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Ancient Indian Magic & Folklore: An Introduction

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Draws on a study of religious cults and folklore to provide an introducition to the ancient magic and folklore of India. It demonstrates that there are many parallels between Indian and...

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Draws on a study of religious cults and folklore to provide an introducition to the ancient magic and folklore of India. It demonstrates that there are many parallels between Indian and European folklore. Reprint of classic, illustrated. The book demonstrates that there are many parallels between Indian and European folklore, since both Europeans and the north-western Indian peoples are of Caucasian origin.Margaret Stutley points out that magical elements exist in every religion since it is their presence that makes a system of beliefs into a religion. Thus magic and cult are essentially the same, all rites being basically magical. She also shows that in all societies different stages of belief exist side by side, and range from naïve magico-religious beliefs to the most advanced spiritual and philosophical views.

Details of Book :-

  • Author - Margaret Stutley
  • Publisher - Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
  • Language - English
  • ISBN - 8121510058
  • Binding - Hardbound
  • Size - 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Pages - 204
  • Weight of book - 400 grams

 

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