Making Witches

Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells

Author: Barbara Rieti

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077357493X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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Drawing from her own interviews and a wealth of material from the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive, Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition, looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches, and why others considered themselves bewitched. The tales that emerge - despite their seemingly fantastic elements of spells and black heart books, hags, and healing charms - concern everyday affairs and reveal the intense social interdependence central to outport life. Frequently featuring women, they provide fascinating new perspectives on female coping strategies in a volatile economy.
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Netty's Tale

(The Making of a Witch)

Author: Mark Pettifer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523855551


Page: 508

View: 1933

Full of witches, magic and a very large dragon, Netty's Tale is the story of The Travellers' Rest's favourite barmaid as she leaves behind her familiar surroundings to study witchcraft at Screewort City College. The sprawling metropolis of Screewort City is very different from what she's used to, holding many secrets and threats to Netty's safety. With the backdrop of the impending Travellers' Rest court case, this is a tale of the blossoming of Netty's witchcraft skills, inherited from a long line of Daisyberry witches, most notably her Grandmother. Old foes of Grandmother and Dragon are determined to get Netty for reasons long forgotten but there is also another more sinister villain after Netty. This takes the shape of Tooth Fairy, a brutish thug with his own special brand of magic. Editor County Recorder Screewort
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Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters

Author: J. Goodare

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137355948

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 4407

This book brings together twelve studies that collectively provide an overview of the main issues of live interest in Scottish witchcraft. As well as fresh studies of the well-established topic of witch-hunting, the book also launches an exploration of some of the more esoteric aspects of magical belief and practice.
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Planning an Appropriate Curriculum in the Early Years

A guide for early years practitioners and leaders, students and parents

Author: Rosemary Rodger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317443888

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 2828

Now its fourth edition, Planning an Appropriate Curriculum in the Early Years offers a comprehensive guide for early years practitioners and students on how to plan and implement a suitable curriculum for the children in an Early Years setting. It examines the key roles and responsibilities of practitioners working in Early Years settings and those with responsibility for leading and managing provision for EYFS in primary schools. Completely revised and updated in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, latest research evidence and OFSTED requirements, this book covers the following aspects of the Early Years including: what we mean by planning an appropriate curriculum in the early years; transition from nursery to school and into Year 1; defining quality learning and play in the early years assessment procedures and examples; integration of two-year-olds into school; the role played by parents and carers in children’s learning and development; the ways in which vulnerable children are provided for; examples of planning material developed by practitioners. With case studies of good practice and questions for reflective practice and group work, this timely fourth edition will be welcomed by students and practitioners looking to provide high quality and effective learning experiences for the under-fives.
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Climatic Variability in Sixteenth-Century Europe and Its Social Dimension

Author: Christian Pfister,Rudolf Brázdil,Rüdiger Glaser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401592594

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 6259

A multidecadal cooling is known to have occurred in Europe in the final decades of the sixteenth-century. It is still open to debate as to what might have caused the underlying shifts in atmospheric circulation and how these changes affected societies. This book is the fruit of interdisciplinary cooperation among 37 scientists including climatologists, hydrologists, glaciologists, dendroclimatologists, and economic and cultural historians. The known documentary climatic evidence from six European countries is compared to results of tree-ring studies. Seasonal temperature and precipitation are estimated from this data and monthly mean surface pressure patterns in the European area are reconstructed for outstanding anomalies. Results are compared to fluctuations of Alpine glaciers and to changes in the frequency of severe floods and coastal storms. Moreover, the impact of climate change on grain prices and wine production is assessed. Finally, it is convincingly argued that witches at that time were burnt as scapegoats for climatic change.
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Hexen hexen

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644574618

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2481

Im Märchen haben Hexen immer alberne schwarze Hüte auf, tragen schwarze Umhänge und reiten auf dem Besen. Diese Geschichte ist jedoch kein Märchen. Sie handelt von echten Hexen ... echte Hexen tragen ganz normale Kleider und sehen auch wie ganz normale Frauen aus. Sie wohnen in normalen Häusern, und sie haben ganz normale Berufe. Deshalb ist es so schwer, sie zu erwischen. Großmama erzählte am liebsten von Hexen, den gefährlichsten Kreaturen der Welt. Doch auf die Begegnung mit der Hoch- und Großmeister-Hexe und ihren Plan, alle Kinder Englands in Mäuse zu verwandeln, hatte auch sie mich nicht vorbereiten können. Wir brauchten dringend eine Strategie ...
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A Case of Witchcraft

Author: Joe Revill

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1780922914

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 4155

A tale of witchcraft in the Northern Isles, in which some long-concealed secrets are revealed - concerning not only the Dark Arts but also the Great Detective himself.
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Reclaim the Power of the Witch

Making Magic Make Sense

Author: Monte Plaisance

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578631957

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 211

View: 418

In an effort to bring witchcraft back to its roots, Monte Plaisance presents a straightforward look into the world of the witch. Plaisance tackles one of the most often misinterpreted aspects of witchcraft: the elements of magic. This is not a book of magical recipes or spells, but rather a serious look at what goes into making magic work: will and intent. Writing from years of experience, he demystifies the growing religion of Wicca and dispels popular myths created by TV and movies. This book offers a sweeping survey of the sources and influences of witchcraft from many cultures, showing that much of modern magick has its roots in Greek and Roman Mythology. Including chapters on divination, ritual, dreams and dreamwork, practical magical tools, and more, this book invites each reader to reclaim the power of the witch.
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Author: Zelma Gonzalez

