time. This work also explores the hierarchical structure, and the formation and development of this society. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00
The ideas of philosophers (Ficino, Pico, Della Porta, Bruno) on magic interfered with popular alternative and witchcraft rites. This book focuses on "wandering scholastics" (Trithemius, Agrippa, Paracelsus, Bruno) and is suitable for those interested in Renaissance mentality. more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
Magic Can Make Your Dreams Come True! What do you want to do tonight as you close your eyes and enter the magical world of dreams? Walk with the Faery Folk? Summon your soul mate? Ask the Goddess to grant you one special wish? Or experience a prophetic dream that will reveal your future? now you can access the magical power of your dreams with Dream... more...