Leo Ruickbie's Witchcraft Out of the Shadows
A Complete History from Ancient Paganism to Modern Wicca - A History Re-Written
Witchcraft Out of the Shadows is based on Leo Ruickbie's highly successful course, which has been favourably reviewed by major newspapers, websites and others.
"... the best." GraduatePlanet.com
"... you'll get quite an education!" WorthFinding.com
"Study witchcraft at WICA." The Guardian
"... you write well." The William Morris Agency
"I found your material engaging." Bloomsbury
"... a fascinating read... I recommend the book..." Marty Dodge
"Unbedingt zu empfehlen!!!" Amazon.de reviewer
"This is an incredible book..." Amazon.co.uk reviewer
"... an excellent job." Ed
"... thank you for sharing your knowledge." Briena
"I'm well impressed..." Morven
"You get to the point." Helen
"... very informative." Ravenclaw
"I am extremely impressed." Barbie
"Keep up the good work especially when there are so many people out there that need you." Amanda
"Refreshing and Wonderful..." Michael
I've put together some information that I hope will be useful for journalists, reviewers and potential interviewers, and indeed for anyone else who is interested in my work. If, after reading through these files, you find that you need further information, then do not hesitate to contact me.
...for the Press
Witchcraft Out of the Shadows Press Release
OUT OF THE SHADOWS
A Complete History
This complete history of witchcraft from Ancient Greece to the present day charts the rise and development of witchcraft and the modern witchcraft religion of Wicca.
Today witchcraft is on everyone's lips, on television, film and in literature, but few know, or are even able to guess at, its shadowy history. This in-depth investigation discovers how the ideas we have about witchcraft took shape thousands of years ago in the myths and religions of the ancient world. It looks at why these ideas were expressed so violently during the era of the witch trials. Finally, it reveals how witchcraft has been transformed into one of the most radical and fastest growing religions of our age - a religion of equality and compassion that still has the power to unsettle even the bravest amongst us.
With new analyses, fresh insights and previously unpublished material drawn from the author's doctoral research into the mysticism, magic and social meaning of Wicca, this is the first book to bring witchcraft fully out of the shadows.
Leo Ruickbie is the founder and director of WICA, the Witchcraft Information Centre & Archive (www.WitchcraftInfo.info), an educational and research-orientated website specializing in witchcraft and Wicca. He has been actively engaged in research into witchcraft and Wicca since 1994. His MA dissertation on 'The Re-Enchantment of the World' earned him a distinction from one of the UK's top-rated research departments at Lancaster University. He is currently working on a doctorate at King's College, London, in the sociology of modern witchcraft with a special emphasis on the theory of re-enchantment.
0 7090 7567 7 £17.99 July 2004
Subject Category: Mind, Body & Spirit
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