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A Bastard Sister: Magic as an Object of Study in the Twentieth Century

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...I must plunge again and again in the water of doubt.The academic study of magic by non-practitioners is a relatively new area of scholarship, but in one sense the explorations of the uninitiated critic can be traced back to the Church...

Introduction

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...This is a book about magic and the writing of history. It is not, then, a history of magic, but is rather a consideration of the entanglement of magic and the discourses of the humanities. The idea that the history of the occult might...

The Practice of Syncretism: Religious Hybridity in Late Antique and Medieval Ritual Magic

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...Pagans sacrifice to the spirits of the air and earth, but they do not constrain them. … Because their faith is naught, their works are naught. … Jews do not work to obtain the true vision of God, for by the coming of Christ...

The Hidden Name: Periodization and the Politics of Definition

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...Each thing, each being, has in addition to its manifest name another, hidden name to which it cannot fail to respond. To be a magus means to know and evoke these archi-names. Hence the interminable discussions of names (diabolical...

Divination and History: The Necromantic Imagination

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think nowHistory has many cunning passages, contrived corridorsAnd issues, deceives with whispering ambitions,Guides us by vanities. The Oxford English Dictionary discerns two early instances...

Where is the Ritual in “Ritual Magic”?

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication. Intoxication must first have heightened the excitability of the entire machine: no art results...

Conclusion

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...I have attempted in this book to give some sense of what is rarely written about in relation to magic: the consequences of its scholarly enunciation. Doing so has required that we follow the elusive idea of the occult into many unfamiliar...

Representations Part II: Angelic Mediations

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...Wer, wenn ich schriee, hörte mich denn aus der Engel Ordnungen? Who, if I cried out, might hear me – among the ranked Angels? Twins? On Saturday 21 January 1893, William Butler Yeats advanced to the degree of Adeptus Minor...

Representations Part I: Demonological Aesthetics

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...In order not to believe, my child, you would have to shut your eyes and plug your ears. In order not to see, not to believe. Something in the air One of the most philosophically notable aspects of Augustine...

The Experimental Act

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

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...“You doubt what I wrote? Let me show you.” When Lynn Thorndike began assembling the eight-volume A History of Magic and Experimental Science, for what reasons and in what sense did he yoke these two subjects? Should we take magic...