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The Archaeology of Magic$
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C. Riley Augé

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066110

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066110.001.0001

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World View and the Magical Mindset

World View and the Magical Mindset

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The Archaeology of Magic
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C. Riley Augé

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066110.003.0004

This chapter establishes the cultural context for this work by first examining the worldview and magical mindset shared by seventeenth-century Christians, explaining how a magical understanding of both the universe and the workings of a Christian deity were culturally logical to New Englanders. It provides a detailed example of the use of numerology, right-left orientation, symbolism, and the Doctrine of Signatures in charms, rituals, and other magical practices to illustrate the complex and embedded nature of religious belief, worldview, and cosmology that inform magical thought and practice.

Keywords:   Worldview, Magical mindset, Numerology, Cosmology, Doctrine of Signatures, Right-Left orientation, Symbolism

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