Witches, Sirens and Soothsayers

Author(s): Susannah Marriott

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Witches, sirens and soothsayers is an intriguing historical, literary and cultural account of the strange and mysterious world of those potent women who have outraged, enchanted and inspired the world with their abilities to see into the future and to commune with the spirits; to heal and transform with their potions; to change the course of events with their allure. This book illustrates how witchcraft has manifested itself through history across all cultures, drawing parallels and differences between them. It explains how our perception of the witch has changed over time and explains the practices of witchcraft today. Also containing eye witness sightings, poetry and prose on witches, from classical sources and Shakespeare onward, charms and riddles to ward off witches and interviews with practising witches, fantasy authors, religious leaders, historians and sociologists.


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  • : 9781846012693
  • : 12192
  • : 12192
  • : books

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  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Susannah Marriott