Science and Magic in the Modern World : Psychological Perspectives on Living with the Supernatural, Paperback / softback Book

Science and Magic in the Modern World : Psychological Perspectives on Living with the Supernatural Paperback / softback

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Science and Magic in the Modern World is a unique text that explores the role of magical thinking in everyday life.

It provides an excellent psychological look at the subconscious belief in magic in both popular culture and society, as well as experimental research that considers human consciousness as a derivative of belief in the supernatural, thus showing that our feelings, emotions, attitudes and other psychological processes follow the laws of magic.

This book synthesises the science of 'natural' phenomena and the magic of the 'supernatural' to present an interesting look at the juxtaposition of the inner and outer selves.

Fusing research into psychological disorders, subconscious feelings, as well as the rising presence of artificial intelligence, this book demonstrates how an engagement with magical thinking can enhance one's creativity and cognitive skills. Science and Magic in the Modern World is an invaluable resource for those studying consciousness, as well as those looking at the effect of magical thinking on religion, politics, science and society.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 226 pages, 11 Line drawings, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought
  • ISBN: 9781138591455

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