Enter a world of magic and power—the world of witchcraft...

Within the pages of Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, you will meet mythic witches, modern witches, goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, witches from all over the globe. . . Encyclopedia of Witchcraft is a comprehensive celebration of all facets of the ancient art of witchery. From fairy tales to familiars, from hags to healers, from ancient Egypt to modern Wicca and Neo-Paganism, from William Shakespeare to Harry Potter, this definitive reference book reveals the many faces of thousands of years of witchcraft.

Author Judika Illes leads you on a journey through witchcraft's history, mythology, and folklore. Discover magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, celebrations, traditions, and much more in Encyclopedia of Witchcraft.

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