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The God of the Witches by Margaret Alice Murray
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May 26, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: this-book-is-wretched, historical-fiction
Recommended for: crazy people, Stevie Nicks, that one old lady you know...
Read in February, 2005

Let's be perfectly honest. Margaret Murray is batshit insane. In the days before wikipedia, Ms. Murray would be the reason why we'd argue that everyone was indeed not an authority on everything. Lightly trained as an "Egyptologist" (Edward Said would have a field day with that), Murray launches into a rambling, crazy treatise on a magical Horned God and pre-Christian pagan European universal maternalist religion that was marginalized as witchcraft in the darkest parts of the medieval period. It's hilarious in a "oh my God i hope no one believes this sort of way" (a la Da Vinci Code), but really, home girl is cray-cray.
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