The Varieties of Magical Experience: Indigenous, Medieval, and Modern Magic, 1st Edition

  • Lynne L. Hume Ph.D.
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  • ISBN-10: 1440804192
  • ISBN-13: 9781440804199
  • DDC: 133.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 295 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Varieties of Magical Experience: Indigenous, Medieval, and Modern Magic provides a comprehensive volume that examines magic in all its aspects. Through detailed case studies, verbatim accounts of personal experiences, and first-hand experience from the authors' own active participation in many alternative religious rituals and ceremonies, this unique book reveals how magic can be a universal phenomenon that crosses cultural, historical, and spatial boundaries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Exploring Magical Realms.
2: Accessing and Experiencing Other Realities.
3: Magic, Anthropology, and the Senses.
4: Indigenous Magic.
5: Healers and Harmers.
6: Shamanism.
7: Gnosis and Medieval Magic.
8: Gnosis, Kabbalah, and Visionary Ascent.
9: Medieval Magic and Sorcery.
10: “Dark” and “Light” Magic.
11: Left-Hand Path/Right-Hand Path.
12: Magic and Sexuality.
13: Modern Trance and Meditative Magic.
14: The Earth and the Internet.
15: Sacred Earth Mysteries.
16: Cybermagic.
About the Authors.