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Games of the Gods, Pennick, Nigel

Author Name    Pennick, Nigel

Title   Games of the Gods

Binding   Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Size   12mo

Publisher    Rider 1989

ISBN Number    0712619720 / 9780712619721

Seller ID   054713

244 pages. An examination of such board games as chess, draughts and dice as well as rune games, the Tarot and I Ching, which contends that they all have their origins in magic and divination practices which for thousands of years were the exclusive province of priests and shamans. As living beings, we are subject to a bewildering number of forces and energies. These range from physical forces like gravitational, magnetic and electric fields to more subtle ones such as human behaviour and belief systems. Throughout history, man has turned to divination as a means of gaining useful information to deal with this seemingly chaotic array of influences. Even today there are forces operating in the universe which are of such awesome complexity that they cannot be explained by science. Yet divination can ‘tap into’ these forces - and is still used by man to bring him into harmony with the environment. Divination systems are to be found throughout the world. Games of the Gods is the first comprehensive survey of the different methods of divination - Nigel Pennick deals with games from many countries and cultures, yet each one is based upon a vision of the universe in which the ‘will of the gods’ is knowable through ritual practice. Dice, rune games, chess, mah jongg, and other board games are all discussed in this book. This is a fascinating in-depth investigation of an unexplored field.

Magic  &  Divination  -  Chess  -  Draughts  -  Dice  -  Rune  Games  -  Tarot  -  I  Ching 

Price = 13.00 AUD


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