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The myth of the magus

Author: E M Butler
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Canto edView all editions and formats
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The Magus, a legendary magician of superhuman powers, is an archetype central to myth and religion across many cultures. Identifying its anthropological origins in ancient rituals performed by a shaman or wizard to ensure the prosperity of his tribe, E.M. Butler goes on to trace its subsequent development in pre-Christian religious and mystic philosophers, in medieval sorcerers and alchemists, and finally in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E M Butler
ISBN: 0521225647 9780521225649 052140679X 9780521406796 0521437776 9780521437776
OCLC Number: 27010845
Notes: "First published 1948"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 281 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The wise men of the East --
Hebrew holy men --
The sages of Greece --
The downfall of the magus --
Under the christian cloud --
Post-pagan shades --
Beneath a black sun --
In the light of common day --
Aristeas Redivivus --
The man of mystery --
The Grand Copht --
Madame and the masters --
The "holy devil."
Responsibility: by E.M. Butler.
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