1. Introduction; 2. The personification of evil; 3. Witches, satanists and the occult; 4. The extent of the allegations; 5. The question of proof; 6. Explaining belief; 7. Children's stories; 8. Confessions and tales of horror; 9. A modern movement of witch-finders; 10. Aftermath and conclusions; Notes; References; Index.
Professor La Fontaine's investigation of satanic abuse in England includes a detailed analysis of a number of actual cases.
'This modest book is an important contribution to the expanding grey area in which Sociology and Social Anthropology overlap ... In general this book must be of very wide interest and it is an excellent demonstration of how valuable the theory and fieldwork of traditional Social Anthropology can be for a problem-oriented study of contemporary society.' Cambridge Anthropology