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Man, Myth & Magic (encyclopedia)

Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the


Supernatural is an encyclopedia of the supernatural, including
magic, mythology and religion. It was edited by Richard Cavendish.
The art director was Brian Innes, former percussionist of The
Temperance Seven.

Man, Myth & Magic was originally published as a British weekly


magazine by BPC Publishing, Ltd. The printer was Purnell & Sons.
Leeds. Publication commenced in 1970, and continued for 112
issues spanning 1,000 articles with some 5,000 illustrations, many of
them in full colour. Purnell also sold binders for gathering the
installments into seven volumes, plus one additional binder for the
magazine covers.

In 1970 BPC Publishing Ltd put out a very popular hardcover set
condensing all 112 magazines into a 24 volume set.[1] It was
reprinted as a 21 volume revised edition by Marshall Cavendish in
1995 (ISBN 9781854357311).[2] The material has been sold to First Edition Cover. Painting by
Cavendish Square Publishing, which has published ten volumes of Austin Osman Spare
the material reorganized into books according to subject, including
Witches and Witchcraft as well as Beliefs, Rituals, and Symbols of
Ancient Greece and Rome.[3]

More than two hundred academics and specialists contributed to the magazine, and wrote in a generally
accessible style.

The editorial board consisted of:

Glyn Daniel, archaeologist and editor of 'Antiquity'.


E. R. Dodds, former Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford.
Mircea Eliade, professor of the History of Religion at University of Chicago.
William Sargant, past Physician in Charge of the Department of Psychological Medicine, St.
Thomas' Hospital.
John Symonds, author and literary executor of Aleister Crowley.
R. J. Zwi Werblowsky, professor of Comparative Religion, Dean of Faculty of Humanities,
Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Robert Charles Zaehner, Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics, Oxford.
Cottie Arthur Burland, formerly of the Department of Ethnography at the British Museum.[4]

References
1. "Man, Myth and Magic" (https://web.archive.org/web/20170823174709/http://retro-reading.co
m/mamyandma.html). Retro-Reading. Archived from the original (http://retro-reading.com/mam
yandma.html) on 23 August 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
2. "Man, Myth and Magic: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mythology, Religion and the Unknown
(21 Volume Set) (9781854357311) Richard Cavendish, Amanda Harman, Brian Innes Books"
(https://www.amazon.com/Man-Myth-Magic-Illustrated-Encyclopedia/dp/185435731X).
Amazon.com. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
3. "Cavendish Square Products" (https://cavendishsq.com/products). Cavendish Square
Publishing. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
4. "Cottie Arthur Burland Information" (http://www.answers.com/topic/cottie-arthur-burland). Gale
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology. Answers.com / Gale. Retrieved 6 June 2013.

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