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Witches

Author: Erica Jong
Publisher: New York : H.A. Abrams, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Jong
ISBN: 0810917653 9780810917651
OCLC Number: 6942723
Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: The Witch --
Some Light on the Subject of Witchcraft --
The Word Witchcraft --
From Mother Goddess to Witch --
The White Goddess and the Witch --
From Paganism to Christianity --
Witchcraft vs. Witch-craze --
On the Subject of Torture --
Some Questions for Witches --
Witches and Heretics --
Satanism and Witchcraft --
Muddled Mythologies --
Becoming a Witch --
Theories of Witchcraft --
What Does a Witch Look Like? --
Witch Lore --
The Witch's Equipment --
The Witch's Costume --
Some Witch Rituals --
Sexual Union with the Devil --
Witches and Impotence --
Puppets or Poppets --
Love Poppets --
Love Spells and Why We Need Them --
The Witches' Year --
The Witches' Organization --
The Sabbat --
Favorite Haunts --
Witches and Flight --
Witches and Weather --
The Witches' Herbs --
Poisons and Cures --
A Deadly Herbal in Verse --
The Gathering of Herbs --
Flying Ointments: Some Recipes --
The Witch and the Fairy --
Some Legendary Witches --
Famous Witches in History --
In Conclusion: The Communal Myth of the Witch.
Responsibility: by Erica Jong ; illustrated by Joseph A. Smith.

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The mythic witch

by Fenduvial (WorldCat user published 2008-08-03) Very Good Permalink

Witches is part art book, part history, and part witchcraft how-to.  Erica Jong highlights the prominence of the witch archetype in our culture and explores the story and practices that led to "her" common stereotypes.  The author spends a good deal of time discrediting the work...
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