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Witchcraft

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  • The Witch Figureby Venetia Newall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect of Briggs's scholarship exemplified in her study of witchcraft, Pale Hecate's Team. The contributors draw on the disciplines of archaeology, comparative... more...

  • Witch on the Goby Cal Garrison

    Red Wheel Weiser 2005; US$ 13.95

    <P>Kitchen witches of yore, are you too busy with job, travel, and family to gather all the specific ingredients and measure and concoct the proper potions for your spells? Here's Cal Garrison to the rescue with a book to match your new on-the-go lifestyle. "When your life is full," Garrison writes, "you don't have time to honor the Great Mother... more...

  • Witchcraftby Malcolm Gaskill

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Witchcraft is a subject that fascinates us all, and everyone knows what a witch is - or do they? From childhood most of us develop a sense of the mysterious, malign person, usually an old woman. Historically, too, we recognize witch-hunting as a feature of pre-modern societies. But why do witches still feature so heavily in our cultures and consciousness?... more...

  • Witchcraft: Ancient Origins to the Present Dayby Richard Marshall; Clare Gibson

    Saraband 2012; US$ 7.28

    "Intelligently written" "Scholarly and exhilarating" "Carefully documented... outstanding artwork" This absorbing volume features wise women, Wiccans and warlocks alongside the history of the human tragedy of the European witch-burning era and the Salem trials, and the heroes who risked torture to speak out against the madness. Sorcerors Morgan le... more...

  • Witchcraft Todayby James R. Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 75.00

    This reference presents a concise survey of the witchcraft movement worldwide, charting its development and covering neopagan concepts, rituals, practices and practitioners. more...

  • The Witchcraft of Salem Villageby Shirley Jackson

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba.  When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson... more...

  • Witchesby Rosalyn Schanzer

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 16.95

    Tackling the same twisted subject as Stacy Schiff's much-lauded book The Witches: Salem, 1692, this Sibert Honor book for young readers features unique scratchboard illustrations, chilling primary source material, and powerful narrative to tell the true tale. In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch,... more...

  • Witches' Craftby Bruce K. Wilborn

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Do you seek to know more about the foundation and modern practices of witchcraft? In Witches? Craft , Bruce Wilborn demystifies Wicca?a religion that is loving and nonjudgmental. Wicca?s strength is in its ability to provide spiritual light for a truly diverse group of people. However, its expansive range of rituals and traditions may be confusing... more...

  • Witches of Fifeby Stuart MacDonald

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 8.74

    Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, historical markers and pamphlets now include the fact that some women were executed as witches within these burghs. Still the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched in the harbour is hard to grasp as one sits in the harbour of Pittenweem watching the fishing... more...

  • The Bewitching of Anne Gunterby James Sharpe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    In 1604, 20-year-old Anne Gunter was bewitched: she foamed at the mouth, contorted wildly in her bedchamber, went into trances. Her garters and bodices were perpetually unlacing themselves. Her signature symptom was to vomit pins and "she voided some pins downwards as well by her water or otherwise.." Popular history at its best, "The Bewitching of... more...