Author(s): DOWSWELL PAUL & GREENWOOD SUSAN
Sort the facts from the fairy tales and trace the evolution of wizardry - from Stone Age rituals with gruesome horned gods, through to the modern day, where magicians fair and foul dominate the big screen. Learn about the barbaric witch-hunts that swept across Europe and America, when ordinary people were put to death just because they looked different or behaved oddly. Find out about the arts of the witch, from secret potion recipes to mystic animal companions, and the real-life quest for the Philosopher's Stone!
Paul Dowswell has written more than 60 books, mostly with history as the subject. Dr Susan Greenwood is an anthropologist with a long-term interest in the study of magic and religion.