Power of the Witch

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Dell Pub., 1989 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 310 pages
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"Power of the Witch" is an extraordinary account of the beliefs and practices of a contemporary witch, known as the "offical witch of Salem". After the disappearance of the ancient matriarchal societies, witchcraft endured bitter presecution from the middle ages to the 17th century and still encounters ignorance, fear and loathing today. Breaking her faith's tradition of secrecy, Laurie Cabot refutes its roots and history, its rich and powerful feminine mythology, and its kinship with the earliest magic and with nature. She explains the weird and wonderful techniques to work magic - preparing potions, casting spells, charging objects - and reveals it to be very much a practical craft and one focused on healing, protecting and neutralizing harm.
 

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User Review  - Noor - Goodreads

This is one of the first books I obtained when I wanted to research more about Wicca. My friend, who is Wiccan, told me to try and read it and I did. When I first got it, I felt a familiar and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

It's a good book, but the glaring historical/general life/science inaccuracies make it really difficult to be a great book. At best you could say she is building a mythology for modern Paganism, which ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE ANCIENT POWER OF MAGIC
9
THE OLD RELIGION
19
WHAT THEY SAT ABOUT
53
THE CRAFT OF THE WISE
92
THE SCIENCE OF WITCHCRAFT
142
ALPHA
168
EVERYDAY
202
MILESTONES
264
WITCHCRAFT TOMORROW
283
TABLE OF CORRESPONDENCES
304
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About the author (1989)

Keith Woodford is Professor of Farm Management and Agribusiness at Lincoln University in New Zealand. A regular commentator in the news media, he was previously at the University of Queensland (Australia) for 20 years. He lives with his family in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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