Author; Oliver Madox Hueffer

First published in 1909, The Book of Witches represents an intriguing exploration of the witch as a vital archetype, dwelling within humanity’s shadows. Oliver Madox Hueffer (1876-1931) offers an account of ideas and beliefs surrounding witchcraft held in the beginning of the 20th Century and reaches back into prehistory and onward to investigate the origins and meanings of witchcraft, its history, its folklore, its practices and its persecutions, woven through with traditional charms, spells and magical lore.