The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World [NOOK Book]

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Following on from the hugely successful Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, comes the next bumper encyclopedia celebrating all facets of witchcraft. This definite book is the most comprehensive, authoritative and entertaining guide you'll ever find on the mythology, folklore and traditions of magic.In this mammoth magical treasure trove, Judika Illes explores the history, folklore, spirituality, and mythology of witchcraft. A feast of facts and curiosities, rooted in magical and spiritual traditions, from all ...
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The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World

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Overview

Following on from the hugely successful Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, comes the next bumper encyclopedia celebrating all facets of witchcraft. This definite book is the most comprehensive, authoritative and entertaining guide you'll ever find on the mythology, folklore and traditions of magic.In this mammoth magical treasure trove, Judika Illes explores the history, folklore, spirituality, and mythology of witchcraft. A feast of facts and curiosities, rooted in magical and spiritual traditions, from all over the world, there are recipes from the witch's cauldron, magical sacred dates, and methods of witches' flights. Discover how witchcraft has inspired popular culture from Shakespeare to Harry Potter, and how witches have suffered persecution and death in centuries past.Packed full of amazing facts, bizarre information and fascinating stories, you will also be introduced to mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, and witches from all over the globe.Ideal for both the dedicated follower and casual reader, as a perfect gift for yourself or someone else to treasure, this definitive encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in folklore, mythology and magic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007372034
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 148,807
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Judika Illes’ introduction to magic and mysticism was at 6 years old when she fell in love with the magical arts. She became a professional tarot card reader in 1988, became certified in aromatherapy in 1999, was a tutor at the Australasian College of Herbal Studies, and has taught multi-cultural studies, world mythology, tarot and magic to children and adults. She lives in New Jersey.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2005

    The only book about witchcraft you'll ever need

    I read Illes's companion book 'The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells' first. Together, these are the only books about spells and witchcraft you'll ever need. Presented as much as a study of the history of witchcraft as a tutorial, this book spans centuries and nations to do something other writers of the genre often fail to do: Compare, contrast and combine the various topics to describe their evolution. One could imagine students of witchcraft and wizardry learning from this book. Amazing.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2010

    By hardcover so you will never have to replace it! :}

    05/3/2010
    This book is only of the most influential reads of my life time. It is the the "Huckleberry Fin" of it genre. IT IS A MUST HAVE! Any person has a books of magic collection needs this master piece along with its compainion spellbook: The Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells.
    -A New Age Mage

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2008

    excellent

    i have all four of her books and love them all. this book exsplains the history of witchcraft and how it got its negative and positive lights brought opon the general public.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    more fun than a cauldron of toads.

    This book has everything you would ever need (or want) to know about magic, from it's beginings to modren practioner pointer, its both fun and informitive to read. not for those looking for a few fluffy spells but for those seeking a true background of the magical arts. Unassuming, progressive and entertaing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2006

    Not for the teenagers

    Ok most people who are just interested in doing little spells that are just fun and silly and not interested in the history of witch craft, then this book would not be for you. However if you are like me a seeker of knowledge and truth then this book is definately a good resource.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Sucked

    Do not buy this crap

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2006

    Disappointing!

    I was very disappointed with this book. It has stories about witches... Like in stories of Dorothy and the Wizzard of Oz, Hanzel & Gretel & other childrens stories. I didn't want to read about stories I wanted to know how to do spells and magic. I was also dissapointed with the 5000 Spells! It asks for different things to use in your spells, like warewolfs blood! What is that!..//???? Where can it be found?

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