The History Of Magic

THE HISTORY OF MAGIC MAGICIANS IN THE BIBLE MAGI OR WISE MEN OF THE EAST GREEK MYSTICS INFLUENCE OF MAGIC IN ROME NEW ERA IN MAGIC BEGINNING OF RECORDS MERLIN AT KING ARTHUR'S COURT LAND OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS MODERN MAGIC FIRST SCIENTIFIC MAGICIAN MAGIC AS A SCIENCE

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I want you to go with me into far away lands and into the long ago to get a glimpse of the beginnings of the Mystic Art. This Art has been practiced from time immemorial, and from the faint echoes of the ages comes here and there an intimation that with Magic are bound up the very lives of the ancients. In one remote corner of the globe we see how Magic played a vital part in religion; in another distant spat we find that Magic was a part of the daily lives of the people; and in other lands we see the family and the social relationships of the people under the powerful influence of Magic.

The first record we have of Magic in ancient times is in the Bible. You remember the story of the Pharaoh's dream of seven full ears of corn and seven withered ears, of seven fat cows and seven lean cows. The Pharaoh was much perturbed by the dream and summoned all the magicians of the realm to come and interpret it. None of them was able to explain the dream until Joseph was called and gave the interpretation of seven years of plenty and seven years of famine for Egypt.

The second time we read of Magic in the Bible is the story of the plea of Moses and Aaron before the Egyptian King to release their people so that they might sojourn to another land. To prove that his mission was of divine origin, Moses turned his rod into a serpent. All of the magicians of the land were asked to do the same but failed.

All through the Bible, Magic is mentioned again and again, indicating that Mysticism played a tremendous part in the life of the ancients.

The Kings of the Jews, we are told, called upon the soothsayers and magicians to interpret and foretell events for them. Imagine the power of the magician! The very destinies of the people depended on their acts and ideas. For, who would dare to go contrary to these magicians?

The Egyptians then are the first people of whom we have any record who were distinguished for proficiency in Magic.

After the Old Testament stories about Magicians, we find scattered bits of information about the Magi or Wise Men of the East. These men lived in Egypt, Babylonia, Persia, and India. It seems that these men had

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