Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times
23-02-2020, 06:03 PM
Post: #1
Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times
The definitive history of how witchcraft and black magic have survived, through the modern era and into the present day

Cursed Britain unveils the enduring power of witchcraft, curses and black magic in modern times. Few topics are so secretive or controversial. Yet, whether in the 1800s or the early 2000s, when disasters struck or personal misfortunes mounted, many Britons found themselves believing in things they had previously dismissed – dark supernatural forces.

Historian Thomas Waters here explores the lives of cursed or bewitched people, along with the witches and witch-busters who helped and harmed them. Waters takes us on a fascinating journey from Scottish islands to the folklore-rich West Country, from the immense territories of the British Empire to metropolitan London. We learn why magic caters to deep-seated human needs but see how it can also be abused, and discover how witchcraft survives by evolving and changing. Along the way, we examine an array of remarkable beliefs and rituals, from traditional folk magic to diverse spiritualities originating in Africa and Asia.

This is a tale of cynical quacks and sincere magical healers, depressed people and furious vigilantes, innocent victims and rogues who claimed to possess evil abilities. Their spellbinding stories raise important questions about the state’s role in regulating radical spiritualities, the fragility of secularism and the true nature of magic.

https://www.waterstones.com/book/cursed-...0300221404
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  *ONLINE* Talk Fortean Society: Calling the Spirits – A History of Seances mecheeta 0 112 15-10-2020 05:19 PM
Last Post: mecheeta
  Practical Sigil Magic dormammu 1 1,169 18-08-2020 09:17 AM
Last Post: Jackson Gadsden
  Tarot Magic dormammu 0 207 18-07-2020 07:21 PM
Last Post: dormammu
  Online - Ways into Witchcraft - Finding your Coven dormammu 0 199 18-07-2020 07:19 PM
Last Post: dormammu
  History of Treadwells mecheeta 0 379 19-06-2020 07:01 AM
Last Post: mecheeta
  'Witches of London' Magic Performance mecheeta 0 348 16-02-2020 08:49 AM
Last Post: mecheeta
  The Ahuman Manifesto and Queer Chaos Magic mecheeta 0 634 16-02-2020 08:47 AM
Last Post: mecheeta
  Blended Incense for Magic workshop mecheeta 0 346 16-02-2020 08:45 AM
Last Post: mecheeta
  Practical Candle Magic - Jan Psychic Today 1 535 03-11-2019 01:17 PM
Last Post: Notpsychic
  From Parlor Tricks to Primetime: Fame, Gender, and the History of Ghost Hunting dormammu 0 382 02-11-2019 08:34 AM
Last Post: dormammu

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)