The University of Exeter is launching a master’s degree program focused on the history and impact of magic and witchcraft in society which is set to begin in September 2024. It will approach magic from interdisciplinary angles, connecting history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, sociology, psychology, drama, and religion to the study of magic in both Eastern and Western contexts.
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Professor Emily Selove, who leads the program, emphasizes that the surge of interest in magic and the occult, both within and outside academia, is linked to pressing societal questions. The course challenges the notion that magic and the occult are irrelevant to modern life, highlighting their presence in everyday beliefs and practices. Interest in the program is already significant, with over 100 inquiries received. He did not say whether the bomoh society from Southeast Asia could join, or not.