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  • Ritual Embodiment in Modern Western Magic

    Becoming the Magician

    By Damon Zacharias Lycourinos

    In the Western world, magic has often functioned as an umbrella term for various religious beliefs and ritual practices that seek to influence events by harnessing supernatural power. The definition of these myriad occult and esoteric traditions have, however, usually come from those that are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Gnostica

  • Strange Histories

    The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds, 2nd Edition

    By Darren Oldridge

    Strange Histories is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the seventeenth century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance of angels and demons, sea monsters and dragons within European and North American history,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • Magic: The Basics

    By Michael D. Bailey

    Magic: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to magic in world history and contemporary societies. Presenting magic as a global phenomenon which has manifested in all human cultures, this book takes a thematic approach which explores the historical, social, and cultural aspects of magic…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Anthropology of Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft

    4th Edition

    By Rebecca Stein, Philip L. Stein

    This concise and accessible textbook introduces students to the anthropological study of religion. Stein and Stein examine religious expression from a cross-cultural perspective and expose students to the varying complexity of world religions. The chapters incorporate key theoretical concepts and a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09
    Routledge

  • Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

    Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural

    Edited by Nandini Das, Nick Davis

    This volume addresses dealings with the wondrous, magical, holy, sacred, sainted, numinous, uncanny, auratic, and sacral in the plays of Shakespeare and contemporaries, produced in an era often associated with the irresistible rise of a thinned-out secular rationalism. By starting from the literary…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • The Occult World

    Edited by Christopher Partridge

    This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Animism and Shamanism in Twentieth-Century Art

    Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys

    By Evan R. Firestone

    Wassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, and Joseph Beuys were the leading artists of their generations to recognize the rich possibilities that animism and shamanism offered. While each of these artists' connection with shamanism has been written about separately, Evan Firestone brings the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge

  • Alchemy in Europe

    A Guide to Research

    By Claudia Kren

    This comprehensive annotated bibliography, first published in 1990, guides the user helpfully through where to find information on various elements on alchemy when researching. Divided into categories to aid finding the right area of interest, this book forms a unique reference tool.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

  • Giordano Bruno

    His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom

    By William Boulting

    This comprehensive book outlines the life and works of an important revolutionary intellectual of the 16th Century. This book follows Bruno’s life and the development of his thought in the order in which he declared it. Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

  • John Dee's Actions with Spirits (Volumes 1 and 2)

    22 December 1581 to 23 May 1583

    By Christopher Whitby

    This was originally a two volume set which is now bound as one. Here is presented an investigation of the nature of the earliest extant records of the supposed communication with angels and spirits of John Dee (1527-1608) with the assistance of his two mediums or 'scryers', Barnabas Saul and Edward…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

  • Magic and Medieval Society

    By Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Carolina Escobar-Vargas

    Magic and Medieval Society presents a thematic approach to the topic of magic and sorcery in Western Europe between the eleventh and the fifteenth century. It aims to provide readers with the conceptual and documentary tools to reach informed conclusions as to the existence, nature, importance and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-20
    Routledge
    Seminar Studies

  • John Dee's Natural Philosophy

    Between Science and Religion

    By Nicholas Clulee

    This is the definitive study of John Dee and his intellectual career. Originally published in 1988, this interpretation is far more detailed than any that came before and is an authoritative account for anyone interested in the history, literature and scientific developments of the Renaissance, or…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

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