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The Nature of Magic: An Anthropology of Consciousness

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This book examines how and why practitioners of nature religion--Western witches, druids, shamans--seek to relate spiritually with nature through "magical consciousness". Greenwood develops a new theory of magical consciousness by arguing that magic ultimately has more to do with the workings of the human mind in terms of an expanded awareness than with socio-cultural expl ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 22nd 2005 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published May 1st 2005)
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William
Brilliant look at the idea and the development of magic through anthropological study. I LOVE THIS BOOK.

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This book examines how and why practitioners of nature religion--Western witches, druids, shamans--seek to relate spiritually with nature through "magical consciousness". Greenwood develops a new theory of magical consciousness by arguing that magic ultimately has more to do with the workings of the human mind in terms of an expanded awareness than with socio-cultural explanations
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