Magic, science, religion

"Magic, Science, Religion explores surprising intersections among the three meaning-making and world-making practices named in the title. Through colorful examples, the book reveals circuitous ways that social, cultural and natural systems connect, enabling real kinds of magic to operate. Among...

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Published in:Experimental practices
Main Author: Livingston, Ira 1956-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill 2018
In:Experimental practices
Series/Journal:Experimental practices volume 2
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Magical thinking / Natural sciences / Religion
Further subjects:B Religion and science
B Science and magic
B Magic Religious aspects
B Science Social aspects
B Magic Social aspects
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Summary:"Magic, Science, Religion explores surprising intersections among the three meaning-making and world-making practices named in the title. Through colorful examples, the book reveals circuitous ways that social, cultural and natural systems connect, enabling real kinds of magic to operate. Among the many case studies are accounts of how an eighteenth-century actor gave his audience goosebumps; how painters, poets, and pool sharks use nonlinearity in working their magics; how the first vertebrates gained consciousness; how plants fine-tuned human color vision; and the necessarily magical element of activism that builds on the conviction that "another future is possible" while working to push self-fulfilling prophecy into political action"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:9004357106