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Book Description

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).
Dealer Notes
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Orange titles spine; Dust Jacket un-clipped; Includes bibliography & index.
Author Rachleff, Owen S.
Date 1971
Binding Hardcover (Textured Black Cloth)
Publisher Cowles Book Company Inc.; Chicago, Illinois
Condition Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket
Pages xvii + 235

Price: £20.00

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