Two post-grads in Bristols have founded the Society for the Academic Study of Magic for scholars interested in magic, occultism, alternative spirtuality, etc. Their aims:
- Provide a network for scholars interested in the study of magic
- Inform members of upcoming conferences and events concerning the study of magic
- Provide listings of recent publications and employment opportunities in the subject area, and
- Publish a printed Journal yearly, containing news, book reviews and articles of interest.
They say “the orientation of SASM (and our associated Journal) is toward the scholarly study of magic and its history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, literature etc., rather than ‘hands-on’ participation in its practical application.”