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Christian Ritual Magic in the Middle Ages
This article gives a brief introduction to the area of medieval ritual magic, outlining the main kinds of texts likely to be understood as belonging to the category – image magic, necromancy, and theurgy or angel magic. ...
Shimmering Magic: Cross-cultural Explorations of the Aesthetic, Moral, and Mystical Significance of Reflecting and Deflecting Shine
This introduction lays basic theoretical groundwork that helps tie together these different articles on ritual uses of shimmer. Contributors examine not only how contemporary technologies of mass production (tinfoil, plastic ...
Mirror, Mask and Anti-self: Forces of Literary Creation in Dion Fortune and W.B. Yeats
In what follows, we will explore some of the links between self-creation and artistic creation in the works of two early twentieth century occultists who were also responsible for works of fiction and poetry: the novelist ...
This section of The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine explores magic. The author discusses: magic in Aug.'s thought; medieval reception-encyclopedic and legal; medieval reception-theological and ...