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Witchcraft, Demonology and Magic

Author : Marina Montesano
Publisher : MDPI
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2020-05-20
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9783039289592

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Witchcraft and magic are topics of enduring interest for many reasons. The main one lies in their extraordinary interdisciplinarity: anthropologists, folklorists, historians, and more have contributed to build a body of work of extreme variety and consistence. Of course, this also means that the subjects themselves are not easy to assess. In a very general way, we can define witchcraft as a supernatural means to cause harm, death, or misfortune, while magic also belongs to the field of supernatural, or at least esoteric knowledge, but can be used to less dangerous effects (e.g., divination and astrology). In Western civilization, however, the witch hunt has set a very peculiar perspective in which diabolical witchcraft, the invention of the Sabbat, the persecution of many thousands of (mostly) female and (sometimes) male presumed witches gave way to a phenomenon that is fundamentally different from traditional witchcraft. This Special Issue of Religions dedicated to Witchcraft, Demonology, and Magic features nine articles that deal with four different regions of Europe (England, Germany, Hungary, and Italy) between Late Medieval and Modern times in different contexts and social milieus. Far from pretending to offer a complete picture, they focus on some topics that are central to the research in those fields and fit well in the current “cumulative concept of Western witchcraft” that rules out all mono-causality theories, investigating a plurality of causes.

The Midnight Witch

Author : Paula Brackston
Publisher : Macmillan
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2014-03-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781250022967

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Midnight is the most bewitching hour of them all... From Paula Brackston, the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter and The Winter Witch, comes a magical tale that is as dark as it is enchanting. Set in high society Edwardian England, The Midnight Witch is the story of a young witch who faces the choice between love and loyalty to her coven... "The dead are seldom silent. All that is required for them to be heard is that someone be willing to listen. I have been listening to the dead all my life." Lady Lilith Montgomery is the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor. She is one of the most beautiful young women in London and engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. She is also a witch. When her father dies, her hapless brother Freddie takes on his title. But it is Lilith, instructed in the art of necromancy, who inherits their father's role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven. And it is Lilith who must face the threat of the Sentinels, a powerful group of sorcerers intent on reclaiming the Elixir from the coven's guardianship for their own dark purposes. Lilith knows the Lazarus creed: secrecy and silence. To abandon either would put both the coven and all she holds dear in grave danger. She has spent her life honoring it, right down to her engagement to her childhood friend and fellow witch, Viscount Louis Harcourt. Until the day she meets Bram, a talented artist who is neither a witch nor a member of her class. With him, she must not be secret and silent. Despite her loyalty to the coven and duty to her family, Lilith cannot keep her life as a witch hidden from the man she loves. To tell him will risk everything.

Life's a Witch

Author : Carrie Pulkinen
Publisher : Carrie Pulkinen
Page : 155 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2020-04-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Crimson Oliver is a bad witch. She's not wicked, but every spell she tries to cast goes awry in one way or another. After her last screw-up, the high priestess has threatened to bind her powers and turn her human for good. Crimson's solution? Challenge the priestess to a battle of magic she can't possibly win. Not without a miracle, anyway. Enter hotter-than-hellfire demon Mike Cortez. He's a devil's advocate who can make anyone's dreams come true…for a price. He's had his eye on the seductive witch for a while, and Satan is in the market for a new assistant. But Mike wants to date her, not damn her. When he accidentally makes a deal condemning Crimson to an eternity of satanic servitude, they'll have to go to hell and back to outsmart the devil and save the witch's soul. Ride along on a journey from the Big Easy to the underworld and back again in this fast, steamy romantic comedy!

The Witchcraft Reader

Author : Darren Oldridge
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 783 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2019-09-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9781351345231

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The Witchcraft Reader offers a wide range of historical perspectives on the subject of witchcraft in a single, accessible volume, exploring the enduring hold that it has on human imagination. The witch trials of the late Middle Ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have inspired a huge and expanding scholarly literature, as well as an outpouring of popular representations. This fully revised and enlarged third edition brings together many of the best and most important works in the field. It explores the origins of witchcraft prosecutions in learned and popular culture, fears of an imaginary witch cult, the role of religious division and ideas about the Devil, the gendering of suspects, the making of confessions and the decline of witch beliefs. An expanded final section explores the various "revivals" and images of witchcraft that continue to flourish in contemporary Western culture. Equipped with an extensive introduction that foregrounds significant debates and themes in the study of witchcraft, providing the extracts with a critical context, The Witchcraft Reader is essential reading for anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.

