Magic & the supernatural

A Pictorial History of Magic and the Supernatural-Maurice Bessy



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This book traces involvement of man with magic from the hunting magic of prehistoric times, through the innumerable superstitions and divers religious sects of succeeding ages to it is to its expression today in contemporary occultism and psychological theory. The wide ranging illustrations not only show the recurrence and perpetuation of symbols and belied, they illuminate the complexity of development of man and the reaction of society to misunderstood minorities. They come from all manner of sources, cave paintings, ancient carvings, medieval manuscript, apothecaries, recipe books, modern paintings, contemporary photographs, each one making a special point to advance the exposition of author.