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All kinds of magic: a quest for meaning in a material world

All kinds of magic: a quest for meaning in a material world

Ede, Piers Moore

Disheartened by a world seemingly hooked on material wealth and scientific fact, Piers Moore Ede decided to travel the world in search of something completely other - the magical, the mystical, the numinous. In 'All Kinds of Magic', Piers recounts this voyage of re-enchantment, which led him from the Himalayas to the banks of the Ganges

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2010
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Available at Central Library.

  • Central Library – One available in 248.4/EDE

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    XB000000048847 248.4/EDE Adult Non-Fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Piers Moore Ede
ISBN: 0747584826, 9780747584827
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 275 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Materialism.; Spirituality.; Meaning (Philosophy); Religion.; Ede, Piers Moore Travel.

Author note

Piers Moore Ede has worked as a farmer, boat driver, surfing instructor, poetry teacher, and baker. He has travelled widely, and contributed to many literary, travel and environmental publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, Ecologist, Travellerand Earth Island Journal. He is the author of Honey and Dust, winner of a D.H. Lawrence Prize for Travel Writing.


'A wild pilgrimage across the mystic world, taken in order to embark on the shortest and hardest journey of all - the almost impossible one from the head to the heart. Piers Moore Ede is both an elegant and courageous traveller and teller of this rite of passage'
Justine Hardy, author of The Wonder House||'Piers Moore Ede writes with a rare sensitivity, describing the lands that pass beneath his feet with lyrical prose. His work is reminiscent of the great names in British travel writing. I could not recommend his work more highly'
Tahir Shah, author of The Caliph's House||PRAISE FOR HONEY AND DUST'In page after page of beautifully written prose, Moore Ede's passion for the sweet nectar, his curiosity as to how it is produced and his determination to find hunters who will risk their lives to find it are deftly combined with his own holistic belief that his search will miraculously cure his depression. I feel hopeful it did, for this most unusual, compelling and restorative book has certainly vanquished mine'
Alexander Waugh, Mail on Sunday||'It is [Moore Ede's] quest for a personal, spiritual regeneration that makes this such a compelling book'
Daily Telegraph