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Witchcraft

Tales,beliefs and superstitions from the Maritimes

by Clary Croft

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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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Clary Croft enjoys an eclectic career encompassing radio, television, stage, film, and numerous books, articles, and publications. He is best known for his continuing work with the collection of his late mentor, Dr. Helen Creighton. The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada has recognized him for his contribution to local folklore studies and for his ongoing research into the traditional music of the Maritimes.

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