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Cunning folk and familiar spirits : shamanistic visionary traditions in early modern British witchcraft and magic / Emma Wilby.

Author/Creator:
Wilby, Emma.
Publication:
Brighton [England] ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Witchcraft -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Witchcraft -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Magic -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Magic -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Contents:
A harsh and enchanted world
Cunning folk and witches
The magical use of spirits
Human and spirit : the meeting
The working relationship
Renunciation and pact
Demon and fairy : the interface
The shaman's calling
Spirit worlds and high gods
Phantasticks and phantasms
Psychosis or spirituality?
The unrecognized mystics
Greedigut and the Angel Gabriel
The freedom of magic.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-302) and index.
ISBN:
1845190785 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1845190793 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
58055316