“There's more to life than just books, you know. But not much more...” - The Smiths
Monday, September 06, 2010
SME's Book of the Month: A Razor for a Goat (1962)
The mysterious and rather creepy title caught my attention, but it was the subtitle that sold me on this book: "Problems in the History of Witchcraft and Diabolism". The author, Elliot Rose, was (is?) a history professor at the University of Toronto, and this book is (according to one of the blurbs on the back) "an analysis of witchcraft in the western European culture complex from the ninth to the eighteenth centuries" which "ends up shattering most of the positions held by the various schools of witchcraft theory". Other than that, I have no idea what I'm in for.
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." - Albert Einstein