Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 6: The Twentieth Century

Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume The Twentieth Century The roots of European witchcraft and magic lie in Hebrew and other ancient Near Eastern cultures and in the Celtic Nordic and Germanic traditions of the Continent For two millennia European folklor

  • Title: Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 6: The Twentieth Century
  • Author: Willem de Blécourt Bengt Ankarloo
  • ISBN: 9780812217070
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • The roots of European witchcraft and magic lie in Hebrew and other ancient Near Eastern cultures and in the Celtic, Nordic, and Germanic traditions of the Continent For two millennia, European folklore and ritual have been imbued with the belief in the supernatural, yielding a rich trove of histories and images.A series that combines traditional approaches of political, lThe roots of European witchcraft and magic lie in Hebrew and other ancient Near Eastern cultures and in the Celtic, Nordic, and Germanic traditions of the Continent For two millennia, European folklore and ritual have been imbued with the belief in the supernatural, yielding a rich trove of histories and images.A series that combines traditional approaches of political, legal, and social historians with critical syntheses of cultural anthropology, historical psychology, and gender studies, Witchcraft and Magic in Europe provides a modern, scholarly survey of the supernatural beliefs of Europeans from ancient times to the present day Each of the six volumes in the series contains the work of distinguished scholars chosen for their expertise in a particular era or region.Witchcraft today continues to play a role in European societies and imaginations This concluding volume includes a major new history of the origins and development of English Wicca and an account of the circumstances in which the term Satanist has been used to label individuals or groups The widespread prevalence of such phenomena proves the contemporary reality of beliefs in witchcraft and its threats.Other volumes in the series Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Ancient Greece and RomeThe Eighteenth and Nineteenth CenturiesBiblical and Pagan SocietiesThe Middle AgesThe Period of the Witch Trials

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    1. Since this has three sections with three separate authors each warrants its own review.1) Hutton's section on 20th century pagan witchcraft is fantastic. Five star worthy. His work is well-researched, well written, produces a good, balanced view of different perspectives and admits when there's not enough evidence to say something for certain. He provides a sound, scholarly history of modern paganism, one that is fair and sympathetic without being biased or swayed from the evidence. I understand [...]

    2. The sixth of a six volume series. For once, order doesn't matter.Three sections, dealing with three major groups.The first one was about modern neo-paganism and its roots. It starts in the nineteenth century for such roots, which are various. Groups such as Freemasonry, and its imitators, such as the Horseman's Word. The massive collection of folkloric details about witchcraft -- though very little of it had much influence --- and the febrile imaginations of folklorists, starting with projecting [...]

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