FILMS ON WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC

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The historical film was made by Anglia Television and shown in 1985 as part of a series called 'War in the Kingdom' about East Anglia. The films of contemporary anti-witchcraft and healing rituals in central Nepal among the Gurungs are taken from our private film collection.

 

Witch hunting in seventeenth century England

Western and shamanic treatments of illness combined

A little girl's illness is diagnosed by a shaman as being caused by witches

A group of shaman do a ritual to protect a dead spiit against witches