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Plant Witchery - Discover the Sacred Language, Wisdom, and Magic of 200 Plants (Hardcover): Juliet Diaz Plant Witchery - Discover the Sacred Language, Wisdom, and Magic of 200 Plants (Hardcover)
Juliet Diaz; Illustrated by Karla Baker; Cover design or artwork by Karla Baker
R599 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R169 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Awaken your inner healer by connecting with the wise and magickal energies of plants. Drawn from traditional ancestral practices passed down by generations of indigenous teachers, plant whisperer and herbalist Juliet Diaz guides readers along a journey far beyond the basic medicinal and magical properties of plants in this deep dive into Mother Earth's drumming heart. Become a powerful healer and a child of nature, learning to hear, see and understand the sacred vibrations of plant language to heal not only yourself but our Earth as well. In Plant Witchery you will discover how to: - speak and listen to plants through powerful communication techniques - determine medicinal and magical properties for a collection of plants - grow and care for plants, even how to heal them when they are dying - create your own potions, elixirs, tinctures, oils and spells - dry and store herbs, plants and flowers for medicinal and magickal workings - choose the best astrological times to work with different plants This book is illustrated with black & white illustrations of plants.

Wishcraft - A Complete Beginner's Guide to Magickal Manifesting for the Modern Witch (Paperback): Sakura Fox Wishcraft - A Complete Beginner's Guide to Magickal Manifesting for the Modern Witch (Paperback)
Sakura Fox
R292 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R83 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Simple, accessible spells and rituals for the modern woman who wants to stop wishing for a better life and start magically manifesting it - right now. Have you ever blown out the candles on a birthday cake and made a wish? Or tossed a coin into a fountain and crossed your fingers? You probably didn't know it, but you were practicing WishCraft. Within this book, you'll find spells, rituals and recipes to make all of your dreams come true, including to attract more money, boost your luck, deflect negativity, heal an illness or ailment, bring harmony and balance, draw down the power of the Moon, cleanse the energy around you, increase your psychic awareness, recall your dreams, pass an exam or test, reignite your passion, attract love, heal your heart, bring health and happiness... and more! Deep down in your heart you've always known that there's magick inside you... we all do! WishCraft will show you how to start manifesting amazing changes in your life with a little help from the Cosmos.

The Modern Witch's Guide to Magickal Self-Care - 36 Sustainable Rituals for Nourishing Your Mind, Body, and Intuition... The Modern Witch's Guide to Magickal Self-Care - 36 Sustainable Rituals for Nourishing Your Mind, Body, and Intuition (Hardcover)
Tenae Stewart
R346 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Here is your guide to creating rituals that not only nurture your mind and body but also nourish your intuition and your inner divinity with witchcraft, spellwork, the phases of the moon, and more. You'll build a spiritual self-care practice that is supportive and sustainable. Cottage witch Tenae Stewart guides readers through finding the forms of self-care that really resonate with them and discovering what kinds of nourishment are essential to fulfill everyone's unique needs. Learn how to create a self-care practice that honors the needs of your mind, body, and spirit as well as come to understand your unique self-care style through astrology! In The Modern Witch's Guide, you'll find nearly three dozen rituals to try, from a bewitching bubble bath to soothe the soul to an activism ritual to hex the patriarchy and more, including instructions on how to: Create your own rituals from scratch (no experience necessary!) Develop morning and evening rituals to start and end the day with self-care Learn how to adapt your rituals so they can sustain you through any of life's challenges and interruptions, like illness, vacation, or changes in schedules and the seasons Packed with practical tools and step-by-step guides that are easily adapted to your own practice, The Modern Witch's Guide is the perfect introduction to self-care witchcraft and astrology.

