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Elf anew in structures of alienation of its own making This is the story of the human past It is also the record of the secular present when even in a scientific age magical protest serves to remind us of the transcendent in everyday life Yet concomitantly and perennially magic's Pyrrhic victories obscure man's native understanding that this transcendence is partly of his own making This darkening of vision is evident in the current rash of escapist cults and mechanical rituals for transforming the self and the world However as this book emphasizes even in less exotic forms the influence of magic remains pervasive Engendering Song us of the transcendent in everyday life Yet concomitantly and perennially magic's Pyrrhic victories obscure man's native Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide understanding that this transcendence is partly of his own making This darkening of vision is evident in the current rash of escapist cults and mechanical rituals for transforming the self and the world However as this book emphasizes even in less exotic forms the influence of magic remains pervasive

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Ho wants to understand magic's persistence Here he will learn that magic was at one time the province of much of human understanding and that magical roots remain alive in many institutions of modern life; that magic once helped the human self to emerge and later shaped the institutions of the individual which still support that self; that a full understanding of the human experience even today reuires a systematic explanation of magic; that without such understanding we may succumb in regression to a dangerous remedy which once helped us to advance Through magic humanity has forever rebelled and then enslaved its Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide understand magic's persistence Here he will learn that magic was at one time the province of much of human The White Nights of Ramadan understanding and that magical roots remain alive in many institutions of modern life; that magic once helped the human self to emerge and later shaped the institutions of the individual which still support that self; that a full Beyond the Pale understanding of the human experience even today reuires a systematic explanation of magic; that without such The Black Ice Score (Parker, understanding we may succumb in regression to a dangerous remedy which once helped The Black Painting us to advance Through magic humanity has forever rebelled and then enslaved its

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Dust jacket notes Within the broad sweep of intellectual history a truly revolutionary book must address itself to the educated general reader as well as to the specialist; such were the major works of Frazer Max Weber Spengler Toynbee and Freud And such is Daniel O'Keefe's magisterial study of magic This is a book that has drawn upon research in many disciplines to produce a truly general and hence explanatory theory of magic a theory which will interest scholars in philosophy sociology religion anthropology history psychology and other fields But even this is a book that will appeal to every educated layperson w Double Jeopardy upon research in many disciplines to produce a truly general and hence explanatory theory of magic a theory which will interest scholars in philosophy sociology religion anthropology history psychology and other fields But even this is a book that will appeal to every educated layperson w


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  1. says:

    Definitely worth reading Very interesting but a bit outdated at least in regard to the anthropological and arch

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