Synopses & Reviews
An acclaimed scholar traces the history and evolution of the mysterious and controversial Wicca religion in this spellbinding volume. For centuries witches were universally viewed as threatening figures dedicated to stealing fertility. Over time, witchcraft evolved into Wicca, a religion devoted to respecting the forces of nature and maintaining cosmic balance. In From Witch to Wicca, Leslie Ellen Jones examines popular beliefs about witches from classical times to the Enlightenment, drawing on new research that reveals how the roots of modern Wicca may be far different, and far older, than is commonly believed.