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... no shortage of pamphlet literature describing 1 E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Theories
of Primitive Religion (Oxford, 1965), p. 54 & n. 1. * T. Sprat, History of the Royal
Society, ed. J. I. Cope & H. W. Jones (St Louis, 1959), p. 362. Cf. W. J. Brandt ...
There 1 E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande (
Oxford, 1937), p. 350. See in general pp. 216-7 above. * See, e.g., the account by
one of Booker's clients of his elaborate use of lots to determine a perfect ...
1 For modern explanations for the continuing prestige of magic, despite the
failures of individual magicians, see E. B. Tylor, Primitive Culture (1871), i, pp.
121-3; Sir J. G. Frazer, The Magic Art (3rd edn., 1913), i, pp. 242-3; E. E. Evans-
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