From Witch to Wicca

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Author Leslie Ellen Jones explores the historical shifts, the social and religious context, and the thoughts of people through the ages to the realities and mysteries of ancient witchcraft and modern Wicca. Dr. Jones looks at the portrayal of witches and Wicca in literature, from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling, and examines the images presented to us by Hollywood in both films and TV. The historical record is also laid bare, including the centuries of persecutions and witch trials in both ...
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Author Leslie Ellen Jones explores the historical shifts, the social and religious context, and the thoughts of people through the ages to the realities and mysteries of ancient witchcraft and modern Wicca. Dr. Jones looks at the portrayal of witches and Wicca in literature, from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling, and examines the images presented to us by Hollywood in both films and TV. The historical record is also laid bare, including the centuries of persecutions and witch trials in both Europe and America.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781593600082
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/3/2004
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
1. In the Beginning, There Was Magic 13
2. Witches of Antiquity 27
3. The Daemonic Realms 43
4. Mabinogi, Merlin, and Morgan 61
5. Burn Her 76
6. Weird Sisters and Noble Wizards 92
7. Who Needs Magic? 110
8. Witches are So Last Century 128
9. From Myth to Religion 148
10. From Salem to Sunnydale 169
11. Conclusion 193
12. Bibliography 201
Index 207
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