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The Dark Wind: Witches and the Concept of Evil

The Dark Wind: Witches and the Concept of Evil

ByGary R. Varner

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The Dark Wind provides a survey of witches around the world, their prehistoric origin and how society has viewed them throughout history. Folklorist Gary R. Varner explores the use of magic, spells and curses among indigenous groups as well as state approved religions such as those observed in ancient Rome and Greece, and how even contemporary Christianity uses many of the same "magic" combinations. Also examined is the current "witch craze" in several countries where thousands are being killed as witches,the underlying reasons for this tragedy and the history of anti-witchcraft laws. The Dark Wind is a book for everyone interested in anthropology, archaeology, ancient history, religion and the occult. Illustrated with contemporary woodcuts and drawings.

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Publication Date
Jan 3, 2007
Language
English
ISBN
9781430318132
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Gary R. Varner

Specifications

Pages
188
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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