Witch

Author: Lisa Lister
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1781807833
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Witch from the Author: Lisa Lister.

A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word 'witch' has had negative connotations. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is reawakening in women across the world today.

This book provides an overview of the different schools of witchcraft and the core principles and practices within them. Discover ancient wisdom made relevant for modern witches:

  • The wheel of the year, the sabbats, the cycles of the moon.
  • Tools to enhance your intuition, including oracle cards and dowsing, so that you can make decisions quickly and comfortably.
  • Understanding the ancient use of the word 'medicine'.
  • How to work with herbs, crystals and power animals so that you have support in your spiritual work.
  • Work with the elements to achieve deep connection with the world around you.

In addition, Lisa teaches personal, hands-on rituals and spells from her family lineage of gypsy witch magic to help you heal, manifest and rediscover your powers.

Witch Hunting In Seventeenth Century New England

Author: David D. Hall
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822336136
Size: 36.70 MB
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Witch Hunting In Seventeenth Century New England from the Author: David D. Hall. DIVThis superb documentary collection illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England. The cases examined begin in 1638, extend to the Salem outbreak in 1692, and document for the first time the extensive Stamford-Fairfield, Connecticut, witch-hunt of 1692–1693. Here one encounters witch-hunts through the eyes of those who participated in them: the accusers, the victims, the judges. The original texts tell in vivid detail a multi-dimensional story that conveys not only the process of witch-hunting but also the complexity of culture and society in early America. The documents capture deep-rooted attitudes and expectations and reveal the tensions, anger, envy, and misfortune that underlay communal life and family relationships within New England’s small towns and villages. Primary sources include court depositions as well as excerpts from the diaries and letters of contemporaries. They cover trials for witchcraft, reports of diabolical possessions, suits of defamation, and reports of preternatural events. Each section is preceded by headnotes that describe the case and its background and refer the reader to important secondary interpretations. In his incisive introduction, David D. Hall addresses a wide range of important issues: witchcraft lore, antagonistic social relationships, the vulnerability of women, religious ideologies, popular and learned understandings of witchcraft and the devil, and the role of the legal system. This volume is an extraordinarily significant resource for the study of gender, village politics, religion, and popular culture in seventeenth-century New England./div

Caliban And The Witch

Author: Silvia Federici
Publisher: Autonomedia
ISBN: 1570270597
Size: 35.53 MB
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Caliban And The Witch from the Author: Silvia Federici. Literary Nonfiction. CALIBAN AND THE WITCH is a history of the body in the transition to capitalism. Moving from the peasant revolts of the late Middle Ages to the witch-hunts and the rise of mechanical philosophy, Federici investigates the capitalist rationalization of social reproduction. She shows how the battle against the rebel body and the conflict between body and mind are essential conditions for the development of labor power and self-ownership, two central principles of modern social organization."It is both a passionate work of memory recovered and a hammer of humanity's agenda." Peter Linebaugh, author of The London Hanged"

The Scottish Witch Hunt In Context

Author: Julian Goodare
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719060243
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The Scottish Witch Hunt In Context from the Author: Julian Goodare. Covering the whole period of the Scottish witch-hunt, from the mid-16th century to the early 18th, this book is a collection of essays on Scottish witchcraft and witch-hunting. It provides a comparative dimension of witch-hunting beyond Scotland.

Witch

Author: Fiona Horne
Publisher: Thorsons Pub
ISBN: 9780007121328
Size: 46.46 MB
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Witch from the Author: Fiona Horne. Horne reveals the intimate secrets and know-how of her spiritual calling, including the daily business of being a modern witch at home, work and play. "Witch" delves deep into the mysteries of spellcasting, moon worship, reincarnation and magical music. 20 color photos.

Witch Craze

Author: Lyndal Roper
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300119831
Size: 49.56 MB
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Witch Craze from the Author: Lyndal Roper. "In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries thousands of women confessed to being witches and were put to death ... Drawing on hundreds of original trial transcripts and other rare sources in four areas of Southern Germany, where most of the witches were executed, Lyndal Roper paints a vivid picture of their lives, families and tribulations. She also explores the psychology of witch-hunting, explaining why it was mostly older women who were the victims of witch crazes, why they confessed to crimes, and how the depiction of witches in art and literature has influenced the characterisation of elderly women in western culture"--Dust jacket.

