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MAGIC AND SORCERY. According to Henri Hubert and Marcel Mauss ("Esquisse d'une theorie generale de la magic," in Mauss's Sociologie et anthropologie, Paris, 1950, pp. 1-141), magic must be distinguished from religion. While religious rites and prayers are conducted by special clergies for the sake of the community, magic is usually practiced privately for individual purposes. Indeed, the practice of magic has tended to be regarded as an antisocial, malevolent activity, and magicians, wizards, wi ...more

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