The Witch-Cult in Western Europe: A Study in Anthropology

By: Murray, Margaret Alice

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


No signatures. A 2" tear at head dust-jacket spine. Moderate foxing to dust-jacket. Overall a nice copy of this title.; 303, [1] pages. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and rule and publisher's emblem on spine. Page dimensions: 225 x 140mm. This is this author's major work on witchcraft. Margaret Murray (1863-1963) was involved in the first wave feminist movement, and is known for her study of European witchcraft. Murray's work has been influential to modern Wiccans. Modern feminists have also been interested in Murray's study of witchcraft, and it has been described as the "first feminist study of the witch trials" (Mimi Winick, "Modernist Feminist Witchcraft" in Modernism/Modernity 22 (3). [2015]). Contents: Preface; Introduction; Continuity of the Religion; The God - As God - As a Human Being - Identification - As an Animal; Admission Ceremonies - General - The Introduction - The Renunciation and Vows - The Covenant - The Baptism - The Mark; The Assemblies - The Sabbath. Method of going. The site. The date. The hour. - The Esbat. Business. The site. The time.; The Rites - General - Homage - The Dances - The Music - The Feast - Candles - The Sacrament - Sacrifices: Of animals. Of children. Of the Goid. - Magic Words; The Rites (continued) - General - Rain-making - Fertility; The Organization - The Officer - The Covens - Duties - Discipline; The Familiars and Transformation - The Divining Familiar - The Domestic Familiar - Methods of obtaining Familiars - Transformations into Animals; Appendix I - Fairies and Witches; Appendix II - Trial of Silvain Nevillon. Taken from De Lancre's L'Incrédulité et Méscréance; Appendix III - Covens and Names of Members - Index of Witches' Names, with Notes; Appendix IV - Notes on the Trials of Joan of Arc and Gilles de Rais; Appendix V - Some Notes on 'Flying' Ointments. By Prof. A. J. Clark; Bibliography; Index.

Title: The Witch-Cult in Western Europe: A Study in Anthropology

Author Name: Murray, Margaret Alice

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

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