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Witchcraft and Black Magic

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Publisher Comments:

Intriguing, thoroughly researched volume provides expert historical view of demonology and the occult, drawing information from the Bible, literary classics, personal memoirs, correspondence, and court records. Scholarly, yet highly readable study defines witchcraft, then examines ceremonial practices, the casting of spells and conjuring, celebration of the Black Mass, and much more. A masterfully written work for anyone interested in supernatural phenomena, this book has been hailed by critic H. L. Mencken as "learned, honest, and amusing."

Book News Annotation:

A reprinting of the original 1946 text, this volume is the result of the extensive labors of Summers, who was a scholar of and believer in the occult. It begins with a general overview of witchcraft and progresses to increasingly meticulously detailed descriptions of historical events and the ceremonies of the supernatural. A conglomerate of a wealth of information extracted from the Bible, court records, correspondences and personal memoirs on the subject. Written for a general audience.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

English historian, essayist, critic and biographer Montague Summers (1880-1948) was one of the foremost authorities on witchcraft and the occult. In this intriguing, thoroughly researched volume, he offers an expert historical view of witchcraft and black magic through the ages, drawing on a diverse array of sources ranging from the Bible and literary classics to personal memoirs, correspondence, and court records. Beginning with a definition of witchcraft and how one becomes a witch, Summers proceeds to discuss the origins of witchcraft, the familiar, ceremonial practices, spells and conjuring, covens, the Black Mass, and much more, all in well-documented detail. Summers wrote many popular books on witchcraft, vampirism, and demonology; anyone interested in witchcraft and the occult will find much of value in this masterly historical study, written in a scholarly yet readable style.

Synopsis:

Historical overview of demonology and the occult defines witchcraft and examines ceremonial practices, the casting of spells and conjuring, celebration of the Black Mass, and much more. A masterfully written, highly readable work.

Synopsis:

Intriguing, thoroughly researched volume provides expert historical view of demonology and the occult, drawing information from the Bible, literary classics, personal memoirs, correspondence, and court records. Scholarly, yet highly readable study defines witchcraft then examines ceremonial practice

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I

  What is Witchcraft?

  How does One become a Witch?

  The Essential Pact

CHAPTER II

  "The Familiar, in Human Shape and Animal "

  How Acquired

  The Sacrileges of Witches

  The Reward of Blood

CHAPTER III

  Witchcraft at Cambridge and Oxford

  The Manichee Sorcerers

  Revolutionary Witchcraft

  The Witchcraft of the Templars

  Witchcraft and Politics

CHAPTER IV

  The Origins of Witchcraft

  The Sons of God and the Daughters of Men

  Who was the First Witch?

  Assyrian and Egyptian Witchcraft

  The Mummies

  "The "Dianic Cult" "

CHAPTER V

  The Library of the Witches

  The Sibylline Books

  The Grimoires

  Ie Grand Albert

  The Witches' Bible

  Zekerboni

  Printed and Manuscript Books of Spells

  The Scene of Conjuration described by Restif de la Bretonne

CHAPTER VI

  The Magus of Francis Barrett Today

  Ceremonial Magic

  The Evil Eye

  Ranks of Demons

  Necromancy

  Evocations

  Ebenezer Sibly

  Satanism Today

  Obeah

  Witchcraft in Mauritius

CHAPTER VII

  Sympathetic Magic

  Wax Images

  Figurines

  The Covens

  The Grand Master

  Levitation

  The Sabbat

  Incubi and Succubae

  The Black Mass

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486411255
Author:
Summers, Montague
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Witchcraft & Wicca
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Montague Summers
Subject:
Black Magic
Subject:
Metaphysics-Wicca and Goddess Worship
Subject:
Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.62 lb

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Product details 256 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486411255 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , English historian, essayist, critic and biographer Montague Summers (1880-1948) was one of the foremost authorities on witchcraft and the occult. In this intriguing, thoroughly researched volume, he offers an expert historical view of witchcraft and black magic through the ages, drawing on a diverse array of sources ranging from the Bible and literary classics to personal memoirs, correspondence, and court records. Beginning with a definition of witchcraft and how one becomes a witch, Summers proceeds to discuss the origins of witchcraft, the familiar, ceremonial practices, spells and conjuring, covens, the Black Mass, and much more, all in well-documented detail. Summers wrote many popular books on witchcraft, vampirism, and demonology; anyone interested in witchcraft and the occult will find much of value in this masterly historical study, written in a scholarly yet readable style.
"Synopsis" by ,
Historical overview of demonology and the occult defines witchcraft and examines ceremonial practices, the casting of spells and conjuring, celebration of the Black Mass, and much more. A masterfully written, highly readable work.
"Synopsis" by , Intriguing, thoroughly researched volume provides expert historical view of demonology and the occult, drawing information from the Bible, literary classics, personal memoirs, correspondence, and court records. Scholarly, yet highly readable study defines witchcraft then examines ceremonial practice
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