Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 248
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Book DescriptionConsidered sinister by Western religious traditions and bizarre in mainstream America, supernatural beliefs and the rituals of occult traditions are often publicly disparaged. But they are paradoxically embraced and exposed by popular culture, in television shows such as Bewitched and in movies from The Wizard of Oz to The Craft , according to Emily D. Edwards. Metaphysical Media: The Occult in Popular Culture is an in-depth discussion of the media?s presentation of a wide spectrum of the occult that also serves as a comprehensive sourcebook of movies and television programs that deal with supernatural characters and themes. Metaphysical Media focuses on the blurred definitions of topics associated with the occult as they are presented in popular culture to show moving image media as devices that help structure an understanding of the supernatural world. Edwards examines what media treatment of supernatural subjects and the...