A new book arrived for me in the mail today: Magic in the Ancient World by Fritz Graf. It’s recommended reading for Magic 1 in ADF’s Initiate Program. I’ve read many titles about the history and folklore of magic in Europe – mostly focusing on the north-eastern parts. This latest book focuses on the Mediterranean world. All I know about magic from Greece and Rome is the mythological side – the famous witches like Circe and Medea. I’m excited to delve into it… as soon as I finish Celtic Heritage: Ancient Tradition in Ireland and Wales by Rees and Rees towards my Indo-European Mythology class.
I’ve also been reading from my massive art history book every night. I finished the chapter on the Egyptians a couple nights ago and am about to explore Aegean art.
Aaaaand while doing all of that, I also picked up The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring finally. I read and immensely enjoyed The Hobbit when I was in fifth or sixth grade, and I always meant to read the trilogy… I’m loving it so far!
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