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The Mind Possessed

The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition

by Emma Cohen

<p>The cognitive science of religion has made a persuasive case for the view that a number of different psychological systems are involved in the construction and transmission of notions of extranatural agency such as deities and spirits. Until ...

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The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick

Your Guide to Crafting Charms, Rituals, and Spells from the Natural World

by Judy Ann Nock

<p>The magic of witchcraft never dies. Harness the power of nature-based magick, including herbal charms and remedies, cleansing rituals, crystal healing, astrology, and more with this new guide in the popular Modern Witchcraft series—perfect ...

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The Mummy's Curse

The true history of a dark fantasy

by Roger Luckhurst

<p>In the winter of 1922-23 archaeologist Howard Carter and his wealthy patron George Herbert, the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, sensationally opened the tomb of Tutenkhamen. Six weeks later Herbert, the sponsor of the expedition, died in Egypt. The ...

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The Nazis and the Occult

The Dark Forces Unleashed by the Third Reich

by Paul Roland

<p><em>'No one can deny Paul Roland is a complete master of his subject.'</em><br /> <strong>Colin Wilson</strong>, author of <em>The Occult</em> and <em>A Criminal History of Mankind</em></p> <p>Why did the country which produced Goethe, ...

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The Night Battles

Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

by Carlo Ginzburg

<p>Based on research in the Inquisitorial archives of Northern Italy, <em>The Night Battles</em> recounts the story of a peasant fertility cult centered on the <em>benandanti</em>, literally, &quot;good walkers.&quot; These men and women ...

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The Norse Myths

A Guide to the Gods and Heroes

by Carolyne Larrington

<p>Who were the Norse gods the mighty Æsyr, led by Óðinn, and the mysterious Vanir? In The Norse Myths we meet this passionate and squabbling pantheon, and learn of the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from the Old Norse ...

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The Nuwaubian Nation

Black Spirituality and State Control

by Susan Palmer

<p>The Nuwaubian Nation takes the reader on a journey into an African-American spiritual movement. The United Nuwaubian Nation has changed shape since its inceptions in the 1970s, transforming from a Black Hebrew mystery school into a Muslim ...

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The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan

The Vanquished Gods of Izumo

by Professor Yijiang Zhong

<p>Yijiang Zhong analyses the formation of Shinto as a complex and diverse religious tradition in early modern and Meiji Japan, 1600-1868. Highlighting the role of the god Okuninushi and the mythology centered on the Izumo Shrine in western ...

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The Origins of the World's Mythologies

by E.J. Michael Witzel

<p>This remarkable book is the most ambitious work on mythology since that of the renowned Mircea Eliade, who all but single-handedly invented the modern study of myth and religion. Focusing on the oldest available texts, buttressed by data from

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The Origins of Yoga and Tantra

Indic Religions to the Thirteenth Century

by Geoffrey Samuel

<p>Yoga, tantra and other forms of Asian meditation are practised in modernized forms throughout the world today, but most introductions to Hinduism or Buddhism tell only part of the story of how they developed. This book is an interpretation of

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The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

by Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse

<p>Recent books by, among others, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have thrust atheism firmly into the popular, media, and academic spotlight. This so-called New Atheism is arguably the most striking development in western ...

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The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

Volume II

by James R. Lewis & Inga B. Tollefsen

<p>The study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is one of the fastest-growing areas of religious studies, and since the release of the first edition of The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements in 2003, the field has continued to expand and ...

ISBN: 9780190611521

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The Oxford Handbook of Secularism

by Phil Zuckerman & John Shook

<p>As recent headlines reveal, conflicts and debates around the world increasingly involve secularism. National borders and traditional religions cannot keep people in tidy boxes as political struggles, doctrinal divergences, and demographic ...

ISBN: 9780190628307

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The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

by Pashaura Singh & Louis E. Fenech

<p>The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies innovatively combines the ways in which scholars from fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics ...

ISBN: 9780191004124

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The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion

by Michael Stausberg & Steven Engler

<p>The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion provides a comprehensive overview of the academic study of religion. Written by an international team of leading scholars, its fifty-one chapters are divided thematically into seven sections. The ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

by Brian P. Levack

<p>The essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the ...

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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

by Ian Shaw

<p>The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt from the stone age to the Roman conquest. The story of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and ...

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The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law

A New History of Dharmasastra

by Patrick Olivelle & Donald R. Davis

<p>Through pointed studies of important aspects and topics of dharma in Dharmasastra, this comprehensive collection shows that the history of Hinduism cannot be written without the history of Hindu law. Part One provides a concise overview of ...

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The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

by Torkel Brekke

<p>The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism focuses on developments resulting from movements within the tradition as well as contact between India and the outside world through both colonialism and globalization. Divided into three parts,

ISBN: 9780192508201

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The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess

by Mandakranta Bose

<p>The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess provides a critical exposition of the Hindu idea of the divine feminine, or Devi, conceived as a singularity expressed in many forms. With the theological principles examined in the opening ...

ISBN: 9780191079696

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