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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. Additional Help

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Lead articles are typically 1500 to 2000 words and cover recent research in the history of magic and related topics. Smaller pieces for the notes and queries column are also welcomed; these might include news about dissertations in progress or recently completed, manuscript discoveries, or other such items. Proposals for articles or notes on topics of potential interest to members of the Societas Magica may be sent to David Porreca.

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Women, Ritual, Power, and Mysticism in the Testament of Job
Rebecca Lesses
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Ciphers and Secrecy Among the Alchemists: A Preliminary Report
Agnieszka Rec
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Warding Off Doom in Mesopotamia and the Bible
Marian Broida
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Objects as Demonic Subjects in Spiritual Warfare Handbooks
Sean McCloud
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A Report on Current Magical and Esoteric Blogs
Laura Mitchell
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Bewitched in their privities: Medical Responses to Infertility Witchcraft in Early Modern England
Jennifer Evans
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Purification in the Papyrae Graecae Magicae
Jonathan Shen
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Magic as the Basis for Social Cohesion in pre-Islamic Mesopotamia
Siam Bhayro
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Some Observations on Jewish Love Magic: The Importance of Cultural Specificity
Ortal-Paz Saar
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Clerical Magic in Icelandic Folklore
Thomas B. de Mayo
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Developing a Curriculum on the History of Esotericism and Magic in Colombia
Johann F.W. Hasler
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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
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Theses de magia
Marco Pasi
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Up on the Roof: Understanding an Anglo-Saxon Healing Practice
K. A. Laity
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The Key of Solomon: Toward a Typology of the Manuscripts
Robert Mathiesen
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Real, Apparent and Illusory Necromancy: Lamp Experiments and Historical Perceptions of Experimental Knowledge
Robert Goulding
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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
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Approaches To Teaching the History, Practice, and Material Culture of Magic: A Roundtable on Pedagogy
Amelia Carr
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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages
Catherine Rider
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What is and is not Magic: the case of Anglo-Saxon Prognostics
Roy M. Liuzza
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Islamic Magical Texts vs. Magical Artefacts
Emilie Savage-Smith
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A Magic All Its Own
Michael D. Swartz
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John of Morigny's Liber Visionum and a Royal Prayer Book from Poland
Claire Fanger and Benedek Láng
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Images of Desire
Geoffrey McVey
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Magic in the Cloister
Sophie Page
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Encounters with Amulets
Peter Murray Jones
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Issue on Pedagogy
Carol Menning
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The Warburg Institute: History and Current Activities
Will F. Ryan
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Sessions and Papers on magic at Kalamazoo
Claire Fanger
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A Report on Recent Work on Charms
Lea Olson
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Introduction of Societas Magica Newsletter
Richard Kieckhefer