Tracing magic’s fascinating history back to its earliest beginnings, Robert Ralley reveals its influence on religion, science, and society. From charms and curses to rites and spells, spanning the black magic of demons to David Blaine’s endurance tests, Ralley illustrates the changing perceptions of magic, and the dangerous balance between illusion, fraud, and devilry that persists today....
Series: Beginner's Guides
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Oneworld Publications (June 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2455130
Format: PDF Text djvu book
reviews: This is NOT A NOVEL. It is not a how-to manual. It is a reasonably thorough, not very deep, pedantic account of some of the bullet points of the history of what magic meant and how it was perceived over the millennia. If I'd been able to get it at...
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