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Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft|
The author of the book: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
ISBN 13: 9780816038497
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 4.99 MB
Edition: Checkmark Books
Date of issue: October 31st 1999
Reader ratings: 6.6
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I'm a die hard fan of this woman. I don't even care that her books are hella expensive. I really don't. Frankly, I have yet to find another author quite like her. The book is exactly what it sounds like, an encyclopedia of all things witches. You're not going to find specific spells, rites, etc.-- this is much more about the history of witchcraft than help practicing it. She does cover "witch-related" events, too, like haunting and such. And the information in this paranormal encyclopedia is organized. Very organized.
I do think she did her absolute best to collect a wealth of material. I think she did a fantastic job. I can't say there is another, more useful book (on the same subject) on my shelves. That being said, the pictures are in black and white, and they aren't awe-inspiring.
Otherwise, you'll find just about anything your heart desires in this book. That being said, you do have to know HOW to look. You're not going to find what you're looking for by just skimming through the book--there's too much content for that inane twittery. You're going to have to actually spend sometime searching the index and reading through various entries to find the exact information you're looking for. Now, I do write witches for the most part, but I can't say that I've used this book for much more than historical reference material just yet. I do think that has to do with the fact that there is so much "witch-related" content in here, rather than different types of witches. If it were the latter, I could see myself using this book a little bit more than I actually do.
I did order this one from Amazon, but I ordered it "used" to help cut the cost down. Either way, like I said, I love this author and would probably follow her supernatural ass to the grave.
Read information about the authorRosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal, and is the author of 45+ books, including ten single-volume encyclopedias. Since 1983, she has worked full-time in the paranormal, researching, investigating and writing. She has done extensive field work investigating haunted, mysterious and sacred places, and has had numerous strange and unexplained experiences. When she is not on the paranormal road, she is working on new books and writing for TAPS Paramagazine, FATE magazine, and the Journal of Abduction-Encounter Research. Rosemary lives in New Jersey, and spend much of her time traveling the spooky byways of one of the most haunted states in America, Pennsylvania."
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