The Encyclopedia of Magic & Witchcraft: An Illustrated Historical Reference to Spiritual Worlds by Susan Greenwood Online

The Encyclopedia of Magic & Witchcraft: An Illustrated Historical Reference to Spiritual Worlds
Title : The Encyclopedia of Magic & Witchcraft: An Illustrated Historical Reference to Spiritual Worlds
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ISBN : 9780754805816
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256

This volume offers an examination of the history and traditions of magic and witchcraft, from very early times to the present. From magic's origin in the Shamanic tradition can religion, which, for the world's first civilizations, had no disctinction from magic. The book includes an international sweep of ancient cultural traditions and details the medieval phenomena of wiThis volume offers an examination of the history and traditions of magic and witchcraft, from very early times to the present. From magic's origin in the Shamanic tradition can religion, which, for the world's first civilizations, had no disctinction from magic. The book includes an international sweep of ancient cultural traditions and details the medieval phenomena of witch-hunts that still have resonance in modern society. In addition, the book examines the modern wicca movement, tracing the development fromt he 1900s and its links with the Celtic tradition.Illu strated with archival material, fine art illustrtaions of legendary magic workers, and special photography, this volume is a comprehensive examination of a timeless subject.


The Encyclopedia of Magic & Witchcraft: An Illustrated Historical Reference to Spiritual Worlds Reviews

  • Ary Nilandari

    Buku ini menghuni rak bukuku sekitar 3 tahun lalu, kubeli cuma gara-gara lagi diobral dengan diskon 75% di Borders. Eh ternyata menarik. Sejarah magic dan witchcraft dari masa ke masa dan di berbagai belahan dunia. Referensi yang membantu memahami banyak istilah dan nama-nama praktisi yang kadang disebut di novel-novel genre ini.Membantu memahami tapi tidak berarti membantu dalam penerjemahan ke dalam bahasa Indonesia. Perbedaan budaya spiritual dan supranatural yang begitu jauh membuat banyak i [...]

  • Constantin

    It is a good book that has lots of references in it. Very well rounded with a variety of subjects and provides ad adequate insight in religions, traditions, culture and various societies.Although, it should be much longer to fit everything in, which would be hard to read as the amount of grammatical errors it is really annoying (even for someone who does not speak English as their first language)Other than this I believe it is a good reference book for someone who wants to start somewhere and do [...]

  • Steven Symes

    Good book for an overview of major subjects pertaining to magic and witchcraft. It won't provide deep levels of information on specific subjects, but the author does an excellent job of showing the relationships between different people and movements. The book also features plenty of interesting/informative artwork and photographs, which greatly enrich the reading experience. Overall, it's a good guide to keep on hand for anyone researching about witchcraft, both past and present.

  • Huriyah

    I wrote an assignment focused on witch hunts in England during my second year at university; this encyclopedia was great for giving me a very brief and interesting overview of witchcraft through time. It's not super detailed or useful for actual research, but it does provide a lovely glance on the topic for those who don't know where to start.

  • Daniel

    good history (with great illustrations for those more visually inclined) of witchcraft leading up to modern day and nonwestern variations on paganism. bargain book buy makes this monograph-like volume worth the purchase.

  • Claudia Loureiro

    This book is amazing. It's nicely illustrated with big glossy photos and I really love the rage of time the author covers.Contents:IntroductionMagic in myth, religion and scienceWitches and supernatural beingsEarly modern witchcraftWitch huntsModern magicWitchcraft todayWestern magic today

  • Stephanie

    Couldn't even finish this. Many grammatical errors and typos throughout. Really not worth the time.

  • Jess

    Great reference book for magic and witchcraft. Lots of pictures to keep you interested.

  • Ani

    A comprehensive Encyclopedia of various religions and the magic within them.