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Body, Mind & Spirit Witchcraft & Wicca

Witchcraft

Tales,beliefs and superstitions from the Maritimes

by (author) Clary Croft

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2010
Category
Witchcraft & Wicca, Folklore & Mythology, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551097862
    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

Witchcraft. The subject evokes curiosity, fascination, and sometimes, abhorrence. In the Maritimes, a region with a rich tradition of storytelling, accounts of witchcraft are abundant.

In Witchcraft, folklorist Clary Croft explores the many examples of witchcraft identified in the Maritimes and explains their cultural origins—Scottish, Mi'kmaq, Acadian, German, among others. He finds example of spells, charms, and superstitions involving everything from animal horns and blood to salt and milk. Croft also traces witchcraft's more official history from the Maritimes' first witch trial in 1684—the trial of Jean Campagna—followed by others throughout the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

A thoroughly researched history of an often-misunderstood practice, Witchcraft is a rich source of Maritime folklore.

About the author

Clary Croft is a folklorist, writer, and entertainer. He is the author of several books, including Witchcraft, Helen Creighton: Canada's First Lady of Folklore, A Maritimer's Miscellany, and Celebrate: The History and Folklore of Holidays in Nova Scotia. Clary lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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