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Magic and Alchemy (Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena)

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Synopsis:

The word "magic" evokes many ideas, from a stage magician performing illusions to the pyrotechnics of witches and wizards depicted in movies and on television. But there is a more practical definition of magic--the attempt to affect the real world, one's self, or other people by tapping into mental abilities and unseen mystical forces. The keys to doing this have been closely guarded in the past, leading to the perception of magic as an occult pursuit. Yet, magic and magical traditions have existed in some form in almost every culture throughout history. Similarly, alchemy is a form of magic that involves harnessing the elements to achieve enlightenment and wisdom. Alchemists hope to transform themselves through its rituals and achieve a higher physical state, and alchemy's experimental nature has influenced the development of modern science.

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ISBN:
9780791093900
Author:
Place, Robert Michael
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publications
Editor:
Guiley, Rosemary Ellen
Author:
Robert M. Place, Consulting Editor Rosem
Author:
Place, Robert M.
Subject:
Religion - General
Subject:
Body, Mind & Spirit
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Alchemy
Subject:
Social Science - Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Series:
Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
143
Dimensions:
9.30x6.50x.60 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
11-17

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"Synopsis" by , The word "magic" evokes many ideas, from a stage magician performing illusions to the pyrotechnics of witches and wizards depicted in movies and on television. But there is a more practical definition of magic--the attempt to affect the real world, one's self, or other people by tapping into mental abilities and unseen mystical forces. The keys to doing this have been closely guarded in the past, leading to the perception of magic as an occult pursuit. Yet, magic and magical traditions have existed in some form in almost every culture throughout history. Similarly, alchemy is a form of magic that involves harnessing the elements to achieve enlightenment and wisdom. Alchemists hope to transform themselves through its rituals and achieve a higher physical state, and alchemy's experimental nature has influenced the development of modern science.
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