The Old Woman and the Conjurors

A Journey from Witch Scratching to the Conjurors, & the Southcottian Millenarean Movement of the Early 19th Century

The Old Woman and the Conjurors

By:  Slater, Mike

9780738765846
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2020/03/08
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6.3 X 9.3 in
168 pg



BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Witchcraft (see also RELIGION / Wicca)

Explore the eccentric characters, beliefs, and clients of 19th-century village conjurors, including Exeter prophetess Joanna Southcott, Leeds witch and murderess Mary Bateman, and murder-victim Ann Tennant. This book examines the period's pandemic of "witch scratching" and presents Michael Slater's extensive research that has revealed fascinating new depths to the history of supernatural study.

Michael Slater is based in Bristol, UK and has studied extensively the occult history of that region, and has presented talks on the subject for local groups. He has had other writings published in Cauldron Magazine and Scarlet Imprint anthology 'Mandragora' and was a veteran performer with a Wiltshire group of Mummers for many years.