Jeffery Burton Russell is well known for his works on the history and myth of the Devil.
While not a long book, quantatively there is more great information page for page than in any other single book I've read on witchcraft.
Pagan practices may have survived into today's West, but not the world-view of ancient or folk paganism.
I've spent a lot of time studying witchcraft and alternative religions. This book provided a solid history of witchcraft they I hadn't heard before. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kyler
This book appears to have been well researched; it is very factual and contains a surprisingly large amount of history given the book's small size. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book - I loved the way the author started in the past an worked his way to present day explaining the origins and possible origins of many aspects of the Old Religion - and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Justin Seguin
This book has a ton of history and certainly reads like a text that would be required reading for a college course. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Craig Giordano
I was looking for this book for a long time!!! Thank you!!! The books quality was truly perfect!!!! Thank you!Published 14 months ago by Jimmy Gonzalez
Magick and sorcery have been with mankind since the beginning. Witchcraft being the most popular branch of of has perked the curiousity of many people. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by S. Cranow
I am now in the process of returning this book...as to whether I receive a refund is of no consequence..it is totally useless to me if I cannot read it. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Geraldine Mcentegart
This unassuming book is actually one of the best studies on the subject. It follows witchcraft from tribal societies up to the present day. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Osie Turner