The Science of Witchcraft
The Truth Behind Sabrina, Maleficent, Glinda, and More of Your Favorite Fictional Witches
Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence
- 216 Pages
- September 6, 2022
- ISBN: 9781510767188
- Trim Size: 6in x 9in x 0in
A scientific discovery of witches in fiction—Chilled Adventures of Sabrina, Sleeping Beauty, Wicked 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?
Kelly Florence is a teacher, a mother, and a horror film lover. She is passionate about female representation in all media and particularly in the horror genre. Kelly teaches at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota, and produces and co-hosts Horror Rewind.
—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