Embracing the Witch and the Goddess

Author : Kathryn Rountree
Publisher : Psychology Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Goddess religion
ISBN : 0415303583

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Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a detailed survey of present-day feminist witches in New Zealand. It examines the attraction of witchcraft for its practitioners, and explores witches' rituals, views and beliefs about how magic works. The book provides a detailed portrait of an undocumented section of the growing neo-pagan movement, and compares the special character of New Zealand witchcraft with its counterparts in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. Kathryn Rountree traces the emergence and history of feminist witchcraft, and links witchcraft with the contemporary Goddess movement. She reviews scholarly approaches on the study of witchcraft and deals with the key debates which have engaged the movement's adherents and their critics, and ultimately presents what Mary Daly declared was missing from most historical and anthropological research on witchcraft: a 'Hag-identified vision'. Based on fieldwork amongst witch practitioners, Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is an important contribution to the emerging profile of present-day witchcraft and paganism.


Author : JOHN L. BISOL
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 105 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2019-12-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781794805811

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�� In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: ��Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep�s. clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves��. (They�re always looking out for themselves at the expense of everyone around them). As much as we want to believe that everyone has the best intentions, it isn�t always the case. Some people only do things to benefit themselves, and they don�t care who they hurt in the process. White Witches can be found in almost every setting. You can�t get rid of them, but if you can spot them, you can avoid falling into their traps �

Would-Be Witch

Author : Kimberly Frost
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2009-02-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781440698149

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In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing that causes more trouble than gossip is magic. The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets in the way of the supernatural are a few untimely visits from the long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket—an heirloom that happens to hold Edie’s soul—is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it’s time for Tammy to find her inner witch. After a few bad experiences with her magic, Tammy turns to the only one who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers, but the locket isn’t the only thing passed down in Tammy’s family. She also inherited a warning…to stay away from anyone named Lyons…

Robin, the Witch, and the Challenge

Author : Craig Sodaro
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1615881328

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Witch Camps and Witchcraft Discourse in Africa

Author : Matthew Gmalifo Mabefam
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 209 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2023-09-18
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781666918502

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This book explores how local development interventions related to witchcraft in Africa intersect and conflict with globally accepted development practices. It argues for expansion and diversification of development practices and problematizes international development practices that can jeopardize the well-being of the people it seeks to support.

Putting on the Witch

Author : Joyce and Jim Lavene
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2016-10-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101625446

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In the latest mystery from the bestselling authors of Looking for Mr. Good Witch, the retired witches of Wilmington, North Carolina, are ready to kick up their heels... With their coven’s spell book still missing, Molly and Elsie—along with their ghostly friend Olivia, her daughter Dorothy, and her boyfriend Brian—are all on edge, especially now that Dorothy’s infamously wicked father is back in the picture. So when they receive an invitation to an exclusive Witches Ball, the ladies jump at the chance to dress up and have some fun. The castle locale is spectacular and the party is hopping, but the festivities come to a swift end when a member of the Grand Council of Witches is murdered. With the whole place on lock down, the coven is determined to find the cunning killer, even with an angry council and a real Spanish Inquisitor breathing down their necks...

The Witch's Bag of Tricks

Author : Melanie Marquis
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2012-02-08
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9780738729107

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Increase your power, improve your spellcasting, and reclaim the spark of excitement you felt when you took those very first steps down your magickal path. The first book of its kind to offer solitary eclectics a solution to the problem of dull or ineffective magick, The Witch's Bag of Tricks will help practicing Witches boost creativity, improve abilities, and cast powerful spells that work. Whether your rituals have become rote or your spells just aren't working, you don't have to settle for magickal mediocrity! Designed for the experienced eclectic practitioner, this guidebook offers advanced spellcasting techniques and practical hands-on exercises for personalized magickal development. You'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to custom-design your own spells and advance your mystical development. Breathe fresh life into your practice and take your magickal skills further than ever with The Witch's Bag of Tricks. Praise: "Full of useful information, thoughtful questions to ponder, and clever suggestions for how to put the zip back in your magickal life. Belongs on the shelf of every practicing Witch.—Deborah Blake, author of Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook

The Witch's Book of Power

Author : Devin Hunter
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2016-07-08
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9780738749150

