The Encyclopedia of Witches Witchcraft and Wicca

Praise for the previous editions:"Clearly the best reference work on the subject now available."

Author: Rosemary Guiley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126840

Category: Electronic books

Page: 449

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Witchcraft practices around the world and from many periods in history are defined and explained.

Early Modern Witches

It combines the original spelling editions of popular texts with scholarly annotation and will prove an essential resource to withcraft scholars.

Author: Marion Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134607644

Category: History

Page: 352

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This collection of pamphlets describes fifteen English witchcraft cases in detail, vividly recreating events to give the reader the illusion of actually being present at witchcraft accusations, trials and hangings. But how much are we victims of literary manipulation by these texts? The pamphlets are presented in annotated format, to allow the reader to decide. Some of the texts appear in print for the first time in three centuries, whilst others are newly edited to give a clearer picture of sources.

Witches and Witchcraft

Witches dance at a gathering and burn sacrificial victims in this sixteenth -
century Swiss illustration . waves of accusations plunged whole communities into
mass trials that led to mass executions . Fueling the fire of these witch panics was
a ...

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761426370

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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"A critical exploration of witches and witchcraft"--Provided by publisher.

Investigating Witches and Witchcraft

The line is uttered by the Wicked Witch of the West. With her green skin, pointy
hat, and magical powers, she has many characteristics that people think of when
they imagine witches. But stories of witches and witchcraft were around
thousands ...

Author: Therese Shea

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622758803

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The Wicked Witch of the West's cackling threat, "I'll get you, my pretty. . ." from the Wizard of Oz might be as memorable and instantly recognizable as a witch's iconic pointy-hatted crone image. This volume delves into the stereotypical image of witches and their newts, caldrons, and headwear and investigates their historical origins. Historical fact and imaginative fiction are carefully sorted through, with reference to literature, films, and other forms of pop culture. Modern-day news stories and events remind readers that witches and witchcraft are by no means a thing of the past, though they are ripe for reappraisal.

Witchcraft Journal

Thinking of casting a spell? Check out the Witchcraft Journal, the journal notebook diary for witches, witchcraft, wicca, magick and the occult. Blank books are perfect for recording your experiences and reflections.

Author: Number Four

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781096466840

Category:

Page: 122

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Thinking of casting a spell? Check out the Witchcraft Journal, the journal notebook diary for witches, witchcraft, wicca, magick and the occult. Blank books are perfect for recording your experiences and reflections. Keeping track of goals and recording thoughts is ultra-convenient with these beautiful blank journals. If you want to take notes in a meeting or cafe, or keep track of your goals and plans, we have a journal to suit your personality. Number Four.

The Discovery of Witches and Witchcraft

'These witches, these evil favoured old witches do trouble me...' George Gifford's
Dialogue Concerning Witches and Witchcrafts is one of the earliest pieces of
writing on witchcraft in English, and one of the most unique. Rather than relying
on ...

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher: Puckrel Publishing

ISBN: 0955635012

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 68

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Scholarly reprint of the writings of the Witchfinder General and his accomplice.

The Meaning of Witchcraft

It was the first sympathetic book written from the point of view of a practicing witch. The Meaning of Witchcraft is an invaluable source book for witches today.

Author: Gerald Brosseau Gardner

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578633098

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Thought to be the father of modern witchcraft, Gerald Gardner published The Meaning of Witchcraft in 1959, not long after laws punishing witches were repealed. It was the first sympathetic book written from the point of view of a practicing witch. The Meaning of Witchcraft is an invaluable source book for witches today. Chapters include: Witch's Memories and Beliefs, The Stone Age Origins of Witchcraft, Druidism and the Aryan Celts, Magic Thinking, Curious Beliefs about Witches, Signs and Symbols, The Black Mass, Some Allegations Examined. The Meaning of Witchcraft is a record of witches' roots-and a tribute to a founding pioneer with the courage to set that record straight.

Male Witches in Early Modern Europe

This book critiques historians’ assumptions about witch-hunting as well as their explanations for this complex and perplexing phenomenon.

Author: Lara Apps

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057090

Category: History

Page: 190

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This is the first ever full book on the subject of male witches addressing incidents of witch-hunting in both Britain and Europe.

Witchcraft Mythologies and Persecutions

Scientific approach to esoteric and mystical themes.

Author: G bor Klaniczay

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789637326875

Category: Religion

Page: 351

View: 225

Scientific approach to esoteric and mystical themes.

The Modern Guide to Witchcraft

Provides information on creating a sacred space, promoting good energy, and creating incantations, potions, and charms.

Author: Skye Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440580022

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 379

Provides information on creating a sacred space, promoting good energy, and creating incantations, potions, and charms.

Witchcraft

... Witch, 82, 104-5; Clifton, Modern Craft Movement, 8—9; Cunningham,
Witchcraft Today, 127-32; Farrar, What Witches ... of Witchcraft, 14—15, 19, 51-52
; Luhrmann, Persuasions of the Witch's Craft, 229; Roberts, Witches, 136-37;
Starhawk, ...

Author: Craig Hawkins

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441236708

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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This introduction to contemporary witchcraft and neopaganism shows you what witches themselves say they believe, what the Bible says about witchcraft, and philosophical holes in the worldview of witches.

