From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, The Witches is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations. This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself! Now a major motion picture!
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Fun-to-perform plays for the classroom. A collection of seven short playlets following the story of Roald Dahl's book in sequence. Some are for three or four actors and a couple are ideal for performance by a whole class. Full of humour, excitement and magic and true to the spirit of Dahl's work. Similar in format to The Twits and The BFG: Plays for Children. Adapted by David Wood, well-known in children's theatre (most recently for Goodnight Mister Tom).
Based on perhaps the richest surviving archive of witchcraft trials to be found in Europe, The Witches of Lorraine reveals the extraordinary stories held within those documents. They paint a vivid picture of life amongst the ordinary people of a small duchy on the borders of France and the Holy Roman Empire, and allow a very close analysis of the beliefs, social tensions, and behavior patterns underlying popular attitudes to witchcraft. Intense persecution occurred in the period 1570-1630, but the focus of this book is more on how suspects interacted with their neighbors over the years preceding their trials. One of the mysteries is why people were so slow to use the law to eliminate these supposedly vicious and dangerous figures. Perhaps the most striking and unexpected conclusion is that witchcraft was actually perceived as having strong therapeutic possibilities; once a person was identified as the cause of a sickness, they could be induced to take it off again. Other aspects studied include the more fantastic beliefs in sabbats, shapeshifting, and werewolves, the role of the devins or cunning-folk, and the characteristics attributed to the significant proportion of male witches. This regional study makes a vital contribution to historical understanding of one of the most dramatic phenomena in early modern Europe, and to witchcraft studies as a whole, as well as illuminating related topics in social and religious history.
The Witches Book of Spells, written by Roc Marten, provides essential magic spells for the modern witch. Whether your an experienced practitioner of the magical arts or a beginner 'The Witches Book of Spells' you will be able to benefit from the contents within this book. Whether your looking for Love, Financial Luck, Healing, Protection, Diet, Confidence and Energy, you'll have no problem finding a spell on such topics. Not only does 'The Witches Book of Spells' provide you with over 70 spells, you'll also discover a variety of informative information that will help guide you through your spell work. Topics covered include How Spells Came to Be, Features and Characteristics of a spell, How to Prepare a Spell, Do Spells Really Work, Common Myths about Spells and much more! 'The Witches Book of Spells' will not only educate you on spell work but would also make a fine addition to your spellbook collection.
Named Best First Novel by Locus 'Twas a time when dragons left their lair and evil shadowed the land.... On the Day of Reckoning, the witches of Eileanan were outlawed--and violations of the new order were punishable by death. Eileanan's Great Towers, once meccas of magic and learning, were left in ruins. And now, the entire land trembles in fear.... Yet deep in the mountains, in the shadow of Dragonclaw, a young girl is being tutored in the old ways. Ignorant of her past, uncertain of her future, the foundling Isabeau will soon be forced down a dangerous path of prophesy, conspiracy, and magic. It is a world where dragons possess the key to ancient mysteries...where a lost prince will discover a strange and wondrous destiny...and where the ultimate battle between good and evil will be waged.... A new Day of Reckoning is at hand....
For use in schools and libraries only. A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, foil a witch's plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie ply their individual witcheries in contemporary Eastwick, Rhode Island, and are themselves bewitched by a dark, wealthy, decadent stranger
In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era. This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics-and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history. West writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form—like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'—white American voters shoved an incompetent, racist con man into the White House." We cannot understand how we got here‚—how the land of the free became Trump's America—without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are, without fact-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West t
Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound. Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurtles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day. One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver. Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever? A Witches of BlackBrook novel.
