The Power Of Magic: Secrets And Mysteries Ancient And Modern

By: Parker, Derek; Parker, Julia

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Spirits, spells, rites and rituals: throughout history, people have used magic to heal illness, control nature, and fulfill their desires. But what exactly is magic, and how does it work? Can psychological factors influence its success? What distinguishes it from religion, and do shamans and soothsayers really possess special powers? The answers are here, illuminated by color photos and illustrations of cave drawings, demons and devils, symbols, and sacred places that reveal the activities of every kind of conjurer and medicine man from time immemorial. Delve into both ancient practices and new ones to see how magicians contact the spirit world and what entities are alleged to exist there. Find out how actions, patterns, dance, and color invoke magic, and the truth about witchcraft, including how this religion finds new expression in our day. Extra added attractions: magic in the natural world, sexual magic, alchemy, talisman making, healing and medicine, numerology, and predictions. 224 pages, 125 color illus., 7 1/4 x 10 1/2.

Title: The Power Of Magic: Secrets And Mysteries Ancient And Modern

Author Name: Parker, Derek; Parker, Julia

Categories: BOV - Magic & Wicca,

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley: 1999

ISBN Number: 1840002220

ISBN Number 13: 9781840002225

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: IM1554

Description: 1840002220