By Naomi Janowitz

utilizing in-depth examples of 'magical' perform corresponding to exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of people into divine beings, this full of life quantity demonstrates that the notice 'magic' used to be used greatly in past due vintage texts as a part of polemics opposed to enemies and occasionally only as a time period for different people's rituals. Naomi Janowitz exhibits that 'magical' actions have been critical to past due vintage spiritual perform, and they needs to be understood from the point of view of these who hired them.

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