Carl Abrahamsson discusses his book Source Magic: The Origin of Art, Science, and Culture.
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Since the dawn of time, magic has been the node around which all human activities and culture revolve. As magic entered the development of science, art, philosophy, religion, myth, and psychology, it still retained its essence: that we have a dynamic connection with all other forms of life.
Exploring the source magic that flows beneath the surface of culture and occulture throughout the ages, Abrahamsson offers a ‘magical-anthropological’ journey from ancient Norse shamanism to the modern magick of occultists like Genesis P-Orridge. He looks at how human beings relate to and are naturally attracted to magic. He examines in depth the consequences of magical practice and how the attraction to magic can be corrupted by both religious organizations and occult societies. He shows how the positive effects of magic are instinctively grasped by children, who view the world as magical.
Sharing his more than 30 years of experiences in the fields of occulture and magical anthropology, Abrahamsson explores ancient and modern magical history to reveal the source magic that connects us all, past and present.
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