Raising Hell

By Robert Masello,

Book cover of Raising Hell: A Concise History of the Black Arts and Those Who Dared to Practice Them

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A concise history of the black arts and those who practise them.

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1 author picked Raising Hell as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is an excellent, yet brief history of the Black Arts and the famous (or infamous) people who practiced them. It was while reading this book, particularly the chapter on LaVoisin, that inspired the story of Christina Lafage, the main character in Widdershins. The book also describes other interesting practitioners, such as Dr. John Dee, Eliphas Levi, Nostradamus, Aleister Crowley, and many more. The chapters on Black Magic and Sorcery and Raising the Dead also contributed to my ideas for my book. I often find myself referring to this book over and over again for great source material.

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