Witchcraft and second sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

By John Gregorson Campbell

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About this book

Tales and traditions collected entirely from oral sources. Witchcraft introduces us to a class of popular superstition entirely different from those connected with fairies. A belief in magic widely, almost universally, prevails among the tribes of mankind, and the witchcraft of the Christian era, while it undoubtedly gained strength and character from mistaken interpretation of Scripture, owes many characteristics to the delusions of Pagan times. This volume retells the tales and traditions that have filtered down through time in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.