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, a witch is. From such famed historical legends as Aleister Crowley, Marie Laveau, and Elizabeth Báthory 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 - sis, Hekate, Aradia - and the profane - the Salem Witch Trials and The Burning Times. The Weiser Field Guide to Witches is appropriate for listeners of all ages and serves as an excellent and entertaining introduction for those fascinated by the topic.
©2010 Judika Illes (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Why ever would I do that?
Yes, well spent b/c the subject matter was unlike any I had been previously exposed to.
Dump the caffeine high of the narrator.
A narrator who didn't speed throughout the book. Had to listen on "slow" speed, which distorted the quality and certainly was extremely annoying.
Must read for anyone interested in the history of Witchcraft. Most books focus only on the European history but this is very comprehensive.It touches on practices around the world. It was so refreshing.
I can't choose I loved so much I am rereading it.
She has a great voice that keeps you interested in the story and does put you to sleep.
I really like that they weave a historical path through witchcraft history but also let you know what is viable in our modern time & the real history. It's fun to listen too & does move along very quickly which made me want to learn-read more.
Gives both the hardships of these early magical pioneers, their dreams & their downfalls all together. So is a full round perspective.
How quickly the whole thing moves along, everything so far I've liked.
It made me feel like I was in a tunnel & the images in the book where the paintings in this tunnel cave.
I recommend it for road trips.
Trudy privation though very short summaries. This was definitely a popular reader it did not go into historical or academic detail. Fact it is moved that he supernatural things were true and gave credence to many mythical people and creatures.
But well read and a good introduction book.
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