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In Defence of Magic: The Meaning and Use of Ritual.

London: Rider & Co., 1931. First Edition. Cloth. The author considers magic and ritual to be "...a perfectly natural means of human expression: an attempt to control and heighten the emotions which are to man as true and as necessary as the intellect..." Smith writes of various kinds of magic and ritual - Chinese, Hindu, Medieval and touches on Behaviorism, Psycho-Analysis, and other modernisms, believing that the common conception of magic, as science gone wrong, is a misconception..."--(From dust jacket). From the same publisher as many works from Dion Fortune. Very Good+. Bound in red cloth, bright and unmarred. Some wear to cloth, evidence of water damage and discoloration, wear to extremities, and slight chip to dust jacket on spine, loss of 22 cm. Printed dust jacket in red on brown. Text block is clean. Small octavo, 159 pages. Samuel Weiser bookseller ticket present on interior front board. Item #10247

Price: $125.00

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