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THE HEALING HAND:  MAN AND WOUND IN THE ANCIENT WORLD.

THE HEALING HAND: MAN AND WOUND IN THE ANCIENT WORLD. (Used)

by Majno, Guido.

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Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book ID: 7083, 7083

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quarto, cloth, 571pp, handsomely illustrated throughout in both color and B&W, extensive notes, bibliography (45pp long), and index, extremely well bound in wide weave white linen over boards, a very fine copy in a edge-chipped dust jacket. This is such a clever, engrossing, edifying book, it is hard to know where to begin describing it. Majno surveys all the great ancient cultures (mainly Egyptian, Grecian, Arabian, Chinese, East Indian, Roman) spotlighting their philosophic conceptions of medicine, wound and healing. Linked with the examinations of the various philosophies are the technologies that Majno describes, (many of them unknown to the average student of ancient medicine) that developed as expressions of these philosophies of life, health, and death. The author has a genius for welding seemingly disparate ideas, and his choice of illustrations is absolutely superb. A visual and intellectual feast. According to the author's preface he worked ten years to write this, doing most of his research at the incomparable medical libraries of Harvard University. For some unknown reason there about a million copies of this on the net, hence the low price.

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"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us. He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction

Contents -- Spring 1991

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Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways. Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Hamilton-Giles, Peter
Three Hands Press

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Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Churton, Tobias
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?

Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
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The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Klein, Kevin
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...
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Price: $200.00