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481744046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 7767

The book is based on betrayal, friendship, romance and supernatural. All four girls got involved with the Witch Board. They knew nothing about it but in time, they found out how dangerous it was to play the game Ouija board, when one of the girls involved Witchcraft. So you can just imagine the drama that develops behind it. I hope that you will enjoy the book, as much as I have loved writing it. It brings back lots of memories for me.
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Die Seelen der Nacht


Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641093384

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 4783

Eine Liebe, stärker als das Leben selbst ... Diana Bishop ist Historikerin mit Leib und Seele. Dass in ihr zudem das Blut eines uralten Hexengeschlechts fließt, versucht sie im Alltag mit aller Kraft zu ignorieren. Doch als Diana in der altehrwürdigen Bodleian-Bibliothek in Oxford ein magisches Manuskript in die Hände fällt, kann sie ihre Herkunft nicht länger verleugnen: Hexen, Dämonen und Vampire heften sich an ihre Fersen, um ihr das geheime Wissen zu entlocken – wenn nötig mit Gewalt. Hilfe erfährt Diana ausgerechnet von Matthew Clairmont, Naturwissenschaftler, 1500 Jahre alter Vampir – und der Mann, der Diana bald schon mehr bedeuten wird als ihr eigenes Leben ... Ein mitreißender, wundervoll erzählter Roman über Magie, Abenteuer und Romantik.
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The Night Has a Naked Soul

Witchcraft and Sorcery Among the Western Cherokee

Author: Alan Kilpatrick

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815605393

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 4324

This exploration of the occult world of the Western Cherokee translates 40 shamanistic texts which deal with such esoteric matters as: divining the future; protecting oneself from enemies; destroying the power of witches; and purifying one's soul from all forms of supernatural harm.
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The Witch Cult in Western Europe

Author: Margaret Murray


ISBN: 130409913X

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 4478

The Witch-Cult In Western Europe by Margaret Alice Murray The mass of existing material on this subject is so great that I have not attempted to make a survey of the whole of European ' Witchcraft \ but have confined myself to an intensive study of the cult in Great Britain. In order, however, to obtain a clearer understanding of the ritual and beliefs I have had recourse to French and Flemish sources, as the cult appears to have been the same throughout Western Europe.
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Anthropology and Religion

What We Know, Think, and Question

Author: Robert L. Winzeler

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759110465

Category: Religion

Page: 297

View: 9872

Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this text covers what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it. A key text for students of upper division courses in the anthropological study of religion.
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Witch Daze

Author: Patricia Della-Piana


ISBN: 0557763339


Page: N.A

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Salem Witchcraft

With an Account of Salem Village, and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects

Author: Charles Wentworth Upham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Salem (Mass.)

Page: 564

View: 7855

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Everyday Witchcraft

Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World

Author: Deborah Blake

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738743771

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 8460

Walk your personal Pagan path with grace and wisdom, integrating a spiritual practice into your life in just a few minutes per week. Simple, fun, and easy to follow, Everyday Witchcraft shows that, no matter how busy or hectic life is, even small acts can add meaning and depth to your life. This remarkable book is filled with creative ideas and a variety of quick yet significant ways to connect with the rhythms of nature each day, not just on sabbats or the full moon. Make your home into a magickal place, work with the God and Goddess on a regular basis, and discover the magickal power of animals. From five-minute rituals and “hibernation vacations” to mini daily divinations, you can easily make the wisdom and practice of Witchcraft an enriching part of everyday life. Praise: “This is a book that deserves a place on all shelves for it is pertinent not only to the Pagan-inclined but to all who look to better their lives.”—Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft “A must-have for any Witch looking to evolve their practice from a mere study of the Craft into a fully fledged lifestyle.”—Melanie Marquis, author of A Witch's World of Magick and The Witch's Bag of Tricks
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition

Author: Denise Zimmerman,Denise Zimmermann,Katherine Gleason

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101097493

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 7005

An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spells New for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.
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Witch Craze

Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany

Author: Lyndal Roper

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119831

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 6078

From the gruesome ogress in Hansel and Gretel to the hags at the sabbath in Faust, the witch has been a powerful figure of the Western imagination. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries thousands of women confessed to being witches--of making pacts with the Devil, causing babies to sicken, and killing animals and crops--and were put to death. This book is a gripping account of the pursuit, interrogation, torture, and burning of witches during this period and beyond. Drawing on hundreds of original trial transcripts and other rare sources in four areas of Southern Germany, where most of the witches were executed, Lyndal Roper paints a vivid picture of their lives, families, and tribulations. She also explores the psychology of witch-hunting, explaining why it was mostly older women that were the victims of witch crazes, why they confessed to crimes, and how the depiction of witches in art and literature has influenced the characterization of elderly women in our own culture.
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