The Weiser Field Guide to Witches

From Hexes to Hermione Granger, From Salem to the Land of Oz

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Book Details

Pages

272 Pages

Size

4.75 x 8

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

10/01/2010

ISBN

978-1-57863-479-8

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

Judika Illes is a spell collector, fortuneteller, crisis counselor, and spirit worker who has magicked herself out of many an emergency situation. She is the author of Pure Magic: A Complete Guide to Spellcasting and The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Referent Book for the Magical Arts. She lives in New Jersey and workshops across North America. Visit her on the web at www.judikailles.com.

Witches peek from greeting cards and advertisements, and they dig twisted roots from the ground. Witches dance beneath the stars and lurk around cauldrons. Witches heal, witches scare, witches creep, and witches teach! A compendium of witches through the ages, from earliest prehistory to some of the most significant modern practitioners, The Weiser Field Guide to Witches explores who and what is a witch. From such famed historical legends as Aleister Crowley, Marie Laveau and Elizabeth Bathory to the popular literary and cinematic figures Harry Potter and The Wicked Witch of the West, Illes offers a complete range of the history of witches. Included also are the sacredIsis, Hekate, Aradiaand the profanethe Salem Witch trials and The Burning Times. The Weiser Field Guide to Witches is appropriate for readers of all ages and serves as an excellent and entertaining introduction for those fascinated by the topic.
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