Popular Witchcraft

Author: Jack Fritscher,Anton Szandor La Vey

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780299203047

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Popular Witchcraft: Straight from the Witch’s Mouth, inspired by the British Gerald Gardner’s Witchcraft Today, was the first book to be published on popular American witchcraft and remains the classic survey of white and black magic. Newly revised and updated for twenty-first-century readers, the author—an ordained but marvelously fallen exorcist—tells all about the evil eye, the queer eye, women and witch trials, the Old Religion, magic Christianity, Satanism, and New Age self-help. Jack Fritscher sifts through legends of sorcery and the twisted history of witchcraft, including the casting of spells and incantations, with a focus on the growing role of witchcraft in popular culture and its mainstream commercialization through popular music, Broadway, Hollywood, and politics. As seriously historical as it is fun to read, there is no other book like it.

Witchcraft Continued

Author: Willem De Blécourt,Owen Davies

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719066580

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 5360


An important collection of essays that use a variety of different approaches and sources to uncover the continued relevance of witchcraft and magic in nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe.

European Witch Trials

Author: Richard Kieckhefer

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520363930

Category: History

Page: 192

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1976.

Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland

Author: Andrew Sneddon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137319178

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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This is the first academic overview of witchcraft and popular magic in Ireland and spans the medieval to the modern period. Based on a wide range of un-used and under-used primary source material, and taking account of denominational difference between Catholic and Protestant, it provides a detailed account of witchcraft trials and accusation.

Witchcraft and belief in Early Modern Scotland

Author: J. Goodare,L. Martin,J. Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023059140X

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 5165


This pioneering collection concentrates on witchcraft beliefs rather than witch-hunting. It ranges widely across areas of popular belief, culture and ritual practice, as well as dealing with intellectual life and incorporating regional and comparative elements.

Witchcraft Persecutions in Bavaria

Author: Wolfgang Behringer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521525107

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 5491


A groundbreaking study of witchcraft in modern-day Bavaria between 1300 and 1800.

Mesopotamian Witchcraft

Author: I. Tzvi Abusch

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004123878

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 314

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This volume is about the history, literature, ritual, and thought associated with ancient Mesopotamian witchcraft. With chapters on the changing forms and roles of witchcraft beliefs, the ritual function, form, and development of the Maqlû text (the most important ancient work on the subject), and the meaning of the Maqlû ceremony, as well as the ideology of the final version of the text. The volume significantly contributes to our understanding of the Maqlû text, and the reconstruction of the development of thought about witchcraft and magic in Mesopotamia.

Witchcraft in Continental Europe

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136538550

Category: History

Page: 350

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Witchcraft and magical beliefs have captivated historians and artists for millennia, and stimulated an extraordinary amount of research among scholars in a wide range of disciplines. This new collection, from the editor of the highly acclaimed 1992 set, Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology, extends the earlier volumes by bringing together the most important articles of the past twenty years and covering the profound changes in scholarly perspective over the past two decades. Featuring thematically organized papers from a broad spectrum of publications, the volumes in this set encompass the key issues and approaches to witchcraft research in fields such as gender studies, anthropology, sociology, literature, history, psychology, and law. This new collection provides students and researchers with an invaluable resource, comprising the most important and influential discussions on this topic. A useful introductory essay written by the editor precedes each volume.

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 6

Author: Willem de Blecourt,Ronald Hutton,Jean La Fontaine

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485890068

Category: History

Page: 244

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Witchcraft continues to play a role in the modern European imagination and in its cultures. This book brings together studies of its most important modern manifestations. The volume includes a major new history of the origins and development of English 'Wicca', an account of satanic abuse mythology in the Twentieth Century and a survey of the continued existence of traditional witchcraft.

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 6

Author: Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra,Brian P. Levack,Roy Porter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0485891050

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 8738


The end of the 18th century saw the end of witch trials. This volume charts the processes and reasons for decriminalizing witchcraft. It also surveys the social role of witchcraft in European communities to the end of the 19th century.