Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic, Science, and the Occult from Antiquity through the New Age

Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic, Science, and the Occult from Antiquity through the New Age

by Anthony Aveni
     
 

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In this fascinating exploration of occult practice, Anthony Aveni takes the reader on a whirlwind tour through time and space to unveil the many ways people have used magic over the millennia in hopes of improving their lives. As Aveni persuasively argues, the ancients sought what we now search for through science and religion - a clearer picture of humanity's

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In this fascinating exploration of occult practice, Anthony Aveni takes the reader on a whirlwind tour through time and space to unveil the many ways people have used magic over the millennia in hopes of improving their lives. As Aveni persuasively argues, the ancients sought what we now search for through science and religion - a clearer picture of humanity's place in the cosmos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870816710
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
943,722
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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