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The romance of sorcery : the famous exploration of the world of the supernatural

Author: Sax Rohmer
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2014.
Series: Tarcher supernatural library, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin editionView all editions and formats
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"Long out of print, this classic survey of magic and the occult clearly explains centuries of mystical rituals and practices-part of the new Tarcher Supernatural Library. This guide distills generations of magical practice, witchcraft, and other occult interests across cultures and centuries into a single, enchanting volume. Written for laymen and practitioners alike, The Romance of Sorcery simply and readably
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sax Rohmer
ISBN: 9780399169205 0399169202
OCLC Number: 861673790
Notes: "Romance of Sorcery was originally published in 1914."
Includes index.
Description: xi, 338 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Sorcery and sorcerers --
Apollonius of Tyana --
Michel de Notre Dame, called Nostradamus --
Dr. John Dee --
Cagliostro --
Madam Blavatsky --
Sorcery and the law.
Series Title: Tarcher supernatural library, 2.
Responsibility: Sax Rohmer.

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"Long out of print, this classic survey of magic and the occult clearly explains centuries of mystical rituals and practices-part of the new Tarcher Supernatural Library. This guide distills generations of magical practice, witchcraft, and other occult interests across cultures and centuries into a single, enchanting volume. Written for laymen and practitioners alike, The Romance of Sorcery simply and readably outlines the history of magic-from ancient Egypt to John Dee to Madame Blavatsky-showing how both Wiccan practice and witches in popular culture came to be. The first three titles released in Tarcher's Supernatural Library are Ghost Hunter (by Hans Holzer), Romance of Sorcery (by Sax Rohmer) and Isis in America (by Henry Steel Olcott)"--

"This survey of magic, witchcraft, and other occult interests throughout history--novelist Sax Rohmer's first and only only non-fiction book--distills generations of magical practice across cultures and centuries into a single, enchanting volume. This guide for laymen and practitioners alike simply and readably outlines the history of magic--from ancient Egypt to John Dee to Madame Blavatsky--showing how both Wiccan practice and witches in popular culture came to be"--

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