Do You Believe in Magic?

@article{Graham2018DoYB,
  title={Do You Believe in Magic?},
  author={Elizabeth Graham},
  journal={Material Religion},
  year={2018},
  volume={14},
  pages={255 - 257}
}
  • E. Graham
  • Published 3 April 2018
  • Philosophy
  • Material Religion
Pinning down the meaning of the word ‘magic’ is as difficult as ‘religion’. Yet what makes these terms problematic also makes them interesting. Looking into the origins and usage of the term ‘magic’ tells us as much about ourselves as it does about what we think of as ‘magical’ properties. This is because ‘magic’ seems to have originated as a term to describe the practices of an ‘other’, which gets us to examine who ‘we’ really are. 

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