Lives of the Necromancers
Chatto and Windus, 1876 - 282 páginas
A brief history of the major places, texts and people that have had a contributing influence on the occult practices as they stand today. Although the title uses the term "necromancer" this is a generalized label for witches, warlocks, psychics and anyone else that practices the occult arts.
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