A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

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Author: J. W. Ocker

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575548

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Edgar Award-winning travel writer spends an autumn living in one of America's spookiest tourist destinations: Salem, Massachusetts Salem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history—the Salem Witch Trials of 1692—transformed it into the Capital of Creepy in America. But Salem is a seasonal town—and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. For the fall of 2015, occult enthusiast and Edgar Award–winning writer J.W. Ocker moved his family of four to downtown Salem to experience firsthand a season with the witch, visiting all of its historical sites and macabre attractions. In between, he interviews its leaders and citizens, its entrepreneurs and visitors, its street performers and Wiccans, its psychics and critics, creating a picture of this unique place and the people who revel in, or merely weather, its witchiness.

Power of the Witch

The Earth, the Moon, and the Magical Path to Enlightenment

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Author: Laurie Cabot,Tom Cowan

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0804152217

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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The earth, the moon, and the magical path to enlightenment. Written by a practicing witch who conducts classes and seminars on witchcraft—the oldest Western religion, a means of power and enlightenment, and a healing art. “Laurie Cabot has written a fascinating account of a beautiful and sadly misunderstood religion, witchcraft. She has with her life and work done a great deal to legitimize this ancient pagan form of worship. I am among the ecumenical Christians who have discovered the truth about witchcraft, that it is neither demonic nor evil. Power of the Witch is a marvelous introduction to the magical and highly ethical world of wicca.”—Whitley Strieber

Season of the Witch

A Great Lakes Shipwreck Tale

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Author: Mark Veum

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595216323

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Season Of The Witch is an unconventional and different tale about men, women, the sea, a storm, a shipwreck and a myth that became reality. It is a tale that takes one into the life of a mariner as his ship heads on a one way voyage to eternity. It is the tale of a ferocious autumn storm and the ordeals a man and his wife are subjected to. It is the tale of survival as a man clings to a lifeboat and stares death in the face as he rides the tempests. It is the tale of a Great Lakes Shipwreck that will lead one to wonder if it really had happened.

The Season of the Witch

Le Couer Dechire

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Author: Etienne De Mendes

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434360601

Category: Fiction

Page: 676

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So what's the matter with you?! why are you still single? why are you single again? why are you married again? where are the kids? & uh... uh... that's not your wife... There's no exception to the rule: we're all idiots. We've fallen in love; we finally talk the correct name in our sleep; so we get hitched, though this is probably a good time to scream Out of the frying pan & into the fire! Marriage is scary, awe-producing, holy, but mostly scary. Desi Hunt, of Misbehavior of the Would-Be Wife, is a housewife but behaves like a typographical error against the backdrop of all traditions: the almost-always-there-but-not-like-really-there-housewife kind of deal. It's like a curse: no one knows what's wrong with her. Apparently, not everyone can do marriage. Desi is completely unmarriageable at the moment: not cool with God right now, being sort of clinically allergic to relationships & stuff. She's been forced [seriously] to crave chastity as a side effect of banging her head on the wall for some bloody answers to Why Marry? Her married life has been an anecdote of the shaggy dog: long, rambling, irrational behavior, & finally an irrelevant conclusion. So what is up with Desi & marriage? For everyone else who's relatively normal compared to her, before marriage equals going to bed with your wife from day number one, just so that you know: marriage is a way of life. True we're only human, we all make mistakes: we can count them by the number of crushed hearts, cold tears, severed relationships, forgotten prayers... Just maybe, for crying out loud, we're willing to fail that many times to understand, & that's huge.

Season of the Witch (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Book #1)

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Author: Sarah Rees Brennan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338326058

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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From the creator of Riverdale comes the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a new Netflix series based on the classic Archie comic series. This prequel YA novel tells an all-new, original story.

Season of the Witch

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Author: Natasha Mostert

Publisher: Portable Magic Ltd.

ISBN: 1909965111

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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In her award-winning novel, Mostert blends alchemy, the art of memory, high magic and murder to create a highly original psychological thriller. Gabriel Blackstone is a cool, hip, thoroughly twenty-first century Londoner with an unusual talent. A computer hacker by trade, he is also a remote viewer: able to ‘slam a ride’ through the minds of others. But he uses his gift only reluctantly -- until he is contacted by an ex-lover who begs him to find her step-son, last seen months earlier in the company of two sisters. And so Gabriel visits Monk House, a place where time seems to stand still, and where the rooms are dominated by the coded symbol of a cross and circle.Gabriel becomes increasingly bewitched by the house, and by its owners, the beautiful and mysterious Monk sisters. But even as he falls in love, he knows that one of them is a killer. But which one? And what is the secret they are so determined to protect?

Season of the Witch

Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love

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Author: David Talbot

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439108242

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Traces the story of San Francisco in the latter half of the twentieth century, covering topics ranging from the civil rights movement and pop culture to the 49ers and famous crime cases.

Season of the Witch

How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll

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Author: Peter Bebergal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698143728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll -- from the Beatles to Black Sabbath -- and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today’s hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hop—and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behind the emergence and development of rock and roll. With vivid storytelling and laser-sharp analysis, writer and critic Peter Bebergal illuminates this web of influences to produce the definitive work on how the occult shaped -- and saved -- popular music. As Bebergal explains, occult and mystical ideals gave rock and roll its heart and purpose, making rock into more than just backbeat music, but into a cultural revolution of political, spiritual, sexual, and social liberation.