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A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult (DK a History of)

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I still very much enjoy them and have no doubt that I'd be properly glued to this engaging photo filled read as well. NOTE: other restrictions can be a result of our security platform detecting potential malicious activity.

The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. There are several interesting books that cover the Salem Witch Trials, the ones that I have listened to are very good at covering and explaining the Witchfinder General. The book is an intriguing journey through magical history, travelling from prehistoric times to the modern world, encompassing divination, alchemy, shamanism, Wicca and so much more. On the other hand, I would have liked to have read a passing mention in the alchemy section that the great work of turning lead into gold is often seen a metaphor for the purification of the soul.

K. Publishing is not a book for people who are looking at magic/magical ideas in the New Age, Wiccan, Modern Witch, or other such movements.

Bryce Quinlan never expected to see a world other than Midgard, but now that she has, all she wants is to get back. There are a lot of excellent photographs and good use is made of box text diving into specific practices and practitioners that needed a bit more coverage. A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult charts the extraordinary narrative of one of the most interesting and often controversial subjects in the world, covering everything from ancient animal worship and shamanism, through alchemy and divination to modern Wicca and the resurgence of the occult in 21st-century literature, cinema, and television. As seems to be standard with DK titles, the book is beautifully designed, with lavish illustrations (including paintings, photographs and woodcuts) and quick-fact panels to define and explain key information.There are many highlights I could mention, but I found the chapters on Mesopotamian magic (I’d also recommend The First Ghosts by Irving Finkel on this topic) and Renaissance folk magic especially engrossing.

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