A Cunning Man's Grimoire - A Sixteenth Century Grimoire (Hardcover): Stephen Skinner, David Rankine A Cunning Man's Grimoire - A Sixteenth Century Grimoire (Hardcover)
Stephen Skinner, David Rankine
R1,177 R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Save R402 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
African Science - Witchcraft, Vodun, and Healing in Southern Benin (Paperback): Douglas J Falen African Science - Witchcraft, Vodun, and Healing in Southern Benin (Paperback)
Douglas J Falen
R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this sensitive and personal investigation into Benin's occult world, Douglas J. Falen wrestles with the challenges of encountering a reality in which magic, science, and the Vodun religion converge into a single universal force. He takes seriously his Beninese interlocutors' insistence that the indigenous phenomenon known as aze ("witchcraft") is an African science, credited with fantastic and productive deeds, such as teleportation and supernatural healing. Although the Beninese understanding of aze reflects positive scientific properties in its use of specialized knowledge to harness nature's energy and realize economic success, its boundless power is inherently ambivalent because it can corrupt its users, who dispense death and destruction. Witches and healers are equivalent to supervillains and superheroes, locked in epic battles over malevolent and benevolent human desires. Beninese people's discourse about such mystical confrontations expresses a philosophy of moral duality and cosmic balance. Falen demonstrates how a deep engagement with another lived reality opens our minds and contributes to understanding across cultural difference.

Book of Shadows - A Modern Woman's Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess (Paperback, 20th... Book of Shadows - A Modern Woman's Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess (Paperback, 20th Anniversary ed.)
Phyllis Curott
R279 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Devil - A New Biography (Hardcover): Philip C. Almond The Devil - A New Biography (Hardcover)
Philip C. Almond
R612 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Although the Devil still 'lives' in modern popular culture, for the past 250 years he has become marginal to the dominant concerns of Western intellectual thought. That life could not be thought or imagined without him, that he was a part of the everyday, continually present in nature and history, and active at the depths of our selves, has been all but forgotten. It is the aim of this work to bring modern readers to a deeper appreciation of how, from the early centuries of the Christian period through to the recent beginnings of the modern world, the human story could not be told and human life could not be lived apart from the life of the Devil. With that comes the deeper recognition that, for the better part of the last two thousand years, the battle between good and evil in the hearts and minds of men and women was but the reflection of a cosmic battle between God and Satan, the divine and the diabolic, that was at the heart of history itself." from The Devil

Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub; Ha-Satan or the Adversary; Iblis or Shaitan: no matter what name he travels under, the Devil has throughout the ages and across civilizations been a compelling and charismatic presence. In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, the supposed reign of God has long been challenged by the fiery malice of his opponent, as contending forces of good and evil have between them weighed human souls in the balance.

In The Devil, Philip C. Almond explores the figure of evil incarnate from the first centuries of the Christian era. Along the way, he describes the rise of demonology as an intellectual and theological pursuit, the persecution as witches of women believed to consort with the Devil and his minions, and the decline in the belief in Hell and in angels and demons as corporeal beings as a result of the Enlightenment. Almond shows that the Prince of Darkness remains an irresistible subject in history, religion, art, literature, and culture. Almond brilliantly locates the life of the Devil within the broader Christian story of which it is inextricably a part; the demonic paradox of the Devil as both God s enforcer and his enemy is at the heart of Christianity. Woven throughout the account of the Christian history of the Devil is another complex and complicated history: that of the idea of the Devil in Western thought. Sorcery, witchcraft, possession, even melancholy, have all been laid at the Devil s doorstep. Until the Enlightenment enforced a disenchantment with the old archetypes, even rational figures such as Thomas Aquinas were obsessed with the nature of the Devil and the specific characteristics of the orders of demons and angels. It was a significant moment both in the history of demonology and in theology when Benedict de Spinoza (1632 1677) denied the Devil s existence; almost four hundred years later, popular fascination with the idea of the Devil has not yet dimmed."

