The Witches Almanac: Sorcerers, Witches and Magic from Ancient Rome to the Digital Age
This book delves into the fear and misconceptions that have plagued those accused of having magical abilities throughout history. The different biographies range from ancient times to the present with figures such as the Daughters of Ezekiel, Alister Crowley (and his followers), Arthurian figures Merlin and Morgan le Fay, and Roger Bacon. This is truly an engaging must-read that will give insight to the witchcraft that has been seen in history such as witch trials, popes accused of sorcery, and even Henry VII’s accusations of Anne Boleyn.
The book touches upon the prevalent themes dating back to ancient times that have caused uproars that have led to accusations, trials, and paranoia about witches. The book consists of riveting biographies in a well-organized format with some that date back to Apollonius of Tyana (c. 3 B.C.E-97 C.E.) and going to modern witches such as Starhawk and Zsuzsanna Budapest. There hasn’t been another book like this that contains this vast of an assortment pertaining to witches. An incredible resource that touches upon the history of witches in an almanac that is perfect for readers interested in witches and history, those studying wicca, students, and teachers.