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Cunning folk and familiar spirits : shamanistic visionary traditions in early modern British witchcraft and magic

Author: Emma Wilby
Publisher: Brighton [England] ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2005.
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Contains an examination of popular familiar belief in early modern Britain. This book provides an analysis of the correlation between early modern British magic and tribal shamanism, examines the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilby, Emma.
Cunning folk and familiar spirits.
Brighton [England] ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607849672
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Wilby
ISBN: 1845190785 9781845190781 1845190793 9781845190798
OCLC Number: 58055316
Description: xvi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A harsh and enchanted world --
Cunning folk and witches --
The magical use of spirits --
Human and spirit : the meeting --
The working relationship --
Renunciation and pact --
Demon and fairy : the interface --
The shaman's calling --
Spirit worlds and high gods --
Phantasticks and phantasms --
Psychosis or spirituality? --
The unrecognised mystics --
Greedigut and the Angel Gabriel --
The freedom of magic.
Responsibility: Emma Wilby.
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