The Varieties of Magical Experience

The Varieties of Magical Experience : Indigenous, Medieval, and Modern Magic

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A rare combination of personal and academic, this book showcases the myriad avenues for transcending the boundaries of reality through direct sensory experience. * Highlights techniques, rituals, and training of magical practitioners * Counterpoints the rational with the emotional and compares the past with the present * Takes a cross-cultural, historical, and anthropological approach that is accessible to all readers * Includes experiences of academics, shamans, occultists, healers, sorcerers, pagans, medieval magicians, cybermagicians, and indigenous peoples across the worldshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 295 pages
  • 165.1 x 243.84 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 1440804184
  • 9781440804182
  • 1,475,208

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"Hume and Drury explore magical experience and offer an intriguing, ambitious work that is well-researched, well-written, and entertaining." - Choiceshow more

About Lynne L. Hume

Lynne Hume, PhD, is associate professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Nevill Drury, PhD, is an independent historical researcher.show more
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