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The History of Magic

The History of Magic
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

M. H. Howitt
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  • Date Published: January 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108025638

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  • Joseph Ennemoser (1787–1854) was an Tyrolean doctor and scientist, noted for his use of magnetism and hypnosis. He was a forerunner of Freud in his belief in the connection between the mind and physical health, and his interest in psychology led to investigations into the paranormal and magic. He became well known for his presentations about magic, delusions and apparently supernatural occurrences. He suggested that most of these phenomena appeared miraculous only because of a lack of understanding of the laws of nature. The History of Magic was published in Leipzig in 1844, and translated into English in 1854 by William Howitt, a leading Spiritualist writer. The editor, his wife Mary, added a collection of supernatural and psychical occurrences, which illustrate the topics dealt with by Ennemoser.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108025638
    • length: 1028 pages
    • dimensions: 320 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.67kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Editor's preface M. H. Howitt
    Author's preface
    1. Of magic and its branches in general
    2. Theoretical views on magic among the ancients
    3. Magnetism among the ancient nations, especially the Orientals, Egyptians, and Israelites
    Index. Volume 2:
    4. Of magic in mythology
    5. The magic of the Germans
    6. Mystic doctrines, and endeavours after a philosophical elucidation of the magic of the middle ages
    Appendix: Apparitions
    Haunted houses
    Second sight
    Trance and somnambulism
    Amulets and charms
    Spiritual manifestations.

  • Author

    Joseph Ennemoser


    Mary Howitt


    M. H. Howitt

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