Witches

Author: Kathryn Griffith
Publisher: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
ISBN: 1519217617
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Witches from the Author: Kathryn Griffith. There are witches in the world…some are good and some of them are downright evil. Amanda Givens is careful how she uses her benevolent powers. She doesn't want the people of Canaan, Connecticut to know they have a witch among them…even a good white witch. For years, she's lived quietly in a remote cabin with Amadeus, her quirky feline familiar. At first with her husband, Jake, the love of her life, until a car accident; but now alone after his death. But when she's wrongly blamed for a rash of ritualistic murders committed by a satanic cult, she knows she can no longer hide. She's the one the cult is after and she is the only one who can stop them and prove her innocence. Yet as punishment for fighting and destroying the cult, she's drawn back in time by the ghost of the dark witch, Rachel Coxe, who was drowned for practicing black magic in the 17th century. Now, as Amanda tries to rehabilitate Rachel's reputation in an effort to save lives, as well as her own, and falls in love all over again with Joshua, her reincarnated dead husband from the future, she has to rely on a sister's love and magical knowledge, and a powerful sect of witches named the Guardians, to help her get home safely.

A Witch Alone Thirteen Moons To Master Natural Magic

Author: Marian Green
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007373929
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A Witch Alone Thirteen Moons To Master Natural Magic from the Author: Marian Green. This book carries on the tradition of the solo village witch emphasizing white rather than black magic. It is a practical manual of instruction for those who choose the solo path of study and particularly stresses the importance of being in tune with nature. As there are approximately 13 moons each year – the book is divided into 13 parts. Each section is aimed at lasting from the new moon to the dark to make the student fully aware of the changing power in the tides of the sea and the tides of the self. The moon-long sections deal with a variety of traditional arts, skills and mental exercises which enables the aspiring witch to discover the inner world of magic inside him/herself. Note that it has not been possible to include the same picture content that appeared in the original print version.

Irish Witchcraft From An Irish Witch

Author: Lora O'Brien
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN: 1564147592
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Irish Witchcraft From An Irish Witch from the Author: Lora O'Brien. Irish Witchcraft From an Irish Witch is a delightful mixture of academia and accessibility; a book that explores Witchcraft in Ireland: how it was, is, and will be. It succeeds where many books have failed-fulfilling the longing for real Irish Witchcraft, while crafting the delicate balance between learning from the past and weaving a modern system based on truth and respect. Lora O'Brien is a genuine Irish Witch, making no claims of "fraudulent family traditions"-she is simply a woman who walks her path and shares her experiences, working closely with her heritage and land in a contemporary setting. Irish Witchcraft From an Irish Witch explores the past: Providing an investigation of the Witches' place in Irish mythology. Looking at Witchcraft and magic by examining the customs connected with the Sidhe. Examining historical evidence of the Witch trials that swept across the isle. And the present and beyond by: Working with Irish deities, landscapes, energies, and antiquities. Examining the wheel of the year, with its festivals, cycles, and seasons of Irish culture. Looking at ritual progression through a Witch's life: magical training, physical growth. Providing alternatives to the traditional stages of a child's life in modern Irish culture.

The Magician The Witch And The Law

Author: Edward Peters
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812211016
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The Magician The Witch And The Law from the Author: Edward Peters. In the early Middle Ages, magic was considered a practical science, requiring study and skill. But as European society became more articulate and self-conscious, the old tradition of magic as a science became associated with heresy and sorcery. Thereafter the Middle Ages knew no safe, learned magic that was not subject to accusation of diabolism in one form or another, and the magician, like the later witch, could be punished for both spiritual and temporal offenses. Through Peters's analysis of the legal, ecclesiastical, and literary responses to this problem, magic and witchcraft are located more accurately in the cultural context of the time, providing important insight into medieval history.