The Malay Magician

The Malay Magician

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From the Preface:

“The aim of this book has been to employ historical and comparative data for unraveling the different elements in a complex system of magic, which scholars working in Europe are apt to summarize as Malay. For the benefit of students of the language I have added in an appendix the Malay original of all spells quoted in the text. Chronological order is difficult to observe in analyzing a system which even in historical time has comprised three elements, pagan, Hindu and Muslim. Hindu influence, for example, has so infected the shaman’s séance and sacrifice that the chapters on it precede what were parts of Malay magic in prehistoric days.

Ex-library in fair condition. Expect some minor stamping in some pages. Overall condition is fine.

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