Book: The Place of Magic in the Intellectual History of Europe
Author: Lynn Thorndike





The Place of Magic in the Intellectual History of Europe By Lynn Thorndike

Format: Free Scanned PDF
Pages (PDF): 130
Publication Date: 1905

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Summary:

Chapter subjects include: General belief in witchcraft, in astrology, and in the existence of magicians; Bacon's belief in occult influence; Paracelsus and Tycho Brahe; Importance of magic; Magic praeternatural rather than supernatural; Gradual disappearance of magic before science; Strange qualities of minerals; Magical powers of man; Hence the probable origin of belief in magic; Further illustration of such beliefs among men of learning, and even among scientists; and many more.