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James R. Lewis “Witchcraft Today: An Encyclopedia of Wiccan and Neopagan Traditions"
ABC-Clio Inc | 1999-12-01 | ISBN: 1576071340 | 377 pages | PDF | 2,4 MB
The word "witch" calls up the image of a cackling crone hunched over a cauldron or riding through the air on a broomstick and putting evil curses on people. It may come as a surprise that groups of otherwise ordinary people refer to themselves as witches and demand recognition as members of a religion. This reference work presents a concise survey of this fascinating movement, charts its development, and offers A-to-Z coverage.
An excellent and thorough introduction that explains the origin and history of contemporary Wiccan and Neopagan beliefs is also included, as is a chronology detailing the development of these modern religions. A documents section reprints texts important to the central belief system of Wiccans and Neopagans, including the text of "Charge of the Goddess," and a bibliography and index complete this timely source. Consult this work whether you need to know the characteristics of Wicca; the difference between Celtic, Alexandrian, and Blue Star traditions; the meaning of "skyclad;" the work of Emanuel Swedenborg; or the origins of Tarot.
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