|aThe spell of the sensuous :|bperception and language in a more-than-human world /|cDavid Abram.
|a20th anniversary edition, with a new afterword.
|aNew York :|bVintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC,|cc2017.
|axii, 336 pages ;|c25 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 315-322) and index.
|a[In this book, the author] draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which - even at its most abstract - echoes the calls and cries of the earth.