The Werewolf in Lore and Legend

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Courier Corporation, Dec 1, 2003 - Social Science - 336 pages
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The first definitive work on werewolfery, this book was written by a venerable author of occult studies. Unsurpassed in its sheer scope and depth, it employs a theological and philosophical approach, incorporating an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore. Summers examines the supernatural practice of shapeshifting, notes the finer distinctions between werewolfery and lycanthropy, and explores the differences of opinion on exactly how ordinary humans are transformed into creatures of "unbridled cruelty, bestial ferocity, and ravening hunger." His Gothic style, rich in fascinating examples and anecdotes, offers compelling fare for lovers of esoteric lore. Unabridged republication of the classic 1933 edition.
 

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Forget Lon Chaney and all that full moon nonsense. Summers's 1933 volume takes a hard look at werewolf legends throughout history. His research covers the differences between werewolfery and ... Read full review

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my personal opinion is this book shows us the saftey but a bit of danger.
it is believen that this book is based on the the acient greek history.were they sat down and the wolfgod invited zeus over .

Contents

THE WEREWOLF LYCANTHROPY
1
THE WEREWOLF HIS SCIENCE AND PRACTICE
63
GREECE ITALY SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
133
ENGLAND AND WALES SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
178
FRANCE
217
THE NORTH RUSSIA AND GERMANY
242
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