Re: Belief in magic and witchcraft

Ralph S. George (
Wed, 15 Nov 1995 13:51:59 +0000

In article <48bkul$>, Xochi Zen
<> writes
> I'm looking for texts that treat witchcraft from a skeptical

Try "Oriental Magic" by Idries Shah with a foreword by Louis
Marin (French School of Anthropology and Internatioanl Institute)
This is a world survey with suggestions about geographical
diffusion, various spells, formulae compared and a discussion about a
possible basis for a thought-force.
From that discussion, "The only avenue open to students of the
occult in their strivings is to operate strictly on the basis of
Publisher Octagon Press Ltd, London. ISBN 0 863040 17 9
Good luck.

Ralph S. George