Magic and Witchcraft
From Shamanism to the Technopagans
By (author) Nevill Drury
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Magic and Witchcraft by Nevill Drury
Book DescriptionBeginning with shamanism, this book explores myth and magic in the ancient world, the quest for gnosis, or sacred esoteric knowledge, and the emergence of the kabbalah, alchemy, and the Hermetic tradition. It then describes the rise of medieval witchcraft, the origins of the tarot, and the secret philosophy of the Freemasons and Rosicrucians. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, started in Britain in 1888, led to a 20th-century revival that extends into the present millennium. The influence of controversial occultist Aleister Crowley, the rebirth of witchcraft and goddess worship, the emergence of contemporary satanism, the revival of interest in shamanism and indigenous spirituality, and the intriguing connection between digital magic and cyberspace are all explored here in detail.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500285145
(255mm x 199mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nevill Drury
New Age, Paperback (October 2004)
The full story of the New Age movement told for the first time - its origins and precursors, its flowering within the counterculture of the 1960s and its development into an international spiritual perspective. Author is Australia, his degree was from Macquarie University NSW.
Magic and Witchcraft, Hardback (November 2003)
A well-illustrated look into the enigmatic world of magic, mysticism, and the power of theology explores shamanism, Wicca, neopaganism, and the Western esoteric tradition, covering sacred knowledge and beliefs, witchcraft and goddess worship, the origins of the tarot, secret rituals, and more.
Dictionary of the Esoteric, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Nevill Drury
Nevill Drury is the author of several books on mysticism and the occult. His The Dictionary of the Esoteric contains more than 3,000 entries on words and topics related to the occult and mysticism.
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Author Biography - Nevill Drury
Nevill Drury has an MA in anthropology and is a noted authority on all aspects of magic and shamanism. He has written over forty books on the subject, including The Shaman's Quest, Exploring the Labyrinth, Sacred Encounters and The Dictionary of the Esoteric.
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