Magic Or Medicine?

An Investigation of Healing and Healers

Author: Rob Buckman,Karl Sabbagh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 261

View: 6699


Murder, Magic, and Medicine

Author: J. Mann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198507444

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 9419


People have always been curious about the plants and animals with which they coexist. Primitive cultures identified edible and poisonous plants largely by trial and error, and then used them for hunting, executions, euthanasia, and magico-religious rites, as well as for their medicinal properties. In this fascinating book, John Mann investigates the evolution of modern medicine from its roots in folk medicine, and reveals the continuing importance of natural plant and animal products, many of which remain undiscovered but under threat by the wholesale destruction of the Earth's wild places. In this new edition, he has updated the material to include discussion of the background to some of the most talked-about drugs of recent years, including Prozac and Viagra. 'This is an erudite treasure trove in which each page sparkles with a concoction of historical anecdote and scientific revelation.' The Good Book Guide 'The book is peppered throughout with the legend, superstition and science of bygone ages, and interesting reading they make.' New Scientist 'This highly entertaining account investigates the evolution of modern medicines. ...Professor Mann does it with great style.' The Lancet '... an excellent introductory text for those not liable to dizziness as they jump from one culture to another, or one century to the next. ' Nature '... provides intelligent material for those advocating conservation of our global plant resources because of their potentially important reservoir of therapeutically active chemicals for animal and human disease.' The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Delightfully rich... buy and read Mann's wonderful book.' Chemical and Engineering News

Magic and Medicine

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1627125159

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9618


Magic is an art form that effects events by using mysterious or supernatural forces. Much of magic is rooted in tricking the viewer to look elsewhere while the effect, or trick, is performed. Medicine is rooted in science and is the practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. This book on magic and medicine shows the scientific method at work. it explores a branch of modern science or a major scientific milestone, comparing and contrasting it with an older idea that has been proved wrong or fails to meet the strict and studied standards of science.

Kings, Magic, and Medicine

Author: Daryl Peavy


ISBN: 0557183707

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 2128


The dynamics of Traditional African Medicine/Magic, kings, mystical warriors,and priests on the rise of the Great Benin empire.

Ancient Celtic Myth, Magic, and Medicine

Author: Jonathan Klemens, FSA Scot

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 386479787X

Category: Reference

Page: 8

View: 7053


Essay on ancient Celtic medicine and myth with emphasis on the Druids in Britain. Discussion of herbs, trees, ansd sacred animals used by shamans.

Mummies, Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt

Author: Campbell Price,Andrew Chamberlain,Roger Forshaw,Paul Nicholson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1784992437


Page: 520

View: 4512


This volume, published in honour of Egyptologist Prof. Rosalie David OBE, presents the latest research on three of the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian civilisation: mummies, magic and medical practice. Drawing on recent archaeological fieldwork, new research on Egyptian human remains, reassessments of ancient Egyptian texts and modern experimental archaeology, these essays try to answer some of Egyptology's biggest questions: How did Tutankhamun die? How were the Pyramids built? How were mummies made? A number of leading experts in their fields combine both traditional Egyptology and innovative scientific techniques to ancient material. The resulting overview presents the state of Egyptology in 2016, how it has developed over the last forty years, and how many of its big questions still remain the same.

Magic, Miracles, and Medicine

Author: Zachary B. Friedenberg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453580336

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 968


MIRACLES, MAGIC, AND MEDICINE is a study of medical frustrationthe inability of the physician to dispense medicine that worked. Hundreds of biological medications were prescribed but no more than five or six actually improved the patients condition. As a result, patients turned to miracles, magicians, witch doctors, astrology, and the church. For almost a thousand years, the churchs answer to disease was prayer. Spirits, angels, and demons lurked everywhere. The Antichrist practiced witchcraft and sorcery, and soothsayers predicted the future. Flagellation was practiced, and magician with their smoke and mirrors, held sway. Among the Romans, cabbage was the cure for all disorders, and eating the herb dittany could extract an arrow. It was only with the age of science that effective medications were discovered. Those practicing witchcraft were accused of intimately consorting with the devil and his demons, even having sex with them.

