Christopher Dell: The Occult, Witchcraft and Magic: An Illustrated History

The Occult, Witchcraft and Magic: An Illustrated History


From the earliest Paleolithic cave rituals, magic has gripped the imagination. Magic and magicians appear in early Babylonian texts, the Bible, Judaism and Islam. Secret words, spells and incantations lie at the heart of every mythological tradition. Today, magic means many things: contemporary Wicca is practised widely as a modern pagan religion in Europe and the US; 'magic' also evokes the cathartic rituals of Chaos magic, but stretches to include the non-spiritual, rapid-fire sleight of hand performed by slick stage magicians who fill vast arenas. The Occult, Witchcraft and Magic is packed with authoritative text and a huge and inspired selection of images, chosen from unusual and hidden sources. The material is presented in 100 entries, and includes some of the best-known representations of magic and the occult from around the world.

To package LaunchPad free with A Writer's Reference, Eighth Edition, use ISBN 978-1-319-00920-5." Galileo s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the sun. Its influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake s translation, and includes a The Responsive Guitar free epub Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J. L. Heilbron."

Author: Christopher Dell
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Published Date: 18 Oct 2016
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780500518885
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