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The Science of Witchcraft

The Truth Behind Sabrina, Maleficent, Glinda, and More of Your Favorite Fictional Witches

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

A scientific discovery of witches in fiction—Chilled Adventures of Sabrina, Sleeping BeautyWicked and so many more!
Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl, authors of The Science of Women in Horror and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the history of witchcraft through the stories and characters we all know and love. Reveal the spellbinding science behind the legends and lore surrounding fiction’s most iconic witches, answering such questions as: 

  • What is the science behind divination and spellcraft?
  • When did witchcraft begin to show up in literature and media?
  • Has science made it possible to uncover the truth behind the powers of necromancy and employing familiars?
  • How has witchcraft been thought of throughout the world?
Through interviews, film and literary analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, join Kelly and Meg as they learn about the complicated and rich science of witchcraft throughout the centuries and discover why now is the season of the witch!

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (September 6, 2022)
  • Length: 216 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510767188

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"Florence and Hafdahl have done it again! No toil and trouble here. They cast an enchanting and page-turning spell on their readers."
—Paul McGuire Grimes, film critic
"Wicked fun and absolutely fascinating. Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence have put together an extensive, engaging read that's a must for every horror lover's bookshelf."
—Rachel Harrison, author of Cackle

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