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  • This product had a total of 98 reviews as of our last analysis date on Mar 1 2020.
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I love just about anything Scott writes and this did not disappoint!

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I had always thought of Sir Walter as a rather rational, stodgy, Brit - then I came cross a copy of this book - now I'm not sur...  Read More

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Some highlights include individual case accounts of witchcraft trials including the salem witch trials, talk of ghost sightings being related to alcohol abuse and abuse of nitrous oxide as a drug, and fascinating talk on why the catholic church at one time tolerated witches.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Sharp eyed fans of diana gabaldon's outlander series will be delighted to find a reference to a witch by name who shares a name with a famous witch in the novels .


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Anyway if you have a love of witchcraft history and the paranormal then this book is for you.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Scott sympathizes with the unfortunate victims who were burned as witches and he takes the time to explain why superstitions about witches arose, why these superstitions are incorrect, and just how illogical the accusations and interrogations were.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A downside of this book is that the chapters don't follow any obvious organization and the rambling anecdotes make it feel a bit like reading an encyclopedia with commentary rather than a grand cohesive argument.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I had always thought of sir walter as a rather rational, stodgy, brit - then i came cross a copy of this book - now i'm not sure what to think.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This is not a treatise of occultism but instead a memory of the tragic events in which intolerant fear pushed people to punish innocents.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    One of the saddest events to read is how depressed women would claim to be witches just to get a non problematic way to commit suicide through execution.

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