The End of Magic
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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 natural.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 138.7 x 208.3 x 20.3mm | 348.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195108809
  • 9780195108804
  • 1,710,415

Review quote

A useful overview of earlier and existing approaches to the problem of magic... If the book provokes a new or expanded interest in the subject, it will have achieved at least one of its aims. * Trevor Curnow, Religion *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 Fellowship.show more

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