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Reading Witchcraft

Author : Marion Gibson
ISBN : 9781134624850
Genre : History
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In this original study of witchcraft, Gibson explores the stories told by and about witches and their 'victims' through trial records, early news books, pamphlets and fascinating personal accounts. The author discusses the issues surrounding the interpretation of original historical sources and demonstrates that their representations of witchcraft are far from straight forward or reliable. Innovative and thought-provoking, this book sheds new light on early modern people's responses to witches and on the sometimes bizarre flexibility of the human imagination.

The Witchcraft Reader

Author : Darren Oldridge
ISBN : 9781351345231
Genre : History
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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.

Salem Story

Author : Bernard Rosenthal
ISBN : 0521558204
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Salem Story engages the story of the Salem witch trials by contrasting an analysis of the surviving primary documentation with the way events of 1692 have been mythologised by our culture. Resisting the temptation to explain the Salem witch trials in the context of an inclusive theoretical framework, the book examines a variety of individual motives that converged to precipitate the witch-hunt. Of the many assumptions about the Salem witch trials, the most persistent is that they were instigated by a circle of hysterical girls. Through an analysis of what actually happened - by perusal of the primary materials with the 'close reading' approach of a literary critic - a different picture emerges, one where 'hysteria' inappropriately describes the logical, rational strategies of accusation and confession followed by the accusers, males and females alike.

Witchcraft The Devil And Emotions In Early Modern England

Author : Charlotte-Rose Millar
ISBN : 9781134769810
Genre : History
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This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions (1563-1735). It provides a rereading of English witchcraft, one which moves away from an older historiography which underplays the role of the Devil in English witchcraft and instead highlights the crucial role that the Devil, often in the form of a familiar spirit, took in English witchcraft belief. One of the key ways in which this book explores the role of the Devil is through emotions. Stories of witches were made up of a complex web of emotionally implicated accusers, victims, witnesses, and supposed perpetrators. They reveal a range of emotional experiences that do not just stem from malefic witchcraft but also, and primarily, from a witch’s links with the Devil. This book, then, has two main objectives. First, to suggest that English witchcraft pamphlets challenge our understanding of English witchcraft as a predominantly non-diabolical crime, and second, to highlight how witchcraft narratives emphasized emotions as the primary motivation for witchcraft acts and accusations.

The Modern Witchcraft Book Of Tarot

Author : Skye Alexander
ISBN : 9781507202630
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Learn how tarot cards can unlock the secrets of the past, present, and future in the latest book of the Modern Witchcraft series. For centuries, witches have used the tarot to seek insights into the past, present, and future. Today, a new generation is discovering the wonder of divining through the cards. Expert tarot reader Skye Alexander shares the many meanings of the cards within the Major and Minor Arcana. Featuring twelve of the most popular spreads and easy-to-follow explanations of how tarot readings can be interpreted, The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot is the essential guide for successful, insightful tarot readings.

A Historical Account Of The Belief In Witchcraft In Scotland

Author : Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe
ISBN : UOM:39015014690328
Genre : Witchcraft
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The Witchcraft Reader

Author : Peter Haining
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035042451
Genre : Occult fiction
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Short stories about witches, past, present, and future, on this planet and on others.

The Dramatic Works Of William Shakespeare Adapted For Family Reading By T Bowdler New Edition With Steel Engravings

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : BL:A0018010191
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Witchcraft The Basics

Author : Marion Gibson
ISBN : 9781317537861
Genre : History
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Witchcraft: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the scholarly study of witchcraft, exploring the phenomenon of witchcraft from its earliest definitions in the Middle Ages through to its resonances in the modern world. Through the use of two case studies, this book delves into the emergence of the witch as a harmful figure within western thought and traces the representation of witchcraft throughout history, analysing the roles of culture, religion, politics, gender and more in the evolution and enduring role of witchcraft. Key topics discussed within the book include: The role of language in creating and shaping the concept of witchcraft The laws and treatises written against witchcraft The representation of witchcraft in early modern literature The representation of witchcraft in recent literature, TV and film Scholarly approaches to witchcraft through time The relationship between witchcraft and paganism With an extensive further reading list, summaries and questions to consider at the end of each chapter, Witchcraft: The Basics is an ideal introduction for anyone wishing to learn more about this controversial issue in human culture, which is still very much alive today.

