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Magic. Hermetics. Necromancy

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  • Magic in the Roman Worldby Naomi Janowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    A lively volume exploring the use and abuse of the word 'magic' in late antique texts. more...

  • The Rosicrucian Enlightenmentby Frances Yates

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 30.95

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Materialist Theory of the Mindby D.M. Armstrong

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 55.95

    First published in 1968, this text remains the most compelling, comprehensive statement of the view that the mind is material. In the preface to this new edition, the author reflects on the book's impact in the light of recent debates. more...

  • Shamans/Neo-Shamansby Robert J. Wallis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Robert J. Wallis explores the interface between the 'new' and prehistoric shamans of popular culture and anthropology, drawing on interviews with a variety of practitioners, particularly contemporary pagans in Britain and north America. more...

  • Breaking Open the Headby Daniel Pinchbeck

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.99

    A dazzling work of personal travelogue and cultural criticism that ranges from the primitive to the postmodern in a quest for the promise and meaning of the psychedelic experience. While psychedelics of all sorts are demonized in America today, the visionary compounds found in plants are the spiritual sacraments of tribal cultures around the world.... more...

  • Magic and ritual in the ancient worldby P. Mirecki

    BRILL 2002; US$ 332.00

    This volume contains a series of essays that explore expressions of magic and ritual power in the ancient world. The essays are authored by scholars in the fields of Egyptology, ancient Near Eastern studies, the Hebrew Bible, Judaica, classical Greek and Roman studies, and Coptic and Islamic Egypt. more...

  • Magika Hieraby Christopher A. Faraone; Dirk Obbink

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 50.00

    This collection of essays looks at an area of Greek religion traditionally called "magical practices". Focusing on the relationship between magical and religious ritual, it aims to remedy the tendency for neglect in this area. more...

  • Officina Magicaby Shaul Shaked

    BRILL 2005; US$ 213.00

    This book of essays deals with magical phenomena in Mesopotamian, Zoroastrian, Greek and Jewish cultures. The topics discussed include Mesopotamian magic, its impact on the Aramaic magic bowls, Jewish magical literature, magical gems, Zoroastrian omens, and methods of research. more...

  • Priests, Tongues, and Ritesby Jacco Dieleman

    BRILL 2006; US$ 123.00

    This study of two related Demotic-Greek magical handbooks provides new information about the interaction between native Egyptian priests and the Hellenized elite of Roman-period Egypt through a careful analysis language interference, textual layout, religious imagery and ritual techniques. more...

  • Bodily Sensibilityby Jay Schulkin

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 64.99

    Schulkin presents neuroscientific research demonstrating that thought is not on one side and bodily sensibility on the other; biologically, they are integrated. Schulkin argues that this integration has implications for judgements about art and music, attraction and revulsion, and the perpetual inclination to explain ourselves and our surroundings. more...