Taboo, Magic, Spirits


Book Details

Author  Eli Edward Burriss
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   December 28, 2007
ISBN  1605063835
Pages  143

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Book Description:

"A study of primitive elements in Roman religion, this deals with such topics as witchcraft, taboo, incantations, magic, and the superstitions that affected every part of everyday life. Thoroughly well-researched, while avoiding being 'heavy' reading. Even Christians will find this interesting reading as the sections on prayer, blood sacrifices and raising the hands sets the contextual backdrop for much of the New Testament." (Quote from

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Preface; Mana, Magic And Animism; Positive And Negative Mana (taboo); Miscellaneous Taboos; Magic Acts: The General Principles; Removing Evils By Magic Acts; Incantation And Prayer; Naturalism And Animism

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