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Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History
Owen Davies
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
Graham Hancock, Rick Strassman, Roy Watling
When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World
Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken, Stanley Schachter
Madame Tussaud: and the History of Waxworks
Pamela M. Pilbeam

An interesting romp, but the premise is not historically correct

Hedge-Rider: Witches and the Underworld - Eric De Vries

An interesting romp, but the premise is not historically correct. Margaret Murray has a lot to answer for. The author's knowledge of Norse mythology was very good however, making worth reading.


I have to add that I believe the author's interpretation of 'dying before you die' is also flawed. It's self awareness and death of the ego that bring enlightenment, like Odin's transformation on the World Tree, not power gained through knowledge, supposedly unreachable by any but the Hedge Rider.


Also the spelling and grammar were sadly lacking.