Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits : Emma Wilby :Contains the first comprehensive examination of popular familiar belief in early modern Britain. Provides an in-depth analysis of the correlation between early modern British magic and tribal shamanism. Examines the experiential dimension of popular magic and witchcraft in early modern Britain. Explores the links between British fairy beliefs and witch beliefs. In the hundreds of confessions relating to witchcraft and sorcery trials in early modern Britain we frequently find detailed descriptions of intimate working relationships between popular magical practitioners and familiar spirits of either human or animal form.
Contains the first comprehensive examination of popular familiar belief in early modern Britain. Provides an in-depth analysis of the correlation.
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