Witchcraft Medicine

Filename: witchcraft-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 9781594776618
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

Download and read online Witchcraft Medicine in PDF and EPUB An in-depth investigation of traditional European folk medicine and the healing arts of witches • Explores the outlawed “alternative” medicine of witches suppressed by the state and the Church and how these plants can be used today • Reveals that female shamanic medicine can be found in cultures all over the world • Illustrated with color and black-and-white art reproductions dating back to the 16th century Witch medicine is wild medicine. It does more than make one healthy, it creates lust and knowledge, ecstasy and mythological insight. In Witchcraft Medicine the authors take the reader on a journey that examines the women who mix the potions and become the healers; the legacy of Hecate; the demonization of nature’s healing powers and sensuousness; the sorceress as shaman; and the plants associated with witches and devils. They explore important seasonal festivals and the plants associated with them, such as wolf’s claw and calendula as herbs of the solstice and alder as an herb of the time of the dead--Samhain or Halloween. They also look at the history of forbidden medicine from the Inquisition to current drug laws, with an eye toward how the sacred plants of our forebears can be used once again.


Witchcraft Medicine

Filename: witchcraft-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 0892819715
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Claudia Müller-Ebeling
Publisher: Inner Traditions

Download and read online Witchcraft Medicine in PDF and EPUB An in-depth investigation of traditional European folk medicine and the healing arts of witches • Explores the outlawed “alternative” medicine of witches suppressed by the state and the Church and how these plants can be used today • Reveals that female shamanic medicine can be found in cultures all over the world • Illustrated with color and black-and-white art reproductions dating back to the 16th century Witch medicine is wild medicine. It does more than make one healthy, it creates lust and knowledge, ecstasy and mythological insight. In Witchcraft Medicine the authors take the reader on a journey that examines the women who mix the potions and become the healers; the legacy of Hecate; the demonization of nature’s healing powers and sensuousness; the sorceress as shaman; and the plants associated with witches and devils. They explore important seasonal festivals and the plants associated with them, such as wolf’s claw and calendula as herbs of the solstice and alder as an herb of the time of the dead--Samhain or Halloween. They also look at the history of forbidden medicine from the Inquisition to current drug laws, with an eye toward how the sacred plants of our forebears can be used once again.



Witchcraft and Medicine 1484 1793

Filename: witchcraft-and-medicine-1484-1793.pdf
ISBN: LCCN:75600991
Release Date: 1974
Number of pages: 10
Author: Jaroslav Nemec
Publisher:

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Moral Power

Filename: moral-power.pdf
ISBN: 1845457358
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 269
Author: Koen Stroeken
Publisher: Berghahn Books

Download and read online Moral Power in PDF and EPUB Neither power nor morality but both. Moral power is what the Sukuma from Tanzania in times of crisis attribute to an unknown figure they call their witch. A universal process is involved, as much bodily as social, which obstructs the patient's recovery. Healers turn the table on the witch through rituals showing that the community and the ancestral spirits side with the victim. In contrast to biomedicine, their magic and divination introduce moral values that assess the state of the system and that remove the obstacles to what is taken as key: self-healing. The implied 'sensory shifts' and therapeutic effectiveness have largely eluded the literature on witchcraft. This book shows how to comprehend culture other than through the prism of identity and politics.


Medicine Witchcraft and Sorcery in Africa

Filename: medicine-witchcraft-and-sorcery-in-africa.pdf
ISBN: 9784964562
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 183
Author: Kingsley Ifeanyi Owete
Publisher:

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Witch doctor

Filename: witch-doctor.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015000303407
Release Date: 1965
Number of pages: 191
Author: Michael Gelfand
Publisher:

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New Perspectives on Witchcraft Magic and Demonology Witchcraft healing and popular diseases

Filename: new-perspectives-on-witchcraft-magic-and-demonology-witchcraft-healing-and-popular-diseases.pdf
ISBN: 9780815336747
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 328
Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Download and read online New Perspectives on Witchcraft Magic and Demonology Witchcraft healing and popular diseases in PDF and EPUB First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

