Item #80 Magic and Mysticism. Studies in Bygone Beliefs. New, Leslie Shepard.

Magic and Mysticism. Studies in Bygone Beliefs.

New York: University Books, 1971. Reprint. Hardcover, Octavo, xx + 206 pp. Black cloth with red title, etc. to spine, frontis, b/w illustrations. A study of the magic and mysticism of bygone eras. Chapters include: Some Characteristics of Medieval Thought; Pythagoras and his Philosophy; Medicine and Magic; Superstitions Concerning Birds; The Powder of Sympathy: A Curious Medical Superstition; The Belief in Talismans; Ceremonial Magic in Theory and Practice; Architectural Symbolism; The Quest of the Philosopher's Stone; The Phallic Element in Alchemical Doctrine; Roger Bacon: an Appreciation; The Cambridge Platonists. By H. Stanley Redgrove (1887-1943), scientist, historian and scholar of alchemy and the occult, for a time acting President of the Alchemical Societry, a regular contributor to "The Occult Review," and author of "Alchemy: Ancient and Modern" and other alchemy related monographs, as well as a number other titles on Magic, Mysticism and Folklore. Light shelf dust, otherwise sound and unmarked copy. Near fine condition in very good dust jacket. (Dust jacket has light edgewear with a few small chips and tears, price clipped). Item #80


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