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Publisher:  Lulu.com ISBN-10:  1430318139 Type: 
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188

Copyright:  January 1, 2007
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An historical and ethnographic study of witches in indigenous cultures.

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The Dark Wind provides a survey of witches around the world, their prehistoric origin and how society has viewed them throughout history. Folklorist Gary R. Varner explores the use of magic, spells and curses among indigenous groups as well as state approved religions such as those observed in ancient Rome and Greece, and how even contemporary Christianity uses many of the same "magic" combinations. Also examined is the current "witch craze" in several countries where thousands are being killed as witches, the underlying reasons for this tragedy and the history of anti-witchcraft laws. The Dark Wind is a book for everyone interested in anthropology, archaeology, ancient history, religion and the occult. The author is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies. A revised special hardcover edition with dustjacket is now available.              web metrics 


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Monsters in Stone - Kentucky's Gargoyles, Grotesques and Green Men

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Creatures in the Mist: Little People, Wild Men and Spirit Beings

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Ghosts, Spirits & the Afterlife in Native American Folklore and Religion

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Portals to Other Realms: Cup-Marked Stones and Prehistoric Rock Carvings

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Remembrances of the Dead - Graveyard Art & Symbolism

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