Persuasions of the Witch s Craft

Profiles the surprising number of otherwise "normal" people who practice magic and witchcraft in England today, detailing how they became involved in witchcraft, the history and tradition of magic, and other fascinating details

Author: T. M. Luhrmann

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674663244

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 382

View: 852

Profiles the surprising number of otherwise "normal" people who practice magic and witchcraft in England today, detailing how they became involved in witchcraft, the history and tradition of magic, and other fascinating details

Witches RLE Witchcraft

One of the chief tests of the witch-hunters, as Dr. Murray tells us, was the
presence of the bodies of supposed witches of extra teats on which they were
believed to feed their animal familiars. These teats of course had no real
existence; they ...

Author: T C Lethbridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136740325

Category: History

Page: 176

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Clues to T.C. Lethbridge’s books lie in their subtitles. Witches: Investigating an Ancient Religion is no exception. In his study of the old pagan gods of Britain, Lethbridge believed that witch cults had their roots in prehistory and eventually became a religion of the suppressed classes.Similarities between eastern and ancient western religions provided him with evidence of ancient collusion. He believed Britain’s island status acted as a filter for external inflences and ideas. No belief on the continent ever arrived intact which made the study of British customs so intriguing.His study of Dianic belief and the transmigration of souls led him to believe in a universal, controlling intelligence. He linked the concept of the evolving mind with the Laws of Karma, the Avatars and other religious teachings of the world and concluded that Druidic belief was not a million miles away from modern psychical research.

The Lancashire Witches

11 Wicca , Paganism and history : contemporary witchcraft and the Lancashire
witches Joanne Pearson During the 1940s , a form of contemporary spirituality
known as Wicca emerged . It drew on the cultural impulses of the nineteenth ...

Author: Robert Poole

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062049

Category: History

Page: 226

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A study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial, which took place in 1612 when ten witches from the forest of Pendle were hanged at Lancaster. A little-known second trial occured in 1633-4, when up to nineteen witches were sentenced to death.

Bruegel s Witches

Author: Renilde Vervoort

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789076297606

Category: Art, Dutch

Page: 135

View: 124


Royal Witches

The stories of four royal women, their lives intertwined by family and bound by persecution, unravel the history of witchcraft in fifteenth-century England.

Author: Gemma Hollman

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 9781643137704

Category: History

Page: 320

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The stories of four royal women, their lives intertwined by family and bound by persecution, unravel the history of witchcraft in fifteenth-century England. Until the mass hysteria of the seventeenth century, accusations of witchcraft in England were rare. However, four royal women, related in family and in court ties—Joan of Navarre, Eleanor Cobham, Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Elizabeth Woodville—were accused of practicing witchcraft in order to kill or influence the king. Some of these women may have turned to the “dark arts” in order to divine the future or obtain healing potions, but the purpose of the accusations was purely political. Despite their status, these women were vulnerable because of their gender, as the men around them moved them like pawns for political gains. In Royal Witches, Gemma Hollman explores the lives and the cases of these so-called witches, placing them in the historical context of fifteenth-century England, a setting rife with political upheaval and war. In a time when the line between science and magic was blurred, these trials offer a tantalizing insight into how malicious magic would be used and would later cause such mass hysteria in centuries to come.

Witchcraft Wizards and Witches

Author: Asa Alonso Allen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Devil

Page: 92

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The Witch in History

Looking at texts from colonial narratives to court masques, trial records to folktales, and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, this book shows how the witch acts as a carrier for fears, desires and fantasies both now and in the early modern ...

Author: Diane Purkiss

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415087619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer 'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

The New Generation Witches

1 Denise Cush Introduction Across the Western world, scholars and practitioners
have noted that an increasing number of young girls and women identify
themselves as Witches, and take an interest in Wicca, Witchcraft and other forms
of ...

Author: Hannah E. Johnston

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754657842

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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The New Generation Witches is the first published anthology to investigate the recent rise of the teenage Witchcraft phenomenon in both Britain and North America. Scholars from Theology, Cultural Studies, Sociology, History and Media Studies, along with Neo-Pagan commentators outside of the academy, come together to investigate the experiences of thousands of adolescents constructing an enabling, magical identity through a distinctive practice of Witchcraft.The contributors discuss key areas of interest, inspiration and development within the teen Witch communities from the mid 1990s onward, including teenage Witches' magical practices and beliefs, gender politics, the formation and identification of communities, forums and modes of expression, media representation and new media outlets. Demonstrating the diversification and expansion of Neo-Paganism in the 21st Century, this anthology makes an exciting contribution to the field of Neo-Pagan Studies and contemporary youth cultures.

The Witch s Heart

I come across quite a few people open to magick and Witchcraft, but aghast that
you could use spiritual powers for money, love, or sex. To such people, these are
selfish pursuits and are not spiritual at all. Some naively assume that spiritual ...

Author: Christopher Penczak

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738729019

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 184

Create a balanced, happy love life with the help of this book of practical love magick. Award-winning author Christopher Penczak offers a wealth of magickal workings and wisdom for everything from reclaiming sexual power and arousing passion to banishing ties to an unrequited love relationship. Written for Witches, Pagans, and other magickal people, this guide tells you how to first build self-love and self-esteem, then use that energy to find a partner or rekindle the passion in your current relationship. It offers instruction on making love spells, potions, and talismans, and features a materia magica of flowers, herbs, stones, and metals to empower them. The Witch’s Heart also explores divine inner alchemy, love deities, sexual healing, fertility, the ethics of love magick, twin flames and soul mates, and how to heal a broken heart.