Medicine, Magic and Religion

Author: W.H.R. Rivers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134524544

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1203


One of the most fascinating men of his generation, W.H.R. Rivers was a British doctor and psychiatrist as well as a leading ethnologist. Immortalized as the hero of Pat Barker's award-winning Regeneration trilogy, Rivers was the clinician who, in the First World War, cared for the poet Siegfried Sassoon and other infantry officers injured on the western front. His researches into the borders of psychiatry, medicine and religion made him a prominent member of the British intelligentsia of the time, a friend of H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw and Bertrand Russell. Part of his appeal lay in an extraordinary intellect, mixed with a very real interest in his fellow man. Medicine, Magic and Religion is a prime example of this. A social institution, it is one of Rivers' finest works. In it, Rivers introduced the then revolutionary idea that indigenous practices are indeed rational, when viewed in terms of religious beliefs.

Mystery, Magic, and Medicine

Author: Dr William W Easley DC,William Easley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719485722


Page: 234

View: 1220


Mystery, Magic, and Medicine explores the reasons for the failure of the conventional medical system in healing many chronic and very common conditions. It explains the interaction of the physical body and a person's energy system and how certain intense emotions can destabilize the body which later becomes various physical diseases. These conditions are common, such as asthma, diabetes, menstrual problems, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and many more. The root cause of many of these conditions is intense negative emotional energy. This book introduces the theory behind Easley Energy Therapy, a new method of rapidly correcting energy imbalances using micro-current electrical impulses which the average person can employ effectively. The author developed this system through many years of clinical work, gaining a reputation in the city in which he worked as the go-to doctor when everything else fails to help. This is the theory behind the treatment that has seen: a woman with fibromyalgia experiencing her first week without pain in 26 years, a woman with anorexia nervosa got off the table hungry and go out for lunch, a diabetic's blood sugar level drop 200 points in 4 treatments, carpal tunnel syndrome resolved in 2 treatments, severe and chronic menstrual bleeding that had been going on for years also stopped after 1 treatment, and many other similar results in conditions that conventional medicine can only cover up with drugs. If you are a health care professional longing to be able to facilitate such results for your patients, this book is for you. Similarly, if the health care system has failed to address your condition or that of a loved one beyond masking it with painkillers and other drugs, this book is also for you.

Magic and Mysticism

An Introduction to Western Esotericism

Author: Arthur Versluis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742558366

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 179

View: 2385


Provides overview, from antiquity onwards, on various Western religious esoteric movements. This book includes topics such as: alchemy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy and more.

Melothesia in Babylonia

Medicine, Magic, and Astrology in the Ancient Near East

Author: Markham Judah Geller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614516936

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 4961


This book examines the Babylonian background of melothesia, the science of charting zodiac influences on the human body, which transformed older divination by connecting astrology with medical techniques. Special attention is given to a text from late-5th-century Uruk, which is argued to be an important representative of this new approach to the healing arts, previously only known from Greek and medieval astrology.

Toy Soldier

Author: Jaden Sinclair


ISBN: 1612357644

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 6037


His kingdom stolen, banished to another world, prince Cleto of Eltora is trapped in the casing of a toy soldier for several years. Unable to use his magic to free himself he is lost, but not forgotten. Clair Meloni is what some might call hopeless. She's been battling illness for the last several years and her only family member is gone, so what is a girl to really do when she's alone in the world? Going home seems like a good idea. She arrives at her home and enters a room she'd been forbidden to ever enter. Never did she think that by lighting a fire would she free a prince from another world. Is it a dream or is it real? Only time will tell. But will time be on her side to see how her dream ends?

Plains of the Past

Book II of the Elder Earth Saga

Author: Ian Clark

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469726432

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 5013


The exciting conclusion to the Elder Earth Saga that began in Prophecy of Shadows! The outcast warrior known as K'het tracks the immortal necromancer responsible for the murder of his mother and best friend. The old wizard has journeyed to the Plains of the Past, seeking to put an end to all living things on Elder Earth itself by reuniting the Geminus, one being of pure light, the other of pure shadow. The union of these exiled creatures will cause a cataclysm that would scorch the very heavens and leave all of Elder Earth a barren wasteland. K'het's path will take him through tests of the mind and body in a land where magical energies are still at play and legendary beasts still roam. K'het seeks the aid of allies in the elf kingdom of Tanglewood Forest. He will need their wisdom to catch the necromancer in time and face his destiny.

