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Title:
Witch : the wild ride from wicked to Wicca
Author:
Savage, Candace Sherk, 1949-
Publication Information:
Vancouver, B.C. ; New York : Greystone Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xv, 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781550548013
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In an intelligent, richly layered and witty text, Candace Savage uncovers the many faces of the witch and the changes in her image over the passing centuries.


Author Notes

Candace Savage is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books, including Beauty Queens, Cowgirls, Aurora, and Bird Brains. Her work has been honored by both the American and Canadian Library Associations, as well as by the Canadian Science Writers' Association and the Rachel Carson Institute. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Since the beginning of recorded history, people have feared black magic and instituted harsh penalties against anyone who "troubled the atmosphere, excited tempests... or tormented their fellow-creatures with sores and diseases." It wasn't until the 15th century that women, the "defective" gender formed from Adam's crooked rib, became the target of fertile imaginations and wrongful accusations, however. Candace Savage (Beauty Queens) in Witch: The Wild Ride from Wicked to Wicca unravels the mystery surrounding one of history's most fantastic figures. Detailing the evolution of the witch from her original incarnation as a young woman to the comical old hag of popular culture today, Savage spins an irresistible tale for feminists and fans of the occult. The recent revival of interest in black magic will help this colorful, illustrated volume appeal to younger readers as well. (Greystone [Sterling, dist.], $21.95 144p ISBN 1-55054-801-8) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Secrets of a Shapeshifterp. 1
Conjuring a Nightmarep. 11
Old Wives' Talesp. 45
Romancing the Witchp. 75
Lifting the Cursep. 103
Notesp. 115
Referencesp. 119
Indexp. 126