A history of magic, witchcraft & the occult
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Contributors
Lipscomb, Suzannah, writer of foreword.
Published
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2020.
Status
Westover - Adult Nonfiction
133.4309 HISTO
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Published
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2020.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Language
English

Notes

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Includes index.
Description
Discover the beguiling history of witchcraft, magic, and superstition through the centuries and across the world in this stunningly illustrated title. 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 - 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. Providing readers with a comprehensive, balanced, and unbiased account of everything from Japanese folklore and Indian witchcraft to the differences between black and white magic, and dispelling myths such as those surrounding the voodoo doll and Ouija, the book explores the common human fear of, and fascination with spells, superstition, and the supernatural. The perfect introduction to magic and the occult, it explores forms of divination from astrology and palmistry to the Tarot and runestones, mystical plants and potions such as mandrake, the presence of witchcraft in literature from Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Harry Potter series, and the ways in which magic has interacted with religion. The most comprehensive illustrated history of witchcraft available, A History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult will enthrall and fascinate you with its lavish illustrated, accessible entries, whether you are a believer or sceptic.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lipscomb, S. (2020). A history of magic, witchcraft & the occult (First American edition.). DK Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lipscomb, Suzannah. 2020. A History of Magic, Witchcraft & the Occult. DK Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lipscomb, Suzannah. A History of Magic, Witchcraft & the Occult DK Publishing, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lipscomb, Suzannah. A History of Magic, Witchcraft & the Occult First American edition., DK Publishing, 2020.

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