To whom it may concern:
I've spent the last several years studying science instead of mysticism throughout history. I've found science to be the true study of knowledge and the best way to advance the human intellect and philosophies.
I still find magic and mysticism interesting in a historical and entertainment sense, but I also find it to be based wholly on fantasy rather than facts. That being said, the entire subject of religion and spirituality is a delusional fantasy created and evolved from early human times and wholly in error.
Even so, there are things to learn in the study of magic and mysticism. I just hope the group will not conflate its study with facts and reality other than how those delusions and mistaken ideas have led us astray.
Yours in the spirit of education and study,
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Your student may be interested in some of the resources collected on the Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity (NSEA) website.
Under the topic "Magic & Divination" we have links to several online databases and resources for ancient magical texts and objects:
Sarah L. Veale, BA (Hons.), MA
Department of History
Co-director, Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity
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Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 23:17:43 +0200
From: Pavel Horák <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: a database of magical textx?
Dear ASM members,
I have one particular question and would like to hear your comments on that:
Have you ever encountered a special database focused on sources dealing with magic?
I do not mean EBSCO or Jstor, but whether is there any databases of a similar sorts but mainly with original writings dealing with magic etc. We have been discussing this matter with a colleague of mine and I realized I was not able to answer him completely. He would be particularly interested in ancient Rome and Greece, Babylonia, Egypt,..
Thank you for your help and suggstions :-)
Mgr. Pavel Horak
Department for the Study of Religions
University of Pardubice
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