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The Weiser Field Guide to Witches: From Hexes to Hermione Granger, from Salem to the Land of Oz | [Judika Illes]

The Weiser Field Guide to Witches: From Hexes to Hermione Granger, from Salem to the Land of Oz

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 04-23-14
    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 04-23-14 Member Since 2010

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    Yes, well spent b/c the subject matter was unlike any I had been previously exposed to.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Dump the caffeine high of the narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A narrator who didn't speed throughout the book. Had to listen on "slow" speed, which distorted the quality and certainly was extremely annoying.


    Did The Weiser Field Guide to Witches inspire you to do anything?

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    Akia PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States 02-05-14
    Akia PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States 02-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up The Weiser Field Guide to Witches in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Weiser Field Guide to Witches?

    I can't choose I loved so much I am rereading it.


    What about Arika Escalona’s performance did you like?

    She has a great voice that keeps you interested in the story and does put you to sleep.


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    Vera 11-06-13
    Vera 11-06-13
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    What made the experience of listening to The Weiser Field Guide to Witches the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Gives both the hardships of these early magical pioneers, their dreams & their downfalls all together. So is a full round perspective.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    How quickly the whole thing moves along, everything so far I've liked.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me feel like I was in a tunnel & the images in the book where the paintings in this tunnel cave.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend it for road trips.

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