Filename: the-oxford-handbook-of-witchcraft-in-early-modern-europe-and-colonial-america.pdf
ISBN: 9780191648847
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Number of pages: 646
Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America in PDF and EPUB The essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the early fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. During these years witches were thought to be evil people who used magical power to inflict physical harm or misfortune on their neighbours. Witches were also believed to have made pacts with the devil and sometimes to have worshipped him at nocturnal assemblies known as sabbaths. These beliefs provided the basis for defining witchcraft as a secular and ecclesiastical crime and prosecuting tens of thousands of women and men for this offence. The trials resulted in as many as fifty thousand executions. These essays study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas. They also relate these prosecutions to the Catholic and Protestant reformations, the introduction of new forms of criminal procedure, medical and scientific thought, the process of state-building, profound social and economic change, early modern patterns of gender relations, and the wave of demonic possessions that occurred in Europe at the same time. The essays survey the current state of knowledge in the field, explore the academic controversies that have arisen regarding witch beliefs and witch trials, propose new ways of studying the subject, and identify areas for future research.


The Witch in the Waiting Room

Filename: the-witch-in-the-waiting-room.pdf
ISBN: 1560258144
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 282
Author: Robert S. Bobrow
Publisher: Da Capo Press

Download and read online The Witch in the Waiting Room in PDF and EPUB An accessible exploration of the role of the paranormal in medicine considers health factors that may have shaped historical events, the scientific principles behind common alternative medicines, and possible phenomena that may be shaping health conditions outside of the lexicon of normal medical diagnoses. Original.



Witchcraft Healing and Popular Diseases

Filename: witchcraft-healing-and-popular-diseases.pdf
ISBN: 9781136539398
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Number of pages: 350
Author: Brian P. Levack
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Witchcraft Healing and Popular Diseases in PDF and EPUB Witchcraft and magical beliefs have captivated historians and artists for millennia, and stimulated an extraordinary amount of research among scholars in a wide range of disciplines. This new collection, from the editor of the highly acclaimed 1992 set, Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology, extends the earlier volumes by bringing together the most important articles of the past twenty years and covering the profound changes in scholarly perspective over the past two decades. Featuring thematically organized papers from a broad spectrum of publications, the volumes in this set encompass the key issues and approaches to witchcraft research in fields such as gender studies, anthropology, sociology, literature, history, psychology, and law. This new collection provides students and researchers with an invaluable resource, comprising the most important and influential discussions on this topic. A useful introductory essay written by the editor precedes each volume.


Navaho witchcraft

Filename: navaho-witchcraft.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105001966808
Release Date: 1967
Number of pages: 254
Author: Clyde Kluckhohn
Publisher: Beacon Pr

Download and read online Navaho witchcraft in PDF and EPUB Witchcraft is defined by Clyde Kluckhohn (1905-60) as "the influencing of events by super-natural techniques that are socially disapproved," and his description and analysis of Navaho ideas and actions related to witchcraft illuminate the ways in which society deals with the ambition for power, the aggressiveness, and the anxiety of its members.


Witchcraft Continued

Filename: witchcraft-continued.pdf
ISBN: 0719066581
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 219
Author: Willem De Blécourt
Publisher: Manchester University Press

Download and read online Witchcraft Continued in PDF and EPUB An important collection of essays that use a variety of different approaches and sources to uncover the continued relevance of witchcraft and magic in nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe.


Witchcraft and Sorcery of the American Native Peoples

Filename: witchcraft-and-sorcery-of-the-american-native-peoples.pdf
ISBN: IND:30000000128979
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 346
Author: Deward E. Walker
Publisher:

Download and read online Witchcraft and Sorcery of the American Native Peoples in PDF and EPUB A collection of studies (previously published) which is a revised and expanded edition of Walker's 1970 collection. Coverage has been extended to include the peoples of both Mesoamerica and the Arctic. When coupled with comparative studies drawn from other parts of the world, this volume contributes toward a cross-cultural theory of the forms and functions of supernatural techniques used to bring misfortune to others. No index. Printed on acidic paper. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR