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Hunting magic

Hunting magic is a general term for magical practices which have circulated since prehistoric times. Such practices were and are used to insure the success of the hunt and involve drawing pictures of animals (seen by cave drawings), the worship of tribal totem, the use of the tribal egregore, and the great multi-notional concept of mana. Some Eskimos still use a form of magic when hunting; the Iglukik still utilize drawings as did their prehistoric ancestors. A.G.H.


Riland, George.The New Steinerbooks Dictionary of Paranormal. New York Warner Books, Inc. 1980 p. 133

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