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Magic, Mystery, and Science: The Occult in Western Civilization

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – December 2003

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An account of the history and survival of non-scientific explanations of the world
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ISBN-13: 9780253216564
ISBN-10: 0253216567
Pagini: 390
Ilustrații: 51 b&w photographs, 1 index
Dimensiuni: 155 x 233 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.59 kg
Editura: Indiana University Press
Locul publicării: United States


Introduction 1. Egyptians and the Occult; 2. Magic and Miracles; 3. Numerology, the Cabala, and Alchemy; 4. Astrology: The Starry Heavens Above; 5. Ancient Evil; 6. Satans, Demons, and Jinn; 7. Witches and Witch-hunts in the West; 8. Spirits, Science, and Pseudoscience in the 19th Century; 9. New Age Preludes: Up the Garden Path?; 10. ESP and Psi Phenomena; 11. Nazism and Ancestral German Memories; 12. UFO and Alien Abductions; 13. Gnosticism, Old and New; 14. NDEs, New Age, and New Physics

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Dan Burton is Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at the University of North Alabama. He lives in Florence, Alabama.David Grandy is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brigham Young University. He earned a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science at Indiana University. He resides in Orem, Utah.