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The Malay Magician, being Shaman, Saiva and Sufi – Richard Winstedt (1951)

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The Malay Magician, being Shaman, Saiva and Sufi – Richard Winstedt (1951)

SG$98.00

Title: The Malay Magician, being Shaman, Saiva and Sufi

Author: R. O. Winstedt Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1951. Revised and enlarged edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Former library book, but the only library markings are a few stamps to the title page and prelims, and a small sticker to the endpaper. Two small floral motifs on ffep. Otherwise in excellent condition. Binding tight, text clean. 160pp. App. 8.5″ by 5.5″.

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Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Primitive Magician
  3. Towards Animism
  4. Primitive Gods, Spirits and Ghosts
  5. Hindu Influence
  6. The Ritual of the Rice-Field
  7. The Shaman’s Seance
  8. Sacrifice
  9. Magician and Sufi
  10. Muslim Magic
  11. Magic in Daily Life

Appendices:

  1. The Malaya Original of Passages Quoted
  2. (a) Father Sky and Mother Earth (b) The Nigget (c) Siva as the Spectre Huntsman (d) Spirit-Possission of the Inanimate (e) The Malay Spell (f) The Bridge of Death (g) A Relic of Saktism (h) Kingship and Enthronement
  3. Bibliography, Index