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magick in narrative

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1Dario_de_Giacomo
Sep 2, 2011, 6:49am Top

my searches have as object the occultism and the magic in the stories; now I would want to widen this study to the non western world.
can I ask you a list of authors that has written stories of magic and occultism?
and even some extract of story in western language, if someone of it has you of available (pdf or word)?
Many thanks

2theapparatus
Edited: Sep 2, 2011, 7:09am Top

So how many times are you going to post this? I would think once or twice would be enough....

3AfroFogey
Sep 5, 2011, 7:26pm Top

Has her posting this hurt you in some way?

4Dario_de_Giacomo
Sep 6, 2011, 2:10am Top

is it a serious problem for you if posting a lot of times?
posting so many times how much you succeed in reading.
even it would be simpler to answer.
but if for you it is a problem to find the answers, I will avoid to ask the embarrassing questions....:-)

5quicksiva
Oct 16, 2011, 1:51pm Top

>1 Dario_de_Giacomo:
You might consider this work by an early "Afrocentric" author.

"En adsum tuis commota, Luci, precibus, rerum naturae parens, elementorum omnium domina, saeculorum progenies initialis, summa numinum, regina manium, prima caelitum, deorum dearumque facies uniformis, quae cae Ii luminosa culmina, maris salubria flamina, inferum deplorata silentia nutibus meis dispenso; cuius numen unicum multiformi specie, ritu vario, nomine multiiugo totus veneratur orbis. Inde primigenii Phryges Pessinuntiam deum matrem, hinc autocthones Attici Cecropeiam Minervam, illinc fluctuantes Cyprii Paphiam Venerem, Cretes sagittiferi Dictynnam Dianam, Siculi trilingues Ortygiam Proserpinam, Eleusinii vetusti
Actaeam Cererem, lunonem alii, Bellonam alii, Hecatam isti, Rhamnusiam illi, et qui nascentis dei Solis incohantibus illustrantur radiis Aethiopes Arique priscaque doctrina pollentes Aegyptii, caerimoniis me propriis percolentes, appellant vero nomine reginam Isidem.

"Behold, LUCIUS, moved by your prayers I have come, I am Nature, the universal Mother, mistress of all the elements, primordial child of time, sovereign of all things spiritual, queen of the dead, queen also of the immortals, the single manifestation of all gods and goddesses that are, with my nod I rule the starry heights of heaven,the health-giving breezes of the sea, and the plaintive silences of the underworld, I am worshiped in many aspects, known by countless names, and propitiated with all manner of different rites, yet the whole round earth venerates me, the Phrygians, first born of men, call me Mother of the Gods, the aboriginal races of Attica call me Cecropian Minerva, the sea-washed Cyprians call me Paphian Venus, the arrow-bearing Cretans call me Dictynna Diana, the trilingual Sicilians call me Ortygian Proserpine, the Eleusinians call me the ancient goddess Ceres, some call me Juno, some call me Bellona, some call me Hecate, and still others Rhamnusia, but those who are enlightened by the earliest rays of that divinity the sun each day, the Ethiopians, the Nubians and the Egyptians, who excel in ancient learning and worship me with ceremonies proper to my godhead, call me by my true name, namely Queen Isis."

Apuleius The Golden Ass, Book XI 155 C.E.
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