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"Devin Hunter's new book digs deeply into the roots of what makes a witch powerful. He doesn't gloss over the soul-searching work with simple spell "bandaids." Instead, he offers readings and exercises that empower the witch in mind, body, and soul."—Courtney Weber, author of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess Ignite the Holy Fire Within: Become the Witch You Were Meant to Be Witchcraft isn't always about the search for enlightenment; sometimes it's about power and the path to obtaining it. The Witch's Book of Power shares the secrets to unlocking the Witch Power within you, offering specific techniques for working with personal, cosmic, and ally energies to realize your full magical potential. Professional witch and psychic Devin Hunter has helped thousands of people discover their power and gain influence, and in this book he skillfully explores the concepts behind creating magic that can change your life. The Witch's Book of Power is the perfect resource for witches who intuitively feel that more power is available but seems to be just beyond reach. Praise: "You may or may not choose to follow the path that he has laid out exactly, but I'll wager that you will find something that you want to borrow into your practices. True Witches use what works and you'll find much in this book that yields results."—Ivo Dominguez, Jr., author of Spirit Speak "The Witch's Book of Power is a missing link in modern witchcraft training. Readers will find just what they need to ignite the spark of power that all witches need for an effective practice."—David Salisbury, author of The Deep Heart of Witchcraft "Devin Hunter is this generation's Headmaster of Witchcraft."—Jacki Smith, author of Coventry Magic

A Witch And A Hard Place

Author : Martha Carr,Michael Anderle,Judith Berens
Publisher : Witch Next Door
Page : 294 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2020-03-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1642026654

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Lily and Romeo are just one desert away from reaching the High Seat of the Black Heron Society where they can finally learn the fate of Lily's mom, Greta. Lily is going to need some guidance before she shows up at the Black Heron's doorsteps. Can a clan of magical travelers in a hidden oasis give her what she needs? When Lily sees her mom at last the young witch knows something is wrong. Can she help her missing mother and perform the spell that will turn magic on its head? Good thing Greta left her daughter one last clue outside the Black Heron fortress. But Lily will have to make a sacrifice in order to step inside. Will our favorite witch take the challenge and fight what happens to the people she loves inside the secret fortress? What happens to Romeo? Join Lily, Romeo, and Greta in their fight against the Black Heron Society. Scroll back up and click BUY NOW to get the next clue in the adventure.

Payback's a Witch

Author : Lana Harper
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2021-10-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780593336076

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The L Word in this fresh, sizzling New York Times bestselling rom-com by Lana Harper. Emmy Harlow is a witch but not a very powerful one—in part because she hasn't been home to the magical town of Thistle Grove in years. Her self-imposed exile has a lot to do with a complicated family history and a desire to forge her own way in the world, and only the very tiniest bit to do with Gareth Blackmoore, heir to the most powerful magical family in town and casual breaker of hearts and destroyer of dreams. But when a spellcasting tournament that her family serves as arbiters for approaches, it turns out the pull of tradition (or the truly impressive parental guilt trip that comes with it) is strong enough to bring Emmy back. She's determined to do her familial duty; spend some quality time with her best friend, Linden Thorn; and get back to her real life in Chicago. On her first night home, Emmy runs into Talia Avramov—an all-around badass adept in the darker magical arts—who is fresh off a bad breakup . . . with Gareth Blackmoore. Talia had let herself be charmed, only to discover that Gareth was also seeing Linden—unbeknownst to either of them. And now she and Linden want revenge. Only one question stands: Is Emmy in? But most concerning of all: Why can't she stop thinking about the terrifyingly competent, devastatingly gorgeous, wickedly charming Talia Avramov?

The New Witches

Author : Aaron K.H. Ho
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 217 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2021-06-29
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781476679150

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After Charmed ended in 2006, witches were relegated to sidekicks of televisual vampires or children's programs. But during the mid-2010s they began to resurface as leading characters in shows like the immensely popular The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Charmed reboot, Salem, American Horror Story: Coven, and the British program, A Discovery of Witches. No longer sweet, feminine, domestic, and white, these witches are powerful, diverse, and transgressive, representing an intersectional third-wave feminist vision of the witch. Featuring original essays from noted scholars, this is the first critical collection to examine witches on television from the late 2010s. Situated in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, essays examine the reemergence and shifting identities of TV witches through the perspectives of intersectional gender studies, hauntology, politics, morality, monstrosity, violence, queerness, disabilities, rape, ecofeminism, linguistics, family, and digital humanities.