Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld free pdf Anthropology's long and complex relationship to magic has been strongly influenced by western science and notions of rationality. This book takes a refreshing new look at modern magic as practised by contemporary Pagans in Britain. It focuses on what Pagans see as the essence of magic - a communication with an otherworldly reality. Examining issues of identity, gender and morality, the author argues that the otherworld forms a central defining characteristic of magical practice. Integrating an experiential ethnographic approach with an analysis of magic, this book asks penetrating questions about the nature of otherworldly knowledge and argues that our scientific frameworks need re-envisioning. It is unique in providing an insider's view of how magic is practised in contemporary western culture.

About Susan Greenwood

Susan Greenwood is at the University of Sussex.

Details Book

Author : Susan Greenwood
Publisher : Berg Publishers
Data Published : 01 June 2000
ISBN : 1859734502
EAN : 9781859734506
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld free pdfMagic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld

    Anthropology's long and complex relationship to magic has been strongly influenced by western science and notions of rationality. This book takes a refreshing new look at modern magic as practised by contemporary Pagans in Britain..


  • Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld free pdfMagic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld

    Anthropology's long and complex relationship to magic has been strongly influenced by western science and notions of rationality. This book takes a refreshing new look at modern magic as practised by contemporary Pagans in Britain..


  • Atomic Magic free pdfAtomic Magic

    To that perpetual question. "What's new in magic." comes this book: "Atomic Magic" is new. colorful. and entertaining. making use of topics that are current to the public mind. It is the application of the super science of popular science fiction to the art of magic..


  • The Magic of Reality free pdfThe Magic of Reality

    Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical..


  • Monks and Magic free pdfMonks and Magic

    First published in 1975. B.J. Terwiel's "Monks and Magic" remains a widely cited text. This is an absorbing study of Buddhism as practised at that time in a community in rural Central Thailand..


  • Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld free pdfMagic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld

    Listen To Books Online Free. Anthropology's long and complex relationship to magic has been strongly influenced by western science and notions of rationality. This book takes a refreshing new look at