[ePUB] Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100 (Secret History of the Witches) Author Max Dashu – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100 (Secret History of the Witches) In This Compelling Exploration Of Language, Archaeology, And Early Medieval Literature, Max Dashu Illuminates Hidden Cultural Heritages She Shows That The Old Ethnic Names For Witch Signify Wisewoman, Prophetess, Diviner, Chanter, Herbalist, And Healer She Fleshes Out The Oracular Ceremonies Of The Norse Vlur Staff Women , Their Incantations And Sitting Out On The Land Seeking Vision Archaeological Finds Of Their Ritual Staffs Show That Many Symbolize The Distaff, A Spinners Wand That Connects With Wider European Themes Of Goddesses, Fates, Witches, And Female Power They Include Berthe Pdauque, Also Known As The Swan Footed Queen, Whose Spinning Began At The Proverbial Beginning Of Time Veneration Of The Fates Persisted Under Many Titles, As The Norns, Sudice, Fatas And Fes, Wyrd Or The Three Weird SistersWitches And Pagans Looks At Womens Sacraments In Early Medieval Europe, A Subject That Has Been Buried Deep For Centuries Women Set Out Offering Tables For The Three Sisters Or The Good Women, Chanted Over Herbs, And Healed Children By Passing Them Through Elf Bores Spinning And Weaving Were Ceremonial Acts With Divinatory Or Protective Power, As Bishops Scoldings Reveal Churchmen Also Railed Against The Women Who Go By Night With Diana Or Holda Or Herodias, In Shamanic Flight On Spirit Animals This Was The Foundational Witch Legend That Demonologists Seized Upon In Later Centuries But Witch Persecution Was Already Underway, As A Chapter On The Sexual Politics Of Early Medieval Witch Burnings DocumentsA Thousand Years Ago, An Old English Scribe Condemned People Who Bring Their Offerings To Earth Fast Stone And Also To Trees And To Wellsprings, Swa Wiccan Taecaas The Witches Teach This Indicates That People Still Regarded Witches As Spiritual Teachers, And That They Performed Ceremonies Of Reverence To Earth Many Aspects Of Ethnic Spiritual Culture Survived The State Conversions To Christianity Ancestor Veneration, Crystal Balls, Amuletsand Witches Wands Artists Depicted Mother Earth Giving Her Breast To Serpents, Animals, And Children Stories Of Ancestral Womenthe Cailleach And The Scandinavian Dsir Were Handed Down Over Countless GenerationsGathering Together Forgotten Strands From Heathen European Heritages, Witches And Pagans Reweaves The Ripped Webs Of Womens Culture

5 thoughts on “Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100 (Secret History of the Witches)

  1. libbye libbye says:

    A very consise history of women as folk healers between 700 and 1100 This is a world wide study of the earliest recorded references to women eventually tortured and killed as witches My only complaint is Ms Dashu has only drawings of archaeological findings, not photos An excellent , well written stu

  2. Audrey Pangallo Audrey Pangallo says:

    This book is very well researched and very, very well written It s useful on its own, as a historical narrative about women You could read it just for that For me, I have been on the hunt for YEARS for a book about pagan and witch practices that were specific to women And I found it It s super useful in t

  3. abujord abujord says:

    Essential if you want to know about how our European ancestors were when they were well.

  4. Sharon Smith Sharon Smith says:

    If you want to know the TRUE history of witches and pagans, read this book Full of scholarly information

  5. Modernmystic Modernmystic says:

    A must have for your witchy woman library A very thorough section on volvas as well

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