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Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways. Second Edition (Special Edition - 250 copies) (Used)

by Gary, Gemma

Publisher: Troy Books

Binding: Hardcover



Traditional Witchcraft: A Cornish Book of Ways is a 21st century version of traditional Cornish witchcraft, of the kind recorded by Hunt, Bottrell and others. This is no neo-pagan or modern wiccan manual, but rather a deep drawing up into modern times of some of the ancient practices of lore and magic practiced by the white witches, charmers, conjurers and pellars of the Cornish villages. Their presence was still current when the 18th and 19th century antiquarians and collectors recorded them, and, although the 20th century largely put paid to their activities, nevertheless their lore never completely disappeared, and it continues to provide inspiration for practitioners today. Gemma draws on this knowledge, 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.

The Special Edition is bound in green cloth with copper foil blocking to the front and spine, black end papers and red head and tail bands. Lithographic printing on 120gsm cream paper stock with sewn binding. Limited to 250 signed and hand numbered examples.


Pagination: 224 pages, profusely illustrated with new line drawings, plus photographic plates.

In this new revised second edition much of the text has been re-written, with the introduction and the chapter exploring The Bucca being particularly expanded upon from the first edition. Of the fifty photographs presented within this book, only thirteen appeared in the first edition.



The Cunning Path

The Dead and the Otherworld

The Bucca

Places of Power

The Tools of Cunning

The Witches’ Compass

  • The Hearthside Rite
  • The Compass Rite
  • The Troyl Hood
  • A Ritual of Closing
The Trade
  • The Hand of the Wise
  • Planetary Virtues
  • Magical Substances
  • Charm Bags
  • Workings of Protection
  • Workings of Healing
  • Workings of Love Workings of Good Fortune
  • Workings of Spirit Magic
  • Workings of the Weather
  • Versatile Ways 158
Rites of the Moon

The Furry Nights

  • Candlemas
  • May’s Eve
  • Golowan
  • Guldize
  • Allantide
  • Montol
Initiations on the Cunning Way

  • A Rite of Dedication

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