The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca

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Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca, 3rd edition

In more than 480 entries, The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, and Wicca, Third Edition is an exciting update to one of the landmark references on the subject—by paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley. This edition provides unparalleled coverage of witchcraft practices around the world—spanning different time periods and societies—including entries on magic, shamanism, the occult, and wizardry. Now covering Wicca-related material not included in the previous editions as well as updates of contemporary biographies and Wicca material, this encyclopedia is perfect for casual readers and researchers, as well as those fascinated by this spellbinding topic. All content has been expanded considerably, providing updates and new information about the key topics of witchcraft.

New and revised coverage includes:

    * Amulets
    * Biographies of contemporary and historical figures
    * Book of Shadows
    * Charms
    * Demons
    * Familiars
    * Folklore relating to witchcraft
    * Hand of glory
    * Historical cases of witchcraft trials
    * The Inquisition
    * Magic and Wicca
    * Salem witches and other historical cases of witchcraft trials
    * Spells
    * Tools, such as altars, amulets, cauldrons, and charms
    * Wicca practices, rituals, beliefs, and traditions
    * Wiccan organizations
    * Witches in entertainment: films, television, stage, and popular fiction.

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