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Magic in the Modern World
Language: un
Pages: 216
Authors: Edward Bever, Randall Styers
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-09 - Publisher: Penn State Press

This collection of essays considers the place of magic in the modern world, first by exploring the ways in which modernity has been defined in explicit opposition to magic and superstition, and then by illuminating how modern proponents of magic have worked to legitimize their practices through an overt embrace
Science and Magic in the Modern World
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Eugene V. Subbotsky
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Science and Magic in the Modern World is a unique text that explores the role of magical thinking in everyday life. It provides an excellent psychological look at the subconscious belief in magic in both popular culture and society, as well as experimental research that considers human consciousness as a
Making Magic
Language: un
Pages: 290
Authors: Randall Styers, Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture Randall Styers
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Randall Styers seeks to account for the vitality of scholarly discourse purporting to define and explain magic despite its failure to do just that. He argues that it can best be explained in light of the European and Euro-American drive to establish and secure their own identity as normative.
New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology: Witchcraft in the modern world
Language: un
Pages: 462
Authors: Brian P. Levack
Categories: Healing
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Matthew W Dickie, Matthew W. Dickie
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-02 - Publisher: Routledge

This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors in the ancient world; it also addresses the question of their identity and social origins. The resulting investigation takes us to the underside of Greek and Roman society, into a world of wandering holy men and