New PDF release: Styrian Witches in European Perspective: Ethnographic

By Mirjam Mencej

The booklet presents a entire exploration of witchcraft ideals and practices within the rural quarter of japanese Slovenia. in accordance with box study carried out before everything of the twenty-first century, it examines witchcraft within the sector from folkloristic, anthropological, in addition to ancient, views. Witchcraft is gifted as a part of social fact, strongly on the topic of misfortune and fascinated by social relationships. the truth of the ascribed bewitching deeds, mental mechanisms which could support bewitchment to paintings, situations during which bewitchment narratives may be mobilised, purposes for someone to procure a name of the witch within the complete group, and the position that unwitchers fulfilled in the neighborhood, are yet many of the many issues mentioned. moreover, the intertwinement of social witchcraft with narratives of supernatural reports, heavily linked to supernatural beings of ecu folklore, forming a part of the final witchcraft discourse within the sector, is explored.

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