(1) Ghosts and Spirits in the Ancient World (2) Possession, Demoniacal and other: among Primitive Races, in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times (3) Animism, Magic and the Divine King

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    INTEREST in what the second-hand booksellers' catalogues call ‘the occult’ is perennial. Here, if anywhere, is common meeting-ground for civilisations widely apart in time and space. The mascot is the fetish reborn: spiritualism and the cult of the dead are at one in their belief in the near presence of those who have ‘passed over’, and their concepts of the spirit-world might well be regarded as interchangeable.

    (1) Ghosts and Spirits in the Ancient World.

    Dr. E. J. Dingwall. (Psyche Miniatures: General Series No. 28.) Pp. 124. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd., 1930.) 2s. 6d. net.

    (2) Possession, Demoniacal and other: among Primitive Races, in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times.

    Prof. T. K. Oesterreich. Authorised translation by D. Ibberson. Pp. xi + 400. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd., 1930.) 2ls. net.

    (3) Animism, Magic and the Divine King.

    Dr. Géza Róheim. Pp. xviii + 390. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd., 1930.) 21s. net.

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    (1) Ghosts and Spirits in the Ancient World (2) Possession, Demoniacal and other: among Primitive Races, in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times (3) Animism, Magic and the Divine King. Nature 127, 266–267 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127266a0

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