Tarot For Witches Learn About Psychic Tarot Card Reading Symbolism And Developing Your Intuition And Understand Witchcraft And Wicca R

Author : Anna Lesley
ISBN : 1802430407
Genre : Art
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Unearth the secrets of Wicca and Tarot Are you fascinated by the religion of Wicca? Have Tarot readings always kept you spellbound? This amazing book bundle gives you a taste of both! Wicca is an intriguing belief that continues to draw new followers to it every year. With its strong leaning towards magic, healing, and tradition it is no wonder that many see it as a viable alternative to mainstream religion. Tarot is also something that has captured the imagination of many people over the centuries, with its ability to predict the future with some accuracy and acting as a guide for those who are given readings. Now, with this book bundle, Wicca & Tarot 2021, you can explore both of these customs in depth and with a new understanding, with chapters that offer: The history of Wicca Its belief system and traditions Wiccan magic and rituals Herbal magic and essential oils The history of Tarot The major and minor arcana Tarot for yourself Astrology in tarot And lots more... If you ever wanted to know more about these two subjects, fancied trying basic Tarot reading for yourself or wanted to know more about the richness of nature and its many mysteries, then The Definitive Guide on Wicca and Tarot is the perfect place to begin. Get a copy and immerse yourself in a new way of thinking!

Spirit Of The Witch

Author : Raven Grimassi
ISBN : 0738703389
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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From the author of the "Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft" comes a study of religion and contemporary spirituality in witchcraft.

The Reading Context

Author : Dorothy U. Seyler
ISBN : PSU:000053306982
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Reading Context provides extensive reading skills practice at a new value price of under $25. Designed for developmental reading courses (Grades 9㬈), The Reading Context emphasizes reading as a three—step “prepare — read —respond” process. The book starts where developing readers need to start: with an explanation of the context created by author, work, and reader. It also stresses the importance of thinking about who the writer is, what the author's purpose is, what kind of work students are about to read, and what they can expect to gain from it. Reading selections have been chosen to hold student interest while representing the kinds of material they will meet in college assignments —textbook material from business to psychology, from advertising to history, from health to education. Chapters are filled with short prose pieces for illustration and practice, and each chapter concludes with two or three longer reading selections. In each chapter, clear explanations of each reading skill are supported by numerous exercises.

Witchcraft Myths In American Culture

Author : Marion Gibson
ISBN : 9780415979788
Genre : History
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A fascinating examination of how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines and feminist icons. The first half of the book is a thorough re-reading of the original documents describing witchcraft prosecutions from 1640-1700 and a re-thinking of these sources as far less coherent and trustworthy than most historians have considered them to be. The second half of the book examines how these historical narratives have transformed into myths of witchcraft still current in American society, writing and visual culture. The discussion includes references to everything from Increase Mather and Edgar Allan Poe to Joss Whedon (the writer/director of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which includes a Wiccan character) and The Blair Witch Project.

Witchcraft And Society In England And America 1550 1750

Author : Marion Gibson
ISBN : 9780826483003
Genre : History
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A collection of materials, including works of literature as well as historical documents, this work provides a broad view of how witches and magicians were represented in print and manuscript. It presents the voices of witches, accusers, ministers, physicians, poets, dramatists, magistrates, and witchfinders from both sides of the Atlantic.

Reading The Salem Witch Child

Author : Kristina West
ISBN : 9783030493042
Genre : History
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This book discusses the role of children in the Salem witch trials through a close reading of the many and varied narratives of the trials, including court records, contemporary and historical documents, fiction, drama, and poetry. Taking a critical theory approach to explore both what we might understand as a child in 1692 New England and to consider our adult investment in reading the child, Kristina West explores narratives of the afflicted girls and the many accused children whom are often absent or overlooked in histories, and considers how the trial structure is continually repeated in attempts to establish the respective guilt and innocence of these and other groups. This book also analyses later manuscripts and fictional rewritings of the trials to question the basis on which assumptions about the child in history are made, and to consider why such narratives of Salem’s children are still relevant now.

Magic And Witchcraft

Author : Alane Gray
ISBN : 1937258165
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Alane Gray breathes new life into another fascinating work from the Victorian Era. Presented in a thoughtful and enticing package, this book is an example of elitist 19th century pop culture that also provides an interesting view point of the topics of magic, witchcraft, gendercide, and religious persecution.