Taste of Darkness

Author: Maria V. Snyder

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460323726

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7490


She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears? Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever. But there's a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever. Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision….

Mediale Medizin

Der wahre Ursprung von Krankheit und Heilung

Author: Anthony William

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641183901

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

View: 9186


Seit seiner Kindheit besitzt Anthony William eine einzigartige Gabe: Ein göttlicher Geist flüstert ihm äußerst präzise Informationen zum Gesundheitszustand seiner Mitmenschen ins Ohr. Diese medialen Botschaften zeigen nicht nur, an welcher Krankheit der Betroffene leidet, sondern auch, wie er wieder vollständig gesund wird – und sind dem heutigen Stand der Medizin oft um Lichtjahre voraus. Dieses Buch enthält erstmals das revolutionäre Heilwissen, das sich Anthony William in seiner langjährigen, erfolgreichen Praxis als medizinisches Medium erwarb. Es zeigt die wahren Ursachen von Krankheiten, die in der Medizinwissenschaft als chronisch oder unheilbar gelten, wie beispielsweise Rheumatoide Arthritis, Multiple Sklerose, Typ-2-Diabetes, hormonelle Erkrankungen, chronisches Müdigkeitssyndrom oder Borreliose. Neben der Ursache benennt William einfache, leicht gangbare Wege der Heilung: Detox, Superfoods, Ernährungstipps und eine reinigende 28-tägige Heilkur.

Fact and Faith

Coming to Grips with Miracles in the New Testament

Author: David L. Bartlett

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556355726

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 3971


How shall we interpret the stories of miracles, particularly the resurrection, in this secular age? The author calls us to look beyond the fact of a miracle to faith in what the miracle means. To do this, he tells us, we must first of all try to understand what actually happened in history. However, he warns us that merely knowing what happened will not necessarily lead to vital Christian faith. In developing his theme, the author discusses the way in which each of the Four Gospels presents miracles, the meaning of exorcism in the New Testament and today, and the significance of the resurrection accounts. Throughout, the author suggests significant themes for preaching.

Eisiges Herz


Author: Giles Blunt

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426555395

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8957


Als seine Frau Catherine mit einem Abschiedsbrief in der Hand tot aufgefunden wird, bricht für Detective John Cardinal die Welt zusammen. Für seine Kollegen von der Polizei in Algonquin Bay ist der Fall klar: Selbstmord. Doch Cardinal kann es einfach nicht glauben und beginnt auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln. Schon bald gelangt er auf die Spur des Psychiaters Dr. Bell, den auch Catherine in ihren depressiven Phasen aufgesucht hatte. Ihm fällt auf, dass ungewöhnlich viele Patienten sterben, während sie bei dem Arzt in Behandlung sind. Alles nur Zufall? Eisiges Herz von Giles Blunt: Spannung pur im eBook!

Animism, Magic, and the Divine King

Author: Giza Rsheim

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596053879

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 412

View: 8224


If the ancient kingdom of Sumer was the due of the serpent or bull hero who defeated the old serpent or bull and had access to the Divine Mother we can understand why her love appears to be a dangerous boon in later ages. For year by year the chosen of Ishtar has to encounter a foe of his own blood and one of the two "bulls" is dispatched to the country without return. -from "The Divine King" Thoroughly fascinating and totally engrossing, this 1930 work is an exploration of myth and magic in ancient cultures and how they tapped into the most elemental of human experiences-sex, death, tribalism, and war-to lay the foundations of modern religion, contemporary politics, and even the tradition of scientific inquiry. Armchair anthropologists, readers of comparative mythology, and anyone interested in the fundamental basis of the human subconscious will find this book extraordinarily enlightening. Hungarian anthropologist GZA RHEIM (1891-1953) was the first professor of anthropology at the University of Budapest, a position he held from 1919 to 1938, when he fled to the United States to escape the unrest of Europe just prior to World War II. He is also the author of The Riddle of the Sphinx (1934), The Origin and Function of Culture (1943), The Eternal Ones of the Dream (1945), and The Gates of the Dream (1952).