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Magic. Hermetics. Necromancy

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  • A Cognitive Theory of Magicby S&; #248; Jesper rensen

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    The author presents a new theory of magical actions based on a wide array of recent findings in the cognitive sciences. Analysing classical ethnographic cases, he argues that paying close attention to the underlying cognitive processes will not only explain why magical rituals look the way they do, it will also supply new insights into the role of... more...

  • Religion und arkane Hierarchieby Renko D. Geffarth

    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...

  • La voie d?Hermčsby Anna Van den Kerchove

    BRILL 2012; US$ 221.00

    This book explores the ritual practices and their place on the way to salvation as they are proposed by authors from Greek, Latin and Coptic Hermetic literature, who belong to Egyptian wisdom, the Hermetic tradition. - Ŕ partir de la littérature hermétique grecque, copte et latine, cet ouvrage propose une étude des pratiques rituelles et de leur... more...

  • White Magic, Black Magic in the European Renaissanceby Paola Zambelli

    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...

  • Magical Practice in the Latin Westby Richard Gordon; Francisco Marco Simón

    BRILL 2009; US$ 278.00

    Most studies of Graeco-Roman magic focus on the Greek texts. Stimulated by important recent finds of Latin curse-tablets, this collection of essays for the first time tries to define the nature and extent of the originality of magical practice in the Latin West more...

  • Continuity and Innovation in the Magical Traditionby Gideon Bohak; Yuval Harari; Shaul Shaked

    BRILL 2011; US$ 176.00

    This volume brings together thirteen studies by as many experts in the study of one or more ancient or medieval magical traditions, from ancient Mesopotamia and Pharaonic and Greco-Roman Egypt to the Greek world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It lays special emphasis on the recurrence of similar phenomena in magical texts as far apart as the Akkadian... more...

  • I Am Hereby Georgi Y. Johnson

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Now is the time to open the inner windows of perception and to allow the ecstasy, bliss and passion of creation. more...

  • Robert Fluddby Johannes Rösche

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2008; US$ 65.46

    Hauptbeschreibung Robert Fludds (1574-1637) Bedeutung für die Geschichte der Wissenschaft ergibt sich aus seinem Versuch, Elemente von Mystik, Ästhetik und rationaler Wissenschaft zu einem universalen System zu vereinigen. Im Zentrum dieses Buches steht eine Paraphrase seiner Werke, in welchen er eine auf dem Gegensatz von Licht und Schatten aufbauende... 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...