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Spellbound
Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft | Sophie Page, Marina Wallace
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Spellbound' explores the concept of 'magical thinking', which describes how people in all ages and cultures have sought to connect with an unseen world of perceived power. This concept of magical thinking is used here to explore the history of medicine and the mind, focusing in particular on magic's secular expressions. Spells, magical objects and rituals are engines of hope, and hope is essential to physical and mental health, indeed to survival. These ideas are explored and conveyed through the extraordinary visual culture of magic, offering an introduction to diverse magical objects, from the exquisite, such as engraved rings and illuminated manuscripts, to the unsettling - a shoe embedded in a wall or a bull's heart pierced with nails.00Exhibition: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK (31.08.2018 ? 06.01.2019).
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kgriffith
Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft | Sophie Page, Marina Wallace
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Lunchtime reading for my Witches in the Modern Imagination class this afternoon!

BethM That sounds like an awesome class 3w
rather_be_reading yum! and i agree, what a cool class! 3w
8little_paws that ramen looks amazing! 3w
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HannahWilks
Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft | Sophie Page, Marina Wallace
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I saw some of the most extraordinary books I've ever had the good fortune to see in real life at the Ashmolean Museum's 'Spellbound' exhibition today, from medieval manuals of conjuration to the bleak 17th-century witchfinder's tomes. An incredible exhibition, couldn't stop myself from buying the exhibition catalogue ... Do go.

monalyisha SO. COOL. 😱😍✨ 1y
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