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xviiiPRIESTS AND WIZARDS.a lovesick Bedawi, or the amulet of some Syrian wise-wonian against the Evil Eye; the principles which underlie such wizardry go deep into the roots of religion itself, and for this reason, if for no other, magic and witchcraft deserve to be considered as something more than the impotent trickery of charlatans. As religious] principles developed themselves among primitive savages/ men began to learn something of the mysterious natural forces which would enable one tribal wizard to pit himself in ghostly combat against the warlock of another clan, and defeat him by his superior magic. "When Elijah, priest of Yahweh, challenges the priests of Baal to a test of comparison between his god and theirs, he is only doing what medicinemen of different savage tribes always do ;1 and in this intertribal warfare of witch-doctors we can see how different classes arose among those who wrought in spiritual matters. First, the priest who was the head of the profession, anTable of Contents CONTENTS; PAGES; Introduction xvii-lxviii; I The Demons aud Ghosts * 1-94; II Demoniac Possession and Tabu 95-141; III Sympathetic Magic 142-174; IV The Atonement Sacrifice 175-218; V The Redemption of the Firstborn 219-244; Appendix 245-256; Index- 257-283; List of Biblical Quotations 285-286About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text.
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