Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions
Discover the fascinating connections between science and magic with Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions. This thought-provoking book by science journalist Matt Kaplan delves into the history and cultural significance of magic and the supernatural. From ancient healing practices to modern-day firewalkers, Kaplan explores the common threads that tie together our beliefs in magic across cultures and time periods.
Through captivating examples such as the biblical story of the parting of the Red Sea and the origin story of an X-Men character, Kaplan shows that stories of magic often have a basis in reality. He highlights how our collective myths and legends can offer insight into cultural, societal, and social phenomena that we may not fully understand.
With its engaging writing style and well-researched content, Science of the Magical is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of science and magic. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, this book will challenge your perceptions and leave you with a deeper understanding of the power of magic in our world.