A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult (DK a History of)

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A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult (DK a History of)

A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult (DK a History of)

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The book also has a four-page glossary and an extensive index to help you find just the piece of information that you want to find. Visually stunning, would be good as a coffee table book, covering a vast array of beliefs and rituals throughout human history. Request Rejected This page is unavailable due to either geographic restrictions or other restrictions in place at this time.

Its strength is the way it displays how deeply engrained magic, witchcraft and the occult are in human culture. That brought about an interest in me, I found it interesting to listen to this overview of the history of Witchcraft. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. I don’t recognise the woman on our doorstep, with her blonde highlights, a diamond bracelet identical to my own and a bouncing baby boy in her arms.The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, it explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones and offers key insights into the ways in which magic has interacted with religion. If there was a PDF included with the audio, as many of my other books have done so – fiction and nonfiction alike – I wouldn’t have been so annoyed. 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, covering everything 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.

While the book did really well on their voodoo section, I question why earlier a “voodoo doll” was mentioned when they tell you that voodoo does not use dolls. They also note a traditional witchcraft tool as coming from Wicca when in reality only some Wiccan sects adopted it from Robert Cochranes traditional witchcraft tradition (the Stang). Engaging text and lavish illustrations with over 500 full-color images that bring the subject to life. I was hoping for a book that would bring the subject matter to life with captivating storytelling, but instead, I found it to be a dry and uninspiring read. Despite this, I still absolutely loved the book, and highly recommend it to new and seasoned witches alike.The visually appealing illustrations were overshadowed by the lackluster writing style, which failed to engage me as a reader.

The heavy focus on presenting facts and information without a cohesive storytelling approach made it challenging for me to engage with the content. However, most of the topics in this book are so fascinating that I suggest just jumping in and starting to read!

It took me a while to finish this one because it’s a textbook, more than anything, and on an average person’s shelf, serves more as a reference book or a survey of occultism, witchcraft, or alternative spiritual practices from around the world. They also publish books for children, toddlers and babies, covering such topics as history, the human body, animals and activities, as well as licensed properties such as LEGO, Disney and DeLiSo, licensor of the toy Sophie la Girafe.

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