Here’s a Treat for you… Oxford University Press is offering a number of scholarly works that examine the history and current state of the practice of witchcraft. The posted introduction says:
“Haunting stories and legends abound as autumn settles in the west, from tales of witchcraft to imaginings of magic and enchantment. But what are the origins of these images, ideas, and traditions? Freely available until the end of 2021, this collection of OUP books, journals, and online products delves into the history of witchcraft from Scotland and Germany to Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
“How did witchcraft and fantasy affect daily life in early modern Scotland and Germany? Have historians lost sympathy for the victims of the Salem Witch Hunt? How did the occult influence healthcare in twentieth-century China? Join us this season as we uncover the origins and investigate the lasting impact of witchcraft, magic, superstition, and the occult throughout history.”
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