Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld by Susan Greenwood
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Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld
By Susan Greenwood

Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld

An Anthropology

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Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld by Susan Greenwood

Book Description

Anthropology's long and complex relationship to magic has been strongly influenced by western science and notions of rationality. This book takes a refreshing new look at modern magic as practised by contemporary Pagans in Britain. It focuses on what Pagans see as the essence of magic - a communication with an otherworldly reality. Examining issues of identity, gender and morality, the author argues that the otherworld forms a central defining characteristic of magical practice.Integrating an experiential ethnographic approach with an analysis of magic, this book asks penetrating questions about the nature of otherworldly knowledge and argues that our scientific frameworks need re-envisioning. It is unique in providing an insider's view of how magic is practised in contemporary western culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859734452
ISBN-10: 1859734456
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Amazing History of Wizards & Witches by Susan Greenwood Amazing History of Wizards & Witches, Hardback (June 2016)

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Illustrated Encyclopedia of Witchcraft & Practical Magic by Susan Greenwood Illustrated Encyclopedia of Witchcraft & Practical Magic, Paperback (June 2015)

A detailed historical and anthropological study of the traditions and practices of witchcraft around the world and a practical guide to contemporary magic, exploring the traditions on which it is based.

Witchcraft by Susan Greenwood Witchcraft, Hardback (June 2013)

Magic has played a part in most cultures throughout human history. Traditions and practices may differ but the essential elements remain the same. This history examines the roots and foundation of magic, and the way it has helped to shape our view of the universe and our place within it.

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Author Biography - Susan Greenwood

Susan Greenwood is at the University of Sussex.

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