First published in 1928, this book is a fascinating insight into the then-perception of ritual magic and Witchcraft. Olliver traces the beliefs and practices of magic from its origin s thousands of years ago inĀ  the ‘fearsome demonologies’ of religions through the ‘devil-infested atmosphere of the Middle Ages’ to modern day metaphysics. He also examines – among other subjects – symbolism; ancient texts; sexual worship; sorcery; teh Sabbat; witch trials; vampirism; werewolves; divination; astrology; alchemy and black and white magic.