The Book of Witches

Oliver Madox Hueffer

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The Book of Witches is a book by English writer Oliver Madox Hueffer, first published in 1909. Discover the captivating world of witches and witchcraft, and delve into the vast tapestry of their history, their origins, and their profound impact on mankind. While it is not an exhaustive scientific or historical treatise, the author skillfully selects the most essential elements from the wealth of material available, uncovering the mysteries of where witches came from, why they exist, and their significance. Chapters include: On A Possible Revival Of Witchcraft; A Sabbath-General; The Origins Of The Witch; The Half-Way Worlds; The Witch’s Attributes; Some Representative English Witches; The Witch Of Antiquity; The Witch In Greece And Rome; From Paganism To Christianity; The Witch-Bull And Its Effects; The Later Persecutions In England; Persecutions In Scotland; Other Persecutions; Philtres, Charms And Potions; The Witch In Fiction; and, Some Witches Of To-Day.

This book has has 77,065 words, 114 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1909.

Production notes: This ebook of The Book of Witches was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 20th June 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Witches' Flight' by Francisco Goya.

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