The new title in the Whitborough Novels series, following on from Treasure Trove and Mystery City. A murder mystery and supernatural horror comedy. The series features an accident prone werewolf and a large cast of very unlucky witches, satanists, petty criminals and policemen. There’s no rest for the wicked in Witches Brew, the third instalment of the Whitborough Novels. Lindsay Boldwood, Yorkshire’s unluckiest werewolf joins the Caravan Club and embarks on a final night of mayhem, pursued by a bandy legged ex-army sniper and a farmer with a very sharp grudge. Barnett Crosbie, the Aberdeen mafia’s most dangerous export, finding himself rich and ready for a life abroad, engineers the biggest explosion since the war to cover his tracks and Anarchy Mary spends a night buried in Dalby Forest. The Black Hand Coven come out of hiding at an Elvis tribute night, only to be attacked by their pet demon Tetarzepandomestos and a lonely little Parson’s terrier finds a new home...’
The Witches Tarot Book By Ellen Cannon Reed 0-87542-668-9 $12.95 U.S. $19.95 Can.320 pp. 5 1/4 x 8Inside this companion guide to "The Witches Tarot" deck are meditations and methods of working with the Qabalistic Tree of Life that you can use immediately. You''ll learn the meaning of the mysterious pictures found in the Tart, and learn to use those symbols in your meditations and magical work. You''ll also find a new way of reading Tarot, and a complete description of "The Witches Tarot "deck, which is designed to include the Qabalistic symbolism in a way that speaks to Pagans. This guide includes complete descriptions of each card, as well as each card''s Hebrew letter, astrology, color, scent, gem and Qabalistic path correspondences. Also included in this book are magnificent illustrations of the 22 Major Arcana by artist Martin Cannon. Ellen Cannon Reed shows how each of the cards are associated with one of the paths on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. She has gathered data from multiple Qabalistic sources and combined this research with her own knowledge of Wicca. This is the first book that clearly discusses the Tarot from both the Qabalistic and the Wiccan points of view.
"The Witches of New York" by Q. K. Philander Doesticks. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
- Author : Andrew Theitic
- Publisher : The Witches’ Almanac
- Release Date : 2018-09-01
- Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
- Pages : 208
- ISBN : 9781881098478
Founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Pepper, the long-time art director of Gourmet magazine, The Witches’ Almanac is a witty, literate, and sophisticated publication that appeals to general readers as well as hard-core Wiccans and magicians. On one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology, and culture, but on another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for occultists and mysticism enthusiasts. Modeled after the Old Farmers’ Almanac, it includes information related to the annual moon calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews, and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, only about 15 percent of the content is specific to the date range of each issue. The theme of Issue 38 (Spring 2019 to Spring 2020) is Animals: Friends and Familiars. Also included are the following articles: “Beer and Witches,” “Gargoyles,” “Horseshoes,” “Transgender in the Craft,” and “Coefficient of Weirdness, Part 3.” New authors include Sorita d’Este, Lon Milo DuQuette, David Rankine, and Mat Auryn.
- Author : James Hogg
- Publisher : e-artnow
- Release Date : 2017-06-28
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 504
- ISBN : 9788075836052
James Hogg wrote some of his best stories in The Shepherd's Calendar, in which he defines the content and the manners of the traditional storytelling of Ettrick Forest, the mountainous region in Scotland where he grew up. They reveal Hogg's experiences as a young shepherd as it draws a picture of the pleasures and the dangers of the lives in Scottish Highlands. Some of these stories deal with the supernatural and explore psychological depths with a noteworthy intensity and insight. Large parts of these tales are written in a Scots dialect from the region of Ettrick Forest. The Shepherd's Calendar: Rob Dodds Mr Adamson of Laverhope The Prodigal Son The School of Misfortune George Dobson's Expedition to Hell The Souters of Selkirk The Laird of Cassway Tibby Hyslop's Dream Mary Burnet The Brownie of the Black Haggs The Laird of Wineholm Window Wat's Courtship A Strange Secret The Marvellous Doctor The Witches of Traquair Sheep Prayers Odd Characters Nancy Chisholm Snow-Storms The Shepherd's Dog The Expedition to Hell The Mysterious Bride The Wool-Gatherer The Hunt of Eildon James Hogg (1770-1835) was a Scottish poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both Scots and English. As a young man he worked as a shepherd and farmhand, and was largely self-educated through reading. He was a friend of many of the great writers of his day, including Sir Walter Scott, of whom he later wrote an unauthorized biography.