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The Gaelic Otherworld: John Gregorson Campbell's Superstitions of the Highlands of Scotland (Used)
by Campbell, John Gregorson
Book ID: 9781841587332, 1841587338
John Gregorson Campbell (1834-91), a Gaelic speaker from Appin who spent his life as minister of Tiree, was one of a number of outstanding folklorists working in Scotland during the second half of the 19th century. Based on materials which he had gathered in the 1850s and 1860s, his Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland were published posthumously in 1900 and 1902. Engagingly written in an anecdotal style, they introduce us to a galaxy of fairies, witches, ghosts and supernatural creatures, as well as general superstitions and the beliefs and rituals of the traditional calendar. Having been written as a single work, they are now reunited as one volume. The Gaelic originals of Campbell’s shorter quotes are brought out of his footnotes into the main text, and the Gaelic originals of his longer ones have been restored from previously unpublished manuscripts.
In a lively introduction, Ronald Black points to the relevance of The Gaelic Otherworld to everyday social issues in our own time. He illuminates Campbell’s work with extensive explanatory notes and a radically revised biography, supported by bibliography, maps and index. The sheer readability of Campbell’s work disguises its importance, but Black’s meticulous research and innovative analysis enable it to take its rightful place alongside Popular Tales of the West Highlands and Carmina Gadelica as a classic of world folklore.
Formerly a lecturer in Celtic in the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Ronald Black is Gaelic Editor of The Scotsman and a columnist in the West Highland Free Press. As well as various anthologies and studies of 18th- and 20th-century Gaelic verse, he has edited Birlinn’s edition of Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands and Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides published as To the Hebrides.
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
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The Voynich Manuscript
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The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
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