Dictionary of the Occult
An A-to-Z of mysticism, black magic, and the occult! Entries range from AARON'S ROD (a magic wand, adorned with an entwined serpent. When cast by Aaron before Pharaoh, it became a serpent. It is the symbox of the magician's efficacy.) to ZOMBIE (a human being whose soul has been extracted by a magician. The body is dug up after burial and given a semblance of life...). Included are stops at everything from CATS to FETISHISM to SPUDOMANCY (which, though the title may lead the unwary reader to suspect divination through potatoes, actually concerns sacrificial fires!) A fascinating tome for any occult library.
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