Item #69439 Traditional Witchcraft. A Cornish Book of Ways. Gemma - SIGNED GARY.
Traditional Witchcraft. A Cornish Book of Ways.
Traditional Witchcraft. A Cornish Book of Ways.
Traditional Witchcraft. A Cornish Book of Ways.

Traditional Witchcraft. A Cornish Book of Ways.

London: Troy Books, 2014. "Special Edition" [ Revised ]. Hardcover. Octavo. 224pp & [ xxxiipp full page b&w photographs ]. Olive green cloth with copper lettering to spine and Pan image to front cover, b&w illustrations, glossary, bibliography and index. This new "Special Edition" was printed in 2014 largely due to the high demand for the two earlier editions. This edition is limited to 250 hand-numbered copies, this being copy No. 60, and is also SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Much of the text of the Second revised edition had been re-written, with the introduction and the chapter exploring 'The Bucca" being much expanded from the first edition. It also included thirty-seven plates not in the first printings - as well as a new preface by the author. "Traditional Witchcraft" is a 21st century version of traditional Cornish witchcraft: a drawing into modern times of the ancient practices of lore and magic of the white witches, charmers, conjurers and pellars of the Cornish villages. Ms Gary sources not only from published material, but also from the experiences and workings of 'wise women' and country witches living today. Topics include the Cunning Path, the Dead and the Underworld (Fairy Faith), the Bucca, Places of Power in the villages and landscape, the Tools used by Cunning Folk (working versions of what can be seen, for example, in the Museum of Witchcraft), Village cunning, substances and charms, and Rites of the Year's Round. This book gathers much material together, some of which has not been seen in print before, and thus provides a sourcebook of magical workings in Cornwall today, which will be an invaluable reference. Very light bruising to corners and spine ends - else a tight, bright near Fine copy. (no dust jacket issued). Item #69439
ISBN: 9780956104366

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