Witch: The Wild Ride from Wicked to Wicca

Candace Savage


Witch: The Wild Ride from Wicked to Wicca

Witch: The Wild Ride from Wicked to Wicca

  • Title: Witch: The Wild Ride from Wicked to Wicca
  • Author: Candace Savage
  • ISBN: 9781550548785
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback



Witches have always been figures electric with possibility, feared as menacing hags but also standing as towering images of female rebellion Trace their wild ride across the centuries, flying on brooms, turning into animals, making spirit journeys, visiting the dead, casting spells, and causing or healing illnesses Every age has fashioned this legendary shapeshifter to fWitches have always been figures electric with possibility, feared as menacing hags but also standing as towering images of female rebellion Trace their wild ride across the centuries, flying on brooms, turning into animals, making spirit journeys, visiting the dead, casting spells, and causing or healing illnesses Every age has fashioned this legendary shapeshifter to fulfill its dreams and nightmares, and she has transformed from Renaissance devil worshipper to fairy tale character to New Age priestess A brilliant study going far beyond the witch hunts of the 1600s.


Recent Comments "Witch: The Wild Ride from Wicked to Wicca"

I think this book is a must-read for any would-be witch. The book doesn't teach religion; it teaches history -- actual, factual history, not the made-up stuff that still gets touted as fact in some pagan circles. It talks about the image of the witch through history and how that image is tied inextricably to the image (and fear) of women. An excellent primer to understanding many of the stranger turns in the story of the witch. Also a good book for feminists to read. Only quibble: Savage conflat [...]

Fun, accessible and wry crash course on witch historiography. Nice to see the myth of Wicca origin debunked.

Very interesting read. As other reviewers have said, it does read a bit like an essay, but I actually enjoyed this aspect of it. The author focuses on the witch and how she (and sometimes he) has been perceived throughout history. I had not looked at the witch craze from this perspective before, and so enjoyed considering the witch craze in this new way.

An essay masquerading as a book (fascinating prints & plates from all periods, though.) An essay that comes to some interesting conclusions, but I *really* didn't see enough primary texts to be convinced.

Very well written. Very informative. Perfectly focused on the fact that the Salem Witch Trials, and other witch hunts of the time had very little to do with religion, and more to do with gender and hysteria.

Great visuals and nice pace. The end left a bit to be desired.

I really enjoyed this book. A lot of good history and written in a way that kept me interested.


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