Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of Magic by Daniel Lawrence O’Keefe
Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of Magic by Daniel Lawrence O’Keefe, published in 1982. Sections Include: Magic is Real, A Difficult Subject, What Is It? The Seven Provinces, Medical Magic, Black Magic, Ceremonial Magic, Religious Magic, The Occult Sciences, The Paranormal, Magic Cults and Sects, Marx, The Durkheim School, Magic is a Form of Social Action, Magic Makes or Changes Something, Magic Social Action Consists of Symbolic Performances and Linguistic Symbolism is Central to Magic, The Power of Symbols: Control of the Transcendent, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket near fine.