Magic - Robert Ralley

  • Subtitle: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides (Oneworld))
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (2010)
  • ISBN: 9781851687138
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Category: History / History
  • Marco's Rating: Good
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
Interesting book on the history of (real) Magic in the Western world, from witchcraft to David Blaine. The book is an introduction to what magic is and, while not too deep, is a fascinating read of subjects that should be known. It's interesting to learn the difference between religion and magic, and the theory that magic is what a culture had before science. A deep analysis of anthropological studies put "magic" in context and try to explain it.

These notes © 2010Marco Pusterla