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Works by Idries Shah (Study Guide): Books by Idries Shah, Oriental Magic, World Tales, the Secret Lore of Magic, the Sufis, Seeker After Truth
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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Books by Idries Shah, Oriental Magic, World Tales, the Secret Lore of Magic, the Sufis, Seeker After Truth, the Commanding Self, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and...
This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Books by Idries Shah, Oriental Magic, World Tales, the Secret Lore of Magic, the Sufis, Seeker After Truth, the Commanding Self, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way, Wisdom of the Idiots, the Dermis Probe, the Way of the Sufi, Destination Mecca, Knowing How to Know, Special Illumination: the Sufi Use of Humour, a Perfumed Scorpion, Tales of the Dervishes, Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study, Thinkers of the East - Studies in Experientialism, the Hundred Tales of Wisdom. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Oriental Magic, by Idries Shah, is a study of magical practices in diverse cultures from Europe and Africa, through Asia to the Far East. Originally published in 1956 and still in print today, it was the first of this authors 35 books. The work was launched with the encouragement of the anthropologist, Professor Louis Marin, who in his preface to the book stressed its scholarly accuracy and real contribution to knowledge. Magic had long been considered outside the discipline of academic study, but Shahs approach, which involved five years of study and field work, was very unusually for the 1950s multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural. His documented material came from archaeology, anthropology, history, religion, and psychology, as well as from artefacts, obscure manuscripts, and an impressive range of expert informants, who made (often unpublished) specialist material available to him. As a result, the secrecy and obfuscation around magical operations and practitioners was defused by the authors informed, dispassionate approach to the array of arcane information he had assembled, some of it printed for the first time. Oriental Magic seems also to have been a clearly stated invitation for ma...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=23144534
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