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Witchcraft and Black Magic (Knowledge Through Color #36)

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Paperback, Knowledge Through Color #36
Published 1971 by Hamlyn
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I read this book because it is the Halloween season, and I wanted to read some of my "scarier" fare from my novelty section.
Do you have a novelty section on your book shelf? Y'know, the shelf where you put the books with the funny names, or the ones you bought when the library was closing and they let you walk out with a bag of books for 99 cents? I have one, anyway. On that shelf you will find the Les Schwab Autobiography, Books about how Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth, Conspiracy The
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Aug 03, 2016 Lee Hutchinson rated it really liked it
Essentially a beginner's guide with a distinctly 1970s-retro-witchy feel to it (to give you a taster: "...and the men would join with the women in adoration of the Great Mother - concluding festivities with a sexual ritual which had the by-product of ensuring the continuation of the tribe!"). Hardly assiduous scholarship - Haining draws uncritically from secondary sources and the now largely discredited work of Margaret Murray. Having said that, his intentions are sound, seeking to highlight the ...more
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Peter Alexander Haining (April 2, 1940 – November 19, 2007) was a British journalist, author and anthologist who lived and worked in Suffolk. Born in Enfield, Middlesex, he began his career as a reporter in Essex and then moved to London where he worked on a trade magazine before joining the publishing house of New English Library.

Haining achieved the position of Editorial Director before becoming
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