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The Weiser Field Guide to Witches
From Hexes to Hermione Granger, from Salem to the Land of Oz
Judika Illes
ISBN: 9781578634798
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$14.95
4 3/4 x 8
272 pages
October 1, 2010


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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 sacred--Isis, Hekate, Aradia--and the profane--the 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.

Judika Illes is the author of several books devoted to the magical arts includingEncyclopedia of 5000 Spells, Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Magic When You Need It, Encyclopedia of Spirits, Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages, Daily Magic, and The Weiser Field Guide to Witches. A certified aromatherapist, she has been a professional tarot card reader for over three decades. A native New Yorker, Judika teaches in the US and internationally. Follow her on Instagram @judikailles
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Sample Content:
Introduction and Chapter 1: Types of Witches