Witcha: A Book of Cunning

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Mandrake, 2004 M10 23 - 312 páginas
Of course it is not possible to de-mystify Mysticism, and who would want to? Yet also there is no need for deliberate and gratuitous obscurantism. 'Witcha' presents many secrets of English Witchcraft in plain language, giving details of widdershins and deosil circle casting, spell-craft, divination, spiritism, sabbats and esbats, sacrifice, entheogens, philosophy, history, and more besides. The focus is primarily upon those aspects commonly called 'operative witchcraft', which is the witchcraft of 'results' and 'getting things done', rather than the supposedly more 'spiritual' aspects that have been the subject of so many books of late. These are illustrated with photographs taken by my step-father, Adrian Brynn-Evans, detailing -with their kind permission and support- exhibits from the Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle. These give visual reference to the historical context of this path, proving that it is not something invented by New Age gurus.
 

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WITCHCRAFT
9
DIRTY WORK AT THE CROSSROADS
17
THRICE BOUND
25
TOOLS OF CUNNING
30
Photographs by Adrian BrynEvans
32
THE PENTAGRAM
41
THE DEOSIL CIRCLE
43
Witches Ball
46
MAGICAL PRAXIS
159
ARRANGING COINCIDENCE
167
Besom or witches broom
174
ABAG of CHARMS
175
SPELLS OF LOVE SEX
177
SPELLS OF PERSUASION CONTROL
180
SPELLS OFHEALING
183
SPELLS OF PROTECTION
187

THE WIDDERSHINS CIRCLE
47
THE SABBATS
51
Love Spell
68
THE WITCHAS RUNES
71
A NEW ENGLISH RUNE POEM
76
THESACRAMENT
89
Arty?
97
THESACRIFICE
98
THEBAKERS DOZEN
104
Ritual phallus
112
THE POWER OF NAMING
113
SELF DEDICATION
117
PHAERIEBLOOD
119
WILD SECRET PLACES
128
VOICES OF THE ANCESTRAL DEAD
132
NECROMANCY
135
Devil candle holder
140
THE PERSECUTION
141
WHERE SLEEPING GODS LIE
152
SPELLS FOR MATERIAL GAIN
192
SPELLS FOR SUCCESS GENERALLY
194
MALEFICA
197
Tea set for divination by tea leaves
202
THEEVIL EYE
203
DIVINATION
208
AUTOMATIC WRITING DRAWING
212
THE ARTE OF DREAMING
216
ELEMENTAL SPIRITS BUDWILLS
220
SPIRIT FORMS FROM NOTHING
227
GOETY
230
FAMILIARS
244
THE ARTE OF INVOCATION
249
ATAVISTICSORCERY
255
THE CALL OF THE HORNED ONE
260
PRIMORDIAL WOMAN
264
SONGS OF THE OLD RELIGION
268
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WILLIAM J. SCHEICK is associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Will and the Word: The Poetry of Edward Taylor, and his essays have appeared in several scholarly journals in the field of American literature.

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