The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World

October 27, 2013 - Comment

Following on from the hugely successful Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, comes the next bumper encyclopedia celebrating all facets of witchcraft. This definite book is the most comprehensive, authoritative and entertaining guide you’ll ever find on the mythology, folklore and traditions of magic. In this mammoth magical treasure trove, Judika Illes explores the history, folklore,

Following on from the hugely successful Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, comes the next bumper encyclopedia celebrating all facets of witchcraft. This definite book is the most comprehensive, authoritative and entertaining guide you’ll ever find on the mythology, folklore and traditions of magic. In this mammoth magical treasure trove, Judika Illes explores the history, folklore, spirituality, and mythology of witchcraft. A feast of facts and curiosities, rooted in magical and spiritual traditions, from all over the world, there are recipes from the witch’s cauldron, magical sacred dates, and methods of witches’ flights. Discover how witchcraft has inspired popular culture from Shakespeare to Harry Potter, and how witches have suffered persecution and death in centuries past. Packed full of amazing facts, bizarre information and fascinating stories, you will also be introduced to mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, and witches from all over the globe. Ideal for both the dedicated follower and casual reader, as a perfect gift for yourself or someone else to treasure, this definitive encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in folklore, mythology and magic.

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Janet Boyer "Author, Snowland Deck Creator, T... says:

Comprehensive, Accessible, and Entertaining “Whether you perceive the witch as powerful or evil may depend upon whether you perceive knowledge as desirable or dangerous; whether you perceive that human knowledge is something that should be limited. The witch doesn’t think so. She, or he as the case may be, wants to know.” -from the bookFrom shamanic shape shifting to food and drink, botanicals to sacred days, The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft – The Complete A to Z of the Entire Magical World is a fascinating and…

D. Bradford "db" says:

An Interesting Perspective This is an awesome book! Very different from any of the other witch craft books that I have. Instead of following a how to approach, this one is more historical and factual in nature. Magical terms are defined along cultural lines, and how they relate to witches rather than from a religious, so you want to be a witch format. I disagree with the people who have reviewed here and say that it’s too fluffy. It’s quite the opposite. It is an encyclopedia. It gives enough information on each…

anonymous "conservative witch" says:

resource material This is a great source of information for those who are seeking and those who love research. Ms. Illes did her homework well.It opens the eyes of those who are not aware of how many directions there are to go, in witchcraft. Brings better understanding of just how old the practice of witchcraft is, that it isn’t just the latest ” New Age” chic trend.

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