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William Seabrook – Witchcraft

Posted by demonik on August 5, 2007

William Seabrook – Witchcraft: Its Power In The World Today (Sphere, 1970: originally published 1942 [?])

William Seabrook - Witchcraft

Seabrook’s The Magic Island (1929) should have been included in the Dennis Wheatley Library Of The Occult series, especially as it would appear to be a major influence on the second half of DW’s Strange Conflict.

Seabrook (1886-1945) was a journalist by trade but would become a fearless explorer into the mysteries of the Dark Continent. As well as attending a particularly bloody voodoo ceremony (as described in Goat Cry, Girl Cry), Seabrook reputedly took part in a cannibal feast as part of his research. His most famous story/ article, Dead Men Working In The Cane Field, is certainly one of the finest ever written on the traditional zombie theme.
You can find it in Peter Haining’s collection Zombie: Stories Of The Walking Dead (Target, 1985)

Cover shown is the November 1970 reprint

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