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The Roots of Witchcraft

The Roots of Witchcraft

ByGary R. Varner

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The Roots of Witchcraft 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,curses and wands 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 universal fear of the "Evil Eye" and 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 are explored. The Roots of Witchcraft is a book for everyone interested in anthropology, archaeology, ancient history, religion and the occult. Illustrated with contemporary woodcuts and drawings. The author is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies. This is a revised, dust jacketed hardcover edition of The Dark Wind.

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Publication Date
Feb 9, 2007
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Gary R. Varner

Specifications

Pages
196
Binding
Linen Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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