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The Resource A history of magic, witchcraft & the occult, foreword by Suzannah Lipscomb

A history of magic, witchcraft & the occult, foreword by Suzannah Lipscomb

Label
A history of magic, witchcraft & the occult
Title
A history of magic, witchcraft & the occult
Statement of responsibility
foreword by Suzannah Lipscomb
Title variation
A history of magic, witchcraft and the occult
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discover the beguiling history of witchcraft, magic, and superstition through the centuries and across the world in this stunningly illustrated title. 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 - 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 comprehensive, 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, it 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. The most comprehensive illustrated history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult will enthrall and fascinate you with its lavish illustrated, accessible entries, whether you are a believer or sceptic
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
133.4309
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1589
LC item number
.H57 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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Lipscomb, Suzannah
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  • Magic
  • Witchcraft
  • Occultism
  • Supernatural
  • Magic
  • Occultism
  • Supernatural
  • Witchcraft
Target audience
adult
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Label
A history of magic, witchcraft & the occult, foreword by Suzannah Lipscomb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781465494290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1129024532
  • (OCoLC)on1129024532
Label
A history of magic, witchcraft & the occult, foreword by Suzannah Lipscomb
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781465494290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1129024532
  • (OCoLC)on1129024532

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