Christian Magic

The Secret Gospel of Mark

While cataloging material in the library of the monastery of Mar Saba in 1958, Morton Smith discovered a quotation from a letter of Clement of Alexandria copied in the end pages of a 17th century collection of the letters of Ignatius. After more than a decade of collaborative analysis of the find, Smith published...

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William Lilly: The Last Magician

Born less than a year before the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, William Lilly lived during one of the most turbulent times in English history. Like so many of his generation, he had to deal with the plague, was drawn into the madness of the English Civil War and was forced to...

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Magic in Christianity: From Jesus to Gnosticism

The world of Jesus and the early Christians swarmed with prophets and exorcists, holy men and healers, who invoked angels and demons, gods and ghosts. Magic in Christianity: From Jesus to the Gnostics explores that world through the surviving texts of the first Christians and their pagan and Jewish contemporaries. Ecstatic spirit possession, handing...

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Jesus The Sorcerer

The most complete summation to date of the New Testament evidence for magical practice by Jesus and the early Christians. The very notion of Jesus being a sorcerer runs so against the grain of the Western cultural myth that even non-Christians are likely to find it far-fetched or even vaguely disturbing. Nevertheless, scholars steadily...

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Magic in The New Testament

Early Christians were accused of practicing magic by Jews, Pagans, and other Christians. Magic in the New Testament examines magical praxis common to the New Testament, the magical papyri, the Sepher Ha-Razim, the Book of Enoch, the apocryphal Acts and the pre-Nicene church fathers and surveys the professional literature on early Christian magic from...

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Behind the Scenes & into the Magic

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Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, The Harbour, Boscastle, North Cornwall, PL35 0HD. SATURDAY, MAY, 27th, 2017. Starts 10:00 am til 4:00 pm. Booking is...

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Grimoires, Goetia, Enochiana, Solomonic Magick – David Rankine & Stephen Skinner

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For centuries, Grimoires have fascinated the public’s imagination. People often ask us about how they could learn more about this topic and what books...

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Treadwell’s Bookshop & Events

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Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, WC1E 7BS, London, UK. Hours: 11-7pm weekdays-12-7pm Saturday and Sunday/Telephone: 020 7419 8507 Email: info@treadwells-london.com — Treadwell’s is a...

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The Atlantis Bookshop

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Located a few steps away from the British Museum, The Atlantis Bookshop is open since 1922 and is a London landmark of prestigious occult...

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Watkins Books

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Located in the heart of London’s West End theater district, off the Charring Cross Road, near Leicester Square Tube station, Watkins is the capital’s...

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