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Embracing the Darkness brings the twilight world of the witch, mage and necromancer to vivid and fascinating life. The book leads the reader through a shadowy landscape where, in an age before modern medicine, the onset of sudden illness was readily explained by malevolent spellcasting: and where dark, winding country lanes could terrify by night, as the hoot of an owl or the shriek of a fox became the desolate cries of unseen spirits, ghouls and spectres. Witchcraft has profoundly shaped the Western imagination, and endures in the forms of modern-day Wicca and Paganism. Embracing the Darkness is an enthralling account of this fascinating aspect of the Western cultural experience.