- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 30, 1997
From its ancient origins to the vicious trials of Puritanical Salem, trace the history of witchcraft and hear from modern practitioners of this ancient art.
Under many names witch, sorceress, enchantress, the devil's consort they have haunted the human consciousness and captured our imagination for thousands of years. Fear and suspicion of witches is woven deep into our psyche.
But there was a time when witches were not viewed as sources of evil. Indeed, in many ancient societies and many "primitive" ones right into the modern age witches were valued as healers and soothsayers. WITCHCRAFT journeys into the mists of time to explore the changing face of witchcraft through the ages. From the village wise woman, with her charms, amulets and wards, to the modern resurgence of witchcraft, art, period commentary and revealing interviews help tell the incredible story. Historians recall how the witch hunts of the Inquisition and Colonial America may have been motivated by misogyny more than anything else, and an interview with a high priestess of a modern-day wiccan church shows how witchcraft has adapted to the present.