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By Stoddard Martin

'Magic' as either notice and suggestion is all over the place in modern lifestyles, yet what does it suggest? Is it a pool for the thoughts and needs of the race, or 'an event which it really is far better, just like the overwhelming majority folks, by no means to have handed through'? In Stoddard Martin's cautious but adventurous remedy, it seems that because the foundation of morality and faith in an age which places extra emphasis on wisdom and may than on conventional Christian conceptions of religion and solid works.
Modern orthodoxy has grown out of once-heretical principles, originating maybe with the airtight students of the Renaissance and carrying on with in the course of the nice age of Freemasonry to more moderen cults, reminiscent of Theosophy, the Order of the Golden sunrise, Anthroposophy or even Scientology. opposed to those activities, Martin considers modern works of literature that have handled magic, together with these of Goethe, Balzac, Huysmans, Bulwer-Lytton, Yeats, Mann, Hesse, the Symbolists, technology fiction writers and exponents of magical realism.

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