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The Resource Magic, mystery, and science : the occult in Western civilization, Dan Burton and David Grandy

Magic, mystery, and science : the occult in Western civilization, Dan Burton and David Grandy

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Magic, mystery, and science : the occult in Western civilization
Title
Magic, mystery, and science
Title remainder
the occult in Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
Dan Burton and David Grandy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Magic, Mystery, and Science presents the occult as a "third stream" of belief, as important to the shaping of Western civilization as Greek rationalism or Judeo-Christianity. The occult seeks explanations in a world that is living and intelligent--quite unlike the one supposed by science. By taking these beliefs seriously, while keeping an eye on science, this book aims to capture some of the power of the occult. Readers will discover that the occult has a long history that reaches back to Babylonia and ancient Egypt. It proceeds alongside, and frequently mingles with, religion and science. From the Egyptian Book of the Dead to New Age beliefs, from Plato to Adolf Hitler, occult ways of knowing have been used to explain a world that still tempts us with the knowledge of its dark secrets. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burton, Dan
Dewey number
133/.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1411
LC item number
.B885 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grandy, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Occultism
  • Occultisme
  • Occultisme
  • Occultism
  • Occultisme
  • Okkultismus
  • Okkultismus
Label
Magic, mystery, and science : the occult in Western civilization, Dan Burton and David Grandy
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip044/2003012243.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Egyptians and the occult -- Magic and miracles -- Numerology, the Cabala, and alchemy -- Astrology : the starry heavens above -- Ancient evil -- Satan, demons, and jinn -- Witches and witch-hunts in the West -- Spirits, science, and pseudo-science in the nineteenth century -- New Age preludes : up the garden path? -- ESP and psi phenomena -- Nazism and ancestral German memories -- UFOs and alien abductions -- Gnosticism, old and new -- NDEs, New Age, and new physics
Control code
ocm52411944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780253216564
Lccn
2003012243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52411944
  • (OCoLC)52411944
Label
Magic, mystery, and science : the occult in Western civilization, Dan Burton and David Grandy
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip044/2003012243.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Egyptians and the occult -- Magic and miracles -- Numerology, the Cabala, and alchemy -- Astrology : the starry heavens above -- Ancient evil -- Satan, demons, and jinn -- Witches and witch-hunts in the West -- Spirits, science, and pseudo-science in the nineteenth century -- New Age preludes : up the garden path? -- ESP and psi phenomena -- Nazism and ancestral German memories -- UFOs and alien abductions -- Gnosticism, old and new -- NDEs, New Age, and new physics
Control code
ocm52411944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 390 pages
Isbn
9780253216564
Lccn
2003012243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52411944
  • (OCoLC)52411944

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