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The Book of English Magic

The Book of English Magic

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by Philip Carr-Gomm, Richard Heygate
     
 

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The Book of English Magic explores the curious and little-known fact that of all countries, England has the richest history of magical lore and practice.

English authors such as J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.K.Rowling, dominate the world of magic in fiction, but from the earliest times, England has also acted as home to generations

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The Book of English Magic explores the curious and little-known fact that of all countries, England has the richest history of magical lore and practice.

English authors such as J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.K.Rowling, dominate the world of magic in fiction, but from the earliest times, England has also acted as home to generations of eccentrics and scholars who have researched and explored every conceivable kind of occult art.

The Book of English Magic explores this hidden story, from its first stirrings to our present-day fascination with all things magical. Along the way readers are offered a rich menu of magical things to do and places to visit.

Editorial Reviews

-Booksquawk

"An accessible and immensely readable book… A fascinating insight into a hidden world.”
-The Hermetic Library
"For readers of works like Harry Potter who have grown up a bit into wanting to know more."
-WitchVox
"Lucid and wonderfully easy to read… While it is indeed a perfect book for the 'intelligent novice' it’s far more than that– it’s a serious, in-depth survey of a massive topic.”
–The Hermetic Library

"For readers of works like Harry Potter who have grown up a bit into wanting to know more."
–WitchVox

"Lucid and wonderfully easy to read… While it is indeed a perfect book for the 'intelligent novice' it’s far more than that– it’s a serious, in-depth survey of a massive topic.”
From the Publisher
"A use-friendly primer. A magical mystery tour, for readers who want to get a little deeper into magic, there are well informed suggestions."
-The Times

"A fabulous array."
-Daily Express

The Times
“A use-friendly primer. A magical mystery tour, for readers who want to get a little deeper into magic, there are well informed suggestions.”
Daily Express
“A fabulous array.”
Booksquawk
An accessible and immensely readable book… A fascinating insight into a hidden world.
The Hermetic Library
"For readers of works like Harry Potter who have grown up a bit into wanting to know more."
WitchVox
"Lucid and wonderfully easy to read… While it is indeed a perfect book for the 'intelligent novice' it’s far more than that– it’s a serious, in-depth survey of a massive topic.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590207604
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
10/14/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

"A use-friendly primer. A magical mystery tour, for readers who want to get a little deeper into magic, there are well informed suggestions."
-The Times

"A fabulous array."
-Daily Express

Meet the Author

Philip Carr-Gomm is a writer and psychologist. He trained with Ross Nichols, the founder of the Order of Bards Ovates&Druids, and has led the Order for over twenty years. He has written for CNN’s Belief Blog.
Sir Richard Heygate is a co-author of Endangered Species.

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Book of English Magic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
dobetter More than 1 year ago
This book goes through the history of magic starting with stone monoliths and ley lines and it works its way up to relatively current history. It has a few things to try like dowsing,or an alchemy potion made from lemon balm. The authors told the truth about magic and didn't sugar coat some of what the magicians did. It has a few points with Alester crowley and johon Dee that scared me a little. Some books make everything seem too sanitized and never acknowledge the reality of a dark side. This one told both sides.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Great starting point to many places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago