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Maple, Eric (William) (1915-)

Maple, Eric (William) (1915-)

British author on witchcraft, demonology, the supernatural, and folklore. In addition to his books on such subjects, he also lectured widely and in the late 1960s was a consultant on the publication Man, Myth, and Magic (1967-70). He gave special attention to the role of the so-called "white witch" in the history of witchcraft persecutions and also showed the interrelationship of witchcraft with ghost lore, Spiritism, and the cult of the dead. Maple wrote "Magic is a common bond uniting all races and creeds and therefore, possibly, the most democratic principle in the world."


Maple, Eric. The Dark World of Witches. London: R. Hale, 1962.

. Deadly Magic. Wellingborough, England: Thursons, 1976.

. The Domain of Devils. London: R. Hale, 1966.

. Incantations and Words of Power. Wellingborough, England: Aquarian Press, 1974.

. Magic, Medicine, and Quakery. London: R. Hale, 1968.

. The Realm of Ghosts. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1964.

. Superstition and the Superstitious. London and New York: W.H. Allen, 1971.

. Witchcraft: The Story of Man's Quest for Psychic Power. London: Octopus Books, 1973.

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