The Book of English Magic

The Book of English Magic

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Through experiments to try and places to visit, as well as a historical exploration of magic and interviews with leading magicians, The Book of English Magic will introduce you to the extraordinary world that lies beneath the surface. Magic runs through the veins of English history, part of daily life from the earliest Arthurian legends to Aleister Crowley to the novels of Tolkien and Philip Pullman, and from the Druids to Freemasonry and beyond. Richly illustrated and deeply knowledgeable, this book is an invaluable source for anyone curious about magic and wizardry, or for sophisticated practitioners wanting to learn more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 562 pages
  • 146 x 210 x 32mm | 445g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1468300695
  • 9781468300697
  • 222,811

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"A use-friendly primer... a magical mystery tour, for readers who want to get a little deeper into magic, there are well informed suggestions."--"The Times"
"A fabulous array."--"Daily Express"
"As a practitioner of the arts for nearly three decades, I can truthfully say that there is very, very little about magical practice that is not addressed at some point in this book... The writers distinguish themselves as being extremely educated and reliable in their historical accuracy... beautiful collection of interesting and useful information. It is extremely readable and one can easily leaf through any of the pages and find a mesmerizing bit of info that will keep you intrigued for much longer than you originally intended... "The Book of English Magic" makes a wonderful reference material or personal submersion into the world of magic. You will learn more than you ever imagined possible and sometimes have to literally put the book down for a few minutes to process whatr
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About Philip Carr-Gomm

Philip Carr-Gomm is a writer and psychologist. He trained with Ross Nichols, the founder of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, and has led the Order for over twenty years. He has written for CNN s Belief Blog.
Sir Richard Heygate is a co-author of "Endangered Species.""
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