True Encounters with Wicca, Wizards, Covens, Cults, and Magick
“…find a treasure trove of modern Pagan, Wiccan, and Magical history going back forty years. Professor Holzer…reports on what he has observed first-hand, and gleaned from interviews, among the several personalities and groups he has visited over a period spanning four decades; and all this graphically documented by nearly a hundred photographs.”
—Poke Runyon (Orange, CA)
Professor Hans Holzer, bestselling author of Ghostsexplores the myriad aspects and factions of witchcraft, taking you inside the covens and cults where the ancient rituals are practiced.
Experience the secrets of the craft, learn spells and incantations, and read interviews and personal testimony from the foremost practitioners. Holzer not only provides the reader with the history of witchcraft, he puts it in context and sheds light on the subject as never before. Hundreds of photographs from the author’s own collection illuminate the subject and bring the rituals and rites of “the Craft” to life.
Hans Holzer, whose investigations into the paranormal took him to haunted houses and other sites all over the world, wrote more than 140 books on ghosts, the afterlife, witchcraft, extraterrestrial beings, and other phenomena associated with the realm he called “the other side.” Among his famous subjects was the Long Island house that inspired The Amityville Horror book and film adaptations. Holzer studied at the University of Vienna, Austria, and at Columbia University, New York, earning a master’s degree in comparative religion. He taught parapsychology at the New York Institute of Technology. Holzer died in 2009.