Witches peek from greeting cards and advertisements, and they dig twisted roots from the ground. Witches dance beneath the stars and lurk around cauldrons. Witches heal, witches scare, witches creep, and witches teach!
A compendium of witches through the ages, from earliest prehistory to some of the most significant modern practitioners, The Weiser Field Guide to Witches explores who and what is a witch. From such famed historical legends as Aleister Crowley, Marie Laveau and Elizabeth Bathory to the popular literary and cinematic figures Harry Potter and The Wicked Witch of the West, Illes offers a complete range of the history of witches. Included also are the sacred--Isis, Hekate, Aradia--and the profane--the Salem Witch trials and The Burning Times. The Weiser Field Guide to Witches is appropriate for readers of all ages and serves as an excellent and entertaining introduction for those fascinated by the topic.
Judika Illes has been a student of the magical arts since childhood. Her interests include tarot, runes, and other forms of divination, astrology, spell-casting, traditional healing and spirituality, Kabbalah, the Egyptian Mysteries, mythology, folklore, and fairy tales. Judika is the author of Pure Magic, Magic When You Need It, The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, and The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft.
Author: Judika Illes