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Using knowledge preserved in cuneiform incantation tablets from Assyria, aided by Rabbinic tradition, Syriac writings, and Arabic tales, Thompson tracks early magical practices through years to its vestigial t A study of magical practices including direct translations of spells, rituals, and incantations in ancient Western Asia, the birthplace of Western civilization.
Using knowledge preserved in cuneiform incantation tablets from Assyria, aided by Rabbinic tradition, Syriac writings, and Arabic tales, Thompson tracks early magical practices through years to its vestigial traces in contemporary society. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published February 1st by Weiser Books first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Semitic Magic , please sign up.
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SEMITIC MAGIC: ITS ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT - R.C. THOMPSON, 2nd Ed, 1971 Occult
Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Perhaps an academic deep dive into Kabbalah. What I got was much more general. Even so, there were some interesting sections, and it does throw into absurd relief many modern religious superstitions to see them disinterestedly described alongside those of the Assyrians and other relics of primitive antiquity, with whom they are not different in any meaningful way. Large portions of the text were quite dry, though. Sep 04, Sum Merland rated it really liked it.
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