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The five best books on Witches and Witchcraft
« on: November 01, 2019, 09:55:38 AM »
As recommended by Diane Purkiss

https://fivebooks.com/best-books/witches-diane-purkiss/


Fascinating set, and really interesting article.

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Re: The five best books on Witches and Witchcraft
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 02:49:52 PM »
As recommended by Diane Purkiss

https://fivebooks.com/best-books/witches-diane-purkiss/


Fascinating set, and really interesting article.

The first one sounds really interesting. I'll put it on my "to read" list I think.
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Re: The five best books on Witches and Witchcraft
« Reply #3 on: Today at 08:12:47 AM »
As recommended by Diane Purkiss

https://fivebooks.com/best-books/witches-diane-purkiss/


Fascinating set, and really interesting article.

Sorry for the lateness of this response, but, Hey-ho, better late than never!

I only have one problem with anything Craft that is proposed by Diane Purkiss, I cannot, for the moment, find the exact book or article from which it comes, but she dismisses the Burning Times (1430-1730 appox) as the modern witch's attempt to provide themselves with a Holocaust designed to create a faux-history and sympathy for their re-emergence from the darkness!

Most of this woman's output is political feminism and her dislike of and contemp for modern witches, particularly the militant American version, is blindingly obvious!

Note to self: As soon as lock-down has ended get your arse back to the British Library and re-create all the research that you did years ago and finish the project!
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