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Making Witches: Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells By Barbara Rieti,

  • Title: Making Witches: Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells
  • Author: Barbara Rieti
  • ISBN: 9780773533608
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition, looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches, and why others considered themselves bewitched.
    Making Witches Newfoundland Traditions of Spells and Counterspells Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches and why others considered themselves bewitched

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    1. So, if a reputed witch asked you for some fish this being Newfoundland and you refused she would say something like That s alright, this will be the last you catch for this year or if she asked for some wood and you the fool refused she d say That s okay, next winter you won t have a cart to carry it, and off goes your cart Isn t it creepy, that That s alright and the That s okay The calmness of the impending doom Creeps me out plenty Anyway, Barbara Rieti does a wonderful job here, a trip into [...]

    2. Rieti s look at the history of Newfoundland witches is an incredibly detailed and fascinating read With uncountable interviews around the island, Rieti examines which groups of people from traditional Newfoundland villages were considered witches, what instruments and superstitions victims used to counteract the curses, and how these famous citizens were remembered The only drawback of the book is that the detailed notes that Rieti provides are endnotes and not footnotes this makes for a lot of [...]

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