Sparkling Witches

Author : School of Witchcraft Publishing
ISBN : 1691400149
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Reading Log and Book Reports for Kids - a perfect gift idea for a little bookworm. Creating a reading habit should be started as sooner as possible. Reading is fun and it is good to grab any idea from the book. A book review for kids is designed for easy writing in the main focus Favorite Character Setting Place 3-thing from the Book Rating Space for drawing their favorite character Feature: 36 stories for writing books review it (a little strategy to push your kids to complete the book and made them proud) Table of Content for easy look at a glance Each page is the same template for easy writing with a witch riding a broomstick background Perfect for primary/elementary student to use it at home, while traveling or in the school Halloween Edition Stunning Glossy Cover Paper with the cute illustrator of a witch riding broom and a black cat, Jack O'Lantern, Zombie and Spider's Web Grab now to start reading!

Theme Based Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 5

Author : Linda Ramke
ISBN : PSU:000056001440
Genre : Education
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With the increased focus on literacy in the classroom, it is more important than ever to provide students with interesting reading activities. These reading activities should help develop students' fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This book has been written thematically. The use of themes increases reading comprehension kills by focusing students' attention on one subject rather than having to adjust their thoughts to several. The activities reinforce comprehension skill such as finding the main idea, summarizing, inferencing, comparing and contrasting, sequencing, and classification. The activities include a variety of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and long answer questions.

The Ultimate Guide On Wicca Witchcraft Astrology And Tarot Cards A Book Uncovering Magic Mystery And Spells A Bible On Witchcraft

Author : Julia Steyson
Genre : Religion
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The Ultimate Guide on Wicca,Witchcraft, Astrology and Tarot Cards A Book Uncovering Magic Mystery and Spells: A BIBLE on Wicca and Witchcraft. This is your BIBLE on Witchcraft and Wicca. It is the ONLY and ULTIMATE GUIDE you will ever need on this subject. It is made up of five books written by witches. It is also a comprehensive guide on New Age and Divine topics. It covers in detail Astrology, Tarot Card Reading and Wicca/Witchcraft and Spells. You will learn about all three topics (with a focus on WITCHCRAFT/WICCA) in extensive detail, full of pictures!&; It is a collection of Julia Steyson's books! Included in this collection are the books: Astrology Uncovered: A Guide To Horoscopes And Zodiac Signs AND Wicca Spell Book: The Ultimate Wiccan Book on Magic and Witches: A Guide to Witchcraft, Wicca and Magic in the New Age with a Divinity Code AND Astrology Uncovered: A Guide To Horoscopes And Zodiac Signs. ALSO INCLUDED is Practical Magic by Glenda Blair AND Witch Book by Glinda Abhraham. You will discover how astrology works. This book is written by an expert on astrology. This book will teach you the meaning and significance of the planets in astrology, how to read the astrological chart, and a detailed breakdown of each birth sign, horoscope, and zodiac sign.&; In the tarot card book, you will go from not knowing a thing about tarot cards to understanding how they work and how to read them. The Wicca/Witchcraft book is thorough and descriptive, it focuses on everything a Wiccan just starting out needs to know. You'll learn about spells, the five Wiccan elements -- and most importantly for a Wiccan, you'll learn about developing and nurturing your spiritual connection with the natural world. All Wiccan practices are tied to nature, from astrology to tarot. This is the perfect read for a beginner witch or anyone curious about the lifestyle of Wiccans. Inside this collection of books you will find: How to read the tarot cards strong Getting to know your tarot deck – some simple exercises How to do a Tarot Card Reading How to read an astrological chart Being able to read your horoscope with a lot of detail Information deities The Wiccan Rede How to identify and create your unique blend of magick How to set up your Pagan or Wiccan altar How to use magickal tools (safely!) How to manifest the energies you most desire in your life How to celebrate Pagan and Wiccan holidays. How to perform the right spells for the occasion. A full Gardnerian ritual to use as a solitary The Horned God explained The Universal Spirit of Wicca explained And yes, MAGIC! This is the Ultimate Guide on Astrology, Tarot Card Reading, and Wicca/Witchcraft (with spells). You will learn everything you need to know about these mystic arts. This is a great book for gaining knowledge, for your library, or the ideal gift.

The Weiser Field Guide To Witches

Author : Judika Illes
ISBN : 1609252993
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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.

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