The Watkins Dictionary of Magic: Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult

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Watkins Media Limited, Dec 19, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 320 pages
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The Dictionary of Magic provides fascinating explanations of all things magical - including creatures, rituals, spells and formulas. It includes entries on the meaning of secret symbols and the symbolism of rites of transformation, gives detailed information on the nature of all types of mythic beings, and examines the extent and context of claims to supernatural powers.

The book introduces the reader to mystical traditions such as the Kabbalah, the Tarot, the Hermetic traditions and Gnosticism, putting them in their geographical and historical context, as well as looking at their sacred esoteric texts. It features biographies of leading figures in the field, recounts folklore and mythology from all over the world, examines cases of unexplained phenomena...and much, much more.

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Might come in handy if I'm playing some strange trivia game...or attempting to charm the young lassie living next door. Read full review

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Dictionary in format, but useful. It won't be a substitute for other research but it will provide a handy, quick reference. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Nevill Drury is the author of over forty books which have been published in
16 languages including The Dictionary of the Esoteric for Watkins
Publishing. He holds a Masters degree in anthropology and is well known for
his numerous writings on magic, visionary consciousness and shamanism,
and his many lectures and workshops on magical visualisation and
shamanic drumming. He has also been an interviewer and presenter for
several programmes on Australian television.

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