Behind the crystal ball: magic, science, and the occult from antiquity through the New Age
times to the present, magic and science have always been intertwined. In this fascinating book, astronomer/anthropologist Anthony Aveni conducts a whirlwind tour of occult practices--from astrology, alchemy, and phrenology to psychokinesis, crystals, and channeling--and finds that many of magic's ancient rites have been revived and reexamined in the New Age.
60 pages matching theory in this book
Results 1-3 of 60
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
MAGIC IN ANTIQUITY
The Greek Paradox Magic Confronts Science
Magic in the Roman Empire
37 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
alchemist alchemy ancient animal astrology Azande believed Blavatsky body brain called centuries a.d. CHAPTER Christian claimed conjuring contemporary crystals cult culture cure dead demons Devil divine earth evil example experience explain extraterrestrial eyes f1gure f1nd f1ngers f1rst Feynman forces Fox sisters gematria geomancy Gnostic gods Greek hand happened Harry Houdini healing hepatoscopy Hermes Trismegistus Houdini human ibid idea influence Kabbalah Kabbalistic knowledge living look magic magician magnetic medicine Medieval medium mental Mesmer metoposcopy mind modern nature Nostradamus occult once Paracelsus paranormal percent phenomena philosophy phrenology physical physicist planets Pliny Plotinus Podmore popular practice psychic rapping rational religion religious Renaissance Richard Feynman Roman scientif1c scientists seance secret seems sense sephiroth skeptic social society soul spirit spiritualist stars theory things thought tion today's truth turn universe water witching witches words wrote