Sepher Raziel Also Known as Liber Salomonis, a 1564 English Grimoire from Sloane MS 3826 (Hardcover): Stephen Skinner, Don Karr Sepher Raziel Also Known as Liber Salomonis, a 1564 English Grimoire from Sloane MS 3826 (Hardcover)
Stephen Skinner, Don Karr
R1,044 R700 Discovery Miles 7 000 Save R344 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Sepher Raziel" (also called Liber Salomonis) is not the same as "The Hebrew Sepher Raziel ha-Melakh". It is a full grimoire in the Solomonic tradition from a 1564 century English manuscript, derived from Latin sources. As such it is one of the earliest grimoires produced in this series. It begins with directions for making the parchment, pen and ink of Art, required to write the names. It contains seven separate Treatises: Liber Clavis which is concerned with astrology and its correct use in magic, something long forgotten by modern astrologers, with the precise interactions between planets, Signs and Houses; The Ala outlines in four sections the magical virtues of stones, herbs and beasts, and words; The Tractatus Thymiamatus explains why incense is essential to magical operations, and the effect of various incenses on the spirits, with a list of the key perfumes and suffumigations. An Appendix gives the modern and botanical names; and, The Treatise of Times gives details of the correct hours of the day and night for each operation, with associated angels and the proper names of the Sun, Moon and planets to be used in each season. This is something left out of almost all other grimoires. It also includes: The Treatise on Purity explains the exact preparations, and the reasons for ritual purity; Samaim is a treatise on the seven Heavens, with the names of their angels; and, The Book of Virtues and Miracles is a treatise on the Semiforas, the names of God, and how they are to be used in invocation to produce miraculous results.

The GLAM Witch - A Magical Manifesto of Empowerment with the Great Lilithian Arcane Mysteries (Paperback): Michael Herkes The GLAM Witch - A Magical Manifesto of Empowerment with the Great Lilithian Arcane Mysteries (Paperback)
Michael Herkes; Foreword by Fiona Horne; Edited by Tonya A Brown
R511 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Esoteric Mysteries of the Underworld - The Power and Meaning of Subterranean Sacred Spaces (Paperback): Jean-Pierre Bayard Esoteric Mysteries of the Underworld - The Power and Meaning of Subterranean Sacred Spaces (Paperback)
Jean-Pierre Bayard
R611 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive guide to the ancient beliefs and spiritual power of subterranean spaces * Examines in depth the myths, symbology, deities, and beliefs connected to the underworld from many different cultures and mystery traditions * Investigates the role of the underworld in initiatory rites and mystical practices, such as the Orphic Mysteries, the chambers of reflections in Freemasonry, the cult of the Black Madonna, and the cult of Isis * Discusses the telluric currents that run through ley lines, the significance of underground waterways, Hollow Earth theory, and the denizens of the subterranean realms, such as dragons, gnomes, and dwarfs Ancient cultures around the world understood the spiritual powers of the underworld. For millennia, natural caves and caverns were turned into sacred underground temples and, from holy mountains and cliffs, churches were beautifully carved into solid rock. Offering a guide to the spiritual energies that flourish beneath the surface of the Earth, Jean-Pierre Bayard explores the esoteric mysteries of the underworld, including the symbolic significance of caves, caverns, and underground temples. He examines in depth the myths, symbology, deities, and beliefs connected to the underworld from many different cultures and mystery traditions, from ancient Egypt to Scandinavia and Europe to the Middle East and India. He investigates the role of the underworld in initiatory rites, such as the Orphic Mysteries and Christ's descent into hell, revealing that at the heart of these teachings is the transformative power of a hero's descent into and return from the underworld. The author connects the esoteric attributes of the world below with the cult of the Black Madonna and the earlier cult of Isis. He discusses the telluric currents that run through ley lines, the significance of underground waterways, the esoteric properties of gems and stones, and the "mineral blood" of the alchemists. He also looks at Hollow Earth theory and the denizens of the subterranean realms, such as dragons, gnomes, and dwarfs. Explaining how the Earth is the womb of the world, Bayard shows how initiatic descent into the sacred subterranean realms reflects the descent of spirit into matter and its slow crystallization. By entering the body of the Earth Mother we are transformed, initiated into primordial wisdom and reborn as spiritual beings.

