Witchcraft: A Dictionary

July 19, 2016 - Comment

A fascinating and comprehensive A-Z guide to the world of witchcraft, which in the course of some 750 entries reveals the myths and historical realities that lie behind witchcraft and sorcery. Articles include detailed discussion of such diverse subjects as familiars, flying ointment, Hallowe’en, Matthew Hopkins, Isobel Gowdie, image magic, the Inquisition, love potions, pacts

A fascinating and comprehensive A-Z guide to the world of witchcraft, which in the course of some 750 entries reveals the myths and historical realities that lie behind witchcraft and sorcery. Articles include detailed discussion of such diverse subjects as familiars, flying ointment, Hallowe’en, Matthew Hopkins, Isobel Gowdie, image magic, the Inquisition, love potions, pacts with the Devil, the Pendle Witches, sabbats, the Salem Witches, shape-shifting, swimming of witches, trials, witchfinders, and the historical development of the witchcraft panic that gripped the Christian world from 1450 to 1750. Now with over 100 illustrations and expanded coverage of modern Wicca.

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