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Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival: A Magical Anthropology - Melusine Draco

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"I found this book to be very engaging, enlightening and at times challenging – it covers a great deal of ground in under 200 pages.  While there are undoubtably more complex and detailed archaeological and historical studies available and Draco’s interpretation of the evidence whilst drawing on some very distinguished sources, is very much her own, this book provides a good over view of archaeological and historic periods from earliest times to the present day.  Her survey outlines  the main theories in relation to magical and religious developments within the British Isles and her insight how these traditions and survivals may have influenced Traditional British Witchcraft and Neo-pagan traditions such as Wicca."

Source: http://hauntedpalaceblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/traditional-witchcraft-and-the-pagan-revival-by-melusine-draco