Synopsis: The authors discuss the definitions of witchcraft, and chart witchcraft’s historical, anthropological, and religious manifestations from ancient times to the present. This book also includes an analysis of the importance of the internet and films in the dissemination of modern witchcraft – and the personal tensions as a secretive, initiatory cult becomes an open and recognized religion.
Verdict: Readable, and of a modest length. Seems to be well-researched. A nice, thorough introduction to witchcraft past and present, as well as to the power of the idea of witchcraft. Recommended for anyone interested in this subject – especially at this time of the year!
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