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Children of Cain

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Based on over 40 years of research and private collaboration with practitioners, Michael Howard's 'Children of Cain' is the definitive history of Traditional Witchcraft and its key operatives in Britain and the United States.

Key players include Robert Cochrane, The Regency, Cecil Williamson, George Pickingill, Victor Anderson, Alaister Clay-Egerton,and Andrew C
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Hardcover, First, 317 pages
Published 2011 by Three Hands Press
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GooseberryCompote
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Great information that's hard to find anywhere else. Could have used more editing of punctuation, etc.
Morgan M. Page
Dec 25, 2017 rated it liked it
A somewhat imaginative history of British traditional witchcraft and secret societies. Not necessarily factually reliable, but it certainly given an impression.
Christian
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Pretty long overview on "traditional" witchcraft. Usefull as general impression and who's who of the scene during the last hundred years though it is defficult to actually grasp purpose and practice of the groups. Especially the british kind (Cochrane, esp. the Regency, Pickingill) seems to be much more pagan-religious in character than I expected, evoking often the impression of dabblers rather than adepts which is of course due to their lacking source-material and questionable works like "the ...more
Julia Phillips
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Long overdue, this is one of the most original books about witchcraft to be published. The author has spent more than 40 years researching and practising witchcraft and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his subject.

Thought-provoking and insightful, this is a book for anyone interested in traditional witchcraft and the many characters who have walked the crooked path.
Sharon
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Sadly Mike died in 2015.This work is really centered around Robert Cochrane and his Clan of Tubal-Cain and the authors progress along his path.Howecer the entire book is full of gross errors and misinformation.There is little in here you could not find for free on the web.
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