Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft (Signed)

For almost three miillenia European beliefs in the supernatural have persisted, haunting dark country roads, abandoned buildings and hiding in all the dark corners of the mind. The witches have always been with us, and have shaped our history in ways we may never have realized.

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I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2017. Hardback, 262 pages, New. Signed.

Through European history the belief in, and fear of, the supernatural has played a role in shaping religious culture and private faith, though he shape has evolved from the aged woman living in the woods to the black-haired tattooed teenager listening to rock music. Society had recast the actors but the role has stayed the same, that of the stirrer of imagination, a provoker of fear, some distant master of the unknowable.

For almost three millennia European beliefs in the supernatural have persisted, haunting dark country roads, abandoned buildings and hiding in all the dark corners of the mind. The witch’s powers have always been with us, and have shaped our history in ways we may never have realized.