The Varieties of Magical Experience

A rare combination of personal and academic, this book showcases the myriad avenues for transcending the boundaries of reality through direct sensory experience.

The Varieties of Magical Experience

A rare combination of personal and academic, this book showcases the myriad avenues for transcending the boundaries of reality through direct sensory experience. * Highlights techniques, rituals, and training of magical practitioners * Counterpoints the rational with the emotional and compares the past with the present * Takes a cross-cultural, historical, and anthropological approach that is accessible to all readers * Includes experiences of academics, shamans, occultists, healers, sorcerers, pagans, medieval magicians, cybermagicians, and indigenous peoples across the world

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The Varieties of Magical Experience
Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Lynne Hume, Nevill Drury
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

A rare combination of personal and academic, this book showcases the myriad avenues for transcending the boundaries of reality through direct sensory experience. * Highlights techniques, rituals, and training of magical practitioners * Counterpoints the rational with the emotional and compares the past with the present * Takes a cross-cultural,
The Variety of Dream Experience
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Montague Ullman, Claire Limmer
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-08-12 - Publisher: SUNY Press

Explores the contributions dreams can make to our private and public lives, and outlines methods for safe and effective dream work.
William James and The Varieties of Religious Experience
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jeremy Carrette
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-05 - Publisher: Routledge

William James's The Varieties of Religious Experience was an intellectual landmark, paving the way for current study of psychology, philosophy and religious studies. In this new companion to the Varieties, key international experts provide contemporary responses to James's book, exploring its seminal historical importance and its modern significance. Locating the
Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Henrik Bogdan, Martin P. Starr
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume is the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive iconoclasts. Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) was a study in contradictions. Born into a fundamentalist Christian family and educated at Cambridge, he was vilified as a traitor, drug addict, and debaucher, yet revered as perhaps the most
Magic in the Modern World
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Edward Bever, Randall Styers
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-09 - Publisher: Penn State Press

This collection of essays considers the place of magic in the modern world, first by exploring the ways in which modernity has been defined in explicit opposition to magic and superstition, and then by illuminating how modern proponents of magic have worked to legitimize their practices through an overt embrace