Overcoming Rejection - Revised & Updated (Paperback): Frank Hammond Overcoming Rejection - Revised & Updated (Paperback)
Frank Hammond
R225 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Grimoire of St Cyprian Clavis Inferni (Hardcover): Stephen Skinner, David Rankine Grimoire of St Cyprian Clavis Inferni (Hardcover)
Stephen Skinner, David Rankine 1
R1,015 R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Save R344 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There have been many grimoires attributed to St Cyprian of Antioch due to his reputation as a consummate magician before his conversion to Christianity, but perhaps none so intriguing as the present manuscript. This unique manuscript (unlike the more rustic examples attributed to St Cyprian called the Black Books of Wittenburg, as found in Scandinavia, or the texts disseminated under his name in Spain and Portugal) is directly in line with the Solomonic tradition, and therefore relevant to our present series of Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic. It is unique in that instead of being weighed down with many prayers and conjurations it addresses the summoning and use of both the four Archangels, Michael, Raphael, Gabriel and Uriel as well as their opposite numbers, the four Demon Kings, Paymon, Maimon, Egyn and Oriens. The later are shown in their animal and human forms along with their sigils, a resource unique amongst grimoires. The text is in a mixture of three magical scripts, Greek, Hebrew, cipher, Latin, (and reversed Latin) with many contractions and short forms, but expanded and made plain by the editors. The title literally means 'The Key of Hell with white and black magic as proven by Metatron'.

Michael Psellus on the Operation of Daemons (Hardcover): Marcus Collisson Michael Psellus on the Operation of Daemons (Hardcover)
Marcus Collisson
R1,014 R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Save R344 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Michael Constantine Psellus (1018-1178 C.E) was one of the most notable writers and philosophers of the Byzantine era. The Byzantine domain was effectively the eastern Greek speaking part of the Roman Empire centred on Byzantium (Constantinople, modern Istanbul) which split off from the Latin West in 364 C.E. Its intellectual legacies helped lay the foundations for the Italian Renaissance. It was the fall of Constantinople in 1453 that released a tide of Greek reading scholars into Western Europe, particularly Venice. With them came much of the magical and Hermetic knowledge which the Greeks in their turn had inherited from the Egyptians. "The Key of Solomon" was one such text. It is therefore essential to the understanding of such magical texts that one understands exactly how the Byzantines understood the nature of daemons. Psellus forms the bridge between the ancient world, Byzantine Greek, and the grimoire conception of the nature of daemons. Hailing from Constantinople, Psellus' career was an illustrious and practical one, serving as a political advisor to a succession of emperors, playing a decisive role in the transition of power between various monarchs. He became the leading professor at the newly founded University of Constantinople, bearing the honorary title, 'Consul of the Philosophers'. He was the driving force behind the university curriculum reform designed to emphasise the Greek classics, especially Homeric literature. Psellus is credited with the shift from Aristotelian thought to the Platonist tradition, and was adept in politics, astronomy, medicine, music, theology, jurisprudence, physics, grammar and history.

The Lesser Key of Solomon (Paperback): Aleister Crowley, S. L. MacGregor Mathers The Lesser Key of Solomon (Paperback)
Aleister Crowley, S. L. MacGregor Mathers
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Coloring Book of Shadows - Planner for a Magical 2021 (Hardcover): Amy Cesari Coloring Book of Shadows - Planner for a Magical 2021 (Hardcover)
Amy Cesari
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Satan Is Alive and Well on Planet Earth (Paperback): Hal Lindsey, Carole C. Carlson Satan Is Alive and Well on Planet Earth (Paperback)
Hal Lindsey, Carole C. Carlson
R322 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

No one thinks much about the Devil anymore. In fact, words like witchcraft and black magic have a strangely medieval ring to our ears. Many people even think of Satan as somehow comic -- and therefore harmless. Yet amidst the tragedy and corruption of our own century, it is ironic that many people doubt whether an active, evil force really exists. But Satan is not dead, says author Hal Lindsey; he has simply adopted a more modern style. Spiritualism, astrology, "new age" religion -- all of these and more are signs of the creeping influence of the Father of Lies in our time. In this book, Hal Lindsey, well-known speaker and author of the best-selling Late Great Planet Earth, outlines a battle plan for overcoming this very real and insidious enemy. The times may change, but the conflict is as old as the Garden of Eden. Whatever happened to old What's-his-name?

