Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Open Access Journal: The Societas Magica Newsletter

The Societas Magica Newsletter
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The Societas Magica is an organization dedicated to furthering communication and exchange among scholars interested in the study of magic, both in the positive contexts of its expression as an area of necessary knowledge or religious practice (as in early modern occultism and contemporary paganism), and in its negative contexts as the substance of an accusation or condemnation (as in sorcery trials, and many philosophical and theological accounts, both early and late). The interests of our membership include, but are not limited to, the history and sociology of magic; theological, and intellectual apprehensions of magic; practices and theories of magic; and objects, artifacts and texts either qualified as magical by their creators, or forming the substance of an accusation of magic by others.
The Societas Magica Newsletter, established (1995) by Richard Kieckhefer and now edited by David Porreca, is printed twice yearly for members of the Societas Magica. The editor invites queries from scholars who would like to propose contributions to the newsletter

Spring_2013_Issue_28
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A Report on Current Magical and Esoteric Blogs
Laura Mitchell
Spring_2012_Issue_27
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Bewitched in their privities: Medical Responses to Infertility Witchcraft in Early Modern England
Jennifer Evans
Fall_2011_Issue_26
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Purification in the Papyrae Graecae Magicae
Jonathan Shen
Spring_2011_Issue_25
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Magic as the Basis for Social Cohesion in pre-Islamic Mesopotamia
Siam Bhayro
Fall_2010_Issue_24
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Some Observations on Jewish Love Magic: The Importance of Cultural Specificity
Ortal-Paz Saar
Spring_2010_Issue_23
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Clerical Magic in Icelandic Folklore
Thomas B. de Mayo
Fall_2009_Issue_22
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Developing a Curriculum on the History of Esotericism and Magic in Colombia
Johann F.W. Hasler
Spring_2009_Issue_21
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Magical Letters, Mystical Planets: Magic, Theosophy, and Astrology in the Sefer Yetsirah and two of its Tenth-century Commentaries
Marla Segol
Fall_2008_Issue_20
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Theses de magia
Marco Pasi
Fall_2007_Issue_18
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Up on the Roof: Understanding an Anglo-Saxon Healing Practice
K. A. Laity
Spring_2007_Issue_17
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The Key of Solomon: Toward a Typology of the Manuscripts
Robert Mathiesen
Fall_2006_Issue_16
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Real, Apparent and Illusory Necromancy: Lamp Experiments and Historical Perceptions of Experimental Knowledge
Robert Goulding
Spring_2006_Issue_15
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“Pictures passing before the mind’s eye”: the Tarot, the Order of the Golden Dawn, and William Butler Yeats’s Poetry
Anke Timmermann
Fall_2005_Issue_14
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Approaches To Teaching the History, Practice, and Material Culture of Magic: A Roundtable on Pedagogy
Amelia Carr
Fall_2004_Issue_13
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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages
Catherine Rider
Spring_2004_Issue_12
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What is and is not Magic: the case of Anglo-Saxon Prognostics
Roy M. Liuzza
Fall_2003_Issue_11
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Islamic Magical Texts vs. Magical Artefacts
Emilie Savage-Smith
Spring_2003_Issue_10
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A Magic All Its Own
Michael D. Swartz
Summer_2002_Issue_9
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John of Morigny's Liber Visionum and a Royal Prayer Book from Poland
Claire Fanger and Benedek Láng
SMN_Winter_2001_Issue_8
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Images of Desire
Geoffrey McVey
Spring_2001_Issue_7
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Magic in the Cloister
Sophie Page
Fall_2000_Issue_6
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Encounters with Amulets
Peter Murray Jones
Fall_1998_Issue_5
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Issue on Pedagogy
Carol Menning
Fall_1997_Issue_4
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The Warburg Institute: History and Current Activities
Will F. Ryan
Fall_1996_Issue_3
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Sessions and Papers on magic at Kalamazoo
Claire Fanger
Spring_1996_Issue_2
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A Report on Recent Work on Charms
Lea Olson
Fall_1995_Issue_1
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Introduction of Societas Magica Newsletter
Richard Kieckhefer

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