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Lucifer ascending : the occult in folklore and popular culture

Author: Bill Ellis
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2004.
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"The success of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series sparked a spirited backlash from America's Christian fundamentalists. Potter may be fiction, these commentators argued, but his occultist practices are dangerous and real - and tempting to impressionable young minds." "This controversy, says Bill Ellis, is only the most recent cases of organized religion's concern that the occult may be corrupting our youth. But  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellis, Bill, 1950-
Lucifer ascending.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2004
(OCoLC)891934178
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Ellis
ISBN: 0813122899 9780813122892
OCLC Number: 52182475
Description: xii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Wizards vs. muggles: a long-standing debate --
What were witches really like? --
Black books and chain letters --
Satanic bibles --
Why is a lucky rabbit's foot lucky? --
Visits to forbidden graveyards --
Table-setting and mirror-gazing --
The @#$% &! Ouija board --
The Welsh revival: Evangelical Christianity meets the occult --
Learning from Lucifer.
Responsibility: Bill Ellis.
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Despite their centuries-old history and traditions, witchcraft and magic are still a key part of modern Anglo-American culture. In ""Lucifer Ascending"", Bill Ellis looks at modern practices that are  Read more...

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