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A history of magic, witchcraft, & the occult

Lipscomb, Suzannah, (writer of the introduction.). DK Publishing, Inc., (publisher.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 133.4 Hist (Text) 33294002091254 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-10-31

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465494290
  • ISBN: 1465494294
  • Physical Description: 319 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: "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."--
Subject: Magic -- History
Witchcraft -- History

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