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Semitic Magic

Its Origins and Development

By: R. Campbell Thompson

Price: CAD $87.00

Publisher: RED WHEEL/WEISER

Imprint: Weiser

286 Pages

ISBN:  9780877289326 -- Hardcover

Publication Date: 05/01/1987

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 3000 years to its vestigial traces in contemporary society.



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