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Persuasions of the witch's craft : ritual magic and witchcraft in present-day England

Author: T M Luhrmann
Publisher: Oxford, UK : B. Blackwell, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates witchcraft in today's England and considers who the witches are and why they have opted for their beliefs and practices. The author describes her experience of magical ritual and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T M Luhrmann
ISBN: 0631151974 9780631151975
OCLC Number: 20628657
Notes: Based on the author's doctoral thesis in social anthropology.
Description: viii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Speaking with a different rhythm - magicians in the modern world; listening to the godess - new ways to pay attention to the world; summoning the powers - the experience of involvement; justifying to the sceptics; belief and action.
Responsibility: T.M. Luhrmann.

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