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The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, & Wicca[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft, & Wicca, 3rd edition, by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Facts on File, 2008, ISBN 0-8160-7103-9

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  • Blood – Menstrual blood**;
  • Church and School of Wicca – History**; Beliefs and tenets of the church**; The School of Wicca**;
  • Church of All Worlds – Formation of the Church**; Early Organization and Beliefs**; Evolution of the Church*; CAW Subsidiaries**; Renaissance of CAW**; Phoenix Resurrection**;
  • Coven – Historical Beliefs about Covens**; The Coven in Wicca**;
    • Coven – Historical Beliefs about Covens – The existence of covens**; Number in a coven**; Structure and activities of a coven**;
    • Coven – The Coven in Wicca – Existence and formation of covens**; Number in a coven**; History of a coven**;
  • Curse – Curses in contemporary witchcraft*; Repelling curses*;
  • Demon – Sex between Humans and Demons**; Demons in Contemporary Witchcraft*; Demons in Ceremonial Magic*; The Hierarchies and Functions of Demons*; Asmodeus**; Astaroth (also Ashtaroth)*; Baal**; Belial**; Lucifer*;
  • Divination – Finding the guilty*; Contemporary divinatory methods**;
  • Druids – History**; Antiquarian Druidic Revival*; Modern Druid Revivals**;
  • Exorcism – The exorcist as victim**; The setting of an exorcism**; Rites of exorcism**;
  • Fairies – Fairy lore**; Fairies and witches**;
  • Familiars – Familiars in contemporary witchcraft**; Familiars in sorcery and shamanism**;
  • Janet Farrar and Stewart Farrar – Wiccan and Pagan activities**;
  • Flying – Magical and mystical flight**;
  • Ghosts, hauntings, and witchcraft – The Drummer of Tedworth**; Modern witchcraft, ghosts and hauntings**;
  • Hermetica – The Emerald Tablet*;
  • Initiation – Historical Beliefs about Witch Initiations**; Initiations in Contemporary Witchcraft and Paganism**;
  • Inquisition – Practices of the Inquisition**; Witchcraft and Sorcery**; The Spanish Inquisition**;
    • Inquisition – Practices of the Inquisition – Manuals*; Traits of the local inquisitor**; Arrests and interrogations*; Torture**; Execution*;
  • Isis – Isis of the mysteries and Hermetic wisdom*; The Bembine Table of Isis*; Isis as goddess of magic and healing*;
  • Lancaster witches or Lancashire witches – The 1612 trials**; The 1633 trials**;
  • Macumba – Candomblé**; Umbanda**; Quimbanda**;
  • Magic – Components of magic rituals**; Magic in contemporary witchcraft**;
  • Magic circle – The Four Quarters**;
    • Magic circle – The Four Quarters – North**; East*; South*; West*;
  • Megaliths – Classifications**; Supernatural powers of megaliths**;
  • Moon – The Moon as person and deity**; The Moon in witchcraft**;
  • Museum of Witchcraft – The collection**; Gardner's loan*; Reorganization**;
  • Northampton Witches – Agnes Brown and Joan Vaughn or Varnham**; Arthur Bill**; Helen Jenkson*; Mary Barber*;
  • Paganism – Love for and worship of nature*; The Pagan Ethic*; The Divine Masculine and Feminine**; Druidry**; Heathenism*; Men's and women's mystery traditions*; Shamanism**;
  • Pentacle and pentagram – Magician's pentacle*; Inverted pentacle**;
  • Poisons – Plant and animal poisons**; Poison and justice**;
  • Salem Witches – Divisions in the town**; Beginning of the hysteria**; Crying out against the witches**; The politics of witchcraft*; More witches are named***; Prosecution, condemnation, and execution**; The executions continue**; The hysteria subsides**; The aftermath**; Modern Salem's legacy*;
  • Salt – Folklore**; Demon and witch lore**; Magic*; Alchemy*;
  • Santería – The orishas**; Rites and practices**; Healing and magic**; Black magic*; Making the nganga**;
  • Spell – Anatomy of a spell**;
  • Storm raising – Remedies against storm raising**;
  • Toads – Toad lore**; Toads in contemporary witchcraft*;
  • Trials by ordeal – Ordeal by touch**; Ordeal by food*; Ordeal by water*; Ordeal by hot iron*;
  • Vodun or Voodoo – Serving the loa**; Rites and practices**; Calling the loas**; Vodun and magic**; Politics and Vodun**;
  • Wheel of the Year – Winter Solstice Eve (Yule)*; Samhain**; Imbolc (Imbolg)*; Spring Equinox (Ostara)*; Beltane*; Midsummer*; Lughnasadh (Lammas)*;
  • Carl Williamson – Relationship with Gerald W. Gardner**; Later years**;
  • Witchcraft – The Heresy of Western Witchcraft***; Modern Traditions of Witchcraft***;
    • Witchcraft – The Heresy of Western Witchcraft – The Inquisition**; Witchcraft in Britain and the American Colonies**; The end of the witch hysteria**; Witchcraft, women, and misogyny**; Non-European witchcraft**; Witchcraft, a pagan religion***;
    • Witchcraft – Modern Traditions of Witchcraft – Gardnerian**; Alexandrian*; Dianic/Feminist**; Hereditary/Family*; Faery/Faerie/Fairy Tradition**; Shamanic*; Goth*;
  • Witches – Origin of witch*; Witches in non-Western cultures**; Witches in Western beliefs***; Religious witches**;
  • Witches' tools – Athame**; Censer*; Cup (chalice, goblet)*; Pentacle*; Sword*; Wand*; Cauldron*; Other tools**;
    • Witches' tools – Other tools – Cords*; Divination items*; Prayer beads*; Scourge*;

Witchcraft Today: An Encyclopedia of Wiccan and Neopagan Traditions[edit]

by James R. Lewis, ABC-Clio, 1999

Introduction[edit]

Headings in the lengthy introduction, which serves as a summary of the topic

Major articles[edit]

2 pages or more

Significant articles[edit]

3 paragraphs to 2 pages

Minor articles[edit]

1 or 2 paragraphs

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