The End of Magic

The End of Magic

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Glucklich offers a new approach towards the definition and understanding of magic. Basing himself in the Indian city of Banaras, where magic is a familiar part of everyday life, he reviews the major theories that have explained (or explained away) magic over the last century. He argues that all of these theories leave out something critical, namely what he calls "magical consciouness" - a special state of awareness of magicians and their clients which, though extraordinary, is also perfectly more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 148.3 x 226.6 x 22.4mm | 521.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195108795
  • 9780195108798

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'...Gluclich proposes an insightful theory of his own, an interseting way of understanding magic...' * THES *show more

About Ariel Glucklich

Ariel Glucklich is Assistant Professor at Ponoma College and Lecturer at the Hebrew University to which he received a Fulbright Senior Research more

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