A History Of Magic, Witchcraft, And The Occult

byDkForeword bySuzannah Lipscomb

August 18, 2020|
A History Of Magic, Witchcraft, And The Occult by Dk
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Discover the beguiling history of witchcraft, magic, and superstition through the centuries in this stunningly illustrated title.

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.

Providing readers with a balanced, and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic, and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija, the book explores the common human fear of, and fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural.

The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, this wide-ranging volume explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones, mystical plants and potions such as mandrake, the presence of witchcraft in literature from Shakespeare''s Macbeth to the Harry Potter series, and the ways in which magic has interacted with religion.

The most comprehensive illustrated history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult will enthrall and fascinate you with its lavish illustrated, accessible entries, whether you are a believer or skeptic.
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is an historian, author, broadcaster, and award-winning professor of history at the University of Roehampton. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, her research focuses on the sixteenth century, both on English and French history, and she is especially in...
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Title:A History Of Magic, Witchcraft, And The Occult
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:320 pages, 10.31 X 8.63 X 1.16 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 10.31 X 8.63 X 1.16 in
Published:August 18, 2020
Publisher:DK
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781465494290

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