Vignoli, Tito - On incantations and mantras
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Tito Vignoli – On Dreams, Illusions, Hallucinations, Delirium and Madness
Kar means to bewitch… from Kar we have Carmen a song or magic formula. …. the Sanscrit maya meaning magic or illusion, and in the Veda ‘wisdom’, is derived from man to think or know. From man we have mantra - magic formula, incantation; in Zend, manthra is an incantation against disease; and hence we have the Erse manadh incantation and juggling………..
The linguistic researches of Pictet, Pott, Benfey, Kuhn and others show that in primitive times singing, poetry, hymns, the celebration of rites and the relation of tales, were identical ideas, expressed in identical forms, and even the name for a nightingale had the same derivation. So also the names of a singer, poet, a wise man, and a magician, came from the same root………..