Religious Change In Zambia (Hardcover): Van Religious Change In Zambia (Hardcover)
Van
R2,897 Discovery Miles 28 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Little Book of Witches (Hardcover): Dominique Foufelle The Little Book of Witches (Hardcover)
Dominique Foufelle
R285 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How does one become a witch? What is the difference between white and black magic? What does a witch look like? Why do witches get together for a sabbath? What do they put in their potions? Why do we associate them with black cats? How were witches punished in the Middle Ages? Beautifully illustrated, this little album is a pocket-sized encyclopaedia, presenting the stories of witches and witchcraft through history. Also available in the series: The Little Book of Cats ISBN 9782812317408 The Little Book of Dogs ISBN 9782812318580 The Little Book of New York ISBN 9782812315329 The Little Book of Paris ISBN 9782812313318 The Little Book of Birds ISBN 9782812316364 The Little Book of Versailles ISBN 9782812317804 The Little Book of Roses ISBN 9782379640810 The Little Book of Medicinal Plants ISBN 9782812319815 The Little Book of The Language of Flowers ISBN 9782812318924 The Little Book of The Moon ISBN 9782379641046 The Little Book of Trees ISBN 9782379641039

The Valkyries (Paperback, New): Paulo Coelho The Valkyries (Paperback, New)
Paulo Coelho
R337 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Magical Tale About Forgiving Our Past and Believing in Our Future

The enchanting, true story of The Valkyries begins in Rio de Janeiro when author Paulo Coelho gives his mysterious master, J., the only manuscript for his book The Alchemist. Haunted by a devastating curse, Coelho confesses to J., "I've seen my dreams fall apart just when I seemed about to achieve them." In response, J. gives Coelho a daunting task: He must find and speak with his guardian angel. "The curse can be broken," he replies, "if you complete the task."

Rising to the challenge, Paulo and his wife, Cristina, drop everything, pack their bags, and take off on a forty day adventure into the starkly beautiful and sometimes dangerous Mojave Desert--where they encounter more than they bargained for. A masterful blend of the exotic locales, dramatic adventure, and magical storytelling for which Coelho's fictional works are renowned, this true-life account is at once a modern-day adventure and a metaphysical odyssey.

Condensed Chaos - An Introduction to Chaos Magic (Paperback): Phil Hine Condensed Chaos - An Introduction to Chaos Magic (Paperback)
Phil Hine
R489 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R144 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a practical introduction to Chaos Magic, one of the fastest growing areas of Western Occultism. Through it you can change your circumstances, live according to a developing sense of personal responsibility, effect change around you, and stop living as a helpless cog in some clockwork universe. All acts of personal/collective liberation are magical acts. Magic leads us into exhilaration and ecstasy; into insight and understanding; into changing ourselves and the world in which we participate. Through magic we may come to explore the possibilities of freedom.

Reading the Leaves - An Intuitive Guide to the Ancient Art and Modern Magic of Tea Leaf Divination (Paperback): Sandra Mariah... Reading the Leaves - An Intuitive Guide to the Ancient Art and Modern Magic of Tea Leaf Divination (Paperback)
Sandra Mariah Wright, Leanne Marrama
R326 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Krugersdorp Cult Killings - Inside Cecilia Steyn's Reign Of Terror (Paperback): Jana Marx The Krugersdorp Cult Killings - Inside Cecilia Steyn's Reign Of Terror (Paperback)
Jana Marx
R295 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R41 (14%) In stock

Eleven murders over a period of four years sent shockwaves through the Krugersdorp community and made headlines nationwide. Eventually these murders were connected to Cecilia Steyn and her cult, Electus per Deus (chosen by God). Members of the cult were willing to do anything for Cecilia - even if it meant committing murder. The murderers are intelligent, ordinary people - a teacher, a financial broker, and a teenager who - despite her involvement in the murders - still managed to obtain six distinctions in matric and be accepted to medical school. Their victims merely kept their appointments, not knowing that their appointments were with death. Who is Cecilia Steyn? How can one person manipulate five others to commit murder and perjury on her behalf? How did Satanism contribute to all of this? How did inexperienced criminals manage to evade capture for so long? Jana Marx answers these and other questions in this true-crime account that led to one of the most sensational murder cases in the country's history. Through interviews with those in the inner circle, evidence given in court and police files covering a period of four years, Marx attempts to answer the public's questions and provide a view of the inner workings of such a cult. This is the English version of the top selling 'Afspraak met moord'.

