The Magicians: An Investigation of a Group Practicing Black Magic
  • The Magicians: An Investigation of a Group Practicing Black Magic
  • The Magicians: An Investigation of a Group Practicing Black Magic

The Magicians: An Investigation of a Group Practicing Black Magic

by Gini Graham Scott
     
 

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The Magicians describes the experiences of the author, a sociologist-anthropologist, who spent six months as a participant observer in a black magic group. In the book, this California-based national secret magical and religious group is called the "Church of Hu", though it has become nationally known as the Temple of Set. Members of the group, mostly from the…  See more details below

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The Magicians describes the experiences of the author, a sociologist-anthropologist, who spent six months as a participant observer in a black magic group. In the book, this California-based national secret magical and religious group is called the "Church of Hu", though it has become nationally known as the Temple of Set. Members of the group, mostly from the well-educated middle class, consider themselves an elect and seek to develop themselves magically to achieve power.

The Magicians looks at the group's beliefs, attitudes, and values, and shows how its focus on power and magic affects the members in everyday life. The book also discusses the dynamics involved in the search for power and considers the danger to society of groups using black magic to achieve power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595433629
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.52(d)

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