The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment

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'...as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun ...' The Bible is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession - from Moses battling with Pharaoh's wizards to the supernatural actions of Jesus and his disciples. As, over the following centuries, the Christian church attempted to stamp out 'deviant' practices, a persistent interest in magic drew ...

The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment 2016, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141393148

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The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment 2015, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780241198568

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