Her Kind - The gripping story of Ireland's first witch hunt (Paperback): Niamh  Boyce Her Kind - The gripping story of Ireland's first witch hunt (Paperback)
Niamh Boyce 1
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Gripping ... a story of loss, ambition, misogyny, family love and what it means to belong ... evocative and atmospheric' Irish Times 1324, Kilkennie: A time of suspicion and conspiracy. A place where zealous men rage against each other - and even more against uppity women A woman finds refuge with her daughter in the household of a childhood friend. The friend, Alice Kytler, gives her former companion a new name, Petronelle, a job as a servant, and warns her to hide their old connection. But in aligning herself with a powerful woman, Petronelle and her child are in more danger than they ever faced in the savage countryside ... Tense, moving and atmospheric Her Kind is vivid reimagining of the events leading to the Kilkenny Witch Trial. __________ 'Masterful ... Boyce delicately unfolds this atmospheric, magical thriller with pace and juice, while also making sure that the sentiments (vilification of women, policing of female biology) echo through time' Sunday Independent 'Shines a light on women who have been silenced. This tightly paced novel confirms Boyce as an important voice in Irish literature' Louise O'Neill 'Sings of these modern times' RTE Guide 'Pulls us into a world both seductively alien, yet uneasily, all-too-humanly, familiar' Mia Gallagher 'The plot is pacey and menacing, and the writing is clear, sharp and studded with glistening phrases ... a wonderful shout through time' Nuala O'Connor 'Beautifully absorbing ... highly recommended' Hot Press 'Moving and atmospheric' Irish Country Magazine 'Enthralling' Irish Examiner 'Niamh Boyce has taken a bleak and dismal period and sent a bolt of beautiful and revealing light into the darkness' John MacKenna

Witches - The history of a persecution (Paperback): Nigel Cawthorne Witches - The history of a persecution (Paperback)
Nigel Cawthorne
R210 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R49 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When bigotry and power-mania take control, disaster always follows for subjugated persons - even when the power is wielded by the Church. Witchcraft was viewed as devil-worship. Between 1450 and 1750, one hundred thousand people were accused, subject to the most bestial tortures and usually executed. Witches examines the wildfire-spread of witch hunting across Europe and America, as well as its roots in misogyny and religious persecution. It includes: * Letters and trial testimonies from those charged with witchcraft, as well as some from self-proclaimed witches * Biographic detail of key witch hunters, such as Matthew Hopkins (the so-called Witchfinder General) who was responsible for hundreds of executions * Accounts of famous witch trials, from Chelmsford to Salam Nigel Cawthorne explores the real facts behind this persecution and the contexts that triggered it, tracing it back to its source.

The Uncanny (Paperback): Nicholas Royle The Uncanny (Paperback)
Nicholas Royle
R457 R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Save R36 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first book-length study of the uncanny, an important topic for contemporary thinking on literature, film, philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and queer history. Much of this importance can be traced back to Freud's extraordinary essay of 1919, 'The Uncanny' (Das Unheimliche). As a ghostly feeling and concept, however, the uncanny has a complex history going back to at least the Enlightenment. Royle offers a detailed account of the emergence of the uncanny, together with a series of close readings of different aspects of the topic. Following a major introductory historical and critical overview, there are chapters on literature, teaching, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, film, the death drive, deja vu, silence, solitude and darkness, the fear of being buried alive, the double, ghosts, cannibalism, telepathy, madness and religion. -- .

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