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Peter Haining – Witchcraft And Black Magic

Posted by glampunk on September 5, 2007

Peter Haining – Witchcraft And Black Magic (Hamlyn, 1971)

Peter Haining - Witchcraft And Black Magic

Illustrations: Jan Parker

Peter Haining has been writing about witchcraft and Black Magic for ten years now. It all began when he was working in Essex as a journalist and was asked to cover an outbreak of church desecration in the county. He met self-confessed witches and witnessed many ceremonies in the course of writing that article and, as a result of what he had seen, he became very dissatisfied with the mixture of half-truth, rumour and sensationalism surrounding the subject. Since then, in his many broadcasts and newspaper articles and now in this he has argued for a more practical realistic attitude to witchcraft.

Fertility rite or devil worship? The true purpose of witchcraft has always been debated. Peter Haining believes that witchcraft is an ancient fertility religion and has written a refreshinglystraightforward survey of the subject. He tells the story of witchcraft from prehistory to the present day, explains its association with Black Magic, and investigates many of the strange practices and phenomena which have been attributed to the craft. Exciting illustrations contribute to this lively account of one man’s most intriguing, most misrepresented, activities.

Witchcraft And Black Magic

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Wray Hunt – Satan’s Daughter

Posted by glampunk on August 29, 2007

Wray Hunt – Satan’s Daughter (Nel, Aug 1975. Originally Robert Hale, 1970)

“Shame, pain and power,” the gypsy said, “all three are yours – or nothing.”

Thus the gypsies told the fortune of little Alys, daughter of the vicious broom-maker of the Purbeck moors.
Alys kept this dream of her future to herself, to give her hope through the years of pain and starvation until she was old enough to run away and seek her fortune.

But the world was not kind to her, and she found that she had to be harsh, ruthless and cruel to achieve her ambitions. She was even willing to join a witches’ coven to practice their potions on the King, and so become his mistress. At last she had the power he had always sought, but at what cost to her eternal soul ….

Ghastly review on Vault.

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