How did the folk-witch, the hedge-witch, the invaluable wise old crone become the hated and feared figure, credited with every destructive capability?  Belief in the power of the “Devil” by an illiterate, scared population was power in the  hands of the unscrupulous Church and Government. This is a journey through five centuries of manipulation as innocent people were tortured and murdered by their gullible (and often greedy) neighbours.  Don’t be put off by the cover – any Rockwiz will know that the gesture being made by the winged Pan is only very recent, having been invented by Gene Simmons of Kiss fame in the mid 1970s.