A Demon-Haunted Land Witches, Wonder Doctors, and the Ghosts of the Past in Post-…
epub | 17.9 MB | English | Isbn:B07WZ7TSKV |
Author: Monica Black | PAge: 352 | Year: 2020
A revelatory counterhistory of postwar Germany, not as a reborn demacy but as a nation convulsed by apocalyptic visions, witchcraft fears, and supernatural obsessions
In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through war-torn Germany. A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame; enormous crowds traveled to witness apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Most strikingly, scores of people accused their neighbors of witchcraft, and found themselves in turn hauled into court in turn on charges of defamation, assault, and even murder.
While many histories emphasize Germany’s rapid transition from genocidal dictatorship to liberal demacy, A Demon-Haunted Land places in full view the toxic mistrust and spiritual malaise that unfolded alongside the economic miracle. Drawing on previously unpublished archival materials, acclaimed historian Monica Black argues that the surge of supernatural obsessions stemmed from the…
Category:Occult Occultism, History of Germany, Ghosts & Hauntings