Take a truly magical mystery tour with this sparkling compendium of magic and trickery from medieval thaumaturgies to 20th-century showmen. Featuring hundreds of rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings, Magic follows this special performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s.
Mike Caveney, Jim Steinmeyer, Ricky Jay, Noel Daniel
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
A spellbinding journey through the global history of witchcraft, the third volume in The Library of Esoterica follows this magickal tradition from its ancient roots to its modern incarnations. Through more than 400 artworks, and revelatory essays and interviews with modern practitioners, Witchcraft chronicles a cathartic evolution, from the craft’s emergence in ancient goddess worship to the embrace by today’s diverse witch community.
Lounging just got more glamorous with this velvet embroidered pillow that adds a fierce touch to your favorite place to stretch out.
- Black Velvet
- Gold Fringe
- Hidden Zipper Entry
- Measures 18” x 18”
While modern-day horoscopes may be the most familiar form of astrological knowledge, their lineage reaches back to ancient Mesopotamia. As author Andrea Richards recounts in Astrology, the second volume in TASCHEN’s Library of Esoterica series, astronomy and astrology were once sister sciences: the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid at Giza was built to align with constellations, Persian scholars oversaw some of the first observatories, and even Galileo cast horoscopes for the Medicis. But with the Enlightenment and the birth of exact science, the practice moved to places where mystery was still permitted, inspiring literature, art, and psychology, and influenced artists and thinkers such as Goethe, Byron, and Blake. Later movements like the Theosophists and the New Agers, would thrust the practice into the mainstream.
Andrea Richards, Susan Miller, Jessica Hundley, Thunderwing
Hardcover, quarter-bound, 6.7 x 9.4 in., 3.54 lb, 520 pages