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Title:The Occult Conceit: A New Look at Astrology, Witchcraft & Sorcery
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$27.20)
Item ID:B009-4190
Publisher:Cowles Book Company Inc, Chicago. Illinois, 1971
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Cowles Book Company Inc, 1971, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First

This is a book to topple ouija boards and shatter crystal balls. It is a sardonic investigation into every occult fad, fashion, craze, and cult - from astrology to numerology to phrenology, palmistry, tarot, magic, witchcraft, spiritualism, sorcery, reincarnation - every belief and practice the author views as the popular delusions of our society. Mr. Rachleff believes that delusion is the name of the occult game, that it derives from a melange of Old Wives' tales, misconceptions, and advertising stunts, that it is fed by a need to escape reason and reality and is used by many to bilk and defraud a public hooked on the celebration of the supernatural. ‘The Occult Conceit’ will reward both the believer and the sceptic with its fresh outlook and bold approach to many of our fondest fancies and fallacies. The author taught ‘Witchcraft, Magic & Sorcery’ at New York University (although I doubt he is a practitioner of these arts). Size: Octavo (standard book size). xvii + 235. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, now in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Orange titles spine. textured black cloth. Includes bibliography & index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Witchcraft; Astrology; Sorcery; Magic, Paranormal & Occult. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4190.
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