The Myth of Disenchantment Errata

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The proud author with his advance copy!

The new book–The Myth of Disenchantment–is hot off the press and it looks awesome! Order your copy here (or here in the UK). I’m totally enthralled with the cover image by the excellent Alex Gross and have wonderful things to say about the whole process of publishing with the University of Chicago Press. But there was a small miscommunication during the copyediting phase and some of my corrections never got input. Plus I missed some things (mea culpa).  I’m going to use this page to track errata and typos. I haven’t caught all of them yet. So I plan to amend the list periodically.

UPDATEIn September 2017, the press contacted me to say that a second print run was upcoming and that these typos will be corrected! I’m delighted these errors will be fixed (and I’m extra thrilled at the book’s sales so far). But I’m sure the list I sent the press of typos wasn’t exhaustive. So do please let me know if you catch other errors.

Masterlist after the jump

Typo Masterlist.

The press has informed me that these should be corrected in the second printing!

  1. xiii. first full sentence “Emily Ham” should be “Emily Han”
  2. 39. “de-defied” should be “de-deified”
  3. 45 “conception of magic and to expose” should be “conception of magic and expose”.
  4. 46 “complementary” should be “complimentary”
  5. 56 seven lines down “primary” should be “primarily”
  6. 70 “But it would anachronistic” should be “But it would be anachronistic”
  7. 91 “This should sound familiar, as it is narrative” there is a missing “a” and it should be “This should sound familiar, as it is a narrative”
  8. 92 two instances of Burckhardt missing the “h” once in the first paragraph once in the second.
  9. 101 “Perhaps more surprising is own Tylor’s attendance” should be “Perhaps more surprising is Tylor’s own attendance”
  10. 107 “It is also hints” should be “It also hints”
  11. 112 “Theosophical Religion came into fully into being” has an extra “into” should be “Theosophical Religion came fully into being”
  12. 112 last sentence of same paragraph “that mysticism the real heart of Christianity” should be “that mysticism is the real heart of Christianity”
  13. 128. First sentence after the quote. “Since the early 1970s” should be “Since the early 1960s”
  14. 139 “Protestant denominations agred” should be ““Protestant denominations agreed”
  15. 148 end of second paragraph “even when we have no reason to do.” doesn’t need the “do” and should be “even when we have no reason to.”
  16. 153. Block quote at the top. “The is the Mother of the New Æon” has a missing phrase. It should be “The Revival of Magick is the Mother of the New Æon”
  17. 165 “Crowley was activating the anti-Cristian impulse found Frazer’s text” should be “Crowley was activating the anti-Cristian impulse found in Frazer’s text”
  18. 166 “Crowely’s” should be “Crowley’s”
  19. 166 end of second paragraph “This, the old magic”should be “Thus, the old magic”
  20. 188 third line of the final paragraph “initiated by ‘by the transformation of’” has an extra “by” should be “initiated ‘by the transformation of’”
  21. 194 second paragraph second line “the belief that that” should be “the belief that”
  22. 199 five lines from the bottom “und Telepaphie” should be “und Telepathie”
  23. 200 last line “palmistry to do not prevail” has an extra “to” and should be “palmistry do not prevail”
  24. 209 Second to last paragraph “human subjectively” should be ” human subjectivity”
  25. 218 “Die Elementarseelen” doesn’t need the “Die” so it should be just “Elementarseelen
  26. 302. Block quote at the top “the rest of world” should be “the rest of the world.”
  27. 376. note 155 “Klages was drawing on Goethe’s Urbild” should be “Urbild has a long history in philosophy”

Uncorrected in the second printing:

  1. p. 391, footnote 133, “Stefan George: Die Entdeckung des Charisma (Munich: Blessing, 2007), 412″ should be “Stefan George: Die Entdeckung des Charisma (Munich: Blessing, 2007), 412-413.”

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