Can Witchcraft be seen merely as a Manifestation of a Society that feared ´Marginal´ Women?: Marion Luger
Can Witchcraft be seen merely as a Manifestation of a Society that feared ´Marginal´ Women?:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 3. Auflage. Marion Luger
Meet the most powerful witches from around the world! Learn about their lives, their legacy, their secrets, and their powerful spells. Witches have always worried, scared, and fascinated people in equal measure. From dark magic to home remedies, they have been part of the cultural landscape for people across the world. From Europe to the Americas, Asia to Africa, the idea of women who delve deeply into magic has created some of the most enduring stories in the history of humanity. Often, these stories blend the real with the unreal, truth with fiction, and magic with the mundane. In this book, we will look at witches from across the world and across many thousands of years. But witches are not always welcome. Often, they are feared. People worry about satanic practices and dark magic. Should a child fall sick, it is not uncommon for people to blame a local woman. Many have been falsely accused of witchcraft throughout history and, sometimes, these people have been killed as a result. Sometimes, even the rumored practice of dark magic can be enough to condemn a person to be burned at the stake. Throughout this book, we will look into the history of witchcraft as it has been practiced by people over the ages. Not only that, but we will look into some of the spells that they relied upon for their power. By studying their specific arts, we can better understand the scope and the power of witchcraft. If you would like to know more about history´s most powerful witches, then listen and get to grips with some of the strangest, oddest, most magical, and most twisted tales in human history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073386/bk_acx0_073386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe´s history. The witch came to prominence - and often a painful death - in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early modern state. This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft. Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gildart Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010328/bk_blak_010328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe´s history The witch came to prominence-and often a painful death-in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-modern stake. This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft. Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated.
In her analysis of the cultural construction of gender in early America, Elizabeth Reis explores the intersection of Puritan theology, Puritan evaluations of womanhood, and the Salem witchcraft episodes. She finds in those intersections the basis for understanding why women were accused of witchcraft more often than men, why they confessed more often, and why they frequently accused other women of being witches. In negotiating their beliefs about the devil´s powers, both women and men embedded womanhood in the discourse of depravity.Puritan ministers insisted that women and men were equal in the sight of God, with both sexes equally capable of cleaving to Christ or to the devil. Nevertheless, Reis explains, womanhood and evil were inextricably linked in the minds and hearts of 17th-century New England Puritans. Women and men feared hell equally, but Puritan culture encouraged women to believe it was their vile natures that would take them there rather than the particular sins they might have committed.Following the Salem witchcraft trials, Reis argues, Puritans´ understanding of sin and the devil changed. Ministers and laity conceived of a Satan who tempted sinners and presided physically over hell, rather than one who possessed souls in the living world. Women and men became increasingly confident of their redemption, although women more than men continued to imagine themselves as essentially corrupt.The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. ´´Thoughtful and stimulating book...Strongly recommended.´´ (Choice)´´An important and valuable book...opens avenues for investigation that go beyond her splendid treatment of the ´witchcraft´ issue.´´ (The New England Quarterly)´´Exciting and provocative...makes a significant contribution to the scholarship about gender and religion.´´ (Journal of Interdisciplinary History) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Marlowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129218/bk_acx0_129218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Savannah is considered a Southern treasure, a city of beauty with a rich, colorful past. Some might even call it magical.... To the uninitiated, Savannah shows only her bright face and genteel manner. Those who know her well, though, can see beyond her colonial trappings and small-city charm to a world where witchcraft is respected, Hoodoo is feared, and spirits linger. Mercy Taylor is all too familiar with the supernatural side of Savannah, being a member of the most powerful family of witches in the South. Despite being powerless herself, of course. Having grown up without magic of her own, in the shadow of her talented and charismatic twin sister, Mercy has always thought herself content. But when a series of mishaps - culminating in the death of the Taylor matriarch - leaves a vacuum in the mystical underpinnings of Savannah, she finds herself thrust into a mystery that could shake her family apart...and unleash a darkness the line of Taylor witches has been keeping at bay for generations. In The Line, the first book of the Witching Savannah series, J. D. Horn weaves magic, romance, and betrayal into a captivating Southern Gothic fantasy with a contemporary flair. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005729/bk_brll_005729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born with a secret power he must hide.... Telryn ´´Trip´´ Yert has always been a little odd, with hunches that are too accurate to explain. Magic is feared and forbidden in Iskandia, so he´s struggled his whole life to hide his eccentricities. As a boy, he was forced to watch his mother´s execution. Her crime? Witchcraft. Understandably, Trip wants nothing to do with the power that lurks within him, always threatening to reveal itself. Instead, he dedicates himself to serving as an officer in the king´s army, to battling pirates and imperial conquerors. He longs to become a soldier as respected and renowned as the legendary General Zirkander. But his country is in need of more than a soldier. After disappearing for over 1,000 years, dragons have returned to the world. A few of them are willing to be allies to mankind, as they were millennia before, but far more want to destroy or enslave humans and claim the world for themselves. There are few people left with the power to fight dragons. For reasons he doesn´t understand, Trip may be one of those people. But if he chooses to learn more about his heritage and the power he can wield, he risks losing everyone he loves and everything he longs to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/001146/bk_podm_001146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the wizards who forged the path to modern wizardry and witchcraft. Learn about the legacy of these innovative warlocks and how their magick impacted our world. There is a tendency to view witchcraft as an inherently feminine subject. But it this entirely fair? For centuries, men have plumbed the depths of the occult and the fantastic, searching for new ways in which to employ ancient knowledge. These mystics, occultists, and wizards has sought to expand their knowledge about the universe in ways which were forbidden, untrusted, or simply unknown. These magickal men have a unique way of looking at the world and one which should certainly be celebrated. In this book, we will examine some of the most dangerous and fascinating magicians, alchemists, and other magickal users who have operated within the last millennium. You will discover the works of: Eliphas Levi Nicholas Flamel Cornelius Agrippa Aleister Crowley Gerald Gardner Edward Talbot aka Edward Kelley John Dee Gérard Encausse, the great Papus Hayyim Samuel Jacob Falk Paracelsus You will also discover some of the magic secrets they left behind. Not only will we provide an overview of their life and works, but we will focus on providing listeners with a chance to try out magick for themselves. In every chapter, we will include a biography of the person, a reason why they should be considered among the foremost spiritualists of their day, and an example of the kind of spell work they might be associated with. If you have any interest in the occult - and especially if you wish to try this out for yourself - then this is the book for you. Listen on to discover how much the history of magick has been feared and cultivated over the years, as well as examples of how you yourself can start along the path. Download it now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075177/bk_acx0_075177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.