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.
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Review: Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic, Science, and the Occult from Antiquity Through the New AgeUser Review - Goodreads
I could not finish this book. The topic is fascinating, but the writing is extremely dry, and the topics do not flow together well. I'd rather read other books on some of the subjects covered in the book.
Review: Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic, Science, and the Occult from Antiquity Through the New AgeUser Review - Stephanie - Goodreads
This book is a lovely balance between the rational and the intuitive for those who enjoy the places between the two. Mr. Aveni begins at the earliest point of Western magical tradition in Babylon and ... Read full review
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