The God of the Witches. Margaret Murray.
The God of the Witches
The God of the Witches
The God of the Witches

The God of the Witches

New York: Oxford University Press, 1952. Hardcover. Original 1952 dust jacket. 8.75"x6" Black cloth with gilt title to spine. Blank front free end papers, half title page, colored frontispiece, title page, 212 pp., photos/drawings present page 16, 32, 64, 80, 112, 144, 160, blank rear free end paper. Dust jacket very good with slight wear to the head and tail of spine, protected in mylar. Black cloth covers near fine, bright gilt titles to spine, very slight foxing to top-edge and fore-edge. Slight foxing to front free end papers. During WW1 Murray focused her research on the "witch-cult hypothesis" aimed at proving the witch trials of Early Modern Christendom were an attempt to extinguish a surviving pre-Christian, pagan religion devoted to a Horned God. Although discredited, these had a profound influence on the emerging religious movement of Wicca. She reiterated this theory in her book "The God of the Witches", which was aimed at a wider, non-academic audience. In this book, she cut out or toned down what she saw as the more unpleasant aspects of the witch-cult, such as animal and child sacrifice, and began describing the religion in more positive terms as "the Old Religion" Very Good / Very Good. Item #2020-K76

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