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Witchcraft in America

Peggy Saari

Witchcraft in America

by Peggy Saari

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Published by U.X.L. in Detroit .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Witchcraft -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPeggy Saari ; Elizabeth Shaw, editor.
    GenreJuvenile literature.
    ContributionsShaw, Elizabeth M., 1973-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1573 .S23 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxvii, 235 p. :
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18384283M
    ISBN 100787648353
    LC Control Number00030264
    OCLC/WorldCa44509096

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    A collection of twelve articles that explore various events in the history of witch-hunting and its demonization of women in American and American women's own use of witchcraft as a source of identity and strength, as well as the complicated relationship between the two. Witches of America is a memoir of Alex Mar’s immersive five-year trip into the occult, as both a journalist and someone searching for her own faith. She explores modern Paganism—from its roots in s England to its present-day American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world.

    I found this book fascinating for its up-close and rather remarkable reveal on the current position of Witches and witchcraft in America. At times, the inclusion of the author inserted into the story line was a little squirmy for me/5.   The first sentence of Alex Mar’s new book Witches of America is the very cryptic, “Witches are gathering.” She goes on to explain, “They are gathering for the season of death, the days.


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Witchcraft in America portrays itself as an overview of Paganism in America from the s to modern day. However, this is very misleading. The book is divided into three section: An Overview, Primary Sources, and Biographies/5(3).

The Salem witch trials were a sad and shocking time in American history. Includes history of witchcraft in Europe and its impact on early American society.

It discusses the possible causes of the witch hunts and letters written by participants which include apologies. Also had a short history of the rise of the Wiccan religion/5. " Witches of America is a seeker's memoir told through a quilted veil: a collection of strong, journalistic profiles of several fascinating American practitioners of the occult She is the perfect guide Mar writes eloquently about the search for meaning, our pursuit of the sublime within the mundane and the invention of self."/5().

Brown cites several examples of how the spirit of Jezebel, the woman known for her sorceries and witchcraft in 2 Kings of the Bible's Old Testament is thriving in America, including: Our turning away from the one true God after idols The massive spike in pornography and immorality The militant, child-killing spirit, radical feminism.

This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

The six chapters present stories of accused witches in American colonies before and the events leading up to the Salem witch trials, including the tragic aftermath.

Before J.K. Rowling started dabbling in the American history of witches, we had our own traditions: Native American myths, the Salem Witch Trials. “Wicca is the fastest-growing religion in America, set to be the third largest religion by ,” claims Marla Alupoaicei, who co-wrote the recently released book “Generation Hex” with fellow Christian author Dillon Burroughs.

“The numbers of adherents are doubling every 30 months,” she says. Witchcraft (or witchery) is the practice of magical skills, spells, and abilities. Witchcraft is a broad term that varies culturally and societally, and thus can be difficult to define with precision.

Historically, and currently in most traditional cultures worldwide—notably in Asia, South America, Africa, the African diaspora, and Indigenous communities—the term is commonly associated.

In Windsor, Connecticut inAlse Young was the first person in America executed for witchcraft. Before Connecticut’s final witch trial took place inforty-six people were accused of.

InDiaz, the author of the best-selling book Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within, earned more than half a million dollars from her magic work and was named Best Witch—yes, there are. Witchcraft in Early North America combines an innovative approach to exploring the enmeshed histories of European, African, and Native American people in the early modern world with an important analysis of the deep and wide histories of witchcraft beliefs and practices across North America.4/5(1).

American Witchcraft The subject of Witchcraft in America is a confusing one, primarily as a result of the infamous “Salem Witch Trials” that took place in This atrocity began when a group of young, apparently bored and seeking attention, accused three local women of being witches.

Also, no one has ever been burned at the stake for witchcraft in America. In Salem, a number of people were hanged, and one was pressed to death. It is unlikely that any of those people were actually practicing any sort of witchcraft (except possibly Tituba), and more likely that they were all just unfortunate victims of mass hysteria.

Witchcraft in America. [Clifford Lindsey Alderman] -- Traces the history of witchcraft in the United States from its practice in the colonies to the present, including information on voodoo and Indian witchcraft. Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library.

A few years later, I read historian Stacy Schiff’s book on the Salem witch trials and was reminded that one of the central characters was my ancestor Samuel Sewall.

In her book, Schiff makes 17th-century Puritan New England come alive — what a dark and fearful place. Witchcraft in Early North America combines an innovative approach to exploring the enmeshed histories of European, African, and Native American people in the early modern world with an important analysis of the deep and wide histories of witchcraft beliefs and 4/5(1).

Witches of America follows Mar on her immersive five-year trip into the occult, charting modern Paganism from its roots in s England to its current American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies/5(2).

Frances F. Denny's photographic project "Major Arcana: Witches in America" is an expansive visual document of the modern face of witchcraft. The extraordinary delusion recorded as Salem witchcraft was but a reflection of a kindred insanity in the Old World that was not eliminated until its victims had been counted by thousands.

That human beings should be accused of leaguing themselves with Satan to plague their fellows and overthrow the powers of righteousness is remarkable; but, that they should admit their guilt is. Witchcraft in Early North America investigates European, African, and Indian witchcraft beliefs and their expression in colonial America.

Alison Games's engaging book takes us beyond the infamous outbreak at Salem, Massachusetts, to look at how witchcraft was a central feature of colonial societies in North : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Witches of America is a memoir of Alex Mar’s immersive five-year trip into the occult, as both a journalist and someone searching for her own faith.This is a list of people executed for witchcraft, many of whom were executed during organised witch-hunts, particularly from the 15th–18th numbers of people were prosecuted for witchcraft in Europe between and Until around witchcraft-related prosecutions in Europe centred on maleficium, the concept of using supernatural powers specifically to harm others.Traces the history of witchcraft in the New World, from the hysteria of the Salem witch hunts to the modern-